Queen’s funeral: Learn the Order of Service together with The Lord’s My Shepherd and the Nationwide Anthem

Westminster Abbey, 11am, Monday, September 19

Earlier than the service, the tenor bell is tolled each minute for 96 minutes, reflecting every year of Queen Elizabeth II’s life.


Fantasia of 4 Elements

Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)

Romanza (Symphony No 5 in D)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Reliqui Domum Meum

Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)

Meditation on ‘Brother James’s Air’

Harold Darke (1888–1976)

Prelude on ‘Ecce Jam Noctis’, Op 157 No 3

Healey Willan (1880–1968)

Psalm Prelude Set 1 no 2

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

In The Nation, Op 194 no 2

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)

Fantasy on ‘O Paradise’

Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003)

Elegy, Op 58

Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)

Andante espressivo (Sonata in G, Op 28) Elgar

Sospiri, Op 70 Elgar

The Procession of Spiritual Representatives (from the Church buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire, and the leaders of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and different faiths) strikes to locations within the Nave and the Sacrarium.

All stay seated.


All stand.

Her Majesty’s coffin enters the Abbey, surmounted by the Imperial State Crown and the Orb and Sceptre, borne by the bearer celebration together with: The King, The Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York, Countess of Wessex, Earl of Wessex, Princess of Wales, Prince of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Earl Snowdon, Peter Phillips; Duke of Gloucester, Prince Michael of Kent, Duke of Kent.

The choir sings:


John 11: 25–26; Job 19: 25–27; 1 Timothy 6: 7; Job 1: 21

The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sing:

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets and techniques of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer; however spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Decide everlasting, undergo us not, at our final hour, for any pains of demise, to fall from thee. Amen.

The Ebook of Frequent Prayer, 1549

Heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the lifeless which die within the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they relaxation from their labours. Amen.

Revelation 14:13


By Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster (extract):

In grief and in addition in profound thanksgiving we come to this Home of God, to a spot of prayer, to a church the place remembrance and hope are sacred duties. Right here, the place Queen Elizabeth was married and topped, we collect from throughout the nation, from the Commonwealth, and from the nations of the world, to mourn our loss, to recollect her lengthy lifetime of selfless service, and in positive confidence to commit her to the mercy of God our maker and redeemer. With gratitude we keep in mind her loyal dedication to a excessive calling over so a few years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth. With admiration we recall her life-long sense of responsibility and dedication to her individuals. With thanksgiving we reward God for her fixed instance of Christian religion and devotion. With affection we recall her love for her household and her dedication to the causes she held pricey. Now, in silence, allow us to in our hearts and minds recall our many causes for thanksgiving, pray for all members of her household, and commend Queen Elizabeth to the care and retaining of almighty God.

A short silence is saved.

All sing:


The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended, the darkness falls at thy behest; to thee our morning hymns ascended, thy reward shall sanctify our relaxation.

We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping, whereas Earth rolls onward into gentle, via all of the world her watch is retaining, and rests not now by day or evening.

As o’er every continent and island the daybreak leads on one other day, the voice of prayer is rarely silent, nor dies the pressure of reward away.

The solar that bids us relaxation is waking our brethren ’neath the western sky, and hour by hour contemporary lips are making thy wondrous doings heard on excessive.

So be it, Lord! thy throne shall by no means, like Earth’s proud empires, cross away; thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever, until all thy creatures personal thy sway.

John Ellerton (1826–93); St. Clement Scholefield (1839–1904)


1 Corinthians 15: 20–26, 53–finish, learn by Baroness Scotland, Secretary-Basic of the Commonwealth

All stay seated because the choir sings:


Psalm 42: 1–7, composed for this service by Judith Weir CBE

Like because the hart desireth the water-brooks: so longeth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the dwelling God: when shall I come to seem earlier than the presence of God?

My tears have been my meat day and evening: whereas they every day say unto me, The place is now thy God?

Now after I suppose thereupon, I pour out my coronary heart on my own: for I went with the multitude, and introduced them forth into the home of God;

Within the voice of reward and thanksgiving: amongst reminiscent of maintain holy-day.

Why artwork thou so filled with heaviness, O my soul: and why artwork thou so disquieted inside me?

Put thy belief in God: for I’ll but give him thanks for the assistance of his countenance.

The Queen’s funeral will happen at Westminster Abbey at 11am on Monday September 19, 2022


John 14: 1–9a, learn by Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss

All stand to sing:


The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not need; he makes me all the way down to lie

in pastures inexperienced; he leadeth me

the quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore once more,

and me to stroll doth make

inside the paths of righteousness,

e’en for his personal title’s sake.

The choir sings:

Yea, although I stroll via demise’s darkish vale, but will I worry none unwell; for thou artwork with me, and thy rod

and workers me consolation nonetheless.

All sing:

My desk thou hast furnished in presence of my foes; my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life shall certainly comply with me; and in God’s home for evermore my dwelling place shall be.

Psalm 23 in Scottish Psalter 1650 Crimond attributed to Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836–87), concord by David Grant (1833–93), descant by William Baird Ross (1871–1950)


By the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

All stay seated because the choir sings:

Queen Elizabeth waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee in June

Queen Elizabeth waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace through the Platinum Jubilee in June


My soul, there’s a nation

Far past the celebs,

The place stands a winged sentry

All skilful within the wars:

There above noise, and hazard,

Candy Peace sits topped with smiles,

And One born in a manger

Instructions the beauteous information.

He’s thy gracious pal,

And (O my soul, awake!)

Did in pure love descend,

To die right here for thy sake.

If thou canst get however thither,

There grows the flower of Peace,

The Rose that can’t wither,

Thy fortress, and thy ease.

Depart then thy silly ranges,

For none can thee safe,

However One who by no means adjustments,

Thy God, thy Life, thy Treatment.

Henry Vaughan (1621–95); from Songs of Farewell Hubert Parry (1848–1918)


Led by Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor, the Prayers are learn by:

Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the Basic Meeting of the Church of Scotland;

Shermara Fletcher, Principal Officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Church buildings Collectively in England;

Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London and Dean of His Majesty’s Chapels Royal;

Canon Helen Cameron, Moderator of the Free Church buildings Group;

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster;

Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

The choir sings Psalm 34:8 as composed for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 by Ralph Vaughan Williams:

O style and see how gracious the Lord is, blest is the person that trusteth in him.

The Queen pictured with her son the new monarch King Charles during the Platinum Jubilee

The Queen pictured together with her son the brand new monarch King Charles through the Platinum Jubilee


All stand to sing:


Love divine, all loves excelling,

pleasure of heaven, to earth come down,

repair in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy devoted mercies crown.

Jesu, thou artwork all compassion,

pure unbounded love thou artwork;

go to us with thy salvation,

enter each trembling coronary heart.

Come, almighty to ship,

allow us to all thy life obtain;

all of a sudden return, and by no means,

by no means extra thy temples depart.

Thee we might be all the time blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above,

pray, and reward thee, with out ceasing, glory in thy excellent love.

End then thy new creation,

pure and spotless allow us to be;

allow us to see thy nice salvation,

completely restored in thee,

modified from glory into glory

until in heaven we take our place,

until we solid our crowns earlier than thee,

misplaced in marvel, love, and reward!

Charles Wesley (1707–88)

All stay standing for:


The Archbishop of Canterbury says:

Allow us to commend to the mercy of God, our maker and redeemer, the soul of Elizabeth, our late Queen.

Heavenly Father, King of kings, Lord and giver of life, who of thy grace in creation didst kind mankind in thine personal picture, and in thy nice love offerest us life everlasting in Christ Jesus; claiming the guarantees of thy most blessed Son, we entrust the soul of Elizabeth, our sister right here departed, to thy merciful retaining, in positive and sure hope of the resurrection to everlasting life, when Christ shall be all in all; who died and rose once more to avoid wasting us, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, in glory for ever. Amen.

O forth, O Christian soul, from this world, within the title of God the Father almighty, who created thee; within the title of Jesus Christ, Son of the dwelling God, who suffered for thee; within the title of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon thee and anointed thee. In communion with all of the blessed saints, and aided by the angels and archangels and all of the armies of the heavenly host, might thy portion this present day be in peace, and thy dwelling within the heavenly Jerusalem. Amen.

All stay standing because the choir sings:


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Neither demise, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor issues current, nor issues to return, nor top, nor depth, nor some other creature, shall have the ability to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Alleluia! Amen.

Romans 8:35a, 38b–finish, composed for this service by Sir James MacMillan


God grant to the dwelling grace; to the departed relaxation; to the Church, The King, the Commonwealth, and all individuals, peace and harmony, and to us sinners, life eternal; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and stay with you all the time. Amen.

All stay standing for:



All sing:


The Queen’s Piper, Pipe Main Paul Burns, performs Sleep, dearie, Sleep. All stay standing because the coffin leaves the church whereas sub-organist performs Fantasia in C minor


Allegro maestoso (Sonata in G, Op 28) Sir Edward Elgar


Organ music earlier than service contains works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Dame Ethel Smyth, Herbert Howells and Sir Edward Elgar. 

4pm, coffin enters. Bearer celebration contains senior royals as earlier, however not together with William’s youngsters. Contains senior courtiers from each Queen’s and Charles’s households. 

PSALM 121 

All then sit because the Choir sings: 



By the Dean of Windsor 

Extract: We pray that God will give us grace to honour her reminiscence by following her instance, and that, with our sister Elizabeth, on the final, we will know the thrill of life everlasting. 

All stay standing. 


All my Hope on God is Based, by Robert Bridges, based mostly on the German of Joachim Neander (1650–80) 


Revelation 21.1–7, Learn by the Dean of Windsor 

Extract: I noticed a brand new heaven and a brand new earth: for the primary heaven and the primary earth have been handed away; and there was no extra sea. And I John noticed the holy metropolis, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 


Learn by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of the Royal Chapel, Windsor Nice Park. 

All say collectively: 


All sit because the Choir sings: 


By John Donne (1572–1631) to music by Sir William Henry Harris, KCVO (1883–1973), someday Organist, St George’s Chapel 

All stand for the presentation, in silence, of the Devices of State, to be acquired by the Dean of Windsor, from the Queen’s Bargemaster and a Serjeant of Arms, who locations them on the Excessive Altar. 


Christ is Made the Positive Basis, from Latin seventh century translated by John M. Neale (1818-66) 

On the finish of the hymn, The Queen’s Firm Camp Color is positioned on the coffin by The King having acquired it from the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel Grenadier Guards. 

The Lord Chamberlain breaks his wand which is positioned upon the coffin. 

Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at St George's Chapel (pictured) in the grounds of Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II will probably be buried at St George’s Chapel (pictured) within the grounds of Windsor Citadel 


Because the coffin is lowered, the Dean of Windsor says: 


Psalm 103, 13–17 

Garter King of Arms proclaims: 


THUS it hath happy Almighty God to take out of this transitory life unto His Divine Mercy the late Most Excessive, Most Mighty, and Most Wonderful Monarch, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire and of Her different Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Religion, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. 

The Queen’s Piper performs a lament 


Pronounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury 


All stay standing. 


Prelude and Fugue in C Minor Johann Sebastian Bach

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