The Eighth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

8th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 7th August 2022

Organ Music

Jean Langlais Prélude Modal
George Baker Prière Grégorienne


Ego tuam

I am thine, save me:
I have sought thy precepts.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.

And a light unto my path!

Text: Psalm 119: 94, 105
Music: Ian Sutherland

Processional Hymn

The God of Abraham praise
who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting Days,
and God of love:
Jehovah, great I AM,
by earth and heaven confessed;
I bow, and bless the sacred name
for ever blest.

The God of Abraham praise,
at whose supreme command
from earth I rise, and seek the joys
at his right hand:
I all on earth forsake,
its wisdom, fame and power;
and him my only portion make,
my shield and tower.

He by himself hath sworn,
I on his oath depend:
I shall, on eagles’ wings upborne,
to heaven ascend;
I shall behold his face,
I shall his power adore
and sing the wonders of his grace
for evermore.

There dwells the Lord our King,
the Lord our Righteousness,
triumphant o’er the world and sin,
the Prince of Peace:
on Zion’s sacred height
his kingdom he maintains,
and glorious with his saints in light
for ever reigns.

The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high;
‘Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost’,
they ever cry:
Hail, Abraham’s God, and mine,
I join the heavenly praise,
all might and majesty are Thine,
through endless days.

Text: Thomas Olivers 1725-99 Based on the Jewish Yigdal
Music: Leoni CH4 162 Hebrew melody, largely as adapted c.1770



Holy God, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men and women, through ignorance and weakness and through our own deliberate fault.  Forgive us all that is past, and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light; through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Messe Solennelle Jean Langlais

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Sutherland)

First Lesson               Genesis 15  1-6

Metrical Psalm

Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
it comely is and right,
that upright men, with thankful voice,
should praise the Lord of might.

Praise God with harp, and unto him
sing with the psaltery;
upon a ten-string’d instrument
make ye sweet melody.

A new song to him sing, and play
with loud noise skilfully;
for right is God’s word, all his works
are done in verity.

To judgment and to righteousness
a love he beareth still;
the loving-kindness of the Lord
the earth throughout doth fill.

The heavens by the word of God
did their beginning take
and by the breathing of his mouth
He all their hosts did make

Text: Psalm 33  1-6  The Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: Colchester Melody from Harmony of Zion 1734

The Gospel    St Luke 12  32-40

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.

Messe Solennelle Jean Langlais


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



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.


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.

Text: St Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274
Music: Marcel Dupré 1886-1971



Moved by the Gospel, let us move
with every gift and art.
The image of creative love
indwells each human heart.
The Maker calls creation good,
so let us now express
with sound and colour, stone and wood,
the shape of holiness.

Let weavers form from broken strands
a tapestry of prayer.
Let artists paint with skilful hands
their joy, lament, and care.
Then mime the story: Christ has come.
With reverence dance the word.
With flute and organ, gong and drum
God’s praise be ever heard.

O Spirit, breathe among us here;
inspire the work we do.
May hands and voices, eye and ear
attest to life made new.
In worship and in daily strife
create among us still.
Great Artist, form our common life
according to your will.

Text: Ruth C Duck b.1947
Music: Ellacombe CH4 247 18th Cent. German melody


Organ Voluntary

Jean Langlais Te Deum

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod