Transfiguration of our Lord – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

Transfiguration of our Lord

Sunday 27th February 2022

Organ Music

Philip Moore Soliloquy
Louis Vierne Méditation

Introit

Holy God, holy and strong

Holy God, holy and strong,
Holy and immortal,
Have mercy on us.

Music: Anthony Piccolo b.1946

Hymn

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind;
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise,
in deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard
beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee,
rise up and follow thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love,
interpreted by love!

With that deep hush subduing all
our words and works that drown
the tender whisper of thy call,
as noiseless let thy blessing fall
as fell thy manna down,
as fell thy manna down.

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace,
the beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm,
O still small voice of calm!

Text: John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-92
Music: Repton CH4 485 C.H.H.Parry 1848-1918

Invitation

Confession

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa Sanctae Margaretae Gabriel Jackson

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               Exodus 34  29-35

Metrical Psalm

Th’ eternal Lord doth reign as king,
let all the people quake;
He sits between the cherubims.
let th’ earth be mov’d and shake.

The Lord our God exalt on high,
and rev’rently do ye
before his footstool worship him:
the Holy One is he.

Moses and Aaron ‘mong his priests,
Samuel, with them that call
upon his name: these call’d on God,
and he them answer’d all.

Within the pillar of the cloud
he unto them did speak:
the testimonies he them taught,
and laws, they did not break.

Do ye exalt the Lord our God,
and at his holy hill
do ye him worship: for the Lord
our God is holy still.

Text: Psalm 99 1, 5-7, 9
Music: Newington William Jones 1726-1800

The Gospel    St Luke 9  28-36

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The Holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting.

The Intercessions

Gloria in Excelsis sung by the choir

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.  Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Missa Sanctae Margaretae Gabriel Jackson

Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you
And also with you

Lift up your hearts
We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise

Prayer

Sanctus

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Glory be to you,
O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he that comes in the Name of the Lord:
Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer

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.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us your peace.

Holy Communion

During Communion the Choir sings

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us your peace.

Music: Gabriel Jackson b.1962

Prayer

Hymn

Fill now our life, O Lord our God,
in every part with praise,
that our whole being may proclaim
your being and your ways.

Not for the lip of praise alone,
nor ev’n the praising heart
we ask, but for a life made up
of praise in every part.

Praise in the common things of life,
its goings out and in;
praise in each duty and each deed,
though humble and unseen.

So, gracious Lord, you shall receive
from us the glory due;
and so shall we begin on earth
the song for ever new.

Text: Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Tune: Billing CH4 183 R.R.Terry (1865-1938)

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Jehan Alain Première Fantaisie

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Craig Meek