Michael row the boat ashore

Lyrics

Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah

Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah
Sister help to trim the sail, hallelujah

The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
Green pastures on the other side, hallelujah

Jordan’s river is chilly and cold, hallelujah
Chills the body but not the soul, hallelujah

The river is deep and the river is wide, hallelujah
Milk and honey on the other side, hallelujah

The trumpets sound the jubilee, hallelujah
The trumpets sound for you and me, hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, hallelujah

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Michael Row the Boat
  • Style: Spiritual, Calypso
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown traditional
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern) – Organ – in a lower key

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Lyrics

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Blaenwern
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style:  Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: William Penfro Rowlands (1860 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet Thy tribute bring!
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise Him for His grace and favour,
To our fathers in distress!
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless!
Praise Him! praise Him!
Glorious in His faithfulness!

Father-like, He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows!

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face:
Sun and moon, bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise with us the God of grace!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Praise my soul
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Goss (1800 – 1880)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ and Trumpets Descant

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Lyrics

To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory – great things he hath done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the son:
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see! Refrain

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: To God be the glory
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Easter, General, Trinity
  • Composer: William Howard Doane (1832 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: Frances Jane van Alstyne (1820 – 1915) also known as Fanny Jane Crosby
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Descant Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
  • Performance  ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Thou, whose almighty word (Moscow) – Organ

Lyrics

Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!

Thou, who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind
Let there be light!

Spirit of Truth and Love,
Lifegiving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move on the water’s face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
Let there be light!

Holy and blessèd Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth far and wide
Let there be light!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Moscow, sometimes called Tune: Italian Hymn
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Unknown Music from Martin Madan’s Collection of Psalms and Hymns, 1769 arranger: Felice de Giardini (1716 – 1796).
  • Lyricist: John Marriott (1780 – 1825)
  • Church Year: Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Organ

See also Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Brass Band

Lyrics

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Darwell’s 148th
  • Meter: 66 66 88
  • Verses: 4
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
  • Style: Classical with Trumpet Descant
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, General
  • Composer: John Darwall (1731–1789).
  • Arrangement and Descant Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b.1950). Certain Rights Reserved.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2017 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

 

Lord, for the years (Lord of the years) – Organ

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Recording – Extract Only

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Details

  • Tune: Lord of the years
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Michael Baughen (b. 1930)
  • Arranger: David Lliff
  • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
  • Music ©  Michael Baughen/Jublilate Hymns
  • Arrangement © David Lliff/Jublilate Hyms
  • Lyrics © Timothy Dudley-Smith
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Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (Merton) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild restless sea;
day by day his voice still calls us
saying, ‘Christian, follow me.’

2. As of old Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and work and kindred,
leaving all for Jesus’ sake.

3. Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, ‘Christian, love me more.’

4. In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
Jesus calls, in cares and pleasures,
‘Christian, love me more than these.’

5. Jesus calls us: by your mercies,
Saviour, may we hear your call,
give our hearts in glad obedience,
serve and love you best of all.

Recording

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Details
  • Tune: Merton
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Usage: General, Saint Andrews Day
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult (St Andrew – 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild restless sea;
day by day his voice still calls us
saying, ‘Christian, follow me.’

2. As of old Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and work and kindred,
leaving all for Jesus’ sake.

3. Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, ‘Christian, love me more.’

4. In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
Jesus calls, in cares and pleasures,
‘Christian, love me more than these.’

5. Jesus calls us: by your mercies,
Saviour, may we hear your call,
give our hearts in glad obedience,
serve and love you best of all.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Andrew
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Usage: General, Saint Andrews Day
  • Composer: Edward Henry Thorne (1834 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.