Queen Mother's Servie in Full; FOLLOW THE FUNERAL ON TV WITH THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF SERVICE
The complete text of Tuesday's historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey, to be attended by 2,000 mourners and watched by 200million on television
FUNERAL OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER WESTMINSTER ABBEY Tuesday, April 9, 2002, 11.30am
Music before the service: Simon Bell, Assistant Organist of Westminster Abbey, plays Fantasia And Fugue In G Minor, BWV542 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), and Piece D'Orgue, BWV572 Johann Sebastian Bach.
Andrew Reid plays Passacaglia In C Minor, BWV582 Johann Sebastian Bach, Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier, BWV731 Johann Sebastian Bach, and Solemn Melody, Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941).
Before the service the Tenor bell is tolled every minute for one hundred and one minutes, reflecting the years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's life.
ORDER OF SERVICE
At 11.30am the Cortege enters the Great West Door and, preceded by the Collegiate Procession, moves to the Quire.
The Choir of Westminster Abbey sings.
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
St John 11: 25, 26
I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.
Job 19: 25-27
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we shall carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
I Timothy 6: 7; Job 1: 21 William Croft (1678-1727) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1708-27
The Choirs sing: THOU knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal.
Suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee.
Book of Common Prayer Henry Purcell (1659-95) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1679-95
I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, 'Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their …
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Publication information: Article title: Queen Mother's Servie in Full; FOLLOW THE FUNERAL ON TV WITH THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF SERVICE. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: April 7, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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