The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity – 11am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

19th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 10th October 2021

Organ Music

François Couperin Plein Jeu – Fugue sur la Trompette – Récit de Chromhorne – Dialogue sur la Trompette (Messe pour la Couvents) 


O come let us sing unto the Lord

O come let us sing unto the Lord
Let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
And show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God:
And a great King above all gods.

Text: Psalm 95  1-3
Music: Noel de Jongh b.1930

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


Praise the Lord, his glories show, Alleluia!
saints within his courts below, Alleluia!
angels round his throne above, Alleluia!
all that see and share his love. Alleluia!

Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, Alleluia!
tell his wonders, sing his worth; Alleluia!
age to age and shore to shore, Alleluia!
praise him, praise him evermore! Alleluia!

Praise the Lord, his mercies trace; Alleluia!
praise his providence and grace, Alleluia!
all that he for us has done, Alleluia!
all he sends us through his Son. Alleluia!

Strings and voices, hands and hearts, Alleluia!
in the concert play your parts; Alleluia!
all that breathe, your Lord adore, Alleluia!
praise him, praise him evermore! Alleluia!

Text: Henry Francis Lyte 1793-1847
Tune: Llanfair CH4 152 Melody probably by Robert Williams c1781-1821

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Richard Ayleward 1626-1669




Almighty God, in our baptism you adopted us for your own. Quicken your Spirit within us, that we, being renewed in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth and serve you with thankful hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First Lesson               Amos 5  6-7, 10-15

The Choir sings Psalm 90  1-6, 13-17

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.

For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Second Lesson           St Mark 10  17-31


Put all your trust in God,
in duty’s path go on;
walk in his strength with faith and hope,
so shall your work be done.
Give to the winds your fears;
hope, and be undismayed;
God hears your sighs and counts your tears, 
God shall lift up your head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms
he gently clears your way;
await his time; so shall this night
soon end in joyful day.
Leave to his sovereign sway
to choose and to command;
then you shall marvel at his way
how wise, how strong his hand!

You see our weakness, Lord;
our hearts are known to you:
give strength to every failing hand
and keep our footsteps true.
Let us, in life, in death,
your steadfast truth declare,  
confessing, with our final breath,
your love and guardian care.

Text: Paul Gerhardt 1607-76 Translated by John Wesley and others
Music: Ich halte treulich still CH4 270 J.S.Bach 1685-1750



Tibi laus, tibi gloria

Praise to you, glory to you, thanksgiving to you forever and ever, O blessed Trinity.
The Father is charity, the Son grace, the Holy Spirit imparting goodness: O blessed Trinity.
The Father is conveying the truth, the Son is truth, the Holy Spirit truth: O blessed Trinity.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one substance, O blessed Trinity.
And blessed is the Holy Name of your glory, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

Text: Matins Responsary for Trinity Sunday
Music: Peter Philips 1561-1628


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.


I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast.’
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary worn and sad,
I found in him a resting-place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink and live.’
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.’
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk,
till travelling days are done.

Text: Horatius Bonar 1808-89
Tune: Kingsfold CH4 291 English Traditional arr. R.V.Williams 1872-1958


Organ Voluntary

François Couperin Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux (Messe pour les Paroisses)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod