Lyrics:
Hymns and Songs of My Mother


Note. Titles are in Alpabetical Order to make it easier to look up titles, NOT in order as on the album.

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Words – Henry Francis Lyte (1847);
Composer 2 William Henry Monk (1861);
Hymn tune name - EVENTIDE.

  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, O 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 all around I see:
    O Thou who changest not, abide with me!

  3. I need Thy presence ev’ry passing hour;
    What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
    Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be:
    Thro’ cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

  4. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
    Shine thro’ the gloom, and point me to the skies;
    Heav’n’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee:
    In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

Words [Verses 1 - 3 John Newton (1779); Verse 4 anonymous, 1st printed 1790];
Composer 3 Anonymous;
Arranger 1 – William Walker (1835);
Arranger 2 – Edwin Othello Excell (1910);
Hymn tune name - NEW BRITAIN or AMAZING GRACE.

  1. Amazing Grace! how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

  2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed!

  3. Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
    I have already come;
    ‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.

  4. When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we first begun.

Words – Katharine Lee Bates (original 1895, revised 1911);
Music – Samuel Augustus Ward (1888) [about 75th tune, paired with Bates words in 1910];
Hymn tune name - MATERNA.

  1. O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!
    America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea.

  2. O beautiful for pilgrims feet, Whose stern, impassioned stress
    A thoroughfare for freedom beat, Across the wilderness!
    America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law.

  3. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees, beyond the years,
    Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears!
    America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood, From sea to shining sea.

Words – James Montgomery (1816);
Composer 2 – (Used in U.S.) Henry Thomas Smart (1866);
Hymn tune name - REGENT SQUARE.

  1. Angels, from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
    Ye who sang creations’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
    Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King!

  2. Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night,
    God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant Light;
    Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King!

  3. Sages, leave your contemplations, Brighter visions beam afar;
    Seek the great Desire of nations, Ye have seen His natal star:
    Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King!

  4. Saints, before the alter bending, Watching long in hope and fear,
    Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His temple shall appear:
    Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King!

Words – Lloyd Pfautsch (1957);
Music – Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1718);
Hymn tune name - N/A.

Be Thou with them, dear Lord and Father,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite.


Be Thou with them,’ dear Lord and Father,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite.


Oh, Lord how blest are they, Thy children,
when in Thy spirit, living, moving,
they grow in love before Thy sight.


Oh, Lord how blest are they, Thy children
when in Thy spirit, living, moving,
they grow in love before Thy sight.


Be Thou with them, dear Lord and Father,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite,
their lives and souls dost Thou unite.



Words – Charles Wesley (1739);
Music – Composer 2 – Anonymous (1708);
Hymn tune name - EASTER HYMN and WORGAN.

  1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Al le lu ia!
    Sons of men and angels say, Al le lu ia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Al le lu ia!
    Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Al le lu ia!

  2. Lives again our glorious King, Al le lu ia!
    Where, O Death, is now thy sting? Al le lu ia!
    Dying once He all doth save, Al le lu ia!
    Where thy victory, O grave? Al le lu ia!

  3. Love’s redeeming work is done, Al le lu ia!
    Fought the fight, the battle won, Al le lu ia!
    Death in vain forbids Him rise, Al le lu ia!
    Christ hath opened Paradise, Al le lu ia!

  4. Soar we now where Christ has led, Al le lu ia!
    Following our exalted Head, Al le lu ia!
    Made like Him, like Him we rise, Al le lu ia!
    Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Al le lu ia!

Words [Verses by Frederick William Faber (1849), Refrain by James G. Walton (1874)];
Composer 2 – Henri Frederick Hemy (1864];
Arranger and refrain – James G. Walton (1874);
Hymn tune name - ST. CATHERINE.

  1. Faith of our fathers! living still In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword,
    O how our hearts beat high with joy, Whene’er we hear that glorious word!
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

  2. Faith of our fathers! we will strive, To win all nations unto thee,
    And through the truth that comes from God, Mankind shall then be truly free.
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

  3. Faith of our fathers! we will love, Both friend and foe in all our strife,
    And preach thee, too, as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life:
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

Words – Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (original 1864, extensive edit 1916);
Music – Conrad Kocher (1838);
Harmony – William Henry Monk (1861);
Hymn tune name - DIX.

