I hear my Saviour calling (Won’t you come)

Hymn – I can hear the Saviour calling – Lyrics

I can hear the Saviour calling,
Calling gently, far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
On my heart the words are falling,
Speaking gently to my soul;
Like the lambs, I hear my Shepherd,
“Won’t you come and be made whole?”

I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm,
Where You go then I will follow,
With no fear, I’m safe from harm.
I can hear the words He’s saying,
Hear them clearly in my heart.
I am praying and am listening
Jesus knows us from the start.

(Instrumental Interlude)

I can hear the Saviour calling,
Calling gently far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm;
Where You go then I will follow,
Knowing that I’m safe from harm.

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  • Tune: Won’t You Come
  • Meter: 87 87 87 87
  • Style: Bluegrass
  • Church Year: General
  • 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
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Lord of our life, and God of our salvation (Cloisters)

Hymn – Lord of our life, and God of our salvation – Lyrics

Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and hope of ev’ry nation:
Hear and receive thy Church’s supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth;
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth;
Christ, o’er Thy rock nor death nor hell prevaileth;
Grant us Thy peace, Lord.

Peace, in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging,
Peace, in Thy church, where people are engaging,
Peace, when the world its busy war is waging;
Calm thy foes raging!

Grant us Thy grace through trail and temptation;
Grant them Thy truth, thy promise of salvation;
Grant us thy peace in ev’ry heart and nation,
And in Thy heaven.

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  • Tune: Cloisters
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year, General, Lent, Passiontide, Trinity
  • Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1899)
  • Lyricist: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648)
  • Translator: Philip Pusey (1799 -1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Have you seen the old man (Streets of London)

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  • Tune: Streets of London
  • Verses: 3
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Ralph McTell (b. 1944) after Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Ralph McTell (b. 1944)
  • Music and lyrics © 1981 HEP Records
  • Arrangement © Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
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God moves in a mysterious way (New London)

Hymn – God moves in a mysterious way – Lyrics

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs;
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

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  • Tune: London New
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Reformation
  • Composer: Unknown music from Hymnal: The Scottish Psalter (1635)
  • Arranger: John Playford (1623–1686/7)
  • Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
  • Church Year: General
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God is working his purpose out (Benson) – Orchestra

Hymn – God is working His purpose out – Lyrics

God is working His purpose out
As year succeeds to year;
God is working his purpose out,
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

From utmost east to utmost west,
Where’er man’s foot hath trod,
By the mouth of many messengers
Goes forth the voice of God:
‘Give ear to Me, ye continents,
Ye isles, give ear to Me,’
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

What can we do to work God’s work,
To prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind,
The reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

March we forth in the strength of God,
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

All we can do is nothing worth
Unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
Till God gives life to the seed;
Yet near and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

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  • Tune: Benson
  • Meter: 86 86 87 12 8
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Millicent Kingham (1866 – 1927)
  • Arrangement:Copyright © Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919)
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God is love: His the care (Personent hodie – Theodoric)

Hymn – God is love: His the care – Lyrics

God is love: His the care,
Tending each, everywhere.
God is love, all is there!
Jesus came to show him,
That mankind might know Him!

Refrain
Sing aloud, loud, loud!
Sing aloud, loud, loud!
God is good!
God is truth!
God is beauty!
Praise Him!

None can see God above;
We can share life and love;
Thus may we Godward move,
Seek him in creation,
Holding every nation. Refrain

Jesus lived on the earth,
Life and hope brought to birth
And affirmed human worth,
For He came to save us
By the truth He gave us. Refrain

To our Lord praise we sing,
Light and life, friend and King,
Coming down, love to bring,
Pattern for our duty,
Showing God in beauty. Refrain

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  • Tune: Personent hodie (Theodoric)
  • Meter: 666 66 and Refrain
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown published in Hymnal: Pies Cantiones (1582) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936)
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God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name (Freely, Freely)

Hymn – God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name – Lyrics

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share His love as He told me to
He said: ‘Freely, freely, you have received
Freely, freely give
Go in My name, and because you believe
Others will know that I live.’

All power is given in Jesus’ name
In earth and heaven in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share His power as He told me to. Refrain

God gives us life in Jesus’ name,
He lives in us in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his peace as he told me to. Refrain

Published with Permission Lyrics Copyright © 1974 Bud John Songs/Alliance Media Ltd Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected]

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  • Tune: Freely freely
  • Style: Popular
  • Church Year: General, Ascension, Trinity
  • Lyricist and Composer: Carol Owens (b. 1931)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1974 Bud John Songs/Alliance Media Ltd Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected]
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Lift up your hearts (Woodlands)

Hymn – Lift up your hearts – Lyrics

“Lift up your hearts!” We lift them, Lord, to Thee;
Here at Thy feet none other may we see;
“Lift up your hearts!” E’en so, with one accord,
We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.

Above the swamps of subterfuge and shame,
The deeds, the thoughts, that honor may not name,
The halting tongue that dares not tell the whole,
O Lord of Truth, lift every Christian soul!

Lift every gift that Thou Thyself hast given;
Low lies the best till lifted up to heaven;
Low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain,
Till, sent from God, they mount to God again.

Then, as the trumpet call, in after years,
“Lift up your hearts!” rings pealing in our ears,
Still shall those hearts respond, with full accord
“We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord!”

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist: Henry Montague Butler (1833 – 1919)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Glory to God (Woodlands) – Organ

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist: Frederick Edwin Le Grice (1911 – 1992)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900019
  • UPC: 5060707370153

Give us wings of faith (Song 67 – 5 Verses)

Hymn – 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.

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  • Tune: Song 67
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Unknown. Melody from Edmund Prys’ (1544-1623) ‘Salmau Cân’ 1621
  • Lyricist: Issac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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