At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (Salzburg) – Organ and Descant

Lyrics

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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  • Tune: Salzburg
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Jacob Hintze (1622 – 1702) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Unknown ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’ (7th Century) translated by Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Easter
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We know that Christ is raised (Engelberg) – Organ

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  • Tune: Engelberg
  • Meter: 10 10 10 4 or 10 10 10 and Alleluia
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
  • Lyricist: John Brownlow Geyer (b. 1932) based on Romans 6:9 II Corinthians 5:17
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright ©  John B. Geyer
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All hail the power of Jesus’ name (Diadem – 6 Verses) – for Organ

Hymn – All hail the power of Jesus’ name – Lyrics

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

2. Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
Who from his altar call;
Who from his altar call;Praise Him whose way of pain ye trod,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

3. Ye prophets who our freedom won,
Ye searchers, great and small,
Ye searchers, great and small,
By whom the work of truth is done,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

4. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
The wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

5. Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

6. Let every tribe and every tongue
To him their hearts enthral;
To him their hearts enthral;
Lift high the universal song,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

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  • Tune: Diadem
  • Meter: 86 86 extended
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: James Ellor (1819 – 1899)
  • Lyricist: Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792)
  • Church Year: General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter
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Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise (Lux Eoi) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Alleluia, alleluia!
Hearts to heav’n and voices raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise.
He, who on the cross a victim
for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
now is risen from the dead.

3. Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at His second coming yield.
Then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before Him wave,
ripened by His glorious sunshine
from the furrows of the grave.

4 Christ is risen, we are risen!
Shed upon us heav’nly grace,
rain, and dew and gleams of glory
from the brightness of Thy face,
that we, with our hearts in heaven,
here on earth may fruitful be,
and by angel hands be gathered,
and be ever, Lord, with Thee.

4. Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory be to God on high!
Alleluia! to the Savior
who has gained the victory!
Alleluia! to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity!
Alleluia, alleluia
to the Triune Majesty.

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  • Tune: Lux Eoi
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Usage: Easter
  • Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: Christopher Wordsworth (1807 – 1885)
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Immortal love for ever full (Bishopthorpe) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Immortal Love for ever full,
For ever flowing free,
For ever shared, for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea.

2. Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came
And comprehendeth love.

3. We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For him no depths can drown:

4. But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.

5. The healing of his seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.

6. Through him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with his name.

7. Alone, O Love ineffable,
Thy saving name is given;
To turn aside from thee is hell,
To walk with thee is heaven.

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7 verses

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6 verses – omitting verse 3

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  • Verses: 6/7
  • Tune: Bishopthorpe
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
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Lift high the Cross (Crucifer)

Hymn – Lift high the Cross – Lyrics

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

1. Come, brethren, follow where our captain trod,
our King victorious, Christ the Son of God.

2. Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
the hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

3. Each new-born soldier of the Crucified
bears on his brow the seal of him who died.

4. This is the sign which Satan’s legions fear
and angels veil their faces to revere:

5. Saved by the cross whereon their Lord was slain
the sons of Adam their lost home regain.

6. From north and south, from east and west they raise
in growing unison their song of praise.

7. O Lord once lifted on the glorious tree
as thou hast promised, draw us unto thee.

8. Let every race and every language tell
of him who saves our souls from death and hell.

9. From farthest regions let them homage bring
and on his cross adore their Saviour King.

10. Set up thy throne, that earth’s despair may cease
beneath the shadow of its healing peace.

11. For thy blest cross which doth for all atone
creation’s praises rise before thy throne:
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

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  • Tune: Crucifer
  • Meter: 10 10 and Refrain
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875 – 1947)
  • Lyricist: George William Kitchin (1827 – 1912)
  • Usage: Easter, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Love’s redeeming work is done (Savannah)

Hymn – Love’s redeeming work is done – Lyrics

Love’s redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo, our Sun’s eclipse is o’er!
Lo, he sets in blood no more!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal!
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids him rise;
Christ has opened paradise.

Lives again our victorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, he all doth save;
where thy victory, O grave?

Soar we now where Christ has led,
following out exalted Head;
made like him, like him we rise,
ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given:
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection thou!

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  • Tune: Savannah
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Hymnal: John Wesley’s ‘Foundery Collection’ (1742)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
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The day of resurrection (Ellacombe)

Hymn – The day of resurrection – Lyrics

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own “All hail!” and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth the song begin!
Let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.

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  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: St John of Damascus (c. 750)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 -1866)
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The head that once was crowned with thorns (Saint Magnus)

Hymn – The head that once was crowned with thorns – Lyrics

1. The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.

2. The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven’s eternal Light;

3. The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love
And grants His name to know.

4. To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

5. They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above,
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.

6. The cross He bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to Him:
His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.

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  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: Saint Magnus
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Easter, General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855)
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Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus) – Baroque Orchestra

Hymn – Thine be the glory – Lyrics

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.

Refrain
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

Refrain

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.

Refrain

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  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Maccabaeus
  • Meter: 10 11 11 11
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Easter, General, Pentecost, Ascension
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel 1685 – 1759)
  • Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Edmond Louis Budry (1685 – 1732)
  • Translator: Richard Birch Hoyle (1875 – 1939)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 – 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.