  1. For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies,
    For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies:
    Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

  2. For the beauty of each hour, Of the day and of the night,
    Hill and vale, and tree and flower, Sun and moon, and stars of light:
    Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

  3. For the joy of ear and eye; For the heart and mind’s delight;
    For the mystic harmony, Linking sense to sound and sight:
    Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

  4. For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child,
    Friends on earth, and friends above; For all gentle thoughts and mild:
    Lord of all, to Thee we raise, This our hymn of grateful praise.

Words – John Newton (1779);
Composer 2 – Franz Joseph Haydn (1797);
Hymn tune name - AUSTRIA or AUSTRIAN HYMN.

  1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;
    He, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for His own abode:
    On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose?
    With salvation’s walls surrounded, Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

  2. See, the streams of living waters, Springing from eternal love,
    Well supply thy sons and daughters, And all fear of want remove:
    Who can faint, while such a river, Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
    Grace which, like the Lord, the giver, Never fails from age to age.

  3. Round each habitation hovering, See the cloud and fire appear
    For a glory and a covering, Showing that the Lord is near!
    Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;
    He, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for His own abode.

Words – Rev. Jeremiah Eames Rankin (1880);
(Some original text is omitted according to traditional options, and as done by earlier choirs (indicated by ellipsis ( ... )), to create a concise benediction)

Music – Composer 1 – William Gould Tomer (1880);
Hymn tune name - No official name, various names used include: FAREWELL; ENDEAVOR; TILL WE MEET; and DEUS VOBISCUM.

  1. God be with you till we meet again!
    By His counsel’s guide, uphold you,
    With his sheep securely fold you;
    God be with you till we meet again!

  2. God be with you till we meet again!
    ‘Neath His wings securely hide you,


  3. Put His arms unfailing round you;
    God be with you till we meet again!

Words – Translation to English from 1600 Czech Kralice Bible of the 23rd Psalm;
Music – Antonín Dvořák, (1895);
Hymn tune name - N/A.

God is my Shepherd,
I want for nothing.

My rest is in the pleasant meadows,
He leadeth me where quiet waters flow!

My fainting soul doth He restore,
And guideth me in the ways of peace,
To glorify His name.

And though in death's dark valley
My steps must wander,
My spirit shall not fear,
For Thou art by me still;

Thy rod and staff are with me,
And they shall comfort me.


Words – Thomas Obediah Chisholm (1923);
Music – William Marion Runyan (1923);
Hymn tune name - FAITHFULNESS.

  1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    There is not shadow of turning with Thee:
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
    As Thou hast been Thou for ever wilt be.

  2. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!


  3. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
    Sun, Moon, and stars in their courses above
    Join with all nature in manifold witness
    To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

  4. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


  5. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
    Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    Blessing all mine, with ten thousand beside!

  6. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Words [Verses – Annie Sherwood Hawks (1872); Refrain – Robert Lowry (1872)];
Music – Robert Lowry [1872];
Hymn tune name - NEED.

  1. I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most gracious Lord;
    No tender voice like Thine Can peace afford.
    I need Thee, O I need Thee; Ev’ry hour I need Thee!
    O bless me now, my Saviour, I come to Thee.

  2. I need Thee ev’ry hour, Stay Thou near by;
    Temptations lose their pow’r When Thou art nigh.
    I need Thee, O I need Thee; Ev’ry hour I need Thee!
    O bless me now, my Saviour, I come to Thee.

  3. I need Thee ev’ry hour, In joy or pain;
    Come quickly and abide, Or life is vain.
    I need Thee, O I need Thee; Ev’ry hour I need Thee!
    O bless me now, my Saviour, I come to Thee.

  4. I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most Holy One;
    O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.
    I need Thee, O I need Thee; Ev’ry hour I need Thee!
    O bless me now, my Saviour, I come to Thee.

Words – Charles Austin Miles (1912);
Music – Charles Austin Miles (1912);
Hymn tune name - GARDEN.

  1. I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses;
    And the voice I hear, Falling on my ear, The Son of God discloses.
  2. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.


  3. He speaks, and the sound of His voice is so sweet, the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody That He gave to me, within my heart is ringing.
  4. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.


  5. I’d stay in the garden with Him, Tho’ the night around me is falling,
    But He bids me go; Thro’ the voice of woe, His voice to me is calling.
  6. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there, None other has ever known.


Words – Horatio Gates Spafford (1876);
Music – Philip Paul Bliss (1876);
Hymn tune name - VILLE DU HAVRE.

It is well with my soul.
It is well, it is well with my soul.

  1. When peace like a river attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll,
    Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well with my soul.

  2. It is well with my soul.
    It is well, it is well with my soul.


  3. Tho’ Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

  4. My sin - O the bliss of this glorious tho’t-
    My sin-not in part, but the whole-
    Is nailed to His cross, and I bear it no more!
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul.

  5. It is well, with my soul.
    It is well, it is well with my soul.


  6. And Lord hast the day When the faith shall be sight
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend
    Even so It is well with my soul

  7. It is well with my soul
    It is well, It is well with my soul


Words – Martin Janus (1661); English version – Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930);
Music – Johann Schop (1642), Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach (1723);
Hymn tune name - WERDE MUNTER.

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Holy wisdom, Love most bright.
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring, Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God our flesh that fashion’d, With the fire of life impassion’d.
Striving still to Truth unknown, Soaring, dying, round Thy throne.



Words – Henry Jackson van Dyke [1907]; 
Music – Ludwig van Beethoven (1824); Arrangement – Edward Hodges (1864)
Hymn tune name - HYMN TO JOY.

  1. Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
    Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, Opening to the sun above.
    Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away;
    Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!

  2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays,
    Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise;
    Field and forest, vale and mountain, Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
    Chanting bird and flowing fountain, Call us to rejoice in Thee.

  3. Thou are giving and forgiving, Ever blessing, ever blest,
    Well-spring of the joy of living, Ocean-depth of happy rest!
    Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, All who live in love are Thine;
    Teach us how to love each other, Lift us to the Joy Divine.

Words – Anonymous;
Music – Anonymous;
Arranger – Kenneth Morris (1940);
Hymn tune name - CLOSER WALK.

  1. Just a closer walk with thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
    Daily walking close to thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

  2. I am weak but thou’ art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
    I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to thee.

  3. Thro’ this world of toil and snares, If I falter, Lord, who cares?
    Who with me my burden shares? None by thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

  4. When my feeble life is o’er, Time for me will be no more;
    Guide me gently, safely o’er, To thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.
  1. Just a closer walk with thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
    Daily walking close to thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Words – Eleanor Farjeon (1931);
Music – Anonymous (first printed 1888);
Hymn tune name - BUNESSAN.

  1. Morning has broken like the first morning,
    blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
    Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
    Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

  2. Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,
    like the first dew fall on the first grass.
    Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
    sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

  3. Mine is the sun light! Mine is the morning,
    born of the one light Eden saw play!
    Praise with elation, praise every morning,
    God’s recreation, of the new day!

Words – Isaac Watts (1719);
Music – William Croft (1708); paired with Watts words (1861);
Hymn tune name - ST. ANNE.

  1. O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come,
    Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home!

  2. Under the shadow of Thy throne, Still may we dwell secure;
    Sufficient is Thine arm alone, And our defense is sure.

  3. Before the hills in order stood, Or earth received her frame,
    From everlasting Thou art God, To endless years the same.

  4. A thousand ages, in Thy sight, Are like an evening gone;
    Short as the watch that ends the night, Before the rising sun.

  5. Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away;
    They fly, forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day.

  6. O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come;
    Be Thou our guide while life shall last, And our eternal home!

Amen


Words – Augustus Montague Toplady (1776), revised by Rev. Thomas Cotterill (1815), and John Mason (1830);
Composer 2 – Thomas Hastings (1830), Arranger – Lowell Mason (1859);
Hymn tune name - ROCK OF AGES.

  1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee;
    Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed,
    Be of sin the double cure, save from wrath and make me pure.

  2. Could my tears forever flow, Could my zeal no languor know,
    These for sin could not atone; Thou must save, and Thou alone;
    In my hand no price I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling.

  3. While I draw this fleeting breath, When mine eyes shall close in death,
    When I rise to worlds unknown, And behold Thee on Thy throne,
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee.

Words – Dorothy A. Thrupp (1836) (attributed);
Music – William Batchelder Bradbury (1859);
Hymn tune name - BRADBURY.

  1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us, Much we need Thy tender care;
    In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, For our use Thy folds prepare:
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou has bought us, Thine we are;
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou has bought us Thine we are.

  2. We are Thine; do Thou befriend us, Be the Guardian of our way;
    Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, Seek us when we go astray:
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, hear the children when they pray;
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Hear the children when they pray.

  3. Early let us seek Thy favor; Early let us do Thy will;
    Blessed Lord and only Savior, With Thy love our bosoms fill:
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou has loved us, love us still;
    Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Thou has loved us, love us still.

Words – William Walford (1845) attributed;
Music – William Batchelder Bradbury (1861);
Hymn tune name - SWEET HOUR.

  1. Sweet hour of pray’r! sweet hour of pray’r! That calls me from a world of care,
    And bids me at my Father’s throne, Make all my wants and wishes known;
    In seasons of distress and grief, My soul has often found relief;
    And oft escaped the tempter’s snare, By thy return, sweet hour of pray’r.

  2. Sweet hour of pray’r! sweet hour of pray’r! Thy wings shall my petition bear,
    To Him whose truth and faithfulness, Engage the waiting soul to bless;
    And since He bids me seek His face, Believe His word, and trust His grace,
    I’ll cast on Him my ev’ry care, And wait for thee, sweet hour of pray’r.

Words – Book of Numbers 6:24-26, attributed to Moses;
(order of verses reversed in Lutkin's arrangement)
Music – Composer 2 – Peter Christian Lutkin (1900);
Hymn tune name - BENEDICTION.

The Lord bless you and keep you:
The lord lift His countenance upon you,
And give you peace, and give you peace,
And give you peace, and give you peace;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you, and be gracious,
Be gracious, and be gracious,
The Lord be gracious, gracious unto you.


A-men


Words – Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1901);
Music – Anonymous; Arrangement – Franklin Lawrence Sheppard (1915);
Hymn tune name - TERRA BEATA.

  1. This is my Father’s world, And to my list’ning ears,
    All nature sings, and round me rings, The music of the spheres.
    This is my Father’s world, I rest me in the thought
    Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hand the wonders wrought.

  2. This is my Father’s world, The birds their carols raise;
    The morning light, the lily white, Declare their Maker’s praise.
    This is my Father’s world, He shines in all that’s fair;
    In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev’ry-where.

  3. This is my Father’s world, O let me ne’er forget
    That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet,
    This is my Father’s world, The battle is not done;
    Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth, and heaven, be one.

Words – Kathy Brigman Haupt, (not yet published) First performed (1986);
Music – Melody, Kathy Brigman Haupt;
Arrangers – James Westlyn (2019) acoustic guitar,
John Creger (2020) string bass, and
Refrain vocals;
Hymn tune name - N/A.

  1. I wonder what it looks like on the other side of the sky
    I wonder what it feels like to let your spirit fly
    I wonder how it will be to hear Jesus say
    Welcome home, welcome home.

  2. Welcome home. I have waited such a long, long time,
    To hold you in my arms, and let you see my glory.
    Your job on earth is through. I’m so very proud of you.
    So welcome home my servant, welcome home.


  3. Now she lives in heaven. My heart is filled with pain
    But the loss I feel is only heaven’s gain
    I’m sure if she could speak to me, from heaven she would say,
    Just live for Jesus, each and every day.

  4. And you’ll hear him say,

    Welcome home. I have waited such a long, long time,
    To hold you in my arms, and let you see my glory.
    Your job on earth is through. I’m so very proud of you.
    So welcome home my servant, welcome home.


Words – Author anonymous;
Music – Composer anonymous;
Hymnal harmony arrangement for congregational singing – Charles Winfred Douglas (1940);
Vocal arrangement for companion recording – Ms. Heidi Leah Gerber-Salins (1998);
Hymn tune name - WERE YOU THERE.

  1. Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
    Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
    Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
    Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

  2. Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
    Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree”
    Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
    Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

  3. Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
    Were you thee when they laid Him in the tomb?
    Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
    Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?


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