The Second Sunday in Lent – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

2nd Sunday in Lent

Sunday 13th March 2022

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Erbarm dic mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721
Kenneth Leighton Aus der Tiefe

Introit

Look down, O Lord

Look down, O Lord, on me poor man,
in Thee I live, I move and am,
O clear my soul and conscience,
that I in Thee my peace find,
rest to my heart, joy to my mind,
freede from my sin and mine offence.

Text: William Leighton c1565-1622
Music: William Byrd c1539-1623

Hymn

We sing the praise of him who died,
of him who died upon the cross;
the sinner’s hope though all deride,
for this we count the world but loss.

Inscribed upon the cross we see
in shining letters, ‘God is love;’
he bears our sins upon the tree;
he brings us mercy from above.

The cross! it takes our guilt away:
it holds the fainting spirit up;
it cheers with hope the gloomy day,
and sweetens every bitter cup.

It makes the coward spirit brave,
and nerves the feeble arm for fight;
it takes its terror from the grave,
and gilds the bed of death with light:

The balm of life, the cure of woe,
the measure and the pledge of love,
the sinner’s refuge here below,
the angels’ theme in heaven above.

Text: Thomas Kelly 1769-1855
Music: Walton (Fulda) CH4 405 Sacred Melodies 1815 William Gardiner 1770-1853

Invitation

Confession

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether, gracious God, on this second Sunday of Lent, that we might feel the warmth of your love, cleansing, forgiving and making us whole. For we are imperfect doers of justice; we ration our acts of kindness; we rarely know humility. Transform us by your love, so that we would more fully live the life you call us into, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Mass for Four Voices William Byrd

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone iii)

First Lesson               Philippians 3  17 – 4  1

Metrical Psalm

The Lord’s my light and saving health,
who shall make me dismay’d?
My life’s strength is the Lord, of whom
then shall I be afraid?

When as mine enemies and foes,
most wicked persons all,
to eat my flesh against me rose,
they stumbled and did fall.

Against me though an host encamp,
my heart yet fearless is:
though war against me rise, I will
be confident in this.

One thing I of the Lord desir’d,
and will seek to obtain,
that all days of my life I may
within God’s house remain;

That I the beauty of the Lord
behold may and admire,
and that I in his holy place
may rev’rently enquire.

Text: Psalm 27  1-4
Music: Bishopthorpe Probably by Jeremiah Clarke c.1673-1707

The Gospel    St Luke 13  31-35

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.

Mass for Four Voices William Byrd

Thanksgiving

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

Prayer

Sanctus

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.

Prayer

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

Salvator mundi

O Saviour of the world, save us,
who by thy cross and blood hast redeemed us,
help us, we pray thee, O Lord our God.

Music: Thomas Tallis c1505-1585

Prayer

Hymn

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul;
what wondrous love is this, O my soul;
what wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
when I was sinking down, sinking down,
when I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing;
to God and to the Lamb I will sing,
to God and to the Lamb who is the great I AM,
while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
while millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
and when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on;
and when from death I’m free I’ll sing and joyful be,
and through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
and through eternity I’ll sing on.

Text: Appalachian Hymn 1867
Tune: Wondrous Love CH4 395 Melody by William Walker 1809-1875

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fantasia in C minor BWV 562

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod