St. Giles’ Cathedral
Morning Service at 11am
1st Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 19th June 2022
Louis Vierne Introït (Messe Basse)
Olivier Alain Chanson de la brume en mer
Jesu, the very thought of thee
Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.
Text: Edward Caswall (1814-1878)
Music: Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)
God moves in a mysterious way
his wonders to perform;
he plants his footsteps in the sea,
and rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
of never-failing skill
he treasures up his bright designs,
and works his sovereign will.
You fearful saints, fresh courage take,
the clouds you so much dread
are big with mercy, and shall break
in blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
but trust him for his grace;
behind a frowning providence
he hides a smiling face.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
and scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
and he will make it plain.
Text: William Cowper 1731-1800
Music: London New CH4 158 Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635
O Lord open thou our lips
Eric von Ibler
O God our defender, when storms rage about us and cause us to be afraid, rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear and preserve us all from unbelief; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Lesson 1 Kings 19 1-4, 8-15a
The Choir sings PSALM 42
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Yet the Lord will command his loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Second Lesson St Luke 8 26-39
We lay our broken world
in sorrow at your feet,
haunted by hunger, war, and fear,
oppressed by power and hate.
Here human life seems less
than profit, might, and pride,
though to unite us all in you,
you lived and loved and died.
We bring our broken towns,
our neighbours hurt and bruised;
you show us how old pain and wounds
for new life can be used.
We bring our broken loves,
friends parted, families torn;
then in your life and death we see
that love must be reborn
We bring our broken selves,
confused and closed and tired;
then through your gift of healing grace
new purpose is inspired.
Come Spirit, on us breathe,
with life and strength anew;
find in us love, and hope, and trust,
and lift us up to you.
Text: Anna Briggs b.1947
Music: Garelochside CH4 721 Kenneth George Finlay 1882-1974
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Text: Psalm 122 6-7
Music: Herbert Howells 189201983
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, you sometimes speak in wonders,
unmistakeable and clear,
mighty signs that show your presence,
overcoming doubt and fear.
Lord, you sometimes speak in whispers,
still and small and scarcely heard;
only those who want to listen
catch the all-important word.
Lord, you sometimes speak in silence,
through our loud and noisy day;
we can know and trust you better
when we quietly wait and pray.
Lord, you sometimes speak in Scripture,
words that summon from the page,
shown and taught us by your Spirit
with fresh light for every age.
Lord, you always speak in Jesus,
always new yet still the same:
teach us now more of our Saviour,
make our lives display his Name.
Text: Christopher Martin Idle b.1938
Tune: Stuttgart CH4 606 Adapted from melody in Witt’s Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha 1715
Louis Vierne Allegro (Symphonie II)
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by The Rev Dr Anne T Logan