The Third Sunday after Easter – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

2nd Sunday after Easter

Sunday 8th May 2022

Organ Music

César Franck Cantabile
André Fleury Sicilienne

Introit

O send out thy light and thy truth

O send out thy light and thy truth that they may lead me
and bring unto thy holy hill and to thy dwelling

Text: Psalm 43  3
Music: George Thalben-Ball 1896-1987

Hymn

Blest be the everlasting God
the Father of our Lord!
Be his abounding mercy praised,
his majesty adored!

When from the dead he raised his Son,
and called him to the sky,
he gave our souls a lively hope
that they should never die.

To an inheritance divine
he taught our hearts to rise;
’tis uncorrupted, undefiled,
unfading in the skies.

Saints by the power of God are kept,
till the salvation come:
we walk by faith as strangers here:
but Christ shall call us home.

Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 From 1 St Peter 1:3-5
Music: Bishopthorpe CH4 424 Probably by Jeremiah Clarke c.1673-1707

Invitation

Confession

Risen Christ, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa O Rex gloriae Alonso Lobo

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone iii)

First Lesson               Revelation 7  9-17

Metrical Psalm

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want:
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green: he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.

My table thou hast furnishèd
in presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.

Text: Psalm 23  The Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Brother James’s Air CH4 16 Melody by J.L.M.Bain 1860-1925

The Gospel    St John 10  22-30

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 O Rex gloriae Alonso Lobo

Thanksgiving

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

Prayer

Sanctus

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.

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.

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

Ego sum panis vivus

I am that bread of life.
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven:
if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever:
and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Alleluia.

Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina c1525-1594

Prayer

Hymn

O sing a song of Bethlehem,
of shepherds watching there,
and of the news that came to them
from angels in the air:
the light that shone on Bethlehem
fills all the world today;
of Jesus’ birth and peace on earth
the angels sing alway.

O sing a song of Nazareth,
of sunny days of joy;
O sing of fragrant flowers’ breath,
and of the sinless Boy:
for now the flowers of Nazareth
in every heart may grow;
now spreads the fame of his dear Name
on all the winds that blow.

O sing a song of Galilee,
of lake and woods and hill,
of him who walked upon the sea,
and bade its waves be still:
for though, like waves on Galilee,
dark seas of trouble roll,
when faith has heard the Master’s word,
falls peace upon the soul.

O sing a song of Calvary,
its glory and dismay;
of him who hung upon the tree,
and took our sins away:
for he who died on Calvary
is risen from the grave,
and Christ, our Lord, by heaven adored,
is mighty now to save.

Text: Louis FitzGerald Benson 1855-1930
Music: Kingsfold CH3 220 English Traditional Melody  arr. R.Vaughan Williams 1872-1958

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Orlando Gibbons Fantasia of Foure Partes

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten