The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity – 11am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11.00am

14th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 5th September 2021

Organ Music

George Baker Prière Grégorienne
Jean Langlais Improvisation (Suite Médiévale)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
Most mighty your working, most wondrous your ways!
Your glory and power are beyond us to tell,
and yet in the heart of the humble you dwell.

Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfil.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song;
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you  my mind,
rich truth that surpasses  our  knowledge to find;
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your Word.

Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart;
your love to inflame me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to shield me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;
if I should disown you, I’d stumble and fall;
but, sworn in your service your word I’ll obey,
and walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

Text: Jack Copley Winslow 1882-1974
Tune: Slane CH4 500 Irish Traditional Melody Harm. Erik Routley

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish.
Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God,
who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever;
who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!




God of mercy and of grace, you know the secrets of our hearts: how blind we are to our own faults, yet harsh in judging others; how swift we are to take for gain, yet slow to give to others; how proud we are of our success, yet grudging in praise of others. In your tender care and unfailing love, forgive our conformity to the world’s ways. By your transforming grace, make us open to your wisdom and your ways, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               Isaiah 35  1-10

Music for Reflection

Oculi omnium

The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their meat in due season. Glory to thee, O Lord, Amen.

Text: Psalm 145  15
Music: Gabriel Jackson b.1962

Second Lesson           St Mark 7  24-37



I was glad

I was glad when they said unto me:
We will go into the house of the Lord.
For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord:
to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the Lord.
For there is the seat of judgement:
even the seat of the house of David.
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls:
and plenteousness within thy palaces.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

Text: Psalm 122 1, 4-7
Music: Henry Purcell 1659-1695

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.


Through the love of God our Saviour
all will be well.
Free and changeless is his favour;
all, all is well.
Precious is the blood that healed us,
perfect is the grace that sealed us,
strong the hand stretched forth to shield us;
all must be well.

Though we pass through tribulation,
all will be well.
Ours is such a full salvation,
all, all is well.
Happy still in God confiding,
fruitful, if in Christ abiding,
holy, through the Spirit’s guiding;
all must be well.

We expect a bright tomorrow;
all will be well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow
All, all is well.
On our Father’s love relying,
Jesus every need supplying,
or in living or in dying,
all must be well.

Text: Mary Peters 1813-56
Tune: Ar hyd y nos CH4 562 Welsh traditional melody


Organ Voluntary

Nicolaus Bruhns Praeludium in E minor

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod