Thou didst leave thy throne (Margaret – 5 verses) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

1. Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2. Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

3. The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

4. Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

5. When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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Details

  • Tune: Margaret
  • Meter: 10 8 11 8 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews (1826 – 1910)
  • Descant: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliot (1836 – 1897)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900060
  • UPC: 5060707370573

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

O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) – Organ

Lyrics

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Laudate Dominum – Parry
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Hark, the glad sound! (Crediton) – Organ

Lyrics

Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes to free the captive mind, *
where evil thoughts control,
and for the darkness of the blind
gives light that makes them whole.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav’n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

* Many sources omit this verse. Request 5 verse recording to include it.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Advent, All Souls
  • Composer: Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859)
  • Harmonised by: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Harmonisation Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

 

 

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

See also Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Orchestra

Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: St James
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Orchestra

See also  Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: St James
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Onward, Christian soldiers (Saint Gertrude) – Organ

Hymn – Onward, Christian Soldiers – Lyrics

Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise. Refrain

Like a mighty army moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.
We are not divided, all one body we,
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity. Refrain

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail. Refrain

Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud and honor unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages men and angels sing. Refrain

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Gertrude
  • Meter: 65 65 D and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General
  • Lyricist: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
  • Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842 – 1900)
    Music Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (Daily Daily)

Hymn – There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Lyrics

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice,
Which is more than liberty.
There is no place where earth’s sorrows
Are more felt than up in Heaven;
There is no place where earth’s failings
Have such kindly judgment given.

But we make His love too narrow
By false limits of our own;
And we magnify His strictness
With a zeal He will not own.
There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of our mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Daily Daily
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Advent
  • Composer: Unknown From Hymnal: Paderborn Gesangbuch (1765)
  • Lyricist: Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

I know a rose tree springing (Es is ein Ros entsprungen) – Organ

Lyrics

I know a rose tree springing
Forth from an ancient root,
As men of old we singing,
From Jesse came the shoot
That bore a blossom bright
Amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.

This rose-tree, blossom laden,
Whereof Isaiah spake,
Is Mary, spotless maiden
Who mothered, for our sake,
The little Child, newborn,
By God’s eternal counsel,
On that first Christmas morn .

O Flow’r, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispel in glorious splendor
The darkness ev’rywhere;
True man, yet very God
From sin and death now save us
And share our ev’ry load.

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Details

  • Tune: Es is ein Ros’ entsprungen
  • Meter: 76 76 676
  • Style: Traditional German, Carol
  • Composer: Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621)
  • Lyricist: Frater Conradus from Hymnal: Gebetbuchlein des Frater Conradus 1582 or 1588
  • Translator: Unknown
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

German Original

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen,
aus einer Wurzel zart,
wie uns die Alten sungen,
von Jesse kam die Art
Und hat ein Blümlein bracht
mitten im kalten Winter,
wohl zu der halben Nacht.

Das Röslein, das ich meine,
davon Isaias sagt,
ist Maria die reine
die uns das Blümlein bracht.
Aus Gottes ew’gem Rat
hat sie ein Kind geboren
und blieb ein reine Magd.
or: Welches uns selig macht.

Das Blümelein, so kleine,
das duftet uns so süß,
mit seinem hellen Scheine
vertreibt’s die Finsternis.
Wahr Mensch und wahrer Gott,
hilft uns aus allem Leide,
rettet von Sünd und Tod.

 

 

This little light of mine

Hymn – This little light of mine – Lyrics

This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine,
Let shine, let it  shine, let it shine.

The light that shines is the light of love;
Lights the darkness from above.
It shines on me and it shines on you,
And show what the power of love can do.
Gon’na shine my light both far and near,
Gon’na shine my light both bright and clear.
If there’s a dark corner in this land,
I’m gonna let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . .  

On Monday, He gave me the gift of love;
Tuesday, peace came from above.
On Wednesday he told me to have more faith;
On Thursday He gave me a little more grace.
Friday, He told me to watch and pray
Saturday, He told me just what to say,
On Sunday He gave me the power divine
To let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . . 

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Details

  • Tune: This little light of mine
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.