A new recording of “God Is Working His Purpose Out”, a rousing hymn with words by Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919), an English lyricist and schoolmaster at Eton College, which might explain much of its tone. It is set to the tune “Benson” by Millicent D. Kingham (1866 – 1927), a South African composer. Very piece much of its time, with its echos of militant missionaries at the peak of British Empire, but still relevant today.
New recording of one of the world’s favourite hymns. Words by Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895). This setting by William Henry Monk (1823-1889). #hymn #organ
With lyrics by John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811-1875) this famous hymn has been set to “Worship”, a new tune by Ian Lawrie. Performed by Richard Irwin.
I hope you like this new recording, a triumphant hymns with lyrics from “Urbs beata Jerusalem” (c. 7th century), translated John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866) and set to the music of Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) arranged E. Hawkins (1802 – 1868). Performed by Richard Irwin. No organist? 100’s of hymns available for use in services from play.hymnswithoutwords.com
The Gardener’s Hymn
Dedicated to my sister Suzi Irwin, a dedicated garden designer, gardener and artist
Just released. A hymn for Trinity Sunday with words by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) set to an old Warwickshire Ballad, Shipston by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Performed by Richard Irwin. Source: Firmly I Believe And Truly (Shipston) – Organ
A hymn with words by Charles Wesley (1707–1788) set to the tune Darwell’s 148th by John Darwall (1731–1789), performed by Richard M.S. Irwin. Source: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Organ
Another brand new hymn by Verna Penn Moll inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic with words based upon Haggai 6: 2-7 & Hebrews 12: 27. Set to a new tune Draycot by Richard Irwin.