Sunday 3 March, 2019

Sunday before Lent / Transfiguration

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Exodus 34: 29-35

Be still, for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
Eternal God, your love’s tremendous glory (StF 3)
How shall I sing that majesty (StF 53)
* Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
May the glory of the Lord fill his temple (StF 31)
O worship the King, all-glorious above (StF 113)
Sing to him in whom creation (StF 14)
The splendour of the King (StF 15)
We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)

Psalm 99

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

Christ, our King before creation (StF 318)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)
The Lord is king; let the peoples tremble! (StF 821) (responsive version of the psalm)

2 Corinthians 3: 12-4.2

Author of life divine, who has a table spread (StF 572)
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (StF 134)
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! (StF 11)
* Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
Let earth and heaven combine (StF 208)
Lord, I come to you, let my heart be changed, renewed (StF 471)
Lord, you have my heart and I will search for yours (StF 559)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)

Luke 9: 28-36 (37-43)

Christ triumphant, ever reigning (StF 319)
God to enfold you (StF 648)
Jesus Christ – Perfect Love (StF 325)
Jesus on the mountain peak (StF 259)
Jesus shall take the highest honour (StF 356)
Lord, the light of your love is shining (StF 59)
Swiftly pass the clouds of glory (StF 260)
Transfigured Christ, none comprehends (StF 261)
The splendour of the King (StF 15)

Categories: Lectionary.

2 Responses to Sunday 3 March, 2019

  1. CHRIS NASH says:

    “Let earth and heaven agree” StF 208 is a Nativity hymn. It is number 358, “Let earth and heaven agree”, which is more appropriate. . .
    7 verses of Wesley’s theology… expect to omit 3 and 5 on the 3rd March

    • Editor says:

      Hi Chris. Thanks for your comment. Though you may still wish to use StF 358, “Let earth and heaven combine” was a deliberate choice to accompany Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. His words “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit” are rather wonderfully echoed in verses 4 & 5 of Wesley’s hymn. Though often sung at Christmas, we feel this is a hymn that can be sung at any time of the year. Its key theme is the same as Paul’s in this reading: the effect the incarnate God has on our lives. I hope this helps.

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