O Dearest Jesus (Herzliebster Jesus) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 15 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday

1. O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken
That such sharp sentence should on Thee be spoken?
Of what great crime hast Thou to make confession,
What dark transgression?

2. They crown Thy head with thorns, they smite, they scourge Thee;
With cruel mockings to the cross they urge Thee;
They give Thee gall to drink, they still decry Thee;
They crucify Thee.

3. Whence come these sorrows, whence this mortal anguish?
It is my sins for which Thou, Lord, must languish;
Yea, all the wrath, the woe, Thou dost inherit,
This I do merit.

4. What punishment so strange is suffered yonder!
The Shepherd dies for sheep that loved to wander;
The Master pays the debt His servants owe Him,
Who would not know Him.

5. The sinless Son of God must die in sadness;
The sinful child of man may live in gladness;
Man forfeited his life and is acquitted;
God is committed.

6. There was no spot in me by sin untainted;
Sick with sin’s poison, all my heart had fainted;
My heavy guilt to hell had well-nigh brought me,
Such woe it wrought me.

7. O wondrous love, whose depth no heart hath sounded,
That brought Thee here, by foes and thieves surrounded!
All worldly pleasures, heedless, I was trying
While Thou wert dying.

8. O mighty King, no time can dim Thy glory!
How shall I spread abroad Thy wondrous story?
How shall I find some worthy gifts to proffer?
What dare I offer?

9. For vainly doth our human wisdom ponder—-
Thy woes, Thy mercy, still transcend our wonder.
Oh, how should I do aught that could delight Thee!
Can I requite Thee?

10. Yet unrequited, Lord, I would not leave Thee;
I will renounce whate’er doth vex or grieve Thee
And quench with thoughts of Thee and prayers most lowly
All fires unholy.

11. But since my strength will nevermore suffice me
To crucify desires that still entice me,
To all good deeds, oh, let Thy Spirit win me
And reign within me!

12. I’ll think upon Thy mercy without ceasing,
That earth’s vain joys to me no more be pleasing;
To do Thy will shall be my sole endeavor
Henceforth forever.

13. Whate’er of earthly good this life may grant me.
I’ll risk for Thee; no shame, no cross, shall daunt me.
I shall not fear what man can do to harm me
Nor death alarm me.

14. But worthless is my sacrifice, I own it;
Yet, Lord, for love’s sake Thou wilt not disown it;
Thou wilt accept my gift in Thy great meekness
Nor shame my weakness.

15. And when, dear Lord, before Thy throne in heaven
To me the crown of joy at last is given,
Where sweetest hymns Thy saints forever raise Thee,
I, too, shall praise Thee.

Originally a German hymn by Johann Heermann (1585-1647), translated by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), this contemplative hymns is often used on Good Friday.. Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Herzliebster Jesu, composed by Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662). Public Domain
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin, All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900140

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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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Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (Saint Flavian – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide

Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.

As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict’ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.

As you did hunger bear and thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and always live
By your most holy word.

And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
Forevermore, in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.

Abide with us that when this life
Of suffering is past,
An Easter of unending joy
We may attain at last!

Lyrics: Claudia Frances Hernaman (1838 – 1898). Public Domain.

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  • Tune: Saint Flavian
  • Composer: Unknown from John’s Day Psalter (1562)
  • Meter: 86 86
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin All rights reserved.

(ISRC:  UKTU21900092, UPC: 5060707370771, DK UPC: 195068857984)

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Faithful vigil ended (Pastor Pastorum – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

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    • Tune: Pastor Pastorum
    • Meter: 87 87 D
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Verses: 4
    • Composer: Friedrich Silcher (1789 – 1860)
    • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
    • Music Trad. Public Domain
    • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900073
    • UPC: 5060707370009

He Sat To Watch O’er Customs Paid (Winchester New) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Suitable for the Feast of St Matthew

He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
A man of scorned and hardening trade,
Alike the symbol and the tool
Of foreign masters’ hated rule.

But grace within his breast had stirred;
There needed but the timely word:
It came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
That royal summons, ‘Follow me.’

Enough, when thou wast passing by,
To hear thy voice, to meet thine eye:
He rose, responsive to the call,
And left his task, his gains, his all.

O wise exchange! with these to part,
And lay up treasure in the heart –
Who now with crown of light doth shine
Among the apostolic line.

Come, Saviour, as in days of old;
Pass where the world has strongest hold,
And faithless care and selfish greed
Are thorns that choke the holy seed.

Who keep thy gifts, O bid them claim
The steward’s, not the owner’s name;
Who yield up all for thy dear sake,
Let them of Matthew’s wealth partake.

Lyrics by William Bright (1824 – 1901). Public Domain

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  • Tune: Winchester New by an anonymous composer from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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Jesus Lives, Thy Terrors Now (St Albinus – 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses include Easter, Lent and Funeral services.

Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthral us.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of life immortal:
This shall calm our trembling breath,
When we pass its gloomy portal.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! for us he died;
Then, alone to Jesus living,
Pure in heart may we abide,
Glory to our Saviour giving.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
Naught from us his love shall sever;
Life nor death nor powers of hell
Tear us from his keeping ever.
Alleluia.

Jesus lives! to him the throne
Over all the world is given:
May we go where he is gone,
Rest and reign with him in heaven.
Alleluia.

German Original “Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich” by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715 – 1769), translated by Francis Elizabeth Cox (1812 – 1897). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: St Albinus composed by Henry John Gauntlett (1805 – 1876). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 78 78 and Alleluia
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin.  All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900124

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Original Key – B Flat Major
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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.

Score

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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
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine (Engelberg) – Organ

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Engelberg
  • Meter: 10 10 10 4 or 10 10 10 and Alleluia
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
  • Lyricist: Francis Bland Tucker (1895 – 1974) based on Philippians 2.5-11
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright ©  1982 Church Pension Fund
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

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

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

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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  • 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.
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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

Score

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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.