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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  • 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.

Put thou thy trust in God (Doncaster)

Hymn – Put thou thy trust in God – Lyrics

Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to Him,
Thy works into His hands,
And rest on His unchanging Word,
Who Heav’n and earth commands.

Though years on years roll on,
His cov’nant shall endure;
Though clouds and darkness hide His path,
The promised grace is sure.

Give to the winds Thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms,
His power will clear thy way;
Wait thou His time, the darkest night
Shall end in brightest day.

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou, wond’ring, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.

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  • Tune: Doncater
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, General
  • Composer: Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837)
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)
  • Translator: John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Put thou thy trust in God (Carlisle)

Hymn – Put thou thy trust in God – Lyrics

Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to Him,
Thy works into His hands,
And rest on His unchanging Word,
Who Heav’n and earth commands.

Though years on years roll on,
His cov’nant shall endure;
Though clouds and darkness hide His path,
The promised grace is sure.

Give to the winds Thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms,
His power will clear thy way;
Wait thou His time, the darkest night
Shall end in brightest day.

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou, wond’ring, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.

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  • Tune: Carlisle
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, General
  • Composer: Charles Lockhart (1745 – 1815)
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)
  • Translator: John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Hills of the north rejoice (Little Cornard)

Hymn – Hills of the north rejoice – Lyrics

Hills of the North, rejoice;
River and mountain spring,
Hark to the advent voice;
Valley and lowland, sing;
Though absent long, your Lord is nigh;
He judgment brings and victory.

Isles of the southern seas,
Deep in your coral caves
Pent be each warring breeze,
Lulled be your restless waves:
He comes to reign with boundless sway,
And makes your wastes His great highway.

Lands of the East, awake,
Soon shall your sons be free;
The sleep of ages break,
And rise to liberty.
On your far hills, long cold and gray,
Has dawned the everlasting day.

Shores of the utmost West,
Ye that have waited long,
Unvisited, unblest,
Break forth to swelling song;
High raise the note, that Jesus died,
Yet lives and reigns, the Crucified.

Shout, while ye journey home;
Songs be in every mouth;
Lo, from the North we come,
From East, and West, and South.
City of God, the bond are free,
We come to live and reign in thee!

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  • Tune: Little Cornard
  • Meter: 66 66 88
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Charles Edward Oakley (1832 – 1865)
  • Music Copyright © J. Curwen and Sons
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

He’s got the whole world in His hand (The whole world)

Hymns – He’s got the whole world in His hand – Lyrics

Version 1 Version 2
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got you and me brother in His hands,
He’s got you and me brother in His hands,
He’s got you and me brother in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got you and me sister in His hands,
He’s got you and me sister in His hands,
He’s got you and me sister in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,
He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,
He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,
He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got my brothers and my sisters in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the sun and the rain in His hands,
He’s got the moon and the stars in His hands,
He’s got the wind and the clouds in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the rivers and the mountains in His hands,
He’s got the oceans and the seas in His hands,
He’s got you and he’s got me in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got everybody here in His hands,
He’s got everybody there in His hands,
He’s got everybody everywhere in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.

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  • Tune: The Whole World
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Spritual
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

He who would valiant be (Monks Gate) – Orchestra

Hymns – He who would valiant be – Lyrics

Words as adapted by Percy Dearmer Original Text by John Bunyan from Pilgrim’s Progress
He who would valiant be
’gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy
follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.Who so beset him round
with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound –
his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might;
though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.Since, Lord, Thou dost defend
us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end,
shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away!
I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labour night and day to be a pilgrim.
Who would true valour see,
let him come hither;
One here will constant be,
come wind, come weather
There’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.Whoso beset him round
with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound;
his strength the more is.
No lion can him fright,
he’ll with a giant fight,
He will have a right to be a pilgrim.Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
can daunt his spirit,
He knows he at the end
shall life inherit.
Then fancies fly away,
he’ll fear not what men say,
He’ll labour night and day to be a pilgrim.

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  • Tune: Monks Gate
  • Meter: 65 65 65 65
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936) after John Bunyan (1628 – 1688)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Oh lead us by the hand Lord (Crossing the Jordan)

Hymn – Lead us by the hand, Lord -Lyrics

Oh, lead us by the hand, Lord,
And take us to the river;
O-ho, help us, dearest Saviour,
Across to the other side.
Oh, we will walk beside you,
We’ll follow in your footsteps,
O-ho, right down to the river,
Then cross to the other side.
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
Into the promised land;
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
When our Saviour holds our hand.

Oh, lead us, dearest Jesus,
Without a tear or sigh;
To that promised Land of Glory,
And the sweet bye and bye.
Oh, we’ll cross over Jordan,
So we can praise our Lord;
O-ho, raise our hands in worship,
Reap the promise of His Word.
We’ll cross over Jordan,
Into the promised land;
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
When our Saviour holds our hand

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  • Tune: Crossing the Jordan
  • Meter: 67 67 67 67
  • Church Year: General
  • Style: Bluegrass
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Music Copyright © 2017 Richard M. S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943). Words Copyright © 2016 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Praise to the Holiest in the height (Chorus Angelorium – Somervell)

Hymn – Praise to the Holiest – Lyrics

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

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  • Tune: Chorus Angelorium – Somervell
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Arthur Sommervell (1863 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Praise to the Holiest in the height (Gerontius)

Hymn – Praise to the Holiest – Lyrics

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

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  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Hymnal: Proper Sarum
  • Lyricist: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Praise to the Holiest in the height (Richmond)

Hymn – Praise to the Holiest – Lyrics

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

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2018 Version

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  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1724 – 1820)
  • Lyricist: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances ℗ 2018 and 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.