Ye servants of the Lord (Narenza) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Ye servants of the Lord,
each in his office wait,
observant of his heavenly word,
and watchful at his gate.

2. Let all your lamps be bright,
and trim the golden flame;
gird up your loins as in his sight,
for aweful is his name.

3. Watch! ’tis your Lord’s command,
and while we speak, he’s near;
mark the first signal of his hand,
and ready all appear.

4. O happy servant he
in such a posture found!
he shall his Lord with rapture see,
and be with honour crowned.

5. Christ shall the banquet spread
with his own royal hand,
and raise that faithful servant’s head
amid the angelic band.

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Details

  • Tune: Narenza
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: General, Advent
  • Composer: From Johannes Leisentritt’s “Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum” 1584
  • Arranger: William Henry Havergal (1793 – 1870)
  • Lyricist: Philip Dodderidge (1702 – 1751)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900055
  • UID: 5060707370535

Ye sons of men, a feeble race (Windsor Revised)

Hymn – Ye sons of men, a feeble race – Lyrics

Let all the earth, all time and space,
all people, everywhere,
come make the Lord your dwelling place,
come, try and trust God’s care.
God, I’ll sing praises to your name,
and in your strength rejoice;
when your salvation is my theme,
exalted be my voice!

You give the angels charge to keep
my feet in all your ways;
they watch my pillow while I sleep,
and guard my waking days.
Their hands shall bear me, lest I fall
and dash against the stones;
are they not servants at your call,
to guard your faithful ones?

“Because you set your love on me,
I’ll save you,” (says the Lord);
“I’ll keep your soul most willingly,
with my all-powerful word.
For those to whom my name is known,
I’ll honour them in heaven;
there my salvation shall be shown,
and endless life be given.”

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Windsor Revised
  • Meter: 86 86 86 86
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: General, Lent
  • Composer: Christopher Tye (1505 – 1573)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based upon based upon Psalm 91.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.