The Fifth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

5th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th July 2022

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 669
Arthur Wills Elegy
Jean Langlais Chant de Paix


O nata lux

O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deign to accept the praises and prayers of your suppliants.
O you who once deigned to be hidden in flesh on behalf of the lost,
grant us to be made members of your blessed body.

Text: Anonymous
Music: Thomas Tallis c1505-1585


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



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.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa Surge propera Tomás Luis de Victoria

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone i.viii)

First Lesson               1 Corinthians 3  1-9

Metrical Psalm

Within thy tabernacle, Lord,
who shall abide with thee?
And in thy high and holy hill
who shall a dweller be?

Who doth not slander with his tongue,
nor to his friend doth hurt;
nor yet against his neighbour doth
take up an ill report.

The man that walketh uprightly,
and worketh righteousness,
and as he thinketh in his heart,
so doth he truth express.

In whose eyes vile men are despis’d;
but those that God do fear
he honoureth, and changeth not,
though to his hurt he swear.

Text: Psalm 15  1-4  The Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: Caithness Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635

The Gospel    St Luke 10  38-42

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 Surge propera Tomás Luis de Victoria


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

Sicut cervus

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Text: Psalm 42
Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina c.1525-1594



Great God, your love has called us here,
As we, by love for love were made.
Your living likeness still we bear,
Though marred, dishonoured, disobeyed.
We come, with all our heart and mind
Your call to hear, your love to find.

We come with self-inflicted pains
Of broken trust and chosen wrong,
Half-free, half-bound by inner chains,
By social forces swept along,
By powers and systems close confined,
Yet seeking hope for humankind.

Great God, in Christ you call our name
And then receive us as your own,
Not through some merit, right or claim,
But by your gracious love alone.
We strain to glimpse your mercy seat
And find you kneeling at our feet.

Then take the towel, and break the bread,
and humble us, and call us friends.
Suffer and serve till all are fed,
and show how grandly love intends
to work till all creation sings,
to fill all worlds, to crown all things.

Great God, in Christ you set us free
Your life to live, your joy to share.
Give us your Spirit’s liberty
To turn from guilt and dull despair
And offer all that faith can do
While love is making all things new.

Text: Brian Wren b.1936
Music: Melita CH4 182 J.B.Dykes 1823-76


Organ Voluntary

Benjamin Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria 

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod