Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons

Born: January 19, 1834, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: June 29, 1905, Nottingham, England. Irons was a nephew of the brothers Stephen & George Elvey. He became a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under T. E. Jones. After studying music under Stephen Elvey at Oxford, he was appointed organist at St. Columba’s College, a large public school at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland. He stayed there only a few months before being offered the position of organist at Southwell Minister. From Southwell, he went to Chester as assistant organist to Frederic Gunton. Three years later, he accepted an appointment at St. Andrew’s Church, Nottingham, where he remained until his death.  Go to person page >

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Composer: Herbert Stephen Irons
Incipit: 53216 43256 17654


The radiant morn hath passed away

O Lord of Heaven and Earth and Sea

O Lord of heav'n and earth and sea,
To thee all praise and glory be!
How shall we show our love to thee,
Who givest all?
We'll sing thy praise in songs of holy joy!
Thy work, O Lord, shall all our pow'rs employ!

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O Christ, our Light, O Fount of light



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