The Fourth Sunday after Easter – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

4th Sunday after Easter

Sunday 15th May 2022

Organ Music

Paul Spicer Elegy
William Mathias Chorale; Canzonetta


Almighty God, who hast me brought

Almighty God, Who hast me brought
In safety to the present day,
Keep me from sin in heart and thought,
And teach me what to do and say.

Text: William Leighton c1565-1622
Music: Thomas Ford 1580-1648


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
Music: Richmond CH4 352 (i) Melody by Thomas Haweis



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.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Communion Service in G Francis Jackson

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone vi)

First Lesson               Revelation 21  1-6

Metrical Psalm

Praise God. From heavens praise the Lord, vin heights praise to him be.
All ye his angels, praise ye him;
his hosts all, praise him ye.

O praise ye him, both sun and moon;
praise him, all stars of light.
Ye heav’ns of heav’ns him praise,
and floods above the heavens’ height.

Let all the creatures praise the name
of our almighty Lord:
for he commanded, and they were
created by his word.

He also, for all times to come,
hath them establish’d sure;
he hath appointed them a law,
which ever shall endure.

Text: Psalm 148  1-6  The Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Southwark Adapted from Christopher Tye c1508-1572

The Gospel    St John 13  31-35

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.

Communion Service in G Francis Jackson


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

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.

Communion Service in G Francis Jackson



Fill now our life, O Lord our God,
in every part with praise,
that our whole being may proclaim
your being and your ways.

Not for the lip of praise alone,
nor ev’n the praising heart
we ask, but for a life made up
of praise in every part.

Praise in the common things of life,
its goings out and in;
praise in each duty and each deed,
though humble and unseen.

So, gracious Lord, you shall receive
from us the glory due;
and so shall we begin on earth
the song for ever new.

Text: Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Music: Billing CH4 183 R.R.Terry (1865-1938)


Organ Voluntary

François Couperin Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Craig Meek