The Fifth Sunday after Trinity – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

5th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th July 2022

Organ Music

Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude Set 1 No 2
Édouard Commette Aspiration Religieuse


O Lord increase my faith

O Lord, increase my faith
strengthen me
and confirm me in thy true faith,
endue me with wisdom,
charity, chastity and patience
in all my adversity.
Sweet Jesus, say Amen.

Text: from Luke 17  5
Music: Orlando Gibbons 1583-1625


How shall I sing that Majesty
which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie;
sing, sing, ye heavenly choir.
Thousands of thousands stand around
thy throne, O God most high;
ten thousand times ten thousand sound
thy praise; but who am I?

Thy brightness unto them appears,
whilst I thy footsteps trace;
a sound of God comes to my ears;
but they behold thy face.
They sing because thou art their Sun:
Lord, send a beam on me;
for where heaven is but once begun,
there alleluias be.

How great a being Lord, is thine,
which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line
to sound so vast a deep.
Thou art a sea without a shore,
a sun without a sphere;
thy time is now and evermore,
thy place is everywhere.

Text: John Mason 1646-1694
Music: Coe Fen CH4 128 Kenneth N Naylor 1931-1991

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Thomas Morley 1557-1602




Almighty God, your Son has opened up for us a new and living way into your presence. Give us pure hearts and constant wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Lesson               1 Corinthians 3  1-9

The Choir sings Psalm 15

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Second Lesson           St Luke 10  38-42


Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant, too.

Text: Richard A M Gillard b.1953
Music: Servant Song CH4 694 Richard A M Gillard Arr. Betty Jane Pulkingham b.1928



Richte mich, Gott

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Text: Psalm 43
Music: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-47


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.


Forth in the peace of Christ we go; Christ to the world with joy we bring; Christ in our minds, Christ on our lips, Christ in our hearts, the world’s true King.

King of our hearts, Christ reigns in us; kingship with him his servants gain; with Christ, the Servant-Lord of all, Christ’s world we serve to share Christ’s reign.

Priests of the world, Christ sends us forth this world of time to consecrate, our world of sin by grace to heal, Christ’s world in Christ to re-create.

Prophets of Christ, we hear his Word;
he claims our minds, to search his ways;
he claims our lips, to speak his truth;
he claims our hearts, to sing his praise.

We are his Church, he makes us one;
here is one hearth for all to find;
here is one flock, one Shepherd-King;
here is one faith, one heart, one mind.

Text: James Quinn 1919-2010
Tune: Duke Street CH4 646 Melody attributed to John Hatton


Organ Voluntary

David Briggs Marche Episcopale

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod