Round me falls the night (Seelenbräutigam) – Organ

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.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Seelenbräutigam
  • Verses: 3
  • Meter: 55 88 55
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Adam Drese (1620 – 1701)
  • Lyricist:  William Romanis (1824 – 1899)
  • Music and Words Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Abide with me (Eventide) – Brass Band

See also ‘Abide with me’ for Organ

Lyrics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recordings

For Brass Band

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Details

  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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.

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 (Lord for tomorrow (Providence) – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
keep me, my God, from stain of sin
just for today.

2. Let me both diligently work
and duly pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed,
just for today.

3. Let me be slow to do my will,
prompt to obey;
help me to sacrifice myself,
just for today.

4. Let me no wrong or idle word
unthinking say;
set thou a seal upon my lips
just for today.

5. Lord, for tomorrow and its needs
I do not pray;
but keep me, guide me, love me, Lord,
just for today.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Lord for tomorrow (Providence)
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: 84 84
  • Usage: General, Evensong, Communion
  • Composer:Richard Runciman Terry (1865 – 1938)
  • Lyricist: Sybil Farish Partidge (1856 – 1917)  – alias Sister Mary Xavier
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved

 

Abide with me (Eventide) – Organ

See also ‘Abide with me’ for Brass Band

Lyrics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved