The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11.30am

9th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 1st August 2021

Organ Music

Georg Böhm Praeludium in F
Flor Peeters Adagio (Suite Modale)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


I waited for the Lord my God,
and patiently did bear;
at length to me he did incline,
my voice and cry to hear.

He put a new song in my mouth,
our God to magnify:
many shall see it,
and shall fear,
and on the Lord rely.

He took me from a fearful pit
and from the miry clay,
and on a rock he set my feet,
establishing my way.

O blessèd is the man whose trust
upon the Lord relies,
respecting not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.

Text: Psalm 40  1-4 Scottish Psalter 1929
Tune: Ballerma CH4 30 François Hyppolyte Barthélémon (1741-1808) Adapted by Robert Simpson (1790-1832)

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 145

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendour of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your faithful shall bless you.
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and tell of your power,
to make known to all people your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.




Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Have mercy on us, O God. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               Ephesians 3  14-21

Music for Reflection

Ego sum panis vivus

I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die.

Text: St John 6  48050
Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Second Lesson           St John 6  1-15



Greater love

Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can the floods drown it. Love is strong as death.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.
Ye are washed, ye are sanctified,
ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
That ye should show forth the praises of him
who hath call’d you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God,
that you present your bodies, a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto to God, which is your reasonable service.

Music: John Ireland 1869-1962

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.

Prayers of Intercession

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.


Praise the One who breaks the darkness
with a liberating light.
Praise the One who frees the prisoners
turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the Gospel
healing every dread disease.
Calming storms and feeding thousands
with the very bread of peace.

Praise the One who blessed the children
with a strong yet gentle word.
Praise the One who drove out demons
with a piercing two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water
to the desert’s burning sand.
From this well comes living water
quenching thirst in every land.

Praise the one true love incarnate:
Christ who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose for many
that we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness
seeing what our God has done.
Praise the one redeeming glory.
Praise the One who makes us one.

Text: Rusty Edwards b.1955
Tune: Hyfrydol CH4 445 Melody by Rowland Hugh Prichard 1811-87


Organ Voluntary

Pierre du Mage Grand Jeu

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod