The Second Sunday after Easter – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

2nd Sunday after Easter

Sunday 1st May 2022

Organ Music

David Briggs Ricercare on Llanfair
Thomas Tomkins Fancy
Louis Vierne Madrigal


Jesu, meine Freude

Music: J.S.Bach 1685-1750


‘Christ the Lord is risen today’,
all on earth and angels say;
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Love’s redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won;
lo! our Sun’s eclipse is o’er,
lo! he sets in blood no more.

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell:
death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
Lives again our glorious King;
where, O Death, is now thy sting?
Once he died, our souls to save;
where thy victory, O grave?

Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted head;
made like him, like him we rise;
ours the cross, the grave, the skies:
Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given;
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection thou!

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-88
Music: St George’s Windsor CH4 411 G.J.Elvey 1816-93



Loving Creator, we have witnessed the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection, and we have received the gift of grace you offer through him. Yet we admit that our enthusiasm for your discipleship easily wanes and the distractions and temptations of our daily lives make us deaf to the sound of your leading. Forgive us our weakness and restore in us the passion to proclaim your good news to all the earth. We pray this in the name of our loving shepherd and saviour, Jesus Christ.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Jonathan Dove

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               Revelation 5  11-14

Metrical Psalm

Lord, I will thee extol, for thou
hast lifted me on high,
and over me thou to rejoice
mad’st not mine enemy.

O thou who art the Lord my God,
I in distress to thee,
with loud cries lifted up my voice,
and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, my soul thou hast brought up,
and rescu’d from the grave;
that I to pit should not go down,
alive thou didst me save.

O ye that are his holy ones,
sing praise unto the Lord;
and give unto him thanks, when ye
his holiness record.

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

The Gospel    St John 21  1-19

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 brevis Jonathan Dove


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: Jonathan Dove b.1959



Alleluia! Jesus is risen!
Trumpets resounding in glorious light!
Splendour, the Lamb, heaven forever!
Oh, what a miracle God has in sight!
Jesus is risen and we shall arise:
Give God the glory! Alleluia!

Weeping, be gone; sorrow be silent:
death is defeated, and Easter is bright.
Angels announce, ‘Jesus is risen!’
Clothe us in wonder, adorn us in light.

Walking the way, Christ walking with us,
telling the story to open our eyes;
breaking the bread, showing his glory;
Jesus our blessing, our constant surprise.

Text: Herbert F Brokering 1926-2009
Tune Earth and all stars CH4 429 David N Johnson 1922-1987


Organ Voluntary

Jean Langlais Mors et resurrectio

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod