The Third Sunday after Epiphany

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer at 11.30am

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 24th January 2021

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Recit de Nazard

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 62

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honour; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.



Merciful God, you pardon all who truly repent and turn to you. We humbly confess our sins and ask your mercy. We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbours as ourselves. We have not done justice, loved kindness, or walked humbly with you, our God. Do not cast us from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from us. Restore us to the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               Jonah 3  1-5, 10

Music for Reflection

Rejoice greatly

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem;
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee:
He is the righteous Saviour
And He shall speak peace unto the heathen.

Text: Zechariah 9  9, 10
Music: George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)

Second Lesson           St Mark 1  14-20



Omnes de Saba

All they from Saba shall come,
bringing gold and frankincense:
and shewing forth praise to the Lord.


Text: Isaiah 60  6
Music: Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

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.

Prayers of Intercession

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.

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 viii.1

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fugue in C major BWV 545

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Molly O’Toole
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music

Today’s anthem was recorded remotely in 2021 by members of the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.