Thy Will Be Done, The Saviour Said – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide, Maundy Thursday

Thy will be done, the Saviour said,
and bowed to earth his sacred head,
the sands of life had nearly run,
my Father, let thy will be done,
thy will, not mine, be done.

No watch his spent disciples kept,
amid the shadows deep they slept;
but silent angels waiting there,
beheld his agony of prayer –
thy will, not mine, be done.

His soul foresaw the cruel scorns,
the brutal scourge, the crown of thorns,
and, darker than Gethsemane,
the shadows of th’ accursed tree –
thy will, not mine, be done.

What though he felt in that dread hour,
the storms of human passions low’r;
nor pain, nor death, his soul would shun,
my Father, let thy will be done,
thy will, not mine, be done.

Lyrics: Henry Shapcott Bunce (1854 – 1917) ,writing as Shapcott Wensley

Recording

  • Tune: Thy will be done
  • Meter: 88 88 6
  • Composer: John Henry Maunder (1858 – 1920)
  • 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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Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton – 6 verses, Organ)

Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling Lyrics

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Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
Of the glorious body sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
In a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
To be born for us below,
He, with us in converse blending,
Dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
‘Til he closed with wondrous ending
His most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘Mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
Keeps the feast its rites demand;
Then, more precious food supplying,
Gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
By his word his flesh to be,
Wine his blood; which whoso taketh
Must from carnal thoughts be free:
Faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
Shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is One.

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

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Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said (Breslau, Organ, 6 Verses)

Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said Lyrics

Also known as Take Up Your Cross. Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday

1. Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after Me.

2. Take up thy cross, let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.

3. Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
And saved thy soul from death and hell.

4. Take up thy cross then in His strength,
And calmly sin’s wild deluge brave,
’Twill guide thee to a better home,
It points to glory o’er the grave.

5. Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
Nor think til death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

6. To Thee, great Lord, the One in Three,
All praise forevermore ascend:
O grant us in our home to see
The heavenly life that knows no end.

Meter: LMLyrics by Charles William Everest (1814 – 1877). Public Domain

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Lectionary

Praise To The Holiest In The Height (Gerontius – 6 Verses) – Organ

Praise To The Holiest ~ Lyrics

1. Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

2. O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

3. O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

4. And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

5. And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

6. Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

Meter: CM. Lyrics: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890). Public Domain.

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Lectionary

Praise To The Holiest In The Height (Richmond – 6 Verses) – Organ

Praise To The Holiest In The Height Lyrics

1. Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

2. O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

3. O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

4. And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

5. And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

6. Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

Meter: CM. Lyrics: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890). Public Domain.

Richmond ~ Recording

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Lectionary

Brother, sister, let me serve you (The Servant Song)

  • Tune: The servant song
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer and Lyricist: Richard Gillard
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1977 Scripture in Song/Maranatha!Music Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected].
  • Performance ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved

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