St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday August 9th 2020
9th Sunday after Trinity
J.S.Bach Christe, aller Welt Trost BWV 670
J.P.Sweelinck Echo Fantasia
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
Psalm 145: 8-9, 14 – 21 (responsively)
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.
The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.
You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of all who fear him; he also hears their cry, and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.
Prayer of Confession
Holy God, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men and women, through ignorance and weakness and through our own deliberate fault.
Forgive us all that is past, and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light; through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Declaration of Pardon
First Lesson 1 Kings 19 9-14
Music for reflection
O Breath of life, come sweeping through us, revive your church with life and power; O Breath of life, come, cleanse, renew us, and fit your church to meet this hour. O Wind of God, come, bend us, break us, till humbly we confess our need; then in your tenderness remake us, revive, restore, for this we plead. O Breath of love, come, breathe within us, renewing thought and will and heart; come, love of Christ, afresh to win us, revive your church in every part.
Text: Elizabeth A P Head 1850 – 1936
Music: Alan Bullard b.1947
Lesson Matthew 14: 22-33
How lovely are thy dwellings
How lovely are thy dwellings fair O lord of Hosts, My soul ever longeth and fainteth for the blest courts of the Lord my heart and flesh do cry to the living God, Blest are they that in Thy house are dwelling, they ever praise Thee
Text: Psalm 84
Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
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 Song of Simeon
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen :
Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.
Jean Langlais Hymne d’action de grâce Te Deum
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Susanne Horsburgh
The anthem was recorded in 2008 by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music