Lord of our life, and God of our salvation (Cloisters) – Organ

Lyrics

Lord of our life and God of our salvation,
Star of our night and Hope of ev’ry nation:
Hear and receive Your Church’s supplication,
Lord God Almighty.

See round Your ark the hungry billows curling;
See how Your foes their banners are unfurling
And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling,
O Lord, preserve us.

Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us;
Lord, be our shield when earthly armour fails us;
And in the day when hell itself assails us,
Grant us Your peace, Lord:

Peace in our hearts, where sinful thoughts are raging,
Peace in Your Church, our troubled souls assuaging,
Peace when the world its endless war is waging,
Peace in Your heaven.

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  • Tune: Cloisters
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year, General, Lent, Passiontide, Trinity, Ash Wednesday
  • Composer: Joseph Barnby (1838 -- 1899)
  • Lyricist: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern (1594-1648)
  • Translator: Philip Pusey (1799 -1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900071
  • UPC: 5060707370658

Glory be to Jesus (Caswall)

Hymn – Glory be to Jesus – Lyrics

Glory be to Jesus,
Who in bitter pains
Poured for me the lifeblood
From his sacred veins.

Grace and life eternal
In that blood I fine;
Blest be his compassion,
Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torment
Did the world redeem.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts rejoicing
Make their glad reply.

Lift we then our voices,
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious blood.

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  • Tune: Caswell
  • Meter: 65 65
  • Church Year: Lent, Good Friday
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Friederich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Drop, drop, slow tears (Song 46 – 3 Verses) for Organ

Hymn -- Drop, drop, slow tears -- Lyrics

Drop, drop, slow tears,
and bathe those beauteous feet,
which brought from heav’n
the news and Prince of peace.

Cease not, wet eyes,
his mercies to entreat;
to cry for vengeance
sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
drown all my faults and fears;
nor let his eye
see sin, but through my tears.

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  • Tune: Song
  • Meter: 10 10
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 -- 1625)
  • Lyricist: Phineas Fletcher (1582- 1650)
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

And can it be (Sagina 5 Verses) – Organ

See alas And can it be (Sabina 5 verses) – Brass Band

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for Lent, Good Friday, Easter

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Sagina
  • Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825 – 1876)
  • Meter: 88 88 88 extended
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900038

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Amazing Grace

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Amazing grace
  • Meter: CM
  • Verses: 6
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Church Year: Weddings, Lent
  • Composer: Unknown -- American folk melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 -- 1807)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn -- Amazing Grace -- Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

The royal banners forward go (Gonfalon Royal)

  • Tune: Gonfalon Royal
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Percy Carter Buck (1871 – 1947)
  • Lyricist: Venantius Fortunatus (530 – 609) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Church Year: Lent | Church Year: Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – The royal banners forward go – Lyrics

The royal banners forward go,
the cross shines forth in mystic glow;
where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

There whilst he hung, his sacred side
by soldier’s spear was opened wide,
to cleanse us in that precious flood,
where mingled water flowed, and blood.

Fulfilled is all that David told
in true prophetic song of old,
amidst the nations, God, saith he,
hath reigned and triumphed from the tree.

O tree of beauty, tree most fair,
ordained those holy limbs to bear,
how bright in purple robe it stood,
the purple of a Saviour’s blood!

Upon its arms, like balance true,
he weighed the price for sinners due,
the price which none but he could pay,
and spoiled the spoiler of his prey.

To thee, eternal Three in One,
let homage meet by all be done:
whom by the cross thou dost restore,
preserve and govern evermore.

All for Jesus! (All For Jesus) – Organ

Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

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Details

  • Tune: All for Jesus
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: William John Sparrow-Simpson (1859 – 1952)
  • Church Year: Lent | Church Year: Good Friday
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Novello & Co. Ltd.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900011
  • UPC: 5060707370092

Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended (Herzliebster Jesu) – Organ

Lyrics -- 5 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that man to judge thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.

Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee.
‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee:
I crucified thee.

Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
for our atonement, while we nothing heedeth,
God intercedeth.

For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Lyrics Based on an 11th Century meditation by Johann Heermann (1585 -- 1647) and translated by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 -- 1930). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Herzliebster Jesu
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 -- 1662) arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -- 1750)
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900116

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A man there lived in Galilee (Tyrol) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suitable for: Advent, Candlemas, Good Friday

A man there lived in Galilee
like no one else before,
for he alone from first to last
our flesh unsullied wore;
a perfect life of perfect deeds
once to the world was shown,
that everyone might mark his steps
and in them place their own.

A man there died on Calvary,
above all others brave;
he gave to all, he saved and blessed,
himself he scorned to save;
no thought can gauge the weight of woe
on him, the sinless, laid;
we only know that with his death
our ransom price was paid.

A man there stands at God’s right hand,
divine, yet human still;
that brand, heroic, peerless soul
death sought in vain to kill.
All power is his; supreme he rules
all realms of time and space;
yet still our human cares and needs
find in his heart a place.

Lyrics: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932). Public Domain.

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  • Tune: Tyrol
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Tyrolean melody arranger: Richard M. S. Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Traditional Tyrolean
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

(ISRC: UKTU21900087 – UPC: 5060707370719 – DK UPC: 195037351321)

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