St. Giles’ Cathedral
Morning Service at 11am
Transfiguration of our Lord
Sunday 27th February 2022
Charles MacPherson Andante soavemente e dolce
Herbert Howells Intrada No 2
Christ whose glory fills the sky
Christ whose glory fills the sky
fill us with radiance
and scatter the darkness from our path.
Christ, the dayspring on high,
draw near to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Text: adapted from Morning Hymn by Charles Wesley 1707-1788
Music: Andrew Carvel b.1989
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and king,
the triumphs of his grace!
Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life, and health, and peace.
He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.
He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.
Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
you blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy Name.
Text: Charles Wesley 1707-1843
Music: Richmond CH4 352 (i) Melody by Thomas Haweis
O Lord open thou our lips
Humphrey Clucas b.1941
O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
First Lesson Exodus 34 29-35
The Choir sings Psalm 99
The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
The king’s strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.
He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.
Second Lesson St Luke 9 28-36
Lord, you sometimes speak in wonders,
unmistakeable and clear,
mighty signs that show your presence,
overcoming doubt and fear.
Lord, you sometimes speak in whispers,
still and small and scarcely heard;
only those who want to listen
catch the all-important word.
Lord, you sometimes speak in silence,
through our loud and noisy day;
we can know and trust you better
when we quietly wait and pray.
Lord, you sometimes speak in Scripture,
words that summon from the page,
shown and taught us by your Spirit
with fresh light for every age.
Lord, you always speak in Jesus,
always new yet still the same:
teach us now more of our Saviour,
make our lives display his Name.
Text: Christopher Martin Idle b.1938
Music: Stuttgart CH4 606 Adapted from melody in Witt’s Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha 1715
Lo! God is here!
Lo! God is here! let us adore. O how amiable are thy dwellings: thou Lord of hosts! Lo! God is here! let us adore. and own how dreadful is this place!
My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord:
My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
Let all within us feel his power. And silent bow, Bow before his face. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will always be praising thee. Who know his power, his grace who prove,
serve him with awe, His rev’rence love.
Lo, God is here!
Him day and night
The united choirs of angels sing;
To him, enthron’d above all height,
Heav’ns host their noblest praises bring.
Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,
Who praise thee with a stammering tongue.
Being of all beings! May our praise thy courts with grateful fragrance fill. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: Hearken, O God of Jacob.
Still may we stand before thy face,
Still hear and do thy sov’reign will;
Behold, O God our defender: And look upon the face of thine Anointed. To thee may all our thoughts arise,
Ceaseless, accepted sacrifice. O how amiable are thy dwellings: thou Lord of hosts!
Text: John Wesley (1739) from the German of G Tersteegen (1729) and Psalm 84 1,2,4,5,8,9,10
Music: Philip Moore b.1943
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
Praise the One who breaks the darkness
with a liberating light.
Praise the One who frees the prisoners
turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the Gospel
healing every dread disease.
Calming storms and feeding thousands
with the very bread of peace.
Praise the One who blessed the children
with a strong yet gentle word.
Praise the One who drove out demons
with a piercing two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water
to the desert’s burning sand.
From this well comes living water
quenching thirst in every land.
Praise the one true love incarnate:
Christ who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose for many
that we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness
seeing what our God has done.
Praise the one redeeming glory.
Praise the One who makes us one.
Text: Rusty Edwards b.1955
Tune: Joel CH4 348 Sally Ann Morris b.1952
Jean Langlais Dialogue sur les mixtures (Suite Brève)
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by The Rev Craig Meek