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

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Pentecost, General Usage

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.

Lyrics: Elizabeth (Bessie) Ann Porter Head (1850 – 1936) . Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Spiritus Vitae. Composer: Mary Jane Hammond (1878 – 1964).  Music © Copyright Control
  • Meter: 98 98
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC: UKTU21900096

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God That Madest Earth And Heaven (Ar Hyd Y Nos, Organ)

Lyrics

Suitable for: Lent, Evensong, General Usage

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.

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

Recording

  • Tune: Ar Hyd Y Nos a traditional Welsh melody arranged by Luther Orlando Emerson (1820 – 1915). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 84 84 88 84
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC UKTU21900096

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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.

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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

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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.
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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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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.

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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

 

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.

Extract

  • Tune: Kingsfold
  • Composer: Unknown originally adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Meter: DCM
  • Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900100

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Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis’ Canon)

Lyrics – 5 verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Details

  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: LM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 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.

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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