My gracious Lord (Warrington – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

My gracious Lord, I own thy right
to ev’ry service I can pay;
and call it my supreme delight
to hear thy dictates and obey.

What is my being but for thee,
its sure support, its noblest end,
thy ever-smiling face to see
and serve the cause of such a friend?

I would not breathe for worldly joy,
or to increase my worldly good,
nor future days or pow’rs employ
to spread a sounding name abroad;

But to my Saviour I would live,
to him who for my ransom died;
nor could untainted Eden give
such bliss as blossoms at his side.

His work my later tears shall bless,
when youthful vigour is no more,
and my last hour of life confess
his love hath animating pow’r.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (Gibbons Song 1)

Lyrics

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
of circling planets singing on their way;
guide of the nations from the night profound
into the glory of the perfect day;
rule in our hearts, that we may ever be
guided and strengthened and upheld by thee.

We are of thee, the children of thy love,
the brothers of thy well-belovèd Son;
descend, O Holy Spirit, like a dove,
into our hearts, that we may be as one:
as one with thee, to whom we ever tend;
as one with him, our Brother and our Friend.

We would be one in hatred of all wrong,
one in our love of all things sweet and fair,
one with the joy that breaketh into song,
one with the grief that trembles into prayer,
one in the power that makes thy children free
to follow truth, and thus to follow thee.

O clothe us with thy heavenly armour, Lord,
thy trusty shield, thy sword of love divine;
our inspiration be thy constant word;
we ask no victories that are not thine:
give or withhold, let pain or pleasure be;
enough to know that we are serving thee.

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  • Tune: Song 1
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
  • Lyricist: John White Chadwick (1840 – 1904)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Make me a channel of your peace (Channel of peace)

Hymn – Make me a channel of your peace – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright © 1967 OCP Publications, Permission being sought to publish.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Channel of Peace
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Sebastian Temple (1928 – 1997)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Sebastian Temple (1928 – 1997)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1967 OCP Publications – recording not available for download until licence obtained.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Organ with Trumpet Descant

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

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  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Orchestra

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus’ love is very wonderful (Jesus’ love) – 2 Verse

Jesus’ love is very wonderful – Lyrics

Refrain
Jesus’ love is very wonderful
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Oh, wonderful love!

It’s so high you can’t get over it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So wide you can’t get round it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So deep you can’t go through it,
So long you can’t see the end of it,
So strong you can’t resist it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So bright you have to see it,
So loud you have to hear it,
So sweet you have to taste it,
Oh, wonderful love!
1st Verse Copyright © Scripture Union
2nd & 3rd Verse from Avebury Wiltshire

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  • Tune: Jesus’ love
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: H W Rattle 1st Verse
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics 1st Verse Scripture Union.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus’ love is very wonderful (Jesus’ love) – 3 Verse

Jesus’ love is very wonderful – Lyrics

Refrain
Jesus’ love is very wonderful
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Oh, wonderful love!

It’s so high you can’t get over it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So wide you can’t get round it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So deep you can’t go through it,
So long you can’t see the end of it,
So strong you can’t resist it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So bright you have to see it,
So loud you have to hear it,
So sweet you have to taste it,
Oh, wonderful love!
1st Verse Copyright © Scripture Union
2nd & 3rd Verse from Avebury Wiltshire

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  • Tune: Jesus’ love
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: H W Rattle 1st Verse
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics 1st Verse Scripture Union.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Rhuddlan)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Judge eternal, throuned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.

Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.

Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus, Thou divine companion (Saltash)

Hymn – Jesus, Thou divine companion – Lyrics

Jesus, Thou divine companion,
By thy lowly human birth
Thou hast come to join the workers,
Burden bearers of the Earth.
Thou the carpenter of Nazareth,
Toiling for thy daily food,
By thy patience and Thy courage,
Thou hast taught us toil is good.

They who tread the path of labour
Follow where thy feet have trod;
They who work without complaining
Do the holy will of God.
Never more thou needest seek me,
I am with thee ever more;
Raise the stone and thou shalt find me,
Cleave the wood and I am there.

Where the many toil together,
There am I amongst my own;
Where the tired workman sleepeth,
There I am with him alone.
I the peace which passeth knowledge
Dwell amidst the daily strife;
I the bread of Heaven broken
In the sacrament of life.

Every task, however simple,
Sets the soul who does it free;
Every deed of love and mercy,
Done to man, is done to me.
Never more thou needest seek me,
I am with thee ever more;
Raise the stone and thou shalt find me,
Cleave the wood and I am there.

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Details

  • Tune: Saltash
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Plymouth Collection (USA 1855)
  • Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933) based on the words of the apostle Thomas Didymus in “The Sayings of Jesus” from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Joshua fit de battle of Jericho

Hymn – Joshua fit de battle of Jericho – Lyrics

Joshua fit de battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho,
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho and the walls come a-tumblin’ down.
Good Morning Sister Mary,
Good morning Brother Joe.
Gonna tell you ‘bout good old Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Oh!
Refrain

You can talk about your king of Gideon,
You can brag about your man of Saul,
But there’s none like good old Joshua for to make dem, old walls fall. Oh!
Refrain

They tell me that the spear of Joshua was well nigh twelve foot tall
And upon his hip was the double-edged sword
And the man was gospel born. Oh!
Refrain

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand.
“Go blow dem ram’s horns loud and clear
“For the battle am in my hand”. Oh!
Refrain

Then the ram-sheep’s horns ‘gan to blow,
So loudly did they sound.
Then all God’s children shouted out
And the walls come a-tumblin’ down, Oh!
The walls come a-tumblin’ down, Oh!
The walls come a-tumblin’ down!

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Details

  • Tune: Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.