The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

5th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 6th February 2022

Organ Music

Henry Purcell Trumpet Tune
Ralph Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre
Healey Willan Postlude in D


Blessed is the man

Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stood in the way of sinners: and hath not sat in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law will he exercise himself day and night.

Text: Psalm 1  1-2
Music: Noel de Jongh b.1930

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


Glory be to God the Father,
glory be to God the Son,
glory be to God the Spirit,-
great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory, glory, glory
while eternal ages run!

Glory be to him who loved us,
washed us from each spot and stain!
Glory be to him who bought us,
made us kings with him to reign!
Glory, glory, glory, glory
to the Lamb that once was slain!

Glory to the King of angels,
glory to the Church’s King,
glory to the King of nations!
Heaven and earth, your praises bring;
glory, glory, glory, glory
to the King of Glory bring!

‘Glory, blessing, praise eternal!’
Thus the choir of angels sings;
‘Honour, riches, power, dominion!’
Thus its praise creation brings;
glory, glory, glory, glory
glory to the King of kings!

Text: Horatius Bonar 1808-89
Music: Regent Square CH4 110 Henry Smart 1813-79

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Kenneth Leighton 1929-1988




Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson               Isaiah 6  1-8

The Choir sings Psalm 138

I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Second Lesson           St Luke 4  5  1-11


O thou my soul, bless God the Lord;
and all that in me is
be stirrèd up his holy name
to magnify and bless.

Bless, O my soul, the Lord thy God,
and not forgetful be
of all his gracious benefits
he hath bestowed on thee;

All thine iniquities who doth
most graciously forgive;
who thy diseases all and pains
doth heal, and thee relieve;

Who doth redeem thy life, that thou
to death may’st not go down;
who thee with loving-kindness doth
and tender mercies crown.

Who with abundance of good things
doth satisfy thy mouth;
so that, ev’n as the eagle’s age,
renewèd is thy youth.

Text: Psalm 103  1-5
Music: Coleshill CH4 68 Melody from Barton’s The Psalms of David in Metre



Zadok the priest

Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed Solomon king.
And all the people rejoiced and said:
God save the King! Long live the King! God save the King!
May the King live for ever. Amen. Hallelujah.

Text: from 1 Kings 1  38-40
Music: G.F.Handel 1685-1759


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.


Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
Most mighty your working, most wondrous your ways!
Your glory and power are beyond us to tell,
and yet in the heart of the humble you dwell.

Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfil.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song;
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you  my mind,
rich truth that surpasses our knowledge to find;
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your Word.

Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart;
your love to inflame me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to shield me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;
if I should disown you, I’d stumble and fall;
but, sworn in your service your word I’ll obey,
and walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

Text: Jack Copley Winslow 1882-1974
Tune: Slane CH4 500 Irish Traditional Melody Harm. Erik Routley


Organ Voluntary

Félix-Alexandre Guilmant Allegro assai (Sonata I in D minor)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod