When Christ Our Lord To Andrew Cried (St Andrew Tans’ur – 3 Verses) – Organ

When Christ Our Lord To Andrew Cried ~ Lyrics

When Christ our Lord to Andrew cried:
“Come, thou, and follow me,”
The fisher left his net beside the Sea of Galilee.
To teach the truth the Master taught,
To tread the path he trod
Was all his will and thus he brought
Unnumbered souls to God.

When Andrew’s hour had come, and he
Was doomed, like Christ to die,
He kissed his cross exultingly,
And this his noble cry:
“O noble cross! O precious wood!
I long have yearned for thee;
Uplift me to my only good
Who died on thee for me.”

St Andrew now in bliss above,
Thy fervent prayers renew
That Scotland yet again may love
The faith, entire and true;
That I the cross allotted me
May bear with patient love! ‘
Twill lift me, as it lifted thee,
To reign with Christ above.

Meter: 86 86 D. Lyrics by E M Barret (dates unknown). Public Domain.

St Andrew Tans’ur ~ Recording

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm (BWV 582)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582) is one of his most important and well-known works. Believed to be written early in his career it had a great influence on 19th and 20th century composers, including Robert Schumann, who described the passacaglia’s variations as “intertwined so ingeniously that one can never cease to be amazed.”
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For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass (Green Grass – 5 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass ~ Lyrics

For every blade of bright green grass,
For every petal of each flower,
For every leaf on every tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For each raindrop, each wet shower,
That falls on dusty, parchèd earth,
And nourishes the fertile loam,
And sprouts up shoots with growing power.

For every seed of every plant,
That multiplies its sacred kind,
For sweetest fruit of yielding tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For every species of each herb,
That seasons up our fractured whole,
And soothes and calms like Gilead’s balm,
And heals the mind, body and soul.

For Nature’s generosity
Sustaining all createdkind,
Your gift of Omni love divine,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

Meter: LM. Lyrics by Verna Penn Moll, Copyright © 2020. CCLI 7165644.

Green Grass ~ Recording

  • Tune: Green Grass, composed by Richard M S Irwin (b.1955) Copyright © 2020. Used with permission. CCLI: 7165644.
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Hark The Glad Sound! (Bristol – 4 Verses) – Organ

Hark The Glad Sound! ~ Lyrics

Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
And ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
In Satan’s bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
T’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heav’n’s eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved Name.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751). Public Domain.

Bristol ~ Recording

 

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All Beautiful The March Of Days (Forest Green – 3 Verses) – Organ

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 solemn splendours of the night
Burn brighter through the cold.
Life mounts in ev’ry throbbing vein,
Love deepens round the hearth,
And clearer sounds the angel hymn,
“Good will to all on earth.”

3. O God, from whose unfathomed Law
The year in beauty flows,
Yourself the vision passing by
In crystal and in rose,
Day unto day shall utter speech,
And night to night proclaim,
In ever changing words of light,
The wonder of your name.

Meter: DCM. Lyricist: Frances Whitmarsh Wile (1878 -1939). Public Domain.

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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.

Mother Of Mercy (Mater Misericoriae – 6 Verses) – Organ

Mother Of Mercy ~ Lyrics

1. Mother of Mercy! day by day
My love of thee grows more and more;
Thy gifts are strewn upon my way
Like sands upon the great sea-shore.
Like sands upon the great sea-shore.

2. Though poverty and work and woe
The masters of my life may be,
When times are worst, who does not know
Darkness is light with love of thee?
Darkness is light with love of thee?

3. But scornful men have coldly said
Thy love was leading me from God;
And yet in this I did but tread
The very path my Saviour trod.
The very path my Saviour trod.

4. They know but little of thy worth
Who speak these heartless words to me;
For what did Jesus love on earth
One half so tenderly as thee?
One half so tenderly as thee?

5. Get me the grace to love thee more;
Jesus will give if thou wilt plead;
And, Mother! when life’s cares are o’er,
O I shall love thee then indeed!
O I shall love thee then indeed!

6. Jesus, when His three hours were run,
Bequeath’d thee from the cross to me;
And O! how can I love thy Son,
Sweet Mother! if I love not thee?
Sweet Mother! if I love not thee?

Meter:  (8)98 88 88 8 Lyrics by Frederick Willaim Faber (1814 – 1863). Public Domain.

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God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old (Ein Feste Burg – 4 verses) – Organ

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 66 667. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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

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The God Of Love My Shepherd Is (University – 5 Verses) – Organ

The God Of Love My Shepherd Is ~ Lyrics

1. The God of love my shepherd is,
And he that doth me feed;
While he is mine and I am his,
What can I want or need?

2. He leads me to the tender grass,
Where I both feed and rest;
Then to the streams that gently pass:
In both I have the best.

3. Or if I stray, he doth convert,
And bring my mind in frame,
And all this not for my desert,
But for his holy name.

4. Yea, in death’s shady black abode
Well may I walk, not fear;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
To guide, thy staff to bear.

5. Surely thy sweet and wondrous love
Shall measure all my days;
And, as it never shall remove,
So neither shall my praise.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by George Herbert (1726 – 1792). Public Domain

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