In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

In Candle Glow Most Sacred ~ Lyrics

In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M S Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

Nimrod ~ Recordings

  • Tune: Nimrod, composed by Sir Edward William Elgar (1857 – 1934) and arranged for Organ and Choir by © 2020 Richard M S Irwin (b.1955). Melody Public Domain.
  • Performances ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. ISRC UKTU21900204. All Rights Reserved.
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History

Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

Gather Around, For The Table Is Spread (Skye Boat Song) – Piano and Flute

Gather Around, For The Table Is Spread ~ Lyrics

Meter: 86 86 and Refrain

Lyrics Copyright © 1994, 1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

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  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Skye Boat Song, a traditional Scottish melody arranged by Richard M S Irwin. Music Public Domain. Arrangement © 2020 Richard M S Irwin
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Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God (Billing) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 7 verses

Fill thou my life, O Lord my God,
in ev’ry part with praise,
that my whole being may proclaim
thy being and thy ways.

Not for the lip of praise alone,
nor e’en the praising heart,
I ask, but for a life made up
of praise in ev’ry part:

Praise in the common things of life,
Its goings out and in,
Praise in each duty and each deed,
However small and mean.

Fill ev’ry part of me with praise;
Let all my being speak
Of thee and of they love, O Lord,
Poor though I be, and weak.

So shalt thou, Lord, from me, e’en me,
Receive the glory due,
And so shall I begin on earth
The song for ever new.

So shall each fear, each fret, each care
be turned into a song,
and ev’ry winding of the way
the echo shall prolong.

So shall no part of day or night
from sacredness be free,
but all my life, in ev’ry step,
be fellowship with thee.

Lyrics by Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889). Public Domain. Meter: CM

Recording

  • Tune: Billing, composed by Richard Runciman Terry (1865 – 1938). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved. ISRC UKTU21900175

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Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts (Ealing – 5 verses) – Organ

Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts ~ Lyrics

Suitable for: Communion, Eucharist, Lent

1. O Jesus, joy of loving hearts,
Thou fount of life, thou light of men,
From fullest bliss that earth imparts
We turn unfilled to thee again.

2. Thy truth unchanged has ever stood,
Thou savest those that on thee call;
To them that seek thee, thou art good,
To them that find thee, all in all.

3. We taste thee, O thou living bread,
And long to feast upon thee still;
We drink of thee, the fountainhead,
And thirst our souls from thee to fill.

4. Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
Where’er our changeful lot is cast,
Glad that thy gracious smile we see,
Blest that our faith can hold thee fast.

5. O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o’er the world thy holy light.

Meter: LM. Lyrics from the 12th Century prayer ‘Jesu, dulcis memoria’ translated by Ray Palmer (1880 – 1887). Public Domain

Ealing ~ Recording

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Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton, Organ)

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Maundy Thursday, Communion, Eucharist

Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
Of the glorious body sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
In a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
To be born for us below,
He, with us in converse blending,
Dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
‘Til he closed with wondrous ending
His most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘Mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
Keeps the feast its rites demand;
Then, more precious food supplying,
Gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
By his word his flesh to be,
Wine his blood; which whoso taketh
Must from carnal thoughts be free:
Faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
Shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is One.

Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Grafton (Tuntum Ergo)
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

ISRC: UKTU21900094 – UPC: 5060707370795 – DK UPC: 195068806999

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We Hail Thy Presence Glorious (Offertorium, 4 – Verses) – Organ

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious ~ Lyrics

We hail thy Presence glorious,
O Christ our great high Priest,
O’er sin and death victorious,
At thy thanksgiving feast:
As thou art interceding
For us in heaven above,
Thy Church on earth is pleading
Thy perfect work of love.

Through thee in every nation
Thine own their hearts upraise,
Offering one pure Oblation,
One Sacrifice of praise:
With thee in blest communion
The living and the dead
Are joined in closest union,
One Body with one Head.

