May the road rise up to meet you (Gaelic Blessing)

Hymn – Gaelic Blessing – Lyrics

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always on your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall soft upon your fields.
From now until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

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  • Tune: Gaelic Blessing
  • Meter: 8 9 9 9 8 11
  • Style: Gaelic
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown with variations
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Meekness and majesty (This is your God)

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  • Tune: This is your God
  • Meter: 66 65 D and Refrain
  • Composer: Graham Kendrick (b.1950)
  • Lyricist: Graham Kendrick (b.1950)
  • Usage: Lent, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Thankyou Music.
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Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle Hymn)

Hymn – Mine eyes have seen the glory – Lyrics

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have gilded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
Whilst God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Whilst God is marching on.

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  • Tune: Battle hymn
  • Meter: 14 15 15 6
  • Style: Traditional American collected by William Steffe (1830-1890)
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Moses, I know you’re the man (The people of God)

Hymn – Moses, I know you’re the man – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright McCrimmon Publishing Co. Ltd. and Stainer & Bell Ltd., Permission being sought to publish.

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  • Tune: The people of God
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Ragtime
  • Composer: Estelle White (b.1925)
  • Lyricist: Estelle White (b.1925)
  • Usage: General
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My God, how wonderful thou art (Westminster)

My God, how wonderful thou art – Lyrics

My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright;
How beautiful Thy mercy seat
In depths of burning light!

How dread are Thy eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night
Incessantly adored!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be;
Thy endless wisdom, boundless power,
And glorious purity!

O how I fear Thee, living God,
With deep and tender fear;
And worship Thee with trembling hope,
And penitential tears!

Yet, I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart!

No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother, e’er so mild,
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done,
With me, Thy sinful child.

Father of Jesus, love’s Reward!
What rapture it will be
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And gaze, and gaze on Thee!

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  • Tune: Westminster
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: James Turle (1802 -1882)
  • Lyricist: Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863)
  • Usage: General
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Nearer, my God, to Thee (Horbury)

Hymn – Nearer my God to Thee – Lyrics

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me;
Still all my song would be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

There let the way appear steps unto heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

The with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Or if on joyful wing, cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

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  • Tune: Horbury
  • Meter: 64 64 664
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805 -1848)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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Nearer, my God, to Thee (Bethany)

Hymn – Nearer my God to Thee – Lyrics

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me;
Still all my song would be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

There let the way appear steps unto heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

The with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Or if on joyful wing, cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

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  • Tune: Bethany
  • Meter: 64 64 664
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Lowell Mason (1792 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805 -1848)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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Now praise we great and famous men (Ach Gott und Herr)

Hymn – Now praise we great and famous men – Lyrics

Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who built their homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

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  • Tune: Ach Gott und Herr
  • Meter: 447 447
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: William George Tarrant (1853 – 1928)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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O God of Bethel, by whose hand (Martyrdom)

O God of Bethel, by whose hand – Lyrics

O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.

Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our forebears, be the God
Of their succeeding race.

Through each mysterious path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

O spread Thy covering wings around
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father’s loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.

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  • Tune: Martyrdom
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766 – 1824)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751) and Lyricist: John Logan (1748 – 1788)
  • Usage: General, All Saints
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O Thou, who at Thy Eucharist didst pray (Song 1) – String, Quartet and Flute

Hymn – O Thou, who at Thy Eucharist didst pray – Lyrics

O Thou, who at Thy Eucharist didst pray
That all thy Church might be for ever one,
Grant us at every Eucharist to say
With longing heart and soul, “Thy will be done.”
O may we all one Bread, one Body be,
Through this blest Sacrament of unity.

For all Thy Church, O Lord, we intercede;
Make Thou our sad divisions soon to cease;
Draw us the nearer each to each, we plead,
By drawing all to Thee, O Prince of Peace;
Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be,
Through this blest Sacrament of unity.

We pray Thee too for wand’rers from Thy fold;
O bring them back, Good Shepherd of the sheep,
Back to the faith which saints believed of old,
Back to the Church which still that faith doth keep;
Soon may we all one Bread, one Body be,
Through this blest Sacrament of unity.

So, Lord, at length when sacraments shall cease,
May we be one with all Thy Church above,
One with Thy saints in one unbroken peace,
One with Thy saints in one unbounded love;
More blessèd still, in peace and love to be
One with the Trinity in Unity.

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  • Tune: Song 1
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
  • Lyricist: William Harry Turton (1856 – 1938)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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