The Third Sunday after Easter – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

3rd Sunday after Easter

Sunday 8th May 2022

Organ Music

Jehan Alain Deux Chorals

Introit

Let the people praise thee, O God

Let the people praise thee, O God
yea, let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad:
for thou shalt judge the folk righteously,
and govern the nations upon earth.

Text: Psalm 67  3-5
Music: Noel de Jongh b.1930

Hymn

The Saviour died, but rose again
triumphant from the grave;
and pleads our cause at God’s right hand,
omnipotent to save.

Who then can e’er divide us more
from Jesus and his love,
or break the sacred chain that binds
the earth to heaven above?

Let troubles rise, and terrors frown,
and days of darkness fall;
through him all dangers we’ll defy,
and more than conquer all.

Nor death nor life, nor earth nor hell,
nor time’s destroying sway,
can e’er efface us from his heart,
or make his love decay.

Each future period that will bless,
as it has blessed the past;
he loved us from the first of time,
he loves us to the last.

Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 From Romans 8: 34-end
Music: St Andrew CH4 425 Melody from Tans’ur’s New Harmony of Zion 1764

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Richard Lloyd 1933-1921

Bidding

Prayer

Collect

Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd, by whom the lost are sought and guided home: feed us, and we shall be satisfied, heal us, and we shall be whole, and lead us that we may be with you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

First Lesson               Revelation 7  9-17

The Choir sings Psalm 23

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 thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Second Lesson           St John 10  22-30

Hymn

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in his justice
Which is more than liberty.

There is no place where earth’s sorrows
Are more felt than in God’s heaven:
There is no place where earth’s failings
Have such kindly judgement given.

For the love of God is broader
Than the grasp of mortal mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple,
We should take him at his word;
And our lives be filled with glory,
From the glory of the Lord.

Text: Frederick William Faber 1814-63 (Altered)
Music: Sussex CH3 144 English Traditional Melody, adapted by R.Vaughan Williams 1872-1958

Sermon

Anthem

Alleluia

Alleluia. I heard a voice as of strong thunderings, saying, Alleluia.
Salvation and glory and honour and power be unto the Lord our God and to the Lamb for evermore.
Alleluia.

Text: Revelation 5
Music: Thomas Weelkes 1576-1623

Prayer

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.

Hymn

We have a gospel to proclaim,
good news for all throughout the earth;
the gospel of a Saviour’s name:
we sing his glory, tell his worth.

Tell of his birth at Bethlehem
not in a royal house or hall
but in a stable dark and dim,
the Word made flesh, a light for all.

Tell of his death at Calvary,
hated by those he came to save,
in lonely suffering on the Cross;
for all he loved his life he gave.

Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
empty the tomb, for he was free.
He broke the power of death and hell
that we might share his victory.

Tell of his reign at God’s right hand,
by all creation glorified.
He sends his Spirit on his Church
to live for him, the Lamb who died.

Now we rejoice to name him King:
Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
This gospel-message we proclaim:
we sing his glory, tell his worth.

Text: Edward Joseph Burns b.1938
Tune: Walton (Fulda) CH4 363 Sacred Melodies 1815 William Gardiner 1770-1853

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Max Reger Dankpsalm

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten