Little Donkey

Lyrics

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Recording

 
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Video

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Little Donkey
  • Meter: 85 85 and Refrain
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Eric Boswell (1921 – 2009)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Eric Boswell (1921 – 2009)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Music © 1959 Eric Boswell (1921 – 2009)
  • Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Go, tell it on the mountain

Carol – Go tell it on the mountains – Lyrics

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere,
Go, tell it on the mountain that
Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
O’er wandering flocks by night,
Behold, from out of heaven,
There shone a holy light. Refrain

And lo, when they had seen it,
They all bowed down and prayed;
They travelled on together
To where the babe was laid. Refrain

When I was a seeker,
I sought both night and day,
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way. Refrain

He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall,
And, if I am a Christian,
I am the least of all. Refrain

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Go tell it on the mountain
  • Style: Traditional American, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Verses: 4
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

It came upon a midnight clear (Noël) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold;
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From Heaven’s all gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heavenly music floats
O’er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever over its Babel sounds
The blessèd angels sing.

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife
And hear the angels sing.

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards foretold,
When with the ever circling years
Comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendours fling,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Noel
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Carol, Traditional English
  • Lyricist: Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810 – 1876)
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842 – 1900)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

For Mary, mother of our Lord (Kilmarnock)

Lyrics

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Recording

See also For Mary, mother of our Lord (St Botolph)

 
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Details

  • 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! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heav’n adored,
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings;
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Recordings – download options

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Mendelssohn
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) adapted by William Hayman Cummings (1831 – 1915)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788) and others
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright  ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

All hail and welcome, holy child (Luinneach) – Flute and Harp

Lyrics

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Recording

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Luinneach
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Irish / Gaelic / Celtic, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Adoh Mac Cathmhaoil (1571 – 1626)
  • Translator: George Otto Simms (1910 – 1991)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 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!

Recordings

 
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Details

  • 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.

Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum)

Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep, and crisp, and even.

Brightly shone the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gath’ring winter fuel.

“Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou know’st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”

“Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine,
Bring me pine logs hither:
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear him thither.”

Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together;
Through the rude wind’s wild lament,
And the bitter weather.

“Sire, the night is darker now,
And the wind blows stronger;
Fails my heart, I know not how;
I can go no longer.”

“Mark my footsteps, my good page;
Tread thou in them boldly;
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.

“In his master’s steps he trod,
Where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.

Recordings – Links and Downloads

 
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Video

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Tempus Adest Floridum
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Piae Cantiones (1582) adapted by arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901).
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Good Christians all, rejoice (In dulci jubilo)

Carol – Good Christians all, rejoice – Lyrics

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss,
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this;
He hath opened the heavenly door,
and all are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave;
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save,
Calls you one and calls you all,
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Please note that this carol is a modern adaption of the mediaeval carol In dulci jublio

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: In dulci jubilo
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Verses: 3
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin  Certain rights reserved.

God sent his son for all mankind (Tannernbaun – Sing Glory Alleluia) – Orchestra

Hymn – God sent his son for all mankind – Lyrics

God sent His Son for all mankind,
Sing glory, alleluia!
To save the lost, the lame and blind;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To reconcile them through His birth,
to rescue all the sons of earth.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Peace and forgiveness is our plea;
Sing glory, alleluia!
From sin’s cruel grip He sets us free;
Sing glory, alleluia!
We worship Jesus Christ the Son,
Who lived before the world began.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the great eternal flame;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He bears the precious Saviour’s name;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Salvation comes through trust in Him,
His Light will never ever dim.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Once we were lost, but now are found;
Sing glory, alleluia!
In joy we stand on hallowed ground;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He is the everlasting King,
He is the Lord of everything;
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the Truth, the Life, the Way;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Sing out your praise to Him each day;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To Heav’n our hands and arms we raise
to God in love and joy and praise.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

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Details

  • Tune: Tannernbaun (Sing Glory Alleluia)
  • Meter: 87 87 88 87
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Church Year: Easter Church, Christmas, General
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2016 – 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard Irwin.Certain rights reserved.