Lift high the Cross (Crucifer)

Hymn – Lift high the Cross – Lyrics

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

1. Come, brethren, follow where our captain trod,
our King victorious, Christ the Son of God.

2. Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
the hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

3. Each new-born soldier of the Crucified
bears on his brow the seal of him who died.

4. This is the sign which Satan’s legions fear
and angels veil their faces to revere:

5. Saved by the cross whereon their Lord was slain
the sons of Adam their lost home regain.

6. From north and south, from east and west they raise
in growing unison their song of praise.

7. O Lord once lifted on the glorious tree
as thou hast promised, draw us unto thee.

8. Let every race and every language tell
of him who saves our souls from death and hell.

9. From farthest regions let them homage bring
and on his cross adore their Saviour King.

10. Set up thy throne, that earth’s despair may cease
beneath the shadow of its healing peace.

11. For thy blest cross which doth for all atone
creation’s praises rise before thy throne:
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

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  • Tune: Crucifer
  • Meter: 10 10 and Refrain
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875 – 1947)
  • Lyricist: George William Kitchin (1827 – 1912)
  • Usage: Easter, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)

Lo, He comes with clouds descending Lyrics

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for mortal sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
We who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

The dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own;
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and thou alone.

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  • Tune: Helmsley
  • Meter: 87 87 47
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: unknown collected by John Wesley (1703 – 1791) in Hymnal: Select Hymns with Tunes Annext (1765)
  • Lyricist: John Cennick (1718 – 1755) in Hymnal: Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1752; republished and changed by Charles Wesley in 1758 and Martin Madan in 1760.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Look forward in faith (Cardross)

Hymn – Look forward in faith – Lyrics

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  • Tune: Cardross
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11
  • Style: Early 21st Century
  • Composer: Andrea Allan Steele (b. 1945)
  • Lyricist: Andrew J. Scobie (b. 1935)
  • Music Copyright © 2005 Andrea Allan Steele
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2005 Andrew J. Scobie.

Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord)

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  • Tune: Living Lord
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Patrick Appleford (b. 1925)
  • Lyricist: Patrick Appleford (b. 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1960 Josef Weinberger Ltd. – recording not available for download.
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Lord of lords and King eternal (Rhuddlan)

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  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Jack C Winslow (1882-1974)
  • Music copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics copyright Jack C Winslow
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Lord, Thy Church on Earth is seeking (Abbot’s leigh)

Hymn – Lord, Thy Church on Earth is seeking – Lyrics

Lord, Thy Church on Earth is seeking
Thy renewal from above;
Teach us all the art of speaking
With the accent of Thy love.
We would heed Thy great commission;
“Go ye into every place;
Preach, baptize, fulfill My mission,
Serve with love and share My grace.”

Freedom give to those in bondage,
Lift the burdens caused by sin;
Give new hope, new strength and courage,
Grant release from fears within.
Light for darkness, joy for sorrow;
Love for hatred, peace for strife.
These and countless blessings follow
As the Spirit gives new life.

In the streets of every city
Where the bruised and lonely dwell,
We shall show the Savior’s pity,
We shall of His mercy tell.
In all lands and with all races
We shall serve and seek to bring
All the world to render praises,
Christ, to Thee, Redeemer, King.

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  • Tune: Abbot’s leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Abbot’s Leigh Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Hugh Braham Sherlock (1905 – 1998)
  • Music Abbot’s Leigh Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Unknown Owner.
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Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Saint Helen)

Hymn – Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour – Lyrics

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
First begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong defender,
Liftest up thy people’s head.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus, true and living bread!

Here our humblest homage pay we;
Here in loving reverence bow;
Here for Faith’s discernment, pray we
Lest we fail to know thee now,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou art here, we ask not how.

Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee,
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Thine Angels hail Thee,
Branch and flower of Jesse’s stem.
Alleluia, alleluia!
We in worship join with them.

Paschal Lamb, Thy offering, finished
Once for all when Thou wast slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall for evermore remain,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Cleansing souls from every stain.

Life imparting Heavenly manna,
Stricken rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship Thee, the Lamb who died,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Risen, ascended, glorified!

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  • Tune: Saint Helen
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Pentecost, Ascension
  • Composer: George Clement Martin (1844 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: George Hugh Bourne (1840 – 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Lord, thy word abideth (Ravenshaw) – Orchestra

Lord, Thy word abideth – Lyrics

Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?

Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!

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  • Tune: Ravenshaw
  • Meter: 66 66
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown adapted from traditional German melody by Composer:
  • William Henry Monk (1823 – 89)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Usage: General
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Lord, thy word abideth (Ravenshaw) – Organ

Lord, Thy word abideth – Lyrics

Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?

Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!

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  • Tune: Ravenshaw
  • Meter: 66 66
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown adapted from traditional German melody by Composer:
  • William Henry Monk (1823 – 89)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (Buckland)

Hymn – Loving Shepherd of thy sheep – Lyrics

Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Keep Thy lamb, in safety keep;
Nothing can Thy power withstand,
None can pluck me from Thy hand.

Loving Saviour, Thou didst give
Thine own life that we might live,
And the hands outstretched to bless
Bear the cruel nails’ impress.

I would praise Thee every day,
Gladly all Thy will obey,
Like Thy blessèd ones above
Happy in Thy precious love.

Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach Thy lamb Thy voice to hear,
Suffer not my steps to stray
From the straight and narrow way.

Where Thou leadest I would go,
Walking in Thy steps below,
Till before my Father’s throne
I shall know as I am known.

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  • Tune: Buckland
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Leighton George Hayne (1836 – 1883)
  • Lyricist: Jane Elizabeth Leeson (1809 – 1881)
  • Usage: Lent, General, Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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