Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now) – Piano and SATB or Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

1. Angels are singing high up in heaven,
Church bells are ringing on earth down below.
The world’s celebrating the birth of the Christchild.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
His glory does show.

2. Shepherds in fields were watching and waiting.
God’s angel singing, and all hea-vens ring.
He told them how God’s light would banish the dark-ness.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All worship the king!

3. Bright star is shining high in the night sky.
Stopped o’er the stable where Jesus, He lay.
The babe in the manger, God’s love and God’s glory.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All fol-low the star.

4. Softly and gently, Mary is singing,
We kneel to praise Him with Kings from afar.
The oxen are lowing, as all join in worship.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
Asleep in the hay.

5. Lifting our voices, we sing out praises
With heav’nly choirs our worship we bring.
We tell the great story of Jesus the Saviour.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 5
  • Tune: Emmanuel Now
  • Meter: 10 10 12 13 5
  • Style: Classical Crossover, Early 21st Century
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Greg Scheer
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright © 2010 Greg Scheer
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900057
  • UID: 50607073705457

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O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) – Organ

Lyrics

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Laudate Dominum – Parry
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Alleluia, Sing To Jesus! To The Manger Praises Bring (Calon Lân – 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
To the manger praises bring;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praises to the infant King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
Sing them loud to Christ the King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
To his feet your tribute bring!

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Songs of praises to the boy;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Songs of love and songs of joy!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Join the others at his Birth;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Son of God come down to Earth!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Ox and ass have gath-ered round;
Alleluia, lift your voic-es,
Standing now on hallowed ground!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Joining with the heav’nly host;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
Alleluia . . .

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

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Details

  • Tune: Calon Lân
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Landore John Hughes (1872 – 1914)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC UKTU21900044

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An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds (Brycheiniog – 4 Verses) – Piano, Flute, Horn And Cello

Lyrics

An angel appeared to the shepherds
As they tended their sheep on that night,
Foretold of the birth of the Saviour,
Who would banish the dark with His Light.

He told of a sign that would guide them
To the place where the infant would lay;
For God placed a star in the heavens
As a sign on that first Christmas Day.

So leaving their sheep far behind them,
With the star shining brightly above,
They followed the sign to a stable,
Where they worshipped God’s mercy and love.

They knelt at the altar of heaven,
All their gifts and their praises did bring,
Though they saw the tiniest baby,
All their worship was poured on a King.

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recordings

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Brycheiniog
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: David Patrick Gedge (1939 – 2016)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900014

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

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Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Lyrics from ‘The Divine Liturgy of St James’ paraphrased by Rev. Gerard Moultrie. Public Domain.

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Details

  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun (Truro) – Organ With Trumpet Descant

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Meter: LM

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Truro, composed by Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗  2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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On this day Earth shall ring (Personent Hodie – Theodoric)

Lyrics

latin

1. Personent hodie
voces puerulae,
laudantes iucunde
qui nobis est natus,
summo Deo datus,
et de virgineo ventre procreatus.

2. In mundo nascitur,
pannis involvitur
praesepi ponitur
stabulo brutorum,
rector supernorum.
perdidit spolia princeps infernorum.

3. Magi tres venerunt,
parvulum inquirunt,
Bethlehem adeunt,
stellulam sequendo,
ipsum adorando,
aurum, thus, et myrrham ei offerendo.

4. Omnes clericuli,
pariter pueri,
cantent ut angeli:
advenisti mundo,
laudes tibi fundo.
ideo gloria in excelsis Deo.

English

1. On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing
to the Lord, Christ our King,
born on earth to save us;
him the Father gave us.
Sing to Christ our Lord, Sing to Christ our King,
Sing a loud: “Gloria in excelsis Deo!”

2. His the doom, ours the mirth;
when he came down to earth,
Bethlehem saw his birth;
ox and ass beside him
from the cold would hide him.
Refrain

3. God’s bright star, o’er his head,
Wise Men three to him led;
kneel they low by his bed,
lay their gifts before him,
praise him and adore him.
Refrain

4. On this day angels sing;
with their song earth shall ring,
praising Christ, heaven’s King,
born on earth to save us;
peace and love he gave us.
Refrain

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Details

  • Tune: Personent hodie (Theodoric)
  • Meter: 666 66 and Refrain
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown published in Pies Cantiones (1582) – arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: Unknown Personent hodie published in Pies Cantiones (1582)
  • Translator: Jane M. Joseph (1894-1929)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God is working his purpose out (Benson) – Orchestra

Hymn – God is working His purpose out – Lyrics

God is working His purpose out
As year succeeds to year;
God is working his purpose out,
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

From utmost east to utmost west,
Where’er man’s foot hath trod,
By the mouth of many messengers
Goes forth the voice of God:
‘Give ear to Me, ye continents,
Ye isles, give ear to Me,’
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

What can we do to work God’s work,
To prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind,
The reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

March we forth in the strength of God,
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

All we can do is nothing worth
Unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
Till God gives life to the seed;
Yet near and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

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Details

  • Tune: Benson
  • Meter: 86 86 87 12 8
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Millicent Kingham (1866 – 1927)
  • Arrangement:Copyright © Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

What Child is this (Greensleeves) – Guitar and Flute

Lyrics

What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,
Come peasant, king to own Him;
The King of kings salvation brings,
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
Raise, raise a song on high,
The virgin sings her lullaby.
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary

Score

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Greensleeves
  • Meter: 87 87 68 67
  • Verses: 3
  • Style: Traditional English Folk Tune, Carol, Renaissance
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Henry VIII, King of England (1491 – 1547)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

We three kings (Kings of Orient) – Chamber Ensemble

Lyrics

We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder Star.
Refrain
O, star of wonder, star of might,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to the perfect light.

Born a babe on Bethlehem’s plain;
Gold we bring to crown Him again;
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign. Refrain

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God on High. Refrain

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. Refrain

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice,
Heaven sings, “Hallelujah!”
Hallelujah!” Earth replies. Refrain

Score

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Kings of Orient
  • Meter: 86 86 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: John Henry Hopkins (1820 -- 1891)
  • Lyricist: John Henry Hopkins (1820 -- 1891)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.