A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein Feste Burg Revised – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

A mighty fortress is our God,
A trusty shield and weapon;
He helps us free from ev’ry need
That has us now o’ertaken.
The old evil foe
Now means deadly woe;
Deep guile and great might
Are his dread arms in fight;
On earth is not his equal.

With might of ours can naught be done;
Soon were our loss effected.
But for us fights the valiant One
Whom God Himself elected.
You ask, “Who is this?”
Jesus Christ it is,
The almighty Lord.
And there’s none other God;
He holds the field forever.

Though devils all the world should fill,
All eager to devour us,
We tremble not, we fear no ill:
They shall not overpow’r us.
This world’s prince may still
Scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none.
He’s judged; the deed is done!
One little word can fell him.

The Word they still shall let remain,
Nor any thanks have for it;
He’s by our side upon the plain
With His good gifts and Spirit.
And do what they will–
Hate, steal, hurt, or kill–
Though all may be gone,
Our victory is won;
The kingdom’s ours forever!

German Lyrics by Martin Luther (1483 – 1546), composite translation from Hymnary.org. Public Domain.

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  • Tune: Ein Feste Burg Revised composer by Martin Luther. Public Domain.
  • Meter: 87 87 55 56 7
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900141

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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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A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

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 glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

This Joyful Eastertide (Vreuchten – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suggested uses: Easter Sunday

Lyrics by Rev. Fred Pratt Green (1903 – 2000) We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

 

Recording

  • Tune: Vreuchten a traditional Dutch tune arranged by Charles Wood (1866 – 1926). Music Public Domain
  • Meter: 67 67 and Refrain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900133

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The Lord Is Risen Indeed (Narenza – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suggested uses: Easter Sunday

The Lord is ris’n indeed,
And are the tidings true?
Yes, we beheld the Saviour bleed,
And saw Him living too.

The Lord is ris’n indeed,
Then justice asks no more;
Mercy and Truth are now agreed,
Who stood opposed before.

The Lord is ris’n indeed,
Then is the work performed;
The captive surely now is freed,
And death, our foe, disarmed.

The Lord is ris’n indeed,
Attending angels hear;
Up to the courts of heav’n, with speed,
The joyful tidings bear.

Then take your golden lyres,
And strike each cheerful chord;
Join all the bright celestial choirs
To sing our risen Lord.

Lyrics by Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Narenza From Johannes Leisentritt’s “Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum” adapted by William Henry Havergal (1793 – 1870. Music Public Domain
  • Meter: SM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. . All rights reserved.  ISRC UKTU21900131

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Sing Out Your Praises To Our King (Easter Song – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suggested uses: Easter Sunday

Sing out your praises to our king
This happy Easter day!
Lift up your voice and join the throng
That praises God to-day!

We celebrate the risen Lord
With heart and voice and soul;
For He has overcome the grave
So we can be made whole.

His victory is our to share,
His prize is ours to claim!
Now we can spend eternity
Praising His hold name!

So now with joyful hearts
Sing loud and true and long.
Celebrate this glorious day,
With thankful praise and song.

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

Recording

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Easter Song  composed by Eudoxia Ypsilanti (b. 1980) copyright © 2011 Eudoxia Ypsilanti, copyright control Sheer Joy Music . Used with Permission
  • Meter: 86 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900128

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Have You Heard The News Of Jesus (Have You Heard – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suggested uses: Easter Sunday

Have you heard the news of Jesus,
How he came the lost to save;
Dying on the tree of vict’ry
Overcoming death and grave?

Now we celebrate that Vict’ry
On this glorious Easter Day!
Praising Christ, the blessed Saviour,
He’s the Truth, the life, the Way.

Praise Him now, in celebration
Of His vict’ry over sin;
He has overcome the darkness,
Letting light come flooding in.

Lift your voices now in worship
On this sacred Day of Days:
Glorify our blesséd Saviour,
Sing in everlasting praise!

Lyrics Copyright © 2007 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Have You Heard
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Composer: Andrew Millinchip
  • Music © 2007 Andrew Millinchip, copyright control Sheer Joy Music .
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900121

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Oft In Danger, Oft In Woe (University College) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Pilgrimage

Oft in danger, oft in woe,
Onward, Christians, onward go;
Bear the toil, maintain the strife,
Strengthened with the bread of life.

Onward, Christians, onward go,
Join the war, and face the foe;
Will ye flee in danger’s hour?
Know ye not your Captain’s power?

Let not sorrow dim your eye;
Soon shall every tear be dry:
Let not fears your course impede;
Great your strength, if great your need.

Let your drooping hearts be glad;
March in heavenly armour clad;
Fight, nor think the battle long:
Soon shall victory wake your song.

Onward then in battle move;
More than conquerors ye shall prove:
Though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.

Lyrics: Henry Kirke White (1785 – 1806) ,writing as Shapcott Wensley

Recording

  • Tune: University College, Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805 – 1876). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900113

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The Blessed Redeemer Has Found Me (He Saves Me – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: General Use

The blessed Redeemer has found me,
And shattered the fetters that bound me;
Though all was confusion around me,
He came and spoke peace to my soul.
In tenderest love He hath bought me,
With patience He constantly sought me,
The way of salvation He taught me,
And made my heart perfectly whole.
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
I’ll praise Him, I’ll praise Him,
His Spirit abideth within.
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
I’ll praise Him, I’ll praise Him,
His blood cleanseth me from all sin.

I yielded my all to pursue Him,
And asked to be filled with his grace,
Although a vile sinner before Him,
Thro’ faith I was led to implore Him,
And now I rejoice and adore Him,
Restored to His loving embrace.
He saves me, He saves me, . . .

I never, no never, will leave Him,
Grow weary of service and grieve Him,
I’ll constantly trust and believe Him,
Secure in His presence Divine.
Abiding love is ever flowing,
In knowledge and grace ever growing,
Confiding implicity, knowing
That Jesus the Saviour is mine.
He saves me, He saves me, . . .

Lyrics inspired by Ephesians 2.8 written by Judson W. Van De Venter (1855–1939). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Ealing, Composer: Winfield Scott Weeden (1847–1908). Public Domain
  • Meter: 99 98 D and Refrain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC UKTU21900108

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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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