The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer

Sunday September 27th 2020

16th Sunday after Trinity

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 669
Louis Vierne Lied (Pièces en style libre)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Psalm 25 1-9 (responsively)

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.



Prayer of Confession

Holy God, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men and women, through ignorance and weakness and through our own deliberate fault. Forgive us all that is past, and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light; through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson                               Exodus 17 1-7

Music for reflection

The peace of God be with you,
The peace of Spirit be with you,
Until the day at the end of our lives.

The grace of God be with you,
The grace of Spirit be with you,
For ever and ever, and for eternity.

Text: Traditional Hebridean
Music: Alan Bullard b.1947

Lesson                                       St Matthew 21 23-32



To thee, O Lord

To thee O Lord do I lift up my soul,
My God, I trust in thee.

Text: Psalm 22 1-2
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943

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 Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel :
for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us :
in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets :
which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies :
and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers :
and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham :
that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies :
might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him :
all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest :
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people :
for the remission of their sins;
Through the tender mercy of our God :
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death :
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.

Tonus Peregrinus


Organ Voluntary

Petr Eben Moto ostinato

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Hugh Hillyard-Parker

The anthem was recorded remotely by members of the Cathedral Choir in September