Jesus Lives, Thy Terrors Now (St Albinus – 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses include Easter, Lent and Funeral services.

Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthral us.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of life immortal:
This shall calm our trembling breath,
When we pass its gloomy portal.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! for us he died;
Then, alone to Jesus living,
Pure in heart may we abide,
Glory to our Saviour giving.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
Naught from us his love shall sever;
Life nor death nor powers of hell
Tear us from his keeping ever.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! to him the throne
Over all the world is given:
May we go where he is gone,
Rest and reign with him in heaven.
Alleluia.

German Original “Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich” by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715 – 1769), translated by Francis Elizabeth Cox (1812 – 1897). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: St Albinus composed by Henry John Gauntlett (1805 – 1876). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 78 78 and Alleluia
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin.  All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900124

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On a hill far away (The Old Rugged Cross) – Organ

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Lyrics

1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

2. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain

3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me. Refrain

4. To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I’ll share. Refrain

Score

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Details

  • Tune: The Old Rugged Cross
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Church Year: Passiontide, Lent, Good Friday, Funerals
  • Composer: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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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O love that wilt not let me go (Saint Margaret) – Organ

Hymn – O love that wilt not let me go – Lyrics

1. O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

2. O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

3. O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

4. O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Margaret
  • Meter: 88 88 6
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Funeral, Passiontide, Lent
  • Composer: Albert Lister Peace (1844 – 1912)
  • Lyricist: George Matheson (1842 – 1906)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

One More Step Along The World I Go (Southcote – 5 Verses) – Piano

One More Step Along The World I Go ~ Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Meter: 99 79 and Refrain. Lyrics by Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004). Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd.

Recording

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Southcote, composed by Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004). Arrangement by Colin Hand. Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance ℗ 2014 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved.
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I vow to thee my country (Thaxted) – Orchestra

Lyric

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Recording – for Orchestra

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Thaxted
  • Meter: 13 13 13 13 13 13
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 – 1934) from Jupiter in his Planets’ Suite
  • Lyricist: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859 – 1918)
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Weddings, Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Rock of Ages (Petra, Redhead No. 76 – 4 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Rock of ages – Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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Details

  • Tune: Petra
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Richard Redhead (1820 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Give Us Wings Of Faith (Song 67 – 5 Verses) – Organ

Give Us Wings Of Faith ~ Lyrics

1. Give us the wings of faith to rise
Within the veil, and see
The saints above, how great their joys,
How bright their glories be.

2. Once they were mourning here below,
Their couch was wet with tears;
They wrestled hard, as we do now,
With sins and doubts and fears.

3. We ask them whence their vict’ry came:
They, with united breath,
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,
Their triumph to his death.

4. They marked the footsteps that he trod,
His zeal inspired their breast,
And, following their incarnate God,
Possess the promised rest.

5. Our glorious Leader claims our praise
For his own pattern given;
While the long cloud of witnesses
Show the same path to heav’n.

Meter: 77 77. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Song 67, composer unknown. Melody from Edmund Prys’ (1544-1623) ‘Salmau Cân’ 1621. Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.
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The Lord’s My Shepherd (Brother James’ Air – 5 Verses) – Piano

The Lord’s My Shepherd – Lyrics

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Meter: CM. The Scottish Psalter (1650) Psalm 23. Public Domain.

Brother James’ Air ~ Recording

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The Lord’s My Shepherd (Crimond – 5 Verses) – Organ

The Lord’s My Shepherd ~ Lyrics

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Meter: CM. Lyrics from The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23

Recordings

Standard setting in F

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