The Fourth Sunday in Lent – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

4th Sunday in Lent

Sunday 27th March 2022

Organ Music

Henri Dallier O Clemens! O pia!
Louis Vierne Berceuse


Christus factus est

Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death, death on the cross.
Therefore God exalted Him and gave Him a name
which is above all names

Text: Philippians 2:8-9
Music: Felice Anerio c1560-1614


All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia!
Bright brother sun with golden beam,
clear sister moon with softer gleam:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, with your flames so fierce and bright
giving to all both warmth and light:

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God’s blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
let them his glory also show:

And all who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise him, alleluia!
All who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and cast on him your care:

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia.
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One:

Text: St Francis of Assisi 1182-1226 Tr. William Henry Draper 1855-1933
Music: Lasst uns erfreuen CH4 147 Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne 1623 Arr. R.V.Williams 1872-1958

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Alan Ridout 1934-1996




God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living, that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

First Lesson               Exodus 2  1-10

The Choir sings Psalm 32

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there isno guile.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that areupright in heart.

Second Lesson           St John 19  25b-27


Behold, the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise,
on mountain-tops, above the hills,
and draw the wondering eyes.

To this the joyful nations round,
all tribes and tongues, shall flow;
up to the hill of God, they’ll say,
and to his house, we’ll go.

The beam that shines from Zion’s hill
shall lighten every land;
the King who reigns in Salem’s towers
shall all the world command.

Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgements truth shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.

No strife shall rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb those peaceful years;
to ploughshares men shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.

No longer hosts, encountering hosts,
shall crowds of slain deplore;
they hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.

Come then, O house of Jacob! come
to worship at his shrine;
and, walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine.

Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 From Isaiah 2  2-5
Music: Glasgow CH4 715 Melody from Moore’s Psalm-Singer’s Pocket Companion 1756



Selig sind die Toten

Blessed are the dead
Which die in the Lord,
From henceforth
Yes, saith the Spirit,
That they may rest from their labours;
And their works do follow after them.

Text: Revelation 14  13
Music: Heinrich Schütz 1585-1672


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.


Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own:
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife,
for those he came to save:
His glories now we sing,
who died and rose on high,
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of love!
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds yet visible above
in beauty glorified:
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Text: Matthew Bridges 1800-94 and Godfrey Thring 1823-1903
Tune: Diademata CH4 459 G.J.Elvey 1816-93


Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Prelude in C minor BWV 546

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten

The preacher was The Rev Professor Kenneth Boyd