What We’re Singing: Transfiguration Sunday

FEBRUARY 15, 2015
What we’re singing at First Baptist Church of Berkeley this Sunday
Transfiguration Sunday

Hymn of Praise: “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright”
(words: Ambrose of Milan, c. 374; tune: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR, 15th century)

Psalm of the Day: No. 50:1-6
Sung version of the Psalm: “Let the Giving of Thanks”
(words/paraphrase: The Iona Community, 1993; tune: GREYFRIARS, The Iona Community)

Gospel text, Mark 9:2-9 (Jesus and three disciples ascend a mountain where they meet Moses and Elijah; Jesus is transfigured)
Songs in response to the text:
“We Are Standing on Holy Ground” and “Santo, Santo, Santo”
(words and music: Geron Davis, 1983 / words and music: Spanish traditional)

Hymn in response to the preached message: “How Good, Lord, to Be Here”
(words: Joseph Armitage Robinson, 1888; tune: ST. THOMAS, Aaron Williams, 1763)
Stanzas 4 & 5:
This image we behold, we see your kindom come;
we long to hold that vision bright, and make this mount our home!
How good, Lord, to be here! Yet we may not remain;
but since you bid us leave the mount, come with us to the plain.

Hymn of Dedication: “Christ, Be Our Light”
(words and music: Bernadette Farrell, 2006)
Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light! Shine in our church, gathered today.

Songs of Commitment: “This Little Light of Mine” and “We Are Marching in the Light of God”
The lively Zulu/Zhosa freedom song originated in South Africa and has gone on to be sung around the globe (translation of words: Gracia Grindal, 1984; tune: SIYAHAMBA)

FBC Berkeley worships at 10:00 am every Sunday in Crouch Classroom, Hobart Hall, on the ABSW campus. Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Hall (ABSW faculty) is the pastor. Our preacher this Sunday is Minister Sharon Allen. Come sing with us! We are a Welcoming and Affirming congregation.

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