Abba Father Let Me Be (Flute and Theodor, 2 Verses)

Abba Father Let Me Be : Lyrics

Meter: 76 76 75 75. Lyrics by Dave Bilbrough (b. 1965). Copyright © 1977 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.

We regret that as the lyrics of this hymn are still in copyright, we are unable to publish them. For CCLI details see Song 38686.

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The Spacious Firmament On High (London, Organ, 3 Verses)

The Spacious Firmament: Lyrics

1. The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator’s power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.

2. Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings, as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

3. What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball;
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found;
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
‘The hand that made us is divine.’

Meter DLM. Lyrics: Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719). Public Domain.

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Jesus Name All Names Above (St Theoktistos, Organ, 3 Verses)

Jesus Name All Names Above Lyrics

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1. Jesus, name all names above,
Jesus, best and dearest,
Jesus, fount of perfect love,
Holiest, tend’rest, nearest:
Jesus, source of grace completest,
Jesus, purest, Jesus, sweetest,
Jesus, well of pow’r divine,
Make me, keep me, seal me thine!

2. Thou didst call the prodigal;
Thou didst pardon Mary,
Thou whose words can never fall,
Love can never vary,
Lord, to heal my lost condition
Give (for thou canst give) contrition;
Thou canst pardon all my ill
If thou wilt; O say, “I will!”

3. Jesus, open me the gate
That the robber entered,
Who in that most lost estate
Wholly on thee ventured.
Thou whose wounds are ever pleading,
And thy Passion interceding,
From my sins, O let me rise
To a home in paradise!

Meter: 76 76 88 77. Lyrics by  St Theoktistos (9th century), translated by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

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Around The Throne Of God (Solothurn, Organ, 4 Verses)

Around The Throne Of God Lyrics

1 Around the throne of God a band
of glorious angels ever stand;
bright things they see, sweet harps they hold,
and on their heads are crowns of gold.

2 Some wait around him, ready still
to sing his praise and do his will;
and some, when he commands them, go
to guard his servants here below.

3 Lord, give thy angels every day
command to guide us on our way,
and bid them every evening keep
their watch around us while we sleep.

4 So shall no wicked thing draw near,
to do us harm or cause us fear;
and we shall dwell, when life is past,
with angels round thy throne at last.

Meter LM. Lyrics by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

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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.

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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.

Lead Us Father Gently (Foliat House, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses)

Lead Us Father Gently : Lyrics

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
From all empty pride;
Save us, Lord, from sole ambition,
Let us follow Your direction.

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
From a mere foothill
Of our predestined vocation,
According to Your precious will.

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
By Thy light divine;
Protect us from sin’s destruction,
Guide us by Your true reflection.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. 

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History

“Lead Us, Father” is a gentle lullaby of a hymn and one of series written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. She has edited and written several books and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. The cover shows an example of Delonix regia (Flamboyant Tree) from Verna’s garden.

“Lead Us, Father” has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “Foliat House” after the original name of the house in Draycot Foliat in which Richard and his family live. Played here by a Piano Ensemble with Flute, French Horn and Bassoon, recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

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Fill Thou My Life O Lord My God (Billing, Organ, 7 verses)

Fill Thou My Life O Lord My God : Lyrics

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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  • Tune: Seelenbräutigam composed by Adam Drese (1620 – 1701). Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.

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