From Advent to Epiphany Vol. 2

From Advent to Epiphany Vol 2, traditional hymns and carols for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with descants for use by choirs and congregations.

  • ‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple (Simple Gifts, Folk Band, 3 Verses)
    ‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple Lyrics ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain’d, To bow and to bend we shan’t ...
  • 6 Popular Christmas Descants – For Practice
    Here are a collection of recordings to help descants practice for the Christmas season.  Please contact us, if you need one that is not currently available. Each recording consists of an introductory verse, followed by the descant verse with the descant played by a trumpet. Hark the herald angels sing : Descant Please Right-Click and Save Link ...
  • A Brighter Dawn Is Breaking (Nun Lasst Uns Gott, Organ, 4 Verses)
    A Brighter Dawn Is Breaking Lyrics A brighter dawn is breaking, And earth with praise is waking; For Thou, O King, most highest, The power of death defiest. And Thou hast come victorious, With risen body glorious, Who now forever livest, And life abundant givest. O free the world from blindness, And fill the world with kindness, Give sinners resurrection, Bring striving to perfection. In sickness give us ...
  • A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe, Organ, 3 Verses)
    Lyrics A carolling! A carolling! Sing of the Saviour’s birth; Of shepherds and of angels, Of peace on all the Earth. A carolling! A carolling! The songs so full of joy. Sing with the heav’nly choir above That praised the infant boy. A carolling! A carolling! Sing of the guiding star; Of shepherds and of wise men Of how they journeyed far. A carolling! A carolling! Sing of that ...
  • A Child Is Born To Us (Denby, Organ, 3 Verses)
    A Child Is Born To Us : Lyrics A child is born to us, The Son to us is giv’n. The government of God Will rest upon His frame. He is the King of Kings, New life and hope He brings; His mighty government Will never, never end. We’ll name Him Wonderful, We’ll call Him Counsellor; We’ll claim His saving grace, And we will call Him Friend. Almighty ...
  • A Great And Mighty Wonder (Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, Organ & Trumpets, 4 Verses)
    A Great And Mighty Wonder : Lyrics A great and mighty wonder, A full and holy cure: The Virgin bears the Infant With virgin honour pure! Repeat the hymn again: To God on high be glory And peace on earth to men! The Word becomes incarnate And yet remains on high, And cherubim sing anthems To shepherds from the sky. Repeat the hymn again: To God on high ...
  • A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing! (Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Organ, 4 Verses)
    A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing! Lyrics 1. A hymn of glory let us sing! New hymns throughout the world shall ring: Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ, by a road before untrod, Ascends unto the throne of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 2. The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand. Alleluia! Alleluia! And with his faithful foll’wers they see Their Lord ascend in ...
  • A Love Song Soothes My Soul So (Suzi, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses)
    The Gardener’s Hymn Dedicated to my sister Suzi Irwin, a dedicated garden designer, gardener and artist. A Love Song Soothes My Soul So Lyrics 1. A love song soothes my soul so: When spring flow’rs start to grow, And bees court, like striped bride-grooms, To fragrant lilac, rose perfumed; This love song so bright It wings my soul to heaven, I hear the voice ...
  • A Man There Lived In Galilee (Tyrol, Organ, 3 Verses)
    A Man There Lived In Galilee : Lyrics 1. A man there lived in Galilee like no one else before, for he alone from first to last our flesh unsullied wore; a perfect life of perfect deeds once to the world was shown, that everyone might mark his steps and in them place their own. 2. A man there died on Calvary, above all others ...
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein Feste Burg Revised, Organ, 4 verses)
    A Mighty Fortress Is Our God : Recording Tune: Ein Feste Burg Revised composer by Martin Luther (1483-1546). Public Domain. Performance ℗ 2020 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900141 https://soundcloud.com/richardirwinmusic/a-mighty-fortress-is-our-god-ein-feste-burg-revised-4-verses-organ A Mighty Fortress Is Our God : Free MP3 Download The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to ...
  • A Mighty Wind Around Us (Cara, Organ, 4 Verses) – The Spirit’s Fire
    A Mighty Wind Around Us Lyrics The Spirit’s Fire 1. A mighty wind around us, Is rushing through this place; God’s Spirit full surrounds us, Defeating time and space. 2. The Spirit’s fire consuming, We burn with faith’s desire; God’s mighty pow’r upon us, We blaze with holy fire. 3. Christ calls on us to serve Him, To witness to His love; To love and serve our ...
  • A New Commandment (Piano and Flute, 4 Verses)
    A New Commandment : Lyrics A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another as I have loved you. That you love one another as I have loved you. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples If you have love one for another. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples If ...
  • Abba Father (Flute and Theodor, 2 Verses)
    Abba Father Let Me Be : Lyrics We regret that as the lyrics of this hymn are still in copyright, we are unable to publish them. For CCLI details see Song 38686. See also Dearest Mother May Each Day Lyrics by Dave Bilbrough (b. 1965). Copyright © 1977 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music. Meter: 76 76 75 75.   Abba Father Let Me ...
  • Abide With Me (Eventide, Brass Band, 5 Verses)
    Abide With Me Brass Band : Recording Other settings of Abide With Me https://soundcloud.com/richardirwinmusic/abide-with-me-eventide-5-verses-brass-band-2019 Tune: Eventide, composed by William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889). Public Domain. Performance for Brass Band ℗ 2019 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. UKTU21900030. Background image by Johannes Plenio Abide With Me : Lyrics 1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When ...
  • Abide With Me (Eventide, Organ, 5 Verses)
    Abide With Me : Lyrics Alternative versions of Abide With Me 1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. 2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in ...
  • Ah Holy Jesu How Hast Thou Offended (Herzliebster Jesu, Organ, 5 Verses)
    Ah Holy Jesu How Hast Thou Offended : Lyrics 1. Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, That man to judge thee hath in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted. 2. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee. ‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee: I ...
  • All Beautiful The March Of Days (Forest Green, Organ, 3 Verses)
    All Beautiful The March Of Days : Lyrics 1. All beautiful the march of days, As seasons come and go. The hand that shaped the rose has wrought The crystal of the snow, Has sent the hoary frost of heav’n, The flowing waters sealed, And laid a silent loveliness On hill and wood and field. 2. O’er white expanses, sparkling pure, The radiant morns unfold; The ...
  • All Creation Bless The Lord (Campian, Organ, 5 Verses)
    All Creation Bless The Lord : Lyrics 1. All creation, bless the Lord, Angels in the highest heav’n; Pow’rs above now heed His Word Glory to His Name be giv’n. 2. Sun and moon and stars of heav’n, Rain and snow and fiery flame; Bless the Lord, to Him be giv’n, Honour to His glor’ous Name. 3. Heights of hills, the fruitful plain, Trees and ...
  • All Creatures Of Our God And King (Lasst Uns Erfreuen, Organ, 7 Verses)
    All Creatures Of Our God And King : Lyrics 1. All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voices, let us sing: Alleluia, alleluia! Bright brother sun with golden beams, Clear sister moon with softer gleams, O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 2. Swift rushing winds, so wild and strong, High clouds that sail in heavens along. O praise him, ...
  • All for Jesus Great Redeemer (Beecher, Organ, 2 Verses)
    All for Jesus Great Redeemer Lyrics All for Jesus, great Redeemer, I surrender heart and soul; All for Jesus, all for Jesus, He’s restored me, made me whole. All for Jesus, all for Jesus, I am His throughout my days; All for Jesus, all for Jesus, I will live a life of praise. All for Jesus, gracious Saviour, Till I meet Him face to face; All ...
  • All For Jesus! (All For Jesus, Organ, 5 Verses)
    All For Jesus! Lyrics Lyricist: William John Sparrow-Simpson (1859 – 1952). Lyrics Copyright Novello & Co. Ltd. Meter: 87 87. We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright. All For Jesus! Recording Tune: All for Jesus, composed by John Stainer (1840 – 1901). Public Domain. Performance ℗ ...
  • All Glory Laud And Honour (Saint Theodulph, Organ, 5 Verses)
    All Glory Laud And Honour Lyrics All glory, laud, and honour, To thee, Redeemer, King, To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring. 1. Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David’s royal Son, Who in the Lord’s name comest, The King and Blessed One. Refrain 2. The company of angels Are praising thee on high, And we with all creation In chorus make reply. Refrain 3. The ...
  • All Hail And Welcome Holy Child (Luinneach, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses)
    All Hail And Welcome Holy Child : Lyrics Lyrics by Adoh Mac Cathmhaoil (1571 – 1626), translated by George Otto Simms (1910 – 1991). Copyright © Oxford University Press. Meter: 87 87. We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright. All Hail And Welcome Holy Child ...
  • All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Diadem, Organ, 6 verses)
    All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name : Lyrics Other settings of All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name. 1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, And crown Him Lord of all. 2. Crown him, you martyrs of our God, Who ...
  • All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Miles Lane, Brass Band, 6 Verses)
    All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name : Lyrics Other settings of All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name. This recording has been made to accompany singers in Church Services. 1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him Crown Him Lord of all. 2. Crown him, you ...
