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

Hymn – Lord of our life, and God of our salvation – Lyrics

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

Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor faileth;
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth;
Christ, o’er Thy rock nor death nor hell prevaileth;
Grant us Thy peace, Lord.

Peace, in our hearts, our evil thoughts assuaging,
Peace, in Thy church, where people are engaging,
Peace, when the world its busy war is waging;
Calm thy foes raging!

Grant us Thy grace through trail and temptation;
Grant them Thy truth, thy promise of salvation;
Grant us thy peace in ev’ry heart and nation,
And in Thy heaven.

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Detail

  • Tune: Cloisters
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year, General, Lent, Passiontide, Trinity
  • 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 ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord Jesus, think on me (St Paul’s)

Hymn – Lord Jesus, think on me – Lyrics

Lord Jesus, think on me,
and purge away my sin;
from earth born passions set me free,
and make me pure within.

Lord Jesus, think on me,
with care and woe opprest;
let me thy loving servant be,
and taste thy promised rest.

Lord Jesus, think on me
amid the battle’s strife;
in all my pain and misery
be thou my health and life.

Lord Jesus, think on me,
nor let me go astray;
through darkness and perplexity
point thou the heav’nly way.

Lord Jesus, think on me,
when flows the tempest high:
when on doth rush the enemy,
O Saviour, be thou nigh.

Lord Jesus, think on me,
that, when the flood is past,
I may th’eternal brightness see,
and share thy joy at last.

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  • Tune: St Paul’s
  • Meter: SM
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840-1901)
  • Translator: Allen William Chatfield (1808 – 1896)
  • From ‘Mnōeo Christe’ by Lyricist: Bishop Synesius (375 – 430)
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Just as I am, without one plea (Saffron Walden) – Piano and Woodwind

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 F
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Lower setting in C
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Tune: Saffron Walden
Meter: 88 86
Style: Early 20th Century
Composer: Arthur Henry Brown (1830 – 1926)
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Church Year: Lent
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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Classic Hymns for Lent and Passiontide

A collection of hymns, some with videos made for use in the seasons of Lent and Passiontide

Be thou my guardian and my guide (Abridge CM - 4 verses) - Organ

Drop, Drop, slow tears (Song 46 10 10 - 3 verses) - Organ

Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended (Herzliebster Jesu - 5 verses) - Organ

Dear Lord and father of mankind

Just as I am, without one plea (Saffron Walden 88 86 - 6 verses) - Organ

Lord Jesus, think on me (St Paul's SM)

Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

O sacred head, surrounded

Praise to the holiest (Gerontius)

Praise to the Holiest (Richmond)

Put thou thy trust in God

Ride on, ride on in majesty

Rock of ages

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said

There is a green hill far away

When I survey the wondrous cross

Will your anchor hold

 

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
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Forty days and forty nights (Aus Der Tiefe – Heinlein)

Hymn – Forty days and forty nights – Lyrics

Forty days and forty nights
thou wast fasting in the wild;
forty days and forty nights
tempted, and yet undefiled.

Sunbeams scorching all the day;
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed;
Prowling beasts about Thy way;
Stones Thy pillow; earth Thy bed.

Should not we thy sorrow share
and from worldly joys abstain,
fasting with unceasing prayer,
strong with thee to suffer pain?

Then if Satan on us press,
Jesus, Saviour, hear our call!
Victor in the wilderness,
grant we may not faint or fall!

So shall we have peace divine:
holier gladness ours shall be;
round us, too, shall angels shine,
such as ministered to thee.

Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear,
ever constant by thy side;
that we thee we may appear
at the eternal Eastertide.

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  • Tune: Aus Der Tiefe (Heinlein)
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Lutheran
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Nürnbergisches Gesangbuch (1676) attributed to Composer: Martin Herbst (1654-1681)
  • Lyricist: George Hunt Smyttan (1822-1870)
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Music Copyright & Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2018 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.
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Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

  • Tune: Repton
  • Meter: 86 88 6
  • Church Year: Lent Church Year: General
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Lyrics

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise,
in deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea,
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word,
rise up and follow thee,
rise up and follow thee.

O sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love,
interpreted by love!

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace,
the beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm,
O still, small voice of calm.

Be thou my guardian and guide (Abridge)

  • Tune: Abridge
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Trinity
  • Composer: Isaac Smith (1734 – 1805)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Williams (1802-1865) in Hymns on the Catechism 1842
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Hymn – Be Thou my guardian and my guide – Lyrics

Be Thou my Guardian and my guide;
And hear me when I call;
Let not my slippery footsteps slide,
And hold me lest I fall.

The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
Around the path I tread;
O, save me from the snares of hell,
Thou quickener of the dead.

And if I tempted am to sin,
And outward things are strong,
Do Thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
And save my soul from wrong.

Still let me ever watch and pray,
And feel that I am frail;
That if the tempter cross my way,
Yet he may not prevail.

And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Gibbons Song 1)

Lyrics

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee,
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo! between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast!
O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

And so we come; O draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill:
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us nevermore to part with Thee.

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  • Tune: Song 1
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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