On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s Cry (Winchester New)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: 76 76 676
  • Style: Traditional German, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown From Hymnal: Musikalisches Hanbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749)
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: Advent, Baptism of Christ, Epiphany
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Carol – On Jordan’s bank – Lyrics

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
announces that the Lord is nigh;
awake and hearken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings.

Then cleansed be every breast from sin;
make straight the way for God within,
prepare we in our hearts a home
where such a mighty Guest may come.

For thou art our salvation, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without thy grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.

To heal the sick stretch out thine hand,
and bid the fallen sinner stand;
shine forth and let thy light restore
earth’s own true loveliness once more.

All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whose advent doth thy people free;
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.

O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Veni Emmanuel
  • Meter: LM and Refrain
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by arranger: Thomas Helmore (1811 – 1890) from French Missal – this version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Great O Antiphons (12th – 13th Century)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Carol – O come, O come Emmanuel – Lyrics

English

1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

2. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave. Refrain

3. O come, Thou dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight! Refrain

4. O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery. Refrain

5. O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times didst give the law4
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. Refrain

Latin

1. Veni, Veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exsilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.

Refrain
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

2. Veni, O Jesse virgula,
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ et antro barathri. Refrain

3. Veni, Veni O Oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras. Refrain

4. Veni, Clavis Davidica,
Regna reclude caelica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum. Refrain

5. Veni, Veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In Majestate gloriae. Refrain

For Mary, mother of our Lord (Kilmarnock)

Lyrics

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Recording

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  • Tune: Kilmarnock
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Scottish Traditional, Carol
  • Composer: Neil Dougall (1776 – 1862)
  • Lyricist: John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)
  • Church Year: Advent / Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © Revd. Mary J. Hancock.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Hark! a herald voice is calling (Merton)

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Hymn – Hark! a herald voice is calling – Lyrics

1. Hark! a herald voice is calling:
‘Christ is nigh,’ it seems to say;
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness,
O ye children of the day!’

2. Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

3. Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiven;

4. So when next he comes with glory,
Wrapping all the earth in fear,
May he then as our defender
Of the clouds of heaven appear.

5. Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
To the Father and the Son,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
While unending ages run.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Merton
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Unknown (6th Century)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Church Year: Advent | Church Year: Baptism of Christ
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Hail to the Lord’s anointed (Crüger)

Hymn – Hail to the Lord’s anointed – Lyrics

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

Kings shall fall down before Him,
and gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing;
For He shall have dominion
O’er river, sea and shore,
Far as the eagle’s pinion
Or dove’s light wing can soar.

O’er every foe victorious,
He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand forever,
His Name to us is Love.

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  • Tune: Crüger
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662) from his Gesagbuch adapted by Composer: William Henry Monk (1819 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) based on Psalm 72
  • Church Year: Epiphany|Church Year: Advent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

A great and mighty wonder (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) – Organ & Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

A great and mighty wonder.
A full and holy cure:
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin honour pure!
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

Since all He comes to ransom.
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl’em,
The Saviour and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Es ist ein Ros entsprunge
  • Meter: 76 76 676
  • Style: Traditional German Style: Carol
  • Composer: Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621)
  • Lyricist: Saint Germanus from Mega kai paradoxon Thauma
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Tell out, my soul (Woodlands) – Organ

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist:Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900018
  • UPC: 5060707370146

Come, thou long expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Cross of Jesus
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Come, Thou long expected Jesus -Lyrics

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

O for a thousand tongues to sing (Selby CM)

  • Tune: Selby
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Alfred James Eyre (1853 – 1919)
  • Church Year: Advent and General
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Public Domain
  • Music Copyright © Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – O for a thousand tongues to sing – Lyrics

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my god and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin;
He sets the prisoner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me.

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of your name.

A man there lived in Galilee (Tyrol)

A man there lived in Galilee Lyrics

A man there lived in Galilee
like no one else before,
for he alone from first to last
our flesh unsullied wore;
a perfect life of perfect deeds
once to the world was shown,
that everyone might mark his steps
and in them place their own.

A man there died on Calvary,
above all others brave;
he gave to all, he saved and blessed,
himself he scorned to save;
no thought can gauge the weight of woe
on him, the sinless, laid;
we only know that with his death
our ransom price was paid.

A man there stands at God’s right hand,
divine, yet human still;
that brand, heroic, peerless soul
death sought in vain to kill.
All power is his; supreme he rules
all realms of time and space;
yet still our human cares and needs
find in his heart a place.

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  • Tune: Tyrol
  • Verses: 3
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Traditional Tyrolean
  • Church Year: Advent, Trinity, Candlemas
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Tyrolean melody arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.