The Seventh Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

7th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 31st July 2022

Organ Music

Herbert Howells Dalby’s Fancy
Sigfrid Karg-Elert Clair de lune
Jehan Alain Choral Cistercien


Fear not, I am the first and the last

Fear not, I am the first and the last:
I am he that liveth, and was dead;
and behold I am alive for evermore

Text: Revelation 1  17-18
Music: Gwilym Beechey b.1938

Processional Hymn

Come, let us to the Lord our God
with contrite hearts return;
our God is gracious, nor will leave
the desolate to mourn.

His voice commands the tempest forth,
and stills the stormy wave;
his arm is sure and strong to smite,
but also strong to save.

Long has the night of sorrow reigned,
the dawn shall bring us light;
God shall appear, and we shall rise
with gladness in his sight.

Our hearts, if God we seek to know,
shall know him, and rejoice;
his coming like the morn shall be,
like morning songs his voice.

As dew upon the tender herb,
diffusing fragrance round;
as showers that usher in the spring,
and cheer the thirsty ground:

So shall his presence bless our souls,
and shed a joyful light;
that hallowed morn shall chase away
the sorrows of the night.

Text: Paraphrase 30 Scottish Paraphrases 1781
Music: Kilmarnock CH4 482 (i) Melody by Neill Dougall 1776-1862



Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbour as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis in D K194 W.A.Mozart

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone viii.i)

First Lesson               Colossians 3  1-11

Metrical Psalm

Praise God, for he is good: for still
his mercies lasting be.
Let God’s redeem’d say so, whom he
from th’ en’my’s hand did free;

And gather’d them out of the lands,
from north, south, east, and west.
They stray’d in desert’s pathless way,
no city found to rest.

For thirst and hunger in them faints
their soul. When straits them press,
They cry unto the Lord, and he
them frees from their distress.

Them also in a way to walk
that right is he did guide,
That they might to a city go,
wherein they might abide.

O that men to the Lord would give
praise for his goodness then,
And for his works of wonder done
unto the sons of men!

For he the soul that longing is
doth fully satisfy;
With goodness he the hungry soul
doth fill abundantly.

Text: Psalm 107  1-9  The Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: York Melody from Scottish Psalter 1615

The Gospel    St Luke 12  13-21

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 in D K194 W.A.Mozart


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

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world,

Grant us your peace.

Music: W.A.Mozart 1756-1791



Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, in the day or the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word,
I ever with thee, thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, thine own I would be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with thee.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight;
thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tower:
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor earth’s empty praise:
thou mine inheritance, now and always;
thou and thou only, the first in my heart;
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, after victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Text: Ancient Irish tr Mary Byrne 1880-1931 Versified Eleanor Hull 1860-1935
Music: Slane CH4 465 Irish Traditional Melody


Organ Voluntary

Franz Tunder Praeludium in G minor

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten