Reign of Christ – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

Reign of Christ

Sunday 21st November 2021

Organ Music

Bernard Rose Improvisation on Ein feste Burg
Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude Set 1 No 2

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Join all the glorious names
of wisdom, love, and power,
that ever mortals knew,
that angels ever bore:
all are too mean to speak his worth,
too mean to set my Saviour forth.

Great Prophet of my God,
my tongue would bless thy name;
by thee the joyful news
of our salvation came:
the joyful news of sins forgiven,
of hell subdued, and peace with heaven.

Jesus my great High-Priest
offered his blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside:
his powerful blood did once atone,
and now it pleads before the throne.

My dear almighty Lord,
my Conqueror and my King,
your  sceptre and your sword,
your reigning grace, I sing;
yours is the power: behold I sit
in willing service at your feet.

Now let my soul arise,
and tread the tempter down;
my Captain leads me forth
to conquest and a crown.
a feeble saint shall win the day,
though death and hell obstruct the way.

Text: Isaac Watts 1674-1748
Music: Croft’s 136th CH4 460 Melody by William Croft 1678-1727

Invitation

Confession

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbours and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed. In your great mercy, forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our saviour. Amen.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis R.R.Bennett

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson Ephesians 1 15-23

Metrical Psalm

The Lord doth reign, and cloth’d is he
with majesty most bright;
his works do shew him cloth’d to be,
and girt about with might.

The world is also stablished,
that it cannot depart.
Thy throne is fix’d of old, and thou
from everlasting art.

The floods, O Lord, have lifted up,
they lifted up their voice;
the floods have lifted up their waves,
and made a mighty noise.

But yet the Lord, that is on high,
is more of might by far
than noise of many waters is,
of great sea-billows are.

Text: Psalm 93  1-4 Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Howard from Wilson’s Collection 1825

The Gospel    St Matthew 25  34-40

The Sermon

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.

The Intercessions

Gloria in Excelsis sung by the choir

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.  Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Missa brevis R.R.Bennett

Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you
And also with you

Lift up your hearts
We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise

Prayer

Sanctus

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Glory be to you, O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he that comes in the Name of the Lord:
Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer

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.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us your peace.

Holy Communion

During Communion the Choir sings

Tantum ergo sacramentum

Therefore we before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.
Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is one.
Amen

Text: St Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274
Music: Gabriel Jackson b.1962

Prayer

Hymn

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
does its successive journeys run;
his Kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
declare his love in sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.

Blessings abound where Jesus reigns;
the prisoners leap to lose their chains;
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blessed.

Let every creature rise and bring
the highest honours to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud Amen.

Text: Isaac Watts 1674-1748
Tune: Warrington CH4 470 Melody by Ralph Harrison 1748-1810

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Jean Langlais Acclamations Carolingiennes (Suite Médiévale)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod