Harvest Thanksgiving

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer

Sunday October 4th 2020

Harvest Thanksgiving

Organ Music

G.F.Handel Organ Concerto Op 4 No 6 in B flat (1st mvt)
William Russell Voluntary VII in A (2nd set)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Psalm 65 (responsively)

Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed,
By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.
You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.
Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it.
You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,
the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.



Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in love you spread good gifts before us, more than we need or deserve. You feed, heal, teach, and save us. We confess that we always want more, that we never share as freely as you give. We misuse what you intend for joy. God, forgive our stubborn greed and our destructiveness. In mercy, help us to take pleasure in your goodness so that we will always be thanking you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson Deuteronomy 8 7-18

Music for reflection

O God your goodness reaches wide

O God, your goodness reaches wide,
As do the clouds above us.
You crown us with your perfect love,
You guide us and protect us.
O Lord, our rock, our shield, our friend,
Unto our thoughts and words attend
As now we pray before you.

Text: Christian Gellert 1715-1769 Trans. Alan Bullard
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Arr. Alan Bullard

Lesson St Luke 17 11-19



Lord, who hast made us for thine own

Lord, who hast made us for thine own,
Hear as we sing before Thy throne. Alleluia.
Accept Thy children’s rev’rent praise
For all Thy wondrous works and ways. Alleluia.

Text: Paraphrase of Psalm 148
Music: Gustav Holst 1833-1897

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The Holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting.

Prayers of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

The Song of Simeon

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation;
Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.

Tone vi


Organ Voluntary

Eugène Gigout Toccata

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Alison Cook
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music

The anthem was recorded in 2008 by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music