  • All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Miles Lane, Organ, 6 verses)
    All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name : Lyrics Other settings of All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him Crown Him Lord of all. Crown him, you martyrs of our God, Who from his altar call; Praise Him whose way of pain ...
  • All in an Easter Garden (Easter Garden) – Piano
    Lyrics ~ 2 verses Meter: 76 76 76 86 All in an Easter garden, Before the break of day, An angel came from heaven And rolled the stone away. When Jesus’ friends came seeking, With myrrh and spices rare, They found the angels at the door, But Jesus was not there. All in an Easter garden, Where water lilies bloom, The angels gave their message Beside an empty ...
  • All My Hope On God Is Founded (Michael, Organ, 4 Verses)
    All My Hope On God Is Founded : Recording Tune: Michael, composed by Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983). Music © 1969 Novello and Co. Limited, used with permission Performance ℗ 2019 Richard Irwin Music® (b. 1955). ISRC UKTU21900013. All My Hope On God Is Founded : Free MP3 Download Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed The music used in this ...
  • All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth, Organ and Descant, 5 Verses)
    All People That On Earth Do Dwell : Lyrics 1. All people that on earth do dwell,Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;Come ye before Him and rejoice. 2. The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;Without our aid He did us make;We are His folk, He doth us feed,And for ...
  • All Praise Be To Thee My Saviour And King (Hanover, Organ, 3 Verses)
    All Praise Be To Thee My Saviour And King : Lyrics (All Praise Be To Thee My Savior And King) All praise be to Thee, my Saviour and King: Such richness and love to my life You bring. My hands lift in worship, to You now I raise; My life Lord, forever, an off ‘ring of praise. For ever to serve ...
  • All Praise To Thee For Thou O King Divine (Engelberg, Organ, 5 Verses)
    All Praise To Thee For Thou O King Divine : Lyrics Lyricist: Francis Bland Tucker (1895-1974) based on Philippians 2.5-11. Lyrics Copyright ©  1982 Church Pension Fund. Meter: 10 10 10 4 or 10 10 10 and Alleluia. We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still ...
  • All Things Bright And Beautiful (All Things Bright, Organ, 5 Verses)
    Alternative settings of All Things Bright And Beautiful. All Things Bright And Beautiful : Lyrics All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all. 1. Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, God made their glowing colours, and made their tiny wings. Refrain 2. The purple-headed mountains, the river ...
  • All Things Bright And Beautiful (Royal Oak, Organ, 5 verses)
    Alternative settings of All Things Bright And Beautiful. All Things Bright And Beautiful : Royal Oak ~ Recording Tune: Royal Oak, a Traditional English Folk melody by an anonymous composer arranged by Richard M S Irwin © Copyright 2020 Performance ℗ 2020 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900213 All Things Bright And Beautiful : Royal Oak Download Please Right-Click and ...
  • All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure (Kingsfold, Orchestra, 2 Verses)
    Other settings of All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure also known as All Ye Who Seek A Comfort Sure All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure : Lyrics 1. All you who seek a comfort sure In sadness and distress, Whatever sorrow burdens you, Whatever griefs oppress: When Jesus gave himself for us And died upon the tree, His heart was pierced ...
  • All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure (St Bernard, Organ, 2 Verses)
    Other settings of All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure also known as All Ye Who Seek A Comfort Sure All You Who Seek A Comfort Sure : Lyrics 1. All you who seek a comfort sure In sadness and distress, Whatever sorrow burdens you, Whatever griefs oppress: When Jesus gave himself for us And died upon the tree, His heart was pierced ...
  • Alleluia Alleluia Give Thanks To The Risen Lord (Alleluia No. 1, Chamber Ensemble, 5 Verses)
    Alleluia Alleluia Give Thanks To The Risen Lord Lyrics Alleluia, Alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord, Alleluia, alleluia, give praise to His name. 1. Jesus is Lord of all the earth. He is the King of creation. Refrain. 2. Spread the good news o’er all the earth. Jesus has died and has risen. Refrain. 3. We have been crucified with Christ. Now we shall ...
  • Alleluia Alleluia Hearts To Heaven (Lux Eoi, Organ, 5 Verses)
    Alleluia Alleluia Hearts To Heaven Lyrics Suggested uses include Easter 1. Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts to heav’n and voices raise: Sing to God a hymn of gladness, Sing to God a hymn of praise. He, who on the cross a victim For the world’s salvation bled, Jesus Christ, the King of glory, Now is risen from the dead. 2. Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits Of the ...
  • Alleluia Sing To Jesus (Hyfrydol, Organ and Trumpet Descant, 4 Verses)
    Alleluia Sing To Jesus : Lyrics 1. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; His the scepter, His the throne; Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone. Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion Thunder like a mighty flood: “Jesus out of every nation Hath redeemed us by His blood.” 2. Alleluia! Not as orphans Are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! He is near us: Faith believes, nor questions ...
  • Alleluia Sing To Jesus To The Manger Praises Bring (Calon Lân, Organ, 5 Verses)
    Alleluia Sing To Jesus To The Manger Praises Bring : Lyrics Alleluia, sing to Jesus! To the manger praises bring; Alleluia, lift your voices, Praises to the infant King! Alleluia, sing your praises, Sing them loud to Christ the King! Alleluia, sing your praises, To his feet your tribute bring! Alleluia, sing to Jesus! Songs of praises to the boy; Alleluia, lift your ...
  • Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide (Dim Ond Isesu, Brass Band, 5 Verses)
    Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide Lyrics We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide at the moment, as they are still in copyright. Lyrics by John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971). Meter: 87 87 D. Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide Recording Tune: Dim ond Isesu composed ...
  • Almighty Father Of All Things To Be (Chilton Foliat, Organ, 6 Verses)
    Almighty Father Of All Things To Be : Lyrics 1. Almighty Father of all things that be, Our life, our work we consecrate to thee, Whose heavens declare thy glory from above, Whose earth below is witness to thy love. 2. For well we know this weary, soiled earth Is yet thine own by right of its new birth, Since that great ...
  • Amazing Grace (Organ, 5 Verses)
    Alternative settings of Amazing Grace Amazing Grace : Recording Tune: Amazing Grace a traditional American tune by an anonymous composer. Arrangement © 2022 Richard Irwin Music® Performance ℗ 2022 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. Amazing Grace : Lyrics 1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but ...
  • Amazing Grace (Small Orchestra, 6 Verses)
    Alternative settings of Amazing Grace Amazing Grace (Orchestra) : Recording A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin’s album Wedding Songs – Vol 1 on which is available from Amazon, Google Music, iTunes and Spotify. Tune: Amazing Grace a traditional American tune by an anonymous composer. Arrangement © 2013 Richard Irwin Music® Performance ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. Amazing ...
  • Among Us And Before Us (Gatehouse, Piano Ensemble, 5 Verses)
    Among Us And Before Us Lyrics Lyricists: John Lamberton Bell (b.1949), and Graham Alexander Maule (1958 – 2019). Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland. http://www.wildgoose.scot. Because of copyright rules, we regret we cannot have a copy of the lyrics on our website. Among Us And Before Us Recording Tune: Gatehouse, composed by John Lamberton Bell (b.1949), and ...
  • An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds (Brycheiniog, Small Ensemble, 4 Verses)
    An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds : Lyrics An angel appeared to the shepherds As they tended their sheep on that night, Foretold of the birth of the Saviour, Who would banish the dark with His Light. He told of a sign that would guide them To the place where the infant would lay; For God placed a star in the heavens As ...
  • And Can It Be (Sagina, Organ, 5 Verses)
    See other settings of And Can It Be That I Should Gain And Can It Be : Recording Organ https://soundcloud.com/richardirwinmusic/and-can-it-be-sagina-5-verses-organ-2019 Tune: Sagina, composed by Thomas Campbell (1800-1876). Public Domain Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900038 And Can It Be That I Should Gain : Free MP3 Download Organ Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed The ...
  • And Can It Be That I Should Gain (Sagina, Brass Band, 5 Verses)
    See other settings of And Can It Be That I Should Gain And Can It Be That I Should Gain : Recording Brass Band By special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor of St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man Tune: Sagina, composed by Thomas Campbell (1800-1876). Public Domain Performance ℗ 2018 Richard ...
  • And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time (Jerusalem, Orchestra, 2 Verses)
    And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time : Lyrics Other settings of And Did Those Feet 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 ...
  • And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time (Jerusalem, Organ, 2 Verses)
    And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time 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 ...
  • And Now O Father (Gibbons Song 1, Organ, 4 Verses)
    And Now O Father : Recording Alternative settings of And Now O Father Mindful Of The Love https://soundcloud.com/richardirwinmusic/and-now-o-father-gibbons?si=185fd10d796947719ced6c1b370cb14a&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing Tune: Song 1, composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Public Domain. Performance ℗ 2022 Richard Irwin Music®. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900486. And Now O Father : Free MP3 Download The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance ...

 

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