A bright, shining cloud is one of the signs of God's presence in the Bible. Another sign of the divine presence is God's word spoken through the Torah and the prophets. When both signs surround Jesus, he appears to be, at the very least, a messenger from God and, possibly, a special sign of God's presence among us.


Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14. Daniel's vision of the heavenly court, centered on the Ancient One whose whole being is light, includes the presence of a mysterious figure whose name is translated as “a Son of man.” This figure is given everlasting dominion over the earth and all peoples.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (96) 97

An enthronement psalm, sung to praise the Lord as king and to give thanks that the divine kingdom is full of joy.


El Señor Reina (Cortés) FYC 239/Una Voz 214

The Lord Is King (Cooney) GP 240/SP3 176/SP4 46/MI-BB 795/Una Voz 213

The Lord Is King (Guimont) GC 94

The Lord Is King (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 1043/WOR4 1220/RS 133

The Lord Is King (Smith) PC6 80/PRM B112

The Lord Is King (Somerville) CBW 222


2 Peter 1:16-19. The remarkable experience of the Transfiguration is evoked to give Christians under persecution a reason to hope.


Luke 9:28b–36. Jesus is revealed as the completion of the Torah (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah). Peter, as usual, gets the wrong message and wants to make a permanent encampment out of the experience. The voice of God from the cloud (a sign of the divine presence) reveals Jesus’ identity as God’s “chosen Son.” Luke's account ends with an explanation of why this event didn’t make people think differently about Jesus: The three companions “did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.”

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy

Adoramus Te Domine (G) WOR 548/WOR4 609

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (1) WOR 494, 495/WOR4 566/GC 484/G3 570/JS 463/WC 744/GP 421/GP3 364/MI-BB 732/LMGM 88,89/RS 632/WS 629

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (1,Ps) WOR 737/WOR4 953/GC 853/GC2 490/G3 949/JS 369/WC 746/GP 419/GP3 361/CBW 426/MI-BB 737/LMGM 67/RS 914/WS 632

Alpha and Omega (1,2) JS 589

Be Light for Our Eyes (2,G) GC 509/GC2 511/CBW 305

Beautiful Savior (2,G) JS 341/WC 1019/GP 669/GP3 696/BB 200

Christ Is the World's Light (G) CBW 543

*Christ upon the Mountain Peak (G) WOR 701

Christ, You Are the Fullness (G) CBW 431

Crown Him with Many Crowns (1,Ps) WOR 496/WOR4 571/GC 485/GC2 489/G3 574/JS 393/WC 749/GP 420/362/CBW 437/MI-BB 738/LMGM 68/RS 626/WS 641

Glorious Is the Name of Jesus (G) LMGM 194

Glory and Praise to You (G) WC 764/WS 631

God With Us SPS 303

God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (2,G) WC 910/WS 759

He Is King of Kings (1,Ps) LMGM 86/WOR 498

I Will Choose Christ (G) GP 459/GP3 574/G3 802/MI-BB 515

I Will Lift Up My Eyes (G) GC 500/JS 573/GP 709

I'd Rather Have Jesus (G) LMGM 272

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (1) WOR 512/WOR4 630/GC 506/JS 422/WC 738/MI-BB 565/CBW 472

Jesus Christ, Inner Light (G) GP 661/MI-BB 606

Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever (2) GC 745/GC2 730/G3 847/RS 679/WOR4 843

Jesus Christ You Are My Life SPS 224

Jesus Has Conquered Death (G) LMGM 62

Let the Heav'n Light Shine on Me (G) LMGM 189

Lord of Glory (G) GP 707/GP3 769/JS 698/MI-BB 613

O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (2,G) GP 154/JS 135

O Light of Light, Love Given Birth (G) CBW 434

O Raise Your Eyes on High (G) CBW 366

Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal (G) WOR 666/WOR4 839/RS 852

Open My Eyes (G) MI-BB 391/JS 448/GP3 636

Out of Darkness--Walker (G) MI-BB 508/GC 689/JS 390/GP 574/GP3 560

Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (2,G) MI-BB 598/GC 515/GC2 517/G3 596/JS 730/RS 652/CBW 442/GP 662/GP3 691/WOR4 591

Priestly People, v 5 (G) JS 749/WC 786/WS 659

Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Ps) WOR 493/WOR4 564/GC 487/GC2 493/G3 568/JS 406/WC 762/MI-BB 728/LMGM 93/RS 627/WS 635

Song of Good News (2,G) WC 801/WS 670

Speak, Lord (2,G) JS 701/MI-BB 599

Take and Eat (2) GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/WC 686/RS 910/CBW 611/MI-BB 360/WS 584/WOR4 940

The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (1) WOR 464

The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns (Ps,G) JS 454/MI-BB 736

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (1,Ps,G) WOR 373/WOR4 403/GC 320/GC2 347/G3 414/WC 491,502/JS 163/BB 50/LMGM 1/RS 497/CBW 318/GP 307/WS 444

This Is the Feast of Victory (1) WOR 458/WOR4 515/GC 429/GC2 458/G3 520/JS 440/WC 935/RS 583/CBW 396

*'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (G) WOR 700/WC 561/GC 778/GC2 771/RS 882/WS 490

To God with Gladness Sing (2,G) RS 666/GC 535

Transfiguration (G) GP 443/GP3 381,382

Transfigure Us, O Lord SPS 164/GP3 274

*Transform Us (G) RS 881/WOR4 880

Wake the Song of Jubilee (1,Ps) WC 979

We Remember (G) GC 593/GC2 578/G3 681/WC 691/MI-BB 497/RS 724/WS 561/WOR4 938/GP3 588

Word of God, Come Down on Earth (2,G) WOR 513/WOR4 590/CBW 429/JS 449/RS 653

You Are the Voice (2,G) GC 549/GC2 538/G3 609/RS 659

You Are The Way (G) JS 386/WC 748/CBW 441/WS 634


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation


Publisher & edition  #

Beautiful Savior (SATB div., Alto Solo)  Christiansen, F. Melius  Augsburg (98-080065258  G
Christ the Glory (2-part mixed, Organ)   Lallouette, Jean François/arr. Proulx, Richard  GIA (G-2288)  2
Christ Upon the Mountain Peak (2-part, Keyboard)  Bertalot, John  Augsburg (11-10499)  G
Christ Upon the Mountain Peak (SATB)  Bouman, Paul  Concordia (98-2856)  G
Christus Paradox (SATB, Organ, opt. Brass Quartet)  Sensmeier, Randall  GIA (G-4543)  G
Christus Paradox, PICARDY (SATB Choral Variations, Organ)  Fedak, Alfred  GIA (G-5463)  G
Fairest Lord Jesus (Unison, Keyboard)  Hampton, Calvin  GIA (G-2766)  G
Glimpse of Glory, The (SATB, Organ, opt. Trumpet)  White, David Ashley  Augsburg (0800650891)  G
Go Up to the Mountain of God (SATB, Piano, opt. Flute)  Helman, Michael  Augsburg (0800656952)  G
Grant Us Thy Light (SATB)  Willan, Healey  Concordia (98-1524)  G
Grant Us Thy Light (SATB)  Willan, Healey  Concordia (98-1524)  G
Jesu dulcis memoria (SATB)  Giles, R.  Paraclete (PPM 0213)  G
Jesu dulcis memoria (SATB)  Lee, R. A.  Paraclete (PPM 9611)  G
Jesus, Take Us to the Mountain (SATB/Keyboard)  Schalk, Carl  MorningStar (MSM 50-2601)  G
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (SATB, Handbells)  arr. by Ferguson, John  Augsburg (0800646681)  G
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Picardy (SATB)  arr. by Sommary  GIA G
Lord Is Ruler Over All, The (SATB)  Schütz, Heinrich  Concordia (97-6303)  P
Mirror of Eternity (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Chepponis, James  GIA (G-4225)  G

O Nata Lux
O Nata Lux

Tallis, Thomas
Tallis, Thomas

Oxford Tudor Anthems, p. 248


O Savior of the World (SATB)  Goss, John  N/A  G
O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (Unison, 2 Octaves Handbells, Keyboard)  Bridges, David  Concordia (98-2956)  G
O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair! (SATB, Keyboard)  Schalk, Carl  Concordia (98-1524)  G
O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair! (SATB, Organ, Trumpet)  Wolf, S. Drummond  Concordia (98-2690)  G
O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair! DEO GRATIAS (SATB, Organ, 21 Handbells)  arr. Crosier, Carl  GIA (G-2836)  G
This Is My Beloved Son (SAB, Organ)   Nystedt, Carl  Concordia (98-1805)  E, 2, G
This Is My Son, My Beloved (SATB, Keyboard)  Powell, Kathy  GIA (G-3527)  E, 2, G
Transfiguration (Unison, descant, Organ)  Martinson, Joel  Paraclete (PPM 9511)  G
Transfiguration of Christ, The (2-part mixed, Organ)  Garber, Aaron  Concordia (98-3769)  G
Transform Us (SAB, Keyboard/Organ)  Gehrike, Henry/arr. Vyhanek, James  GIA (G-4104)  G

* out of print