Lord I have cried Transfiguration Afterfeast

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1 Lord I have cried Transfiguration Afterfeast Tone 4 Kievan When Thou wast trans - fig - ured be-fore Thy cru -ci - fix - ion, O Lord, 3 the mount re-sem-bled hea - ven, and a cloud spread out like a can-a - py, 5 and the Fa - ther bore wit - ness to Thee. 6 And there were pres - ent: Pe - ter, James and John, St Romanos Monastery, Williamston, Michigan Some texts may have been adapted from Internet sources, the Antiochian Archdiocese and St John of Kronstadt Press.

2 7 ϖ since they were to be with Thee at Thy be - tray - al; ϖ so that see - ing Thy won ders they might not be dis - mayed at Thy suf - fer - ings. ϖ Make us, there - fore, to wor ship// ϖ µ ϖ the same in peace for Thy Great Mer cy. ϖ - 2 -

3 12 13 Be - fore Thy cru - ci - fix - - ion, O Lord, Thou didst take Thy disciples to a high moun - tain 14 and wast trans - fig - ured be - fore them, 15 il - lu - min - a - ting them with rays of might; man - i - fest - ing to them the light of the res - ur - rec tion, - 3 -

4 on the one side through Thy love of man - kind, and on the oth - er through Thy might. Where-fore, make us wor - thy there -of, O God, in peace;// 20 µ ϖ for Thou art good and the Lov - er of man. ϖ ϖ 21 When Thou wast trans - fig - ured, on a high moun-tain, O Sav-ior, - 4 -

5 in the pres - ence of Thy chief dis - ci - ples, ϖ Thou didst shine forth in glo ry, ϖ sym - bol - iz - ing that they who are re - cog - nized for the sub - lim - i - ty of vir - tue, ϖ shall also be made worthy of div - ine glo ry. ϖ - 5 -

6 28 As for Mo - ses and E - li - jah, when they con-versed with Christ 30 they made man-i - fest He was the Lord of the liv - ing and the dead, 32 and that He was the God who spake of old 33 ϖ in the law and the proph - ets, ϖ the same to Whom the voice of the Fa - ther did bear witness from a ra - di ant cloud, - 6 -

7 35 say - ing Him do ye hear; for He it is 37 ϖ Who by the cross hath taken cap - tive Ha des// ϖ µ ϖ and hath be-stowed life e - ter - nal to the dead. ϖ Yea, the mountain which was thick with smoke of old hath become now hon - 'ra - ble and ho - ly; - 7 -

8 for that Thy feet did rest on it, O Lord, ϖ for the myst'ry hidden be - fore the a ges, ϖ Thy Transfiguration before Peter, James and John hath made man - i -fest And they, not being able to bear the ra - di - ance of Thy face ϖ and the splendor of Thy rai ment, ϖ - 8 -

9 45 did fall down on their fac - es kneel ing, and being ov - er - come with a - ston - ish - ment, ϖ wond - ered at the sight of Moses and E - li - jah ϖ con - fer - ring with Thee on things that were to be - fall Thee, 49 while a voice from the Father bore wit - ness say - ing, - 9 -

10 50 ϖ This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased,// ϖ 51 µ ϖ hear Him Who giv - eth to the world the Great mer - cy. ϖ Glory to the Father... Tone 5 Kievan 52 Come, let us go up to the mount of the Lord, 53 and to the house of our God,

11 to be - hold the glory of His Trans - fig - ur - a - tion, the glo - ry as of an only Son of the Fa - ther, re - ceiv - ing light from His light. and as - cend - ing by the Spi - - rit,// 58 ϖ we praise through the a - ges the con - sub -stan - tial Trin - i - ty. ϖ ϖ

12 Glory...Now... Tone 5 59 Aposticha Kievan Mo - ses who saw God and E - li - jah 60 who rode in the char - i - ot of fire, 61 pas - sing a - cross the hea - vens un - con - sumed, 62 be -held Thee in the cloud at Thy Trans -fig - ur - a - tion, O Christ,

13 63 and they testified that Thou art the ma - ker 64 and the ful - fill - ment of the proph - ets and the law. 65 With them, count us also worthy of Thy light, O Mas - ter,// 66 ϖ that we may sing Thy prais - es un - to a - ges. ϖ ϖ