O living Bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
Who thine own self hast given
To be our souls’ true food;
For us thy body broken
Hung on the Cross of shame:
This Bread its hallowed token
We break in thy dear name.

O stream of love unending,
Poured from the one true Vine,
With our weak nature blending
The strength of life divine;
Our thankful faith confessing
In thy life-blood outpoured,
We drink this Cup of blessing
And praise thy name, O Lord.

May we thy word believing
Thee through thy gifts receive,
That, thou within us living,
We all to God may live;
Draw us from earth to heaven
Till sin and sorrow cease,
Forgiving and forgiven,
In love and joy and peace.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyrics: Richard Godfrey Parsons (1882 – 1948). Public Domain.

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Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored (Old Hundredth) – Organ

Lyrics

Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored,
Keeping the death of Christ the Lord.
In memory we share this food,
The bread His flesh, the wine His blood.

Take, eat, and now remember Him,
His body broken in our stead,
In full forgiveness, ’til He come,
Share in the breaking of the bread.

Then as we take the cup of wine,
His life-blood shed to set us free
Deeply we drink from draught of pain,
His blood was shed for you and me.

Our sweet communion, Three in One,
By mercy, through his grace, we meet
To share in this memorial feast,
Then praise and worship at His feet.

Words Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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Details

  • Tune: Old Hundredth
  • Meter: LM
  • Usage: Communion, Eucharist
  • Style: Reformation German
  • Composer: Louis Bourgeois (c.1510 – 1559) a tune from Hymnal: Genevan Psalter, (1551) created under the supervision of Publisher: John Calvin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900042

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At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (Salzburg – 4 Verses) – Organ and Descant

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing ~ Lyrics

Suggest uses include Easter and Communion Services.

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
Praise to our victorious King,
Who has washed us in the tide
Flowing from his pierced side;
Praise we him whose love divine
Gives his sacred blood for wine,
Gives his body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

Where the paschal blood is poured,
Death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
Through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, paschal bread;
With sincerity and love
Eat we manna from above.

Mighty victim from the sky,
Pow’rs of hell beneath thee lie;
Death is conquered in the fight,
Thou hast brought us life and light:
Hymns of glory and of praise,
Risen Lord, to thee we raise;
Holy Father, praise to thee,
With the Spirit, ever be.

Easter triumph, Easter joy,
Nothing now can this destroy;
From sin’s pow’r do thou set free
Souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
Risen Lord, to thee we raise;
Holy Father, praise to thee,
With the Spirit, ever be.

Lyrics from an anonymous 7th Century hymn ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’ translated by Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)

Salzburg ~ Recording

  • Tune: Salzburg composed by Jacob Hintze (1622 – 1702) and harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750). Public domain. Descant © 2020 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900119

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Author Of Life Divine (Gweedore – 2 Verses) – Organ

Author Of Life Divine ~ Lyrics

1. Author of life divine,
who hast a table spread,
furnished with mystic wine
and everlasting bread,
preserve the life Thyself hast giv’n,
and feed and train us up for heav’n.

2. Our needy souls sustain
with fresh supplies of love,
till all Thy life we gain
and all Thy fullness prove,
and strengthened by Thy perfect grace,
behold without a veil Thy face.

Meter: 66 66 88. Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

Gweedore ~ Recording

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Lord, For Tomorrow And Its Needs (Providence) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
keep me, my God, from stain of sin
just for today.

Let me both diligently work
and duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
just for today.

Let me be slow to do my will,
prompt to obey;
help me to sacrifice myself,
just for today.

Let me no wrong or idle word
unthinking say;
set thou a seal upon my lips
just for today.

Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
but keep me, guide me, love me, Lord,
just for today.

Lyrics by Sybil Farish Partidge (1856 – 1917)  – alias Sister Mary Xavier. Public Domain. Meter: 84 84

Recording

  • Tune: Providence, composed by Richard Runciman Terry (1865 – 1938). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved

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