The First Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer at 11.30am

1st Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 6th June 2021

Organ Music

Olivier Messiaen Offrande au Saint Sacrement
Sigfrid Karg-Elert Harmonies du Soir

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! 

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand? 
But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered. 

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope; 
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning. 

Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem. 
It is he who will redeem Israel
from all its iniquities.




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.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               2 Corinthians 4  13 – 5  1

Music for Reflection

Ave verum corpus

Jesu, Word of God Incarnate, of the virgin Mary born, On the cross thy sacred body for us men with nails was torn
Cleanse us, by thy blood and water
Streaming from thy pierced side;

Feed us with thy body broken,
Now in death’s agony!

O Jesu, hear us Son of Mary

Text: 14th century Eucharistic hymn
Music: Edward Elgar 1857-1934

Second Lesson           St Mark 3  20-35



O sing unto the Lord

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised.
Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people,
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name:
Bring an offering and come into his courts.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
Fear before him, all the earth.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth:
Make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Sing unto the Lord with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together before the Lord;
For he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord all the earth.

Text: Psalms 96 and 98
Music: William Mathias 1934-1992

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.

Prayers of Intercession

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.

Hymn sung by the choir

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in his justice
Which is more than liberty.

There is no place where earth’s sorrows
Are more felt than in God’s heaven:
There is no place where earth’s failings
Have such kindly judgement given.

For the love of God is broader
Than the grasp of mortal mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple,
We should take him at his word;
And our lives be filled with glory,
From the glory of the Lord.

Text: Frederick William Faber 1814-63 (Altered)
Tune: All for Jesus CH4 187 John Stainer 1840-1901


Organ Voluntary

William Mathias Jubilate

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The preacher was Lord Wallace, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland