Palm Sunday

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer at 11.30am

Palm Sunday

Sunday 28th March 2021

Organ Music
Dieterich Buxtehude Passacaglia
J.S.Bach Herzlich thut mich verlangen BWV 727

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 118  1-2, 19-29

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever!
Let Israel say,
‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord.

The Lord is God,
and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
up to the horns of the altar.

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures for ever.

Bidding

Prayer

Confession

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               St John 12  12-16

Music for Reflection

Seufzer, Thränen, Kummer, Noth  BWV 21

Sighs, tears, grief, distress,
Anxious longing, fear and death
Prey upon my oppressed heart
I feel misery, pain.

Text: Salomon Franck (1659-1725)
Music: J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Second Lesson           St Mark 11  1-11

Homily

Anthem

Hosanna to the Son of David

Hosanna to the Son of David.
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Blessed be the King of Israel.
Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places.
Hosanna in the highest heavens.

Text: St Matthew 21  9; St Luke 19  38
Music: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

The 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 iv.4

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Valet will ich Dir geben BWV 736

CCL Licence No 980930

Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Craig Meek
The cantor was Philippa Wood
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music

Today’s anthem was recorded by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral in 2010, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.