St. Giles’ Cathedral
Morning Service at 11am
6th Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 24th July 2022
Jean-Pierre Leguay Prelude XV
Herbert Howells Master Tallis’ Testament
Christ whose glory fills the sky
Christ whose glory fills the sky
fill us with radiance
and scatter the darkness from our path.
Christ, the dayspring on high,
draw near to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Text: adapted from Morning Hymn by Charles Wesley 1707-1788
Music: Andrew Carvel b.1989
You are called to tell the story
passing words of life along,
then to blend your voice with others
as you sing the sacred song.
Christ be known in all our singing
filling all with songs of love.
You are called to teach the rhythm
of the dance that never ends,
then to move within the circle,
hand in hand with strangers, friends.
Christ be known in all our dancing,
touching all with hands of love.
You are called to set the table,
blessing bread as Jesus blessed,
then to come with thirst and hunger,
needing care like all the rest,
Christ be known in all our sharing,
feeding all with signs of love.
May the One whose love is broader
than the measure of all space
give us words to sing the story,
move among us in this place.
Christ be known in all our living
filling all with gifts of love.
Text: Ruth Duck b.1947
Music: Regent Square CH4 680 Henry Smart 1813-79
O Lord open thou our lips
Philip Moore b.1943
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Increase and multiply us on your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
First Lesson Colossians 2 6-15
The Choir sings Psalm 85
Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Second Lesson St Luke 11 1-13
Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat
Where Jesus answers prayer;
There humbly fall before his feet,
For none can perish there.
Thy promise is my only plea;
With this I venture nigh:
Thou callest burdened souls to thee,
And such, O Lord, am I.
Bowed down beneath a load of sin,
By Satan sorely pressed,
By war without and fears within,
I come to thee for rest.
Be thou my Shield and Hiding-place,
That, sheltered near thy side,
I may my fierce accuser face,
And tell him thou hast died.
O wondrous love! to bleed and die,
To bear the Cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,
Might plead thy gracious name!
Text: John Newton 1725-1807
Music: Stracathro CH4 548 Charles Hutcheson 1792-1860
The Lord is my shepherd
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; thy rod and staff they comfort me.
Text: Psalm 23 1-4
Music: Lennox Berkeley 1903-1989
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.
Judge eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with your living fire of judgement
purge this land of bitter things;
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of your wings.
Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release;
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.
Crown, O God, your own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with your sword;
feed the faithless and the hungry
with the richness of your word;
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.
Text: Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
Tune: Rhuddlan CH4 264 Welsh Traditional Melody
J.S.Bach Concerto in D minor (Allegro) BWV 596
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod