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/SP4 46/MI-BB/Una Voz 213
The Lord Is King (Guimont) GC 94
The Lord Is King (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 1043/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
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (1) WOR 494, 495/GC 484/JS 463/WC 719/GP 421/MI-BB/LMGM 88,89/RS 632
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (1,Ps) WOR 737/GC 853/GC2 490/JS 369/WC 721/GP 419/CBW 426/MI-BB/LMGM 67/RS 914
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 996/GP 669
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/GC 485/GC2 489/JS 393/WC 724/GP 420/CBW 437/MI-BB/LMGM 68/RS 626
Glorious Is the Name of Jesus (G) LMGM 194
Glory and Praise to You (G) WC 739
God's Holy Mountain We Ascend (2,G) WC 884
He Is King of Kings (1,Ps) LMGM 86/WOR 498
I Will Choose Christ (G) GP 459/MI-BB
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (G) MI-BB/GC 500/JS 573/GP 709
I'd Rather Have Jesus (G) LMGM 272
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (1) WOR 512/GC 506/JS 422/WC 713/MI-BB/CBW 472
Jesus Christ, Inner Light (G) GP 661/MI-BB
Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever (2) GC 745/GC2 730/RS 679
Jesus Has Conquered Death (G) LMGM 62
Let the Heav'n Light Shine on Me (G) LMGM 189
Lord of Glory (G) GP 707/JS 698/MI-BB
O Come and Sing to God, the Lord (2,G) GP 154/JS 135/MI-BB
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/RS 852
Open My Eyes (G) MI-BB/JS 448
Out of Darkness--Walker (G) MI-BB/GC 689/JS 390/GP 574
Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior (2,G) MI-BB/GC 515/GC2 517/JS 730/RS 652/CBW 442/GP 662
Priestly People, v 5 (G) JS 749/WC 761
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Ps) WOR 493/GC 487/GC2 493/JS 406/WC 737/MI-BB/LMGM 93/RS 627
Song of Good News (2,G) WC 776
Speak, Lord (2,G) JS 701/MI-BB
Take and Eat (2) GC 831/GC2 812/WC 660/RS 910/CBW 611
The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (1) WOR 464
The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns (Ps,G) JS 454/MI-BB
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (1,Ps,G) WOR 373/GC 320/GC2 347/WC 461, 472/JS 163/BB 66/LMGM 1/RS 497/CBW 318/GP 307
This Is the Feast of Victory (1) WOR 458/GC 429/GC2 458/JS 440/WC 908/MI-BB/RS 583/CBW 396
*'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (G) WOR 700/WC 532/GC 778/GC2 771/RS 882
To God with Gladness Sing (2,G) RS 666/GC 535
Transfiguration (G) GP 443
*Transform Us (G) RS 881
Wake the Song of Jubilee (1,Ps) WC 952
We Remember (G) GC 593/GC2 578/WC 665/MI-BB/RS 724
Word of God, Come Down on Earth (2,G) WOR 513/CBW 429/JS 449/RS 653
You Are the Voice (2,G) GC 549/GC2 538/RS 659
You Are The Way (G) JS 386/WC 723/CBW 441


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