Sunday 25 November 10am – CHOIR

Feast of Christ the King

Dan 7:13-14; Apoc 1:5-8; Jn 18:33-37 It is you who say that I am a king

Christ Pantocrator King

  • Introit: Dignus est agnus Worthy is the lamb (Gregorian)
  • Mass setting: Messe sans regretz (B. Shelley); Mass VIII (de Angelis)
  • Motet: O Rex gloriae* (Marenzio)
  • Communio: Sedebit Dominus Rex in aeternum: Dominus benedicet populo suo in pace The Lord shall sit on his royal throne forever: the Lord will bless his people with peace
  • Hymns: TIS 228 Crown him with many crowns DIADEMATA; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence PICARDY; TIS 127 Holy God we praise your name GROSSER GOTT
  • Organ Prelude: Christ, He is my life – Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718-1795)
  • Organ Offertorium: Prelude in ‘G’ – Francis Linley (1771-1800)
  • Organ Voluntary: Toccata in ‘F’  BWV 540 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

*Latin text:
O Rex gloriae, Domine virtutum,
qui triumphator hodie super omnes coelos ascendisti;
ne derelinquas nos orphanos,
sed mitte promissum Patris in nos,
spiritum veritatis.

English translation:
O King of glory, Lord of all power,
Who ascended to heaven on this day triumphant over all;
Do not leave us as orphans,
But send us the Father’s promise,
The spirit of truth.