The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

14th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 5th September 2021

Organ Music

Jean Langlais Tiento – Communion (Suite Médiévale)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and king,
the triumphs of his grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean,
his blood availed for me.

He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
the humble poor believe.

Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
you blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy Name.

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-1843
Tune: Richmond CH4 352 Melody by Thomas Haweis



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.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Jonathan Dove

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone vi)

First Lesson               Isaiah 35  1-10

Metrical Psalm

Praise God, The Lord praise, O my soul.
I’ll praise God while I live;
while I have being to my God
in songs I’ll praises give.

Who righteous judgment executes
for those oppress’d that be,
who to the hungry giveth food;
God sets the pris’ners free.

The Lord doth give the blind their sight,
the bowed down doth raise:
the Lord doth dearly love all those
that walk in upright ways.

The stranger’s shield, the widow’s stay,
the orphan’s help, is he:
but yet by him the wicked’s way
turn’d upside down shall be.

The Lord shall reign for evermore:
thy God, O Sion, he
reigns to all generations.
Praise to the Lord give ye.

Text: Scottish Psalter 1650 Psalm 146 1,2,7-10
Music: St Stephen (Abridge) Melody by Isaac Smith (1734-1805)

The Gospel    St Mark 7  24-37

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 brevis Jonathan Dove


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

O taste and see

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is:
blest is the man that trusteth in him.

Text: Psalm 34  8
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)



Amazing grace!-how sweet the sound-
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
’tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

Text: John Newton 1725-1807
Tune: Michael Amazing Grace (New Britain) CH4 555 Scottish Traditional arr. John Bell


Organ Voluntary

Jean Langlais Prélude (Suite Médiévale)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod