The Sixth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

6th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 24th July 2022

Organ Music

Dieterich Buxtehude Vater unser im Himmelreich
Louis Vierne Adagio (Symphonie III)


Holy God, holy and strong

Holy God, holy and strong,
Holy and immortal,
Have mercy on us.

Music: Anthony Piccolo b.1946


Father eternal, ruler of creation,
Spirit of life, by whom all things are made,
through the thick darkness covering every nation,
light to our blindness, come now to our aid:
Your kingdom come, O Lord, your will be done.

Races and peoples, still we stand divided,
and, sharing not our griefs, no joy can share
by wars and tumults love is mocked, derided;
his conquering cross no kingdom wills to bear.

Envious of heart, blind-eyed, with tongues confounded,
nation by nation still goes unforgiven,
in wrath and fear, by jealousies surrounded,
building proud towers which shall not reach to heaven:

Lust of possession causes desolations;
meekness is honoured nowhere on the  earth.
Led by no star, the rulers of the nations
still fail to bring us to the blissful birth:

How shall we love you, holy hidden Being,
if we love not the world which you have made?
Oh, give us purer love, for better seeing
your Word made flesh and in a manger laid:

Text: Laurence Houseman 1865-1959
Music: Old 124th CH3 507 Melody from French-Genevan Psalter 1551



God of grace and truth, in Jesus Christ you came among us as light shining in darkness. We confess that we have not welcomed the light or trusted good news to be good. We have closed our eyes to glory in our midst, expecting little and hoping for less. Forgive our doubt, and renew our hope, so that we may receive the fullness of your grace and live in the truth of Christ the Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Lennox Berkeley

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               Colossians 2  6-15

Metrical Psalm

Thee will I praise with all my heart,
I will sing praise to thee.
Before the gods: And worship will
toward thy sanctuary.

I’ll praise thy name, ev’n for thy truth,
and kindness of thy love;
for thou thy word hast magnify’d
all thy great name above.

Thou didst me answer in the day
when I to thee did cry;
and thou my fainting soul with strength
didst strengthen inwardly.

Surely that which concerneth me
the Lord will perfect make:
Lord, still thy mercy lasts; do not
thine own hands’ works forsake.

Text: Psalm 138  1-3, 8  The Scottish Psalter 1650
Music: York Melody from Scottish Psalter 1615

The Gospel    St Luke 11  1-13

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 Lennox Berkeley


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: Lennox Berkeley 1903-1989



O thou who camest from above
the pure celestial fire to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart!

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return,
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
to work, and speak, and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up thy gift in me-

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-1788
Music: Hereford CH4 625 Samuel Sebastian Wesley 1801-1876


Organ Voluntary

Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro giocoso

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod