The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer

Sunday August 16th 2020

10th Sunday after Trinity

Organ Music

Nicolas de Grigny Récit de tierce en taille
J.S.Bach Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Psalm 67 (responsively)

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.



Prayer of Confession

God of all mercy, give us grace to make a fresh start today. We know we have not loved you with our whole heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves. As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive, and lead us forward in a new life where neither grudges nor resentment have a part; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson Isaiah 56 1, 6-8

Music for reflection

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly Father’s realm,
Joy on their head shall be for everlasting, and all sorrow and mourning shall flee away for ever.

Text: St Matthew 13 43; Isaiah 51 1
Music: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Lesson St Matthew 15 21-28



Be thou my vision

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

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

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my whole armour, be thou my true might;
be thou my soul’s shelter, be thou my strong tower:
O raise thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.

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

High King of heaven, thou heaven’s bright sun,
O grant me its joys after vict’ry is won;
great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

Text: Ancient Irish tr Mary Byrne 1880-1931; versified Eleanor Hull 1860-1935
Music: Bob Chilcott b.1955

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 Song of Simeon

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation;
Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
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.

Tone v.1


Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Prelude in G BWV 541

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Mike Towers

The anthem was recorded by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral in lockdown, August 2020, Jordan English, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music