In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

In Candle Glow Most Sacred ~ Lyrics

In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

Nimrod ~ Recordings

  • Tune: Nimrod, composed by Sir Edward William Elgar (1857 – 1934) and arranged for Organ and Choir by © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b.1955). Melody Public Domain.
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History

Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (Easter Hymn – 6 Verses) – Organ

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today ~ Lyrics

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

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O For A Heart To Praise My God (Stockton) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for Ash Wednesday, Lent, General Usage

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free;
A heart that’s sprinkled with the blood
So freely shed for me:

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone:

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life nor death can part
From him that dwells within:

A heart in every thought renewed,
And full of love divine;
Perfect and right and pure and good —
A copy, Lord, of thine.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of Love.

Lyrics: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Stockton
  • Composer: Thomas Wright (1763 – 1829)
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900072

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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

Recordings

  • 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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Praise Jesus, Reigning Now On Earth (Richmond – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise Jesus, reigning now on Earth,
High-seated on the throne;
Praise Him who grants us second birth,
Then takes us for His own.

Though weary in our earthly life,
Now we have been set free;
Freed from our troubles, toil and strife,
Now thus will ever be.

So now we sing eternal praise,
To Christ who is our King;
Rejoice and worship all our days,
To Him our tributes bring.

Praise Him below, Praise Him above,
Our songs of joy we’ll sing;
We’ll praise God’s everlasting love,
Praise Jesus Christ, our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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Details

  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1724 – 1820) adapted by Samuel Webbe the Younger (1770 – 1843)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Lyrics: Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performances ℗ 2018 and 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.

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Second Chances Released

I am very happy for my friend and hymn/songwriter and collaborator Colin Gordon-Farleigh who has successfully launched a new career as a country singer in Nashville, USA. In the last year, his songs have been winning numerous number one slots and awards. Together we have produced two bluegrass hymns for congregational singing –  Oh lead us by the hand Lord and I can hear the Saviour calling as well as more traditional hymns that can be found here.

He has just launched a brand new album “Second Chances” – please like and share!

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Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Easter Hymn – 4 verses) – Organ

See Also Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn – 3 verses) – Organ

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today ~ Lyrics

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Lyricist: Unknown, Verse 1 anonymous translation of Surrexit hodie – 14th Century. Verse 2 – 4 from J. Arnolds Complete Psalmodist (1749). Public Domain.

Easter Hymn ~ Recording

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Will your anchor hold

Hymn – Will your anchor hold – Lyrics

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine. Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Straits of Fear,
When the breakers roar and the reef is near?
Though the surges rave, and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow? Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Floods of Death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the Veil. Refrain

Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold, our harbour bright?
We shall anchor safe by the heav’nly shore,
When life’s storms are past forevermore. Refrain

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  • Tune: Will your anchor hold
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Lyricist: Priscilla Jane Owens (1829 – 1899)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Rockingham) – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died;
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

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Tune: Rockingham by an anonymous composer adapted by Edward Miller (1735 – 1807). Public Domain.
Meter: LM
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There is a green hill far away (Horsley)

Hymn – There is a green hill far away – Lyrics

There is a green hill far away,
Outwith a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains He had to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiv’n,
He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to Heav’n,
Saved by His precious blood.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has He loved,
And we must love Him, too,
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

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Details

Tune: Horsley
Meter: CM
Style: Classical
Composer: William Horsley (1774 – 1858)
Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
Church Year: Lent, Good Friday, Passiontide
Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.