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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Details

  • 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.

Recordings

Standard setting in F
 
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Lower setting in E Flat
 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Crimond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). Certain rights reserved

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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Details

  • 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
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ

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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

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

O Perfect Love (Highwood – 3 Verses) – Piano

Hymn – O perfect love – Lyrics

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,
that theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
whom thou forevermore dost join in one.

O perfect Life, be thou their full assurance
of tender charity and steadfast faith,
of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,
with childlike trust that fears not pain nor death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
and to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
that dawns upon eternal love and life.

Details

Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
Tune: Highwood
Meter: Irregular
Style: Early 20th Century
Composer: Richard Runciman Terry (1965 – 1938)
Lyricist: Dorothy Blomfield Gurney (1867 – 1936)
Church Year: General Church Year: Weddings Church Year: Funerals
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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O Jesus, I have promised (Day of Rest) – Organ

Lyrics

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

Details

  • Tune: Day of Rest
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victoria
  • Composer: James William Elliott (1833 – 1915)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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O Jesus, I have promised (Wolvercote – 5 Verses) – Organ

Hymn – O Jesus, I have promised – Lyrics

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

Details

  • Tune: Wolvercote
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: William Harold Ferguson (1874 – 1950)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874)
  • Music Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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O Jesus, I have promised (Hatherop Castle – 5 Verses) – Piano and Woodwind

Hymn – O Jesus, I have promised – Lyrics

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Hatherop Castle
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Geoffrey Beaumont (1903 – 1970)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874)
  • Music Copyright © 1960 Josef Weinberger Ltd.
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem – 2 Verses) – for Orchestra

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Hymn – And did those feet in ancient time – Lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

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Details

  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved
  • ISRC: UKTU21900035
  • UPC: 5060707370320

 

All hail the power of Jesus’ name (Miles Lane – 6 Verses) – Brass Band

By special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor
St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

  • Tune: Miles Lane
  • Meter: 86 86 with Repeat
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: William Shrubsole (1760 – 1806)
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792)
  • Church Year: General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Recording

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    All hail the power of Jesus’ name – Lyrics

    All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
    Let angels prostrate fall;
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.

    Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
    Who from his altar call;
    Praise Him whose way of pain ye trod,
    And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.

    Ye prophets who our freedom won,
    Ye searchers, great and small,
    By whom the work of truth is done,
    Now crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.

    Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
    the wormwood and the gall,
    go spread your trophies at His feet,
    And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.

    Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
    Ye ransomed of the fall;
    Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
    And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.

    Let every tribe and every tongue
    To him their hearts enthral;
    Lift high the universal song,
    And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
    Crown Him Lord of all.