The Second Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer at 11.30am

2nd Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 13th June 2021

Organ Music

Johannes Brahms Fugue in A flat minor
Sydney Nicholson Impromptu No 2

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 20

The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favour your burnt sacrifices.
May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfil all your plans.
May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners. May the Lord fulfil all your petitions.
Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.
Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.




Almighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. O Lord, have mercy upon us. Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, that we may live a holy, just, and humble life to the glory of your holy name.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               2 Corinthians 5  6-10, 14-17

Music for Reflection

O Lorde, the maker of al thing

O Lorde, the maker of al thing,
We pray Thee nowe in this evening
Us to defend, through Thy mercy,
From al deceite of our en’my.

Let neither us deluded be,
Good Lorde with dreame or phantasy,
Oure hearte wakyng in Thee Thou kepe,
That we in sinne fal not on slepe.

O Father, throughe Thy blesssed Sonne,
Grant us this oure peticion,
To whom with the Holy Ghost alwaies,
In heav’n and yearth be laude and praise.

Text: Henry VIII 1491-1547
Music: John Joubert 1927-2019

Second Lesson           St Mark 4  26-34



I to the hills

I to the hills will lift mine eyes:
from whence doth come mine aid?
My safety cometh from the Lord,
who heaven and earth hath made.

Thy foot he’ll not let slide, nor will
he slumber that thee keeps.
Behold, he that keeps Israel,
he slumbers not, nor sleeps.

The Lord thee keeps; the Lord thy shade
on thy right hand doth stay;
the moon by night thee shall not smite
nor yet the sun by day.

The Lord shall keep thy soul; he shall
preserve thee from all ill;
henceforth thy going out and in
God keep for ever will.

Text: Psalm 121 Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: Savourna Stevenson (First performance)

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.

Hymn sung by the choir

For the fruits of all creation,
thanks be to God;
for the gifts to every nation,
thanks be to God;
for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safe-keeping,
thanks be to God.

In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done;
in the help we give our neighbour,
God’s will is done;
in our world-wide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God;
for the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God;
for the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

Text: Frederick Pratt Green 1903-2000
Tune: East Acklam CH4 231 Francis Jackson b.1917


Organ Voluntary

Georg Böhm Praeludium in D minor

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod