As I journey through the land, singing as I go (O I want to see Him) – Organ

Lyrics

As I journey through the land, singing as I go
Pointing souls to Calvary, to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on, thro’ Him I must win.
Refrain:
O I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my tho’ts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide. Refrain

When in valleys low I look t’ward the mountain height,
And behold my Saviour there, leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched t’ward the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go. Refrain

When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on through this world below;
He’s a real Friend to me, O I love Him so. Refrain

Recordings

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  • Tune: O I want to see Him
  • Meter: 12 12 D & Refrain
  • Style: Gospel
  • Composer and Lyricist: Rufus H. Cornelius (1872 – 1933)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

Just as I am, without one plea (Woodworth) – Organ

Hymn – Just as I am, without one plea – Lyrics

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
hath broken every barrier down;
now, to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth and height to prove,
here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Recordings

Standard setting in E Flat
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Lower setting in D
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Details

Tune: Woodworth
Meter: 88 86
Style: Victorian
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 – 1868)
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Church Year: Lent
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On a hill far away (The Old Rugged Cross) – Acoustic Guitar

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Lyrics

1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

2. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain

3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me. Refrain

4. To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I’ll share. Refrain

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: The Old Rugged Cross
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Church Year: Passiontide, Lent, Good Friday, Funerals
  • Composer: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

On a hill far away (The Old Rugged Cross) – Organ

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Lyrics

1. On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
Refrain:
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

2. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain

3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me. Refrain

4. To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I’ll share. Refrain

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: The Old Rugged Cross
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Church Year: Passiontide, Lent, Good Friday, Funerals
  • Composer: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: George Bennard (1873 – 1958)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 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.

Recording

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Details

  • 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.
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Meekness and majesty (This is your God)

Details:

  • 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.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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My song is love unknown (Love Unknown)

Lyrics

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Love Unknown
  • Meter: 66 66 44 44
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: John Nicholson Ireland (1879 – 1962)
  • Lyricist: Samuel Crossman (c.1624 – 1684)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music Copyright © The John Ireland Trust, All Rights Reserved.
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Now the green blade riseth (Noel Nouvelet)

Hymn – Now the green blade riseth -Lyrics

Now the green blade rises from the buried grain,
Wheat that in the dark earth many years has lain;
Love lives again, that with the dead has been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

In the grave they laid Him, Love Whom we had slain,
Thinking that He’d never wake to life again,
Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Up He sprang at Easter, like the risen grain,
He that for three days in the grave had lain;
Up from the dead my risen Lord is seen:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

When our hearts are saddened, grieving or in pain,
By Your touch You call us back to life again;
Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been:
Love is come again, like wheat that springs up green.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Noel Nouvelet
  • Meter: 11 11 10 11
  • Style: Traditional French
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b.1955)
  • Lyricist: John MacLeod Campbell Crum (1872 – 1958)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O sacred head sore wounded (Passion Chorale)

Hymn – O sacred head sore wounded – Lyrics

1. O sacred head, sore wounded,
Defiled and put to scorn;
O kingly head, surrounded
With mocking crown of thorn:
What sorrow mars Thy grandeur?
Can death Thy bloom deflow’r?
O countenance whose splendor
The hosts of heav’en adore!

2. Thy beauty, long desired,
Hath vanished from our sight;
Thy pow’r is all expired,
And quenched the light of light.
Ah me! for whom Thou diest,
Hide not so far Thy grace:
Show me, O Love most highest,
The brightness of Thy face.

3. In Thy most bitter passion
My heart to share doth cry,
With Thee for my salvation
Upon the cross to die.
Ah, keep my heart thus moved
To stand Thy cross beneath,
To mourn Thee, well-beloved,
Yet thank Thee for Thy death.

4. What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
Oh, make me Thine for ever!
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
Outlive my love for Thee.

5. My days are few, O fail not,
With Thine immortal pow’r,
To hold me that I quail not
In death’s most fearful hour;
That I may fight befriended,
And see in my last strife
To me Thine arms extended
Upon the cross of life.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930) Translated from the German
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1608 – 1676)
  • Usage: Lent, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light)

Hymn – Stand up, stand up for Jesus – Lyrics

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross!
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry his army he shall lead,
’til every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’er ye meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict
In this most glorious day.
Ye that are men now serve him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger
And strength to strength oppose.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus !
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger
Be never wanting there.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus !
The strife will not be long:
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Morning Light
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Lent
  • Composer: George James Webb (1803 – 1887)
  • Lyricist: George Duffield (1818 – 1888)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.