The Fourth Sunday in Lent – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

4th Sunday in Lent

Sunday 27th March 2022

Organ Music

Johann Pachelbel Meine Seele erhebt den Herren
David Briggs Berceuse


Blessed are the pure in heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
Blessed are the pure in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heav’n.

Music: George Thalben-Ball 1896-1987


Awake, my soul, and with the sun
your daily stage of duty run;
shake off your sleep, and joyful rise
to pay your morning sacrifice.

Wake, and lift up yourself, my heart,
and with the angels take your part,
who all night long unwearied sing
high praise to the eternal King.

Lord, I my vows to you renew;
disperse my sins as morning dew,
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest this day
all I design, or do, or say;
that all my powers, with all their might,
in your sole glory may unite.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
praise him, all creatures here below,
praise him above, you heavenly host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text: Thomas Ken 1637-1711
Music: Morning Hymn CH4 210 Melody by F.H.Barthélémon 1741-1808



God our Father, we have not loved you nor one another as we should, and so we miss the fullness of life for which you created us. As you look upon us, more in pity than in anger, more in love than in pity, forgive our sins, the sins of our society and the sin of the world, as you have promised in Christ our Lord. Renew a right spirit within us, dear Lord, and help us to forgive even as we are forgiven.  Amen

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa Simile est regnum Francisco Guerrero

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone viii)

First Lesson               Exodus 2  1-10

Metrical Psalm

Lord, bless and pity us,
shine on us with your face:
that your way may be known on earth,
all nations know your grace.

Let people praise you, Lord;
let all the people praise.
Oh, let the nations all be glad,
in songs their voices raise:

You’ll justly people judge,
on earth rule nations all.
Let people praise you, Lord; let them
praise you, both great and small.

The earth her fruit shall yield,
our God shall blessing send.
God shall us bless; all shall him fear
unto earth’s utmost end.

Text: Psalm 67 The Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Sandys CH4 45 English traditional melody

The Gospel    St John 19  25b-27

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 Simile est regnum Francisco Guerrero


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.

Music: Francisco Guerrero 1528-1599



Christ’s is the world in which we move,
Christ’s are the folk we’re summoned to love,
Christ’s is the voice which calls us to care,
and Christ is the one who meets us here.
To the lost Christ shows his face;
to the unloved he gives his embrace;
to those who cry in pain or disgrace;
Christ makes, with his friends, a touching place.

Feel for the people we most avoid –
strange or bereaved or never employed;
feel for the women and feel for the men
who fear that their living is all in vain.

Feel for the parents who’ve lost their child,
feel for the women whom men have defiled,
feel for the baby for whom there’s no breast,
and feel for the weary who find no rest.

Feel for the lives by life confused,
riddled with doubt, in loving abused;
feel for the lonely heart, conscious of sin,
which longs to be pure but fears to begin.

Text: John Bell b.1949 and Graham Maule b.1958
Tune: Dream Angus CH4 724 Scottish Folk Melody arr. John Bell


Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fugue on the Magnificat BWV 733

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten

The preacher was The Rev Professor Kenneth Boyd