I vow to thee my country (Thaxted) – Organ

Lyrics

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Recording – for Organ

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Details

  • Tune: Thaxted
  • Meter: 13 13 13 13 13 13
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 – 1934) from Jupiter in his Planets’ Suite
  • Lyricist: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859 – 1918)
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Weddings, Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Lord of all hopefulness (Slane) – Organ

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Lyrics

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

Recording

 
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  • Tune: Slane
  • Meter: 10 11 11 12
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Gaelic, Celtic
  • Church Year: Remembrance, General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish melody.
  • Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953).
  • Music Public Domain
  • Orchestral Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2009 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Organ Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2017 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2009 (small orchestra) 2017 (organ) Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

The Last Post (2 minute silence) and Rouse

  • Tune: The Last Post and Rouse
  • Style: Military
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Recordings

 
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God save our gracious Queen (National Anthem)

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional British
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Lyricist: Unknown verses 1 – 2, verse 3 Lyricist: William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune.
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2007 – 2011 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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British National Anthem – God Save the Queen – Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
but be God’s mercies known
from shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
that men should brothers be,
and form one family
the wide world o’er.

Eternal Father strong to save (Melita) – Organ

Lyrics

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Melita
  • Meter: 88 88 88
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: William Whiting (1825 – 1876)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900049
  • UPC: 5060707370467

And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem – 2 Verses) – for Organ

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

Lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

Recordings

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

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Video from Wedding Songs Vol. 1

 Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.