I bind unto myself today (St Patrick’s Breastplate – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this day to me forever,
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation,
His baptism in the Jordan river,
His death on cross for my salvation,
His bursting from the spiced tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom,
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
God’s eye to watch, God’s might to stay,
God’s ear to hearken to my need,
The wisdom of my God to teach,
God’s hand to guide, God’s shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
God’s heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three,
Of whom all nature has creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word.
Praise to the Lord of my salvation;
Salvation is of Christ the Lord!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: St Patrick’s Breastplate
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
  • Lyricist: St Patrick (373 – 463)
  • Translator: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
  • Church Year: Trinity, St Patrick’s Day
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

Raise your arms up to the sky (Raise Your Hands – 2 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Please note the second verse refrain is followed by a Coda.

Raise your  arms up to the sky,
Raise your hands and lift them high;
Praise the Lord in heaven above,
Praise the Lord heaven above.
Praise Him with your heart and soul,
Praise him for He’s made you whole,
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Praise the Lord in heaven above.

He’s our God, the Three-in-One,
Father, Holy Spirit, Son;
Praise the Lord, He’s King of Kings,
Praise the Lord, He’s King of Kings.
Praise Him with your heart and soul,
Praise him for He’s made you whole,
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Praise the Lord in heaven above.

Raise your hands,
Raise your hands,
Oh praise the Lord!

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Used with permission.

Recording

 
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Details

    • Tune: Raise Your Hands
    • Meter: 77 77 and Refrain
    • Style: Early 21st Century
    • Church Year: Trinity, General
    • Composer: Stephen G Brown
    • Music Copyright © 2012 Stephen G Brown
    • Lyricist: Colin Gordon Farleigh (b. 1943)
    • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
    • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.

Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Recording

 
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  • Tune: Gopsal
  • Meter: 66 66 and Refrain
  • Verses: 4
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, General
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1695 – 1759).
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Organ with Trumpet Descant

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Recording

 
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  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Orchestra

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 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.

O for a closer walk with God (Stracathro)

O for a closer walk with God – Lyrics

O for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
And worship only Thee.

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Stracathro
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Traditional Celtic, Traditional Scottish
  • Composer: Charles Hutchinson (1792 – 1860) Harp Obligato arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
  • Usage: Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O store gud

Hymn – O store gud – Lyrics

Swedish

1. O store Gud, när jag den värld beskådar,
Som du har skapat med ditt allmaktsord,
Hur där din visdom väver livets trådar,
Och alla väsen mättas vid ditt bord.

Refrain:
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!

2. När sommarvinden susar över fälten,
När blommor dofta invid källans rand,
När trastar drilla i de gröna tälten,
Vid furuskogens tysta, dunkla rand;

3. När jag i bibeln skådar alla under,
Som Herren gjort se’n förste Adams tid,
Hur nådefull Han varit alla stunder,
Och hjälpt sitt folk ur livets synd och strid;

4. När slutligt alla tidens höljen falla,
Uti åskådning byter sig min tro,
Och evighetens klara klockor kalla,
Min frälsta ande till dess sabbatsro;

Final Refrain
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
Tack store Gud! Tack store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
Tack store Gud! Tack store Gud!

Recording

Because of issues with the copyright owner of “O Lord my God”, no recording is currently available.

Details

  • Tune: O store Gud
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Swedish
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Swedish Folk Melody originally put to English translation by arranger: Stuart K Hine
  • Usage: General, Trinity
  • Lyricist: Carl Gustav Boberg (1859 – 1940)

To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ and Trumpets Descant

For a recording without the decant trumpets see To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory – great things he hath done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the son:
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see! Refrain

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: To God be the glory
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Easter, General, Trinity
  • Composer: William Howard Doane (1832 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: Frances Jane van Alstyne (1820 – 1915) also known as Fanny Jane Crosby
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Descant Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
  • Performance  ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Thou, whose almighty word (Moscow) – Organ

Lyrics

Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!

Thou, who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind
Let there be light!

Spirit of Truth and Love,
Lifegiving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move on the water’s face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
Let there be light!

Holy and blessèd Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth far and wide
Let there be light!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Moscow, sometimes called Tune: Italian Hymn
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Unknown Music from Martin Madan’s Collection of Psalms and Hymns, 1769 arranger: Felice de Giardini (1716 – 1796).
  • Lyricist: John Marriott (1780 – 1825)
  • Church Year: Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.