The Fifth Sunday in Lent – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

Council Greetin’ Service

5th Sunday in Lent

Sunday 3rd April 2022

Organ Music

Gabriel Jackson Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
Camille Saint-Saëns Pro Defunctis


Hear my prayer, O Lord

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and let my crying come unto thee.

Text: Psalm 102: 1
Music: Henry Purcell 1659-1695


Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight.
All praise we would render: O help us to see
’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

Text: Walter Chalmers Smith 1824-1908
Music: St Denio CH4 132 Welsh hymn melody, 1839 Founded on a folk tune

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Thomas Tomkins 1572-1656




Most merciful God, by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you created humanity anew. Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross, we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Lesson               Isaiah 43  16-21

The Choir sings Psalm 126

When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Second Lesson           St John 12  1-8


Blest be the everlasting God
the Father of our Lord!
Be his abounding mercy praised,
his majesty adored!

When from the dead he raised his Son,
and called him to the sky,
he gave our souls a lively hope
that they should never die.

To an inheritance divine
he taught our hearts to rise;
’tis uncorrupted, undefiled,
unfading in the skies.

Saints by the power of God are kept,
till the salvation come:
we walk by faith as strangers here:
but Christ shall call us home.

Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 From 1 St Peter 1:3-5
Music: Bishopthorpe CH4 424 Probably by Jeremiah Clarke c.1673-1707



Timor et tremor

Fear and trembling came over me,
and darkness fell over me:
have mercy on me, O Lord, have mercy on me,
for my soul trusts in you.

Hear, O God, my prayer,
for you are my refuge and my strong helper.
Lord, I have called upon you, I shall not be confounded

Text: Psalms 55  5; 57  1; 61  1;71  2,6; 31  19
Music: Orlande de Lassus 1532-94


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.


Son of God, eternal Saviour,
source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
hallows all our human race,
great High Priest, who, throned in glory,
for your own will ever plead,
fill us with your love and pity,
heal our wrongs, and help our need.

Lord, as you have lived for others,
so may we for others live;
freely have your gifts been granted,
freely may your servants give.
Yours the gold and yours the silver,
yours the wealth of sea and land,
we but stewards of your bounty,
held in trust at your command.

Come, Lord Jesus,  reign among us,
King of Love, and Prince of Peace;
hush the storm of strife and passion,
bid its cruel discords cease;
Yours the prayer, and yours the purpose,
that your people should be one,
grant from heaven our hope’s fruition:
here on earth your will be done.

Text: Somerset Corry Lowry 1855-1932
Tune: Blaenwern CH4 468 William Penfro Rowlands 1860-1937


Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fugue in A minor BWV 543

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod