The Second Sunday after Easter – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

2nd Sunday after Easter

Sunday 1st May 2022

Organ Music

William Byrd Galliard on the Third Pavan
George Dyson Variations on Love of the Father
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald Adoratio


Terra tremuit

The earth trembled, and was still:
When God arose to judgement. Alleluia.

Text: Psalm 76  8,9
Music: William Byrd 1543-1623


This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow.
My Love, the Crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow:
Had Christ, that once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain:
but now has Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen!

My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber:
till trump from east to west:
shall wake the dead in number:

Death’s flood hath lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver:

Text: G.R.Woodward 1848-1934
Music: Vruechten CH4 415 Melody from David’s Psalmen, Amsterdam 1685 harmonised Charles Wood 1866-1926

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Richard Shephard 1949-1921




O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread. Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Lesson               Revelation 5  11-14

The Choir sings Psalm 30

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth buta moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.

What profit is therein my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Second Lesson           St John 21  1-19


I greet Thee who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Saviour of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake:
I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.

Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in every place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

Thou art the Life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
sustain us by thy faith and by thy power,
and give us strength in every trying hour.

Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
no harshness hast thou and no bitterness;
O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
that we may dwell in perfect unity.

Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
that in thy strength we evermore endure.

Text: Attrib. to Jean Calvin 1509-64 Tr. Elizabeth Lee Smith 1817-1898
Music: Stonelaw CH3 86 Thomas Wilson 1927-2001



Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
your sweetest notes employ,
the Paschal victory to hymn
in strains of holy joy.

For Judah’s Lion bursts His chains,
crushing the serpent’s head;
and cries aloud through death’s domains
to wake th’imprison’d dead.

Devouring depths of hell
their prey at His command restore;
his ransom’d hosts pursue their way
where Jesus goes before.

Triumphant in His glory now
to Him all power is given;
to Him in one communion bow
all saints in earth and heaven.

While we, His soldiers, praise our King,
his mercy we implore,
within His palace bright to bring
and keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
while endless ages run. Alleluia! Amen.

Text: Fulbert of Chartres 952-1028
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924


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.


Christ is the world’s true Light,
its captain of salvation,
the daystar clear and bright
of every race and nation;
new life, new hope awakes,
where people own his sway:
from bondage freedom breaks,
and night is turned to day.

In Christ all races meet,
their ancient feuds forgetting,
the whole round world complete,
from sunrise to its setting:
when Christ is throned as Lord,
we shall forsake our fear,
to ploughshare beat the sword,
to pruning-hook the spear.

One Lord, in one great name
unite us all who own you;
cast out our pride and shame
that hinder to enthrone you;
the world has waited long,
has travailed long in pain;
come, heal its ancient wrong,
come, Prince of Peace, and reign.

Text: George Wallace Briggs 1875-1959
Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen) CH4 456 Melody and bass by J.S.Bach 1685-1750


Organ Voluntary

Georg Muffat Toccata Decima

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod