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

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  • 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.

Hark! a herald voice is calling (Merton)

Lyrics

1. Hark! a herald voice is calling:
‘Christ is nigh,’ it seems to say;
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness,
O ye children of the day!’

2. Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

3. Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiven;

4. So when next he comes with glory,
Wrapping all the earth in fear,
May he then as our defender
Of the clouds of heaven appear.

5. Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
To the Father and the Son,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
While unending ages run.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Merton
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Unknown (6th Century)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Church Year: Advent | Church Year: Baptism of Christ
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Hail to the Lord’s anointed (Crüger)

Hymn – Hail to the Lord’s anointed – Lyrics

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

Kings shall fall down before Him,
and gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing;
For He shall have dominion
O’er river, sea and shore,
Far as the eagle’s pinion
Or dove’s light wing can soar.

O’er every foe victorious,
He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand forever,
His Name to us is Love.

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Details

  • Tune: Crüger
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662) from his Gesagbuch adapted by Composer: William Henry Monk (1819 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) based on Psalm 72
  • Church Year: Epiphany|Church Year: Advent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain 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.

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  • 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.

God is working his purpose out (Benson) – Organ

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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  • Tune: Benson
  • Meter: 86 86 87 12 8
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Millicent Kingham (1866 – 1927)
  • Lyricist: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

Earth has many a noble city (Stuttgart) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

Earth has many a noble city;
Bethlehem, thou dost all excel;
Out of thee the Lord from Heaven
Came to rule His Israel.

Fairer than the sun at morning
Was the star that told His birth,
To the world its God announcing
Seen in fleshly form on earth.

Eastern sages at His cradle
Make oblations rich and rare;
See them give, in deep devotion,
Gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Sacred gifts of mystic meaning:
Incense doth their God disclose,
Gold the King of kings proclaimeth,
Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows.

Jesu, whom the Gentiles worshipped
At Thy glad Epiphany,
Unto Thee, with God the Father
And the Spirit, glory be.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Stuttgart
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Baroque Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown German melody arranger: Christian Friedrich Witt (c.1660 – 1716)
  • Lyricist: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – c.413)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Come, thou long expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Cross of Jesus
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Come, Thou long expected Jesus -Lyrics

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Christ is the world’s true Light (Rinkart – Kommt Seelen)

Lyrics

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen)
  • Meter: 67 67 66 66
  • Style: Baroque, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 1959)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Brightest and best (Epithany)

Lyrics

Brightest and Best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all!

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Epiphany
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827 – 1867)
  • This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

Awake my Soul (I have a house and land in Kent)

Lyrics

Repeat last two lines each verse
Awake my soul, an offʼring bring,
To Jesus our exalted King;
Sing to Him Who reigns above,
Incarnate fount of grace and love.

In awe we stand upon this ground,
His wisdom and His powʼr astound;
All His glories we behold,
In heavʼn and earth His storyʼs told.

Then to this world, Heʼs shown His grace,
He came to rescue Adamʼs race;
Our Redeemer, our High Priest,
From sin and death to bring release.

Awake my soul, arise and sing,
Eternal praise to Christ our King;
In His Church, His name confessed,
We worship Him among the blessed.

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  • Tune: I have House and Land in Kent
  • Meter: 88 78 78
  • Style: Early Stuart
  • Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 – 1635) arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
  • Usage: All Souls, Epiphany Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney, used with permission.
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