O For A Heart To Praise My God (Stockton) – Organ

Lyrics -- 5 verses

Suitable for Ash Wednesday, Lent, General Usage

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free;
A heart that’s sprinkled with the blood
So freely shed for me:

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone:

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life nor death can part
From him that dwells within:

A heart in every thought renewed,
And full of love divine;
Perfect and right and pure and good —
A copy, Lord, of thine.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of Love.

Lyrics: Charles Wesley (1707 -- 1788), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Stockton
  • Composer: Thomas Wright (1763 -- 1829)
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900072

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Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright (Saint Hugh) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Lord, teach us how to pray aright
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in thy sight,
We may, we must, draw near.

2. We perish if we cease from prayer:
O grant us power to pray;
And, when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.

3. God of all grace, we bring to thee
A broken, contrite heart;
Give what thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward part;

4. Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone,
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone;

5. Patience to watch and wait and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,
And trust thee though thou slay.

6. Give these, and then thy will be done;
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through thy Spirit and thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

Recordings

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Details

    • Tune: St Hugh
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818 – 1901)
    • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854)
    • Church Year: General, Lent, Ash Wednesday
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900069
    • UPC: 5060707370634

Blest Creator of the Light (Vienna) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.

2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.

3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.

4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.

5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Vienna
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: Unknown office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following Pentecost.
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900068
  • UPC: 5060707370627

Lord of our life, and God of our salvation (Cloisters) – Organ

Lyrics

Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope of ev’ry nation:
Hear and receive Your Church’s supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

See round Your ark the hungry billows curling;
See how Your foes their banners are unfurling
And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling,
O Lord, preserve us.

Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us;
Lord, be our shield when earthly armour fails us;
And in the day when hell itself assails us,
Grant us Your peace, Lord:

Peace in our hearts, where sinful thoughts are raging,
Peace in Your Church, our troubled souls assuaging,
Peace when the world its endless war is waging,
Peace in Your heaven.

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Detail

  • Tune: Cloisters
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year, General, Lent, Passiontide, Trinity, Ash Wednesday
  • Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838 -- 1899)
  • Lyricist: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648)
  • Translator: Philip Pusey (1799 -1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900071
  • UPC: 5060707370658