St. Giles’ Cathedral
Morning Prayer at 11.30am
3rd Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 20th June 2021
Jean Langlais Prélude Modal
Marcel Dupré Antiphon III
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south
Some went down to the sea in ships,
doing business on the mighty waters;
they saw the deeds of the Lord,
his wondrous works in the deep.
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,
which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths;
their courage melted away in their calamity;
they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
and were at their wits’ end.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out from their distress;
he made the storm be still,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad because they had quiet,
and he brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to humankind.
Let them exalt him in the congregation of the people,
and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned again you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, Lord, that we may delight again in your will and walk upright according to your ways.
Declaration of Pardon
First Lesson St Mark 4 35-41
Music for Reflection
Ubi caritas et amor
Where charity and love are, God is there. The love of Christ
has united us. Let us rejoice and be glad in him. Let us fear
and love the living God and adore him from a sincere heart.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen.
Text: Paulinus of Aquileia c726 – 802
Music: Ola Gjeilo b.1978
Second Lesson 1 Samuel 17 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49
Richte mich, Gott
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Text: Psalm 43 Music:
Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847
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.
Hymn sung by the choir
Son of God, eternal Saviour,
source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
hallows all our human race,
great High Priest, who, throned in glory,
for your own will ever plead,
fill us with your love and pity,
heal our wrongs, and help our need.
Lord, as you have lived for others,
so may we for others live;
freely have your gifts been granted,
freely may your servants give.
Yours the gold and yours the silver,
yours the wealth of sea and land,
we but stewards of your bounty,
held in trust at your command.
Come, Lord Jesus, reign among us,
King of Love, and Prince of Peace;
hush the storm of strife and passion,
bid its cruel discords cease;
Yours the prayer, and yours the purpose,
that your people should be one,
grant from heaven our hope’s fruition:
here on earth your will be done.
Text: Somerset Corry Lowry 1855-1932
Tune: Blaenwern CH4 468 William Penfro Rowlands 1860-1937
J.S.Bach Fugue in C major BWV 547
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Craig Meek