Immortal Love For Ever Full (Bishopthorpe) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses Easter and General

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

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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

Lyrics by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892). Publid Domain.

Recordings

  • Tune: Bishopthorpe composed by Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707). Public Domain
  • Meter: CM
  • Performances ℗ 2020 7 Verse UKTU21900123 ℗ 2018 6 Verse Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

7 verses

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6 verses – omitting verse 3

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Lift high the Cross (Crucifer) – Organ

Lyrics – 11 Verses

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.

Lyrics by George William Kitchin (1827 – 1912). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Crucifer, composed by Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875 – 1947). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 10 10 and Refrain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Love’s redeeming work is done (Savannah) – Organ

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!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Savannah
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Hymnal: John Wesley’s ‘Foundery Collection’ (1742)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The Day Of Resurrection (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suggested use Easter

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.

Words from St John of Damascus (c. 750) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 -1866). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Ellacombe, composer unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.  IRSC UKTU21900129

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The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns (Saint Magnus) – Organ

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suggested use Easter.

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.

Lyrics by Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Saint Magnus composed by Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707). Public Domain.
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900130

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The Strife Is O’er The Battle Done (Gelob’t Sei Gott) – Organ

Lyrics

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor’s triumph won;
Now be the song of praise begun.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

On the third morn He rose again
Glorious in majesty to reign;
Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Gelob’t Sei Gott (Vulpuis)
  • Meter: 888 with Alleluias
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: From Melchior Vulpius’ ‘Gesangbuch’ (1609)
  • Translator: Francis Pott (1832 – 1909)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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

Recording

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Details

  • 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.

Thine Be The Glory (Maccabaeus) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suitable uses Easter, Pentecost, Ascension

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.
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

Lyrics by Edmond Louis Budry (1685 – 1732) translated by Richard Birch Hoyle (1875 – 1939). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Maccabaeus composed by Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759), Public Domain, with descant arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin © 2020.
  • Meter: 10 11 11 11
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900132

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To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ and Trumpets Descant

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Lyrics

Suitable for Lent, Easter, and General Usage.

To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory – great things he hath done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the son:
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see! Refrain

Lyrics by Frances Jane van Alstyne (1820 – 1915) also known as Fanny Jane Crosby. Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: To God be the glory
  • Composer: William Howard Doane (1832 – 1916) with descant arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music Public Domain, Descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11 and Refrain
  • Performance  ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900097

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Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn – 3 verses) – Organ

See also Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suggested use: Easter

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Lyricist: Unknown, Verse 1 anonymous translation of Surrexit hodie – 14th Century. Verse 2 – 3 from J. Arnolds Complete Psalmodist (1749). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Easter Hymn from Hymnal: Lyra Davidica (1708), harmonised by William Henry Monk (1823- 1889). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 77 77 and Alleluia
  • Performances ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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