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)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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
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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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The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’s Air)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

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.

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  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain

The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

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.

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    • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
    • Tune: Crimond
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836 – 1887)
    • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
    • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
    • Performances ℗ 2018/2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved
    • UKTU21900052
    • UPC: 5060707370498

Father, hear the prayer we offer (Sussex – 4 Verses) -Organ

Hymn – Father, hear the prayer we offer – Lyrics

Father, hear the prayer we offer:
Not for ease that prayer shall be,
But for strength that we may ever
Live our lives courageously.

Not for ever in green pastures
Do we ask our way to be;
But the steep and rugged pathway
May we tread rejoicingly.

Not for ever by still waters
Would we idly rest and stay;
But would smith the living fountains
From the rocks along our way.

Be our strength in hours of weakness,
In our wanderings be our guide;
Through endeavour, failure, danger,
Father, be thou at our side.

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  • Tune: Sussex
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Love Maria Whitcomb Willis (1824 – 1908)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ

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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

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  • 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
  • Performance  ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.