The Third Sunday after Trinity – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

3rd Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 3rd July 2022

Organ Music

George Baker Evocation I
René Vierne Élevation

Introit

Confirma hoc Deus

Stablish the thing O God that thou hast wrought in us.
For thy temple’s sake at Jerusalem:
So shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Text: Psalm 68  28b-29
Music: William Byrd 1540-1623

Hymn

O worship the King all glorious above;
O gratefully sing his power and his love;
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.

O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
his chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;
hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust and feeble as frail,
in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend!

O measureless might, ineffable love!
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
the humbler creation, in lowlier ways,
with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

Text: Robert Grant 1779-1838
Music: Hanover CH4 127 William Croft 1678-1727

Scripture Sentences

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Humphrey Clucas b.1941

Bidding

Prayer

Collect

Almighty God, your Son Jesus has taught us that what we do for the least of your children we do also for him. Give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, who gave up his life and died for us, but lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Lesson               Isaiah 66  10-14

The Choir sings Psalm 30

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth buta moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

I cried to thee, O Lord; and unto the Lord I made supplication.

What profit is therein my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Second Lesson           St Luke 10  1-11, 16-20

Hymn

You are before me, God, you are behind,
and over me you have spread out your hand;
such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too high to grasp, too great to understand.

Then from your Spirit where, God, shall I go,
and from your presence where, God, shall I flee?
If I ascend to heaven you are there,
and still are with me, if in hell I lie.

If I should take my flight into the dawn,
if I should dwell on ocean’s farthest shore,
your mighty hand will rest upon me still,
and your right hand will guard me evermore.

If I should say ‘Let darkness cover me,
and I shall hide within the veil of night’,
surely the darkness is not dark to you,
the night is as the day, the darkness light.

Search me, O God, search me and know my heart,
try me, O God, my mind and spirit try;
keep me from any path that gives you pain,
and lead me in the everlasting way.

Text: Ian Pitt-Watson 1923-1995 From Psalm 139
Music: Sursum Corda CH4 96 Alfred Morton Smith 1879-1971

Sermon

Anthem

Gaudent in coelis

In heaven rejoice the souls of the saints,
who have followed the steps of Christ;
and, because for his love they shed their blood,
therefore with Christ they exult forever.

Text: Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers for Feasts of Martyrs
Music: Sally Beamish b.1956

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

Go in grace and make disciples,
baptize in God’s holy name;
tell of death and resurrection,
Easter’s victory now proclaim.
Christ’s commission sends us forth
to the nations of the earth.
Go in grace and make disciples,
midwives for the world’s rebirth.

Go and follow Christ’s example,
not to vanquish, but to heal;
mend the wounds of sin’s divisions,
servant love to all reveal.
Roles and ranks shall be reversed,
justice flow for all who thirst.
Go and follow Christ’s example,
forge a world of last made first.

Go in Pentecostal spirit,
many tongues and many gifts;
feed the hearts of hungry people,
spread the gospel that uplifts.
As disciples, teach and learn,
till the day of Christ’s return.
Go in Pentecostal spirit,
let God’s flame of witness burn.

Text: Mary Louise Bringle b.1953
Tune: Abbot’s Leigh CH4 682 Cyril Vincent Taylor 1907-1991

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Max Reger Fugue in D minor Op 59

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod