The Seventh Sunday after Trinity – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

7th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 31st July 2022

Organ Music

Charles-Marie Widor Adagio (Symphonie III)
Eugène Reuchsel La chartreuse de Montrieux au crépuscule


We wait for thy loving-kindness O God

We wait for thy loving-kindness, O God: in the midst of thy temple.
Alleluia. O God, according to thy Name,
so is thy praise unto the world’s end:
thy right hand is full of righteousness. Alleluia.
O Lord, send us now prosperity. Amen.

Text: Psalms 48  8,9; 118  25
Music: William McKie 1901-1984

Processional Hymn

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies:
Christ, our God, to you we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon and stars of light:

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight:

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild:

For each perfect gift and sign
of your love so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven:

Text: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917)
Music: Lucerna laudoniae CH4 181 (i) David Evans 1874-1948

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Alan Ridout 1934-1996




Eternal God, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of life and the word of your kingdom. Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by the true and living bread, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson               Colossians 3  1-11

The Choir sings PSALM 107  1-9, 43

O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way: they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.

Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble: and he delivered them out of their distresses.

And he led them forth by the right way: that they might go to a city of habitation.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

For he satisfieth the longing soul: and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Whoso is wise and would observe these things: even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Second Lesson           St Luke 12  13-21


When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See! from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down:
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Text: Isaac Watts 1674-1748
Music: Rockingham CH4 392 Adapted by Edward Miller 1731-1807



Laudate Dominum

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Text: Psalm 117
Music: Marcel Dupré 1886-1971


Holy Baptism

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.


All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown,
He alone
Calls my heart to be his own.

Pride of man and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray his trust;
What with care and toil he buildeth,
Tower and temple, fall to dust.
But God’s power,
Hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep his wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light, and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of nought.
From his store
New-born worlds rise and adore.

Daily doth the Almighty Giver
Bounteous gifts on us bestow;
His desire our soul delighteth,
Pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
At his hand;
Joy doth wait on his command.

Still from earth to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ his Son.
Christ doth call
One and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.

Text: Robert Bridges (1844-1930) based on Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Tune: Michael CH4 192 Herbert Howells 1892-1983


Organ Voluntary

Felix Mendelssohn Allegro assai vivace (Sonata I in F minor)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten