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.

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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O Breath Of Life (Spiritus Vitae – 4 Verses) – Organ

O Breath Of Life  ~ Lyrics

O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in ev’ry part.

Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
while harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
equip your church to spread the light.

Meter: 98 98. Lyrics: Bessie Porter Head (1850 – 1936). Public Domain

Spiritus Vitae ~ Recording

  • Tune: Spiritus Vitae. Composer: Mary Jane Hammond (1878 – 1964).  Music © Copyright Control
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC: UKTU21900096

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God That Madest Earth And Heaven (Ar Hyd Y Nos – 2 Verses) – Organ

God That Madest Earth And Heaven ~ Lyrics

God, who made the earth and heaven,
Darkness and light:
You the day for work have given,
For rest the night.
May your angel guards defend us,
Slumber sweet your mercy send us,
Holy dreams and hopes attend us,
All through the night.

Guard us waking, guard us sleeping,
And, when we die,
May we in your mighty keeping
All peaceful lie.
When the trumpet’s call shall wake us,
Then, O Lord, do not forsake us,
But to reign in glory take us
With you on high.

Meter: 84 84 88 84. Bishop Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826) and Archbishop Richard Whately (1787 – 1863). Public Domain

Ar Hyd Y Nos ~ Recording

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Round Me Falls The Night (Seelenbräutigam – 3 Verses) – Organ

Round Me Falls The Night ~ Lyrics

1. Round me falls the night;
Saviour, be my light;
through the hours in darkness shrouded
let me see thy face unclouded;
let thy glory shine
in this heart of mine.

2. Earthly work is done,
earthly sounds are none;
rest in sleep and silence seeking,
let me hear thee softly speaking;
in my spirit’s ear
whisper, ‘I am near.’

3. Blessèd, heavenly Light,
shining through earth’s night;
voice, that oft of love hast told me;
arms, so strong to clasp and hold me;
thou thy watch wilt keep,
Saviour, o’er my sleep.

Meter: 55 88 55. Lyrics: William Romanis (1824 – 1899). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Seelenbräutigam composed by Adam Drese (1620 – 1701). Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
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Abide With Me (Eventide – 5 Verses) – Brass Band

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Abide With Me ~ Lyrics

1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

3. I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

4. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

5. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Meter: 10 10 10 10. Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847). Public Domain.

Eventide ~ Recordings

 

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The day Thou gavest (Saint Clement)

Hymn – The day Thou gavest – Lyrics

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

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Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Clement
  • Meter: 98 98
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: Evensong
  • Composer: Charles Cotterill Scholefield (1839 – 1904)
  • Lyricist: John Ellerton (1826 -1893)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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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I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold) – Organ

See Also I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold) – Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

Suitable for: Lent, Evensong, General Usage

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down,
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream.
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light.
Look unto Me; thy morn shall rise
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of Life I’ll walk
Till traveling days are done.

Lyrics: Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889), Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Kingsfold, composer unknown, adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958). Copyright © Oxford University Press, used with permission. Licence number: OLE-0018674.
  • Meter: DCM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900100

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Glory To Thee My God This Night (Tallis’ Canon – 5 Verses) – Organ

Glory To Thee My God This Night ~ Lyrics

1. Glory to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own almighty wings.

2. Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

3. Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed;
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise glorious at the awful day.

4. O may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

5. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710). Public Domain.

Tallis’ Canon ~ Recording

  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon, composed by Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585). Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900223

 

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