The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11.30am

12th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 22nd August 2021

Organ Music

Jehan Alain Choral Dorien
Jehan Alain Choral Phrygien

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
praise God, my soul, for in him are your health and salvation:
come all who hear,
into his presence draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who in all things is wondrously reigning,
shields you from harm and is gently yet firmly sustaining.
Have you not seen
how your heart’s wishes have been
granted by God’s wise ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, who with blessing and power will defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you;
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
God will for ever befriend you.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from God’s people again:
gladly for ever adore him.

Text: J.Neander (1650-1680) Tr. Catherine Winkworth and others
Tune: Lobe den Herren CH4 124 Melody from Praxis Pietatis Melica 1668

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Happy are those who live in your house,
ever singing your praise.

Happy are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!
O Lord of hosts,
happy is everyone who trusts in you.




Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against 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 and mind and strength.  We have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.  In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               Ephesians 6  10-20

Music for Reflection

Tantum ergo

Therefore we before him bending, This great sacrament revere: Types and shadows have their ending, For the newer rite is here; Faith, our outward sense befriending, Makes the inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing To the Father and the Son, Honour, might and praise addressing, While eternal ages run; Ever too his love confessing, Who, from both, with both is one. Amen

Text: St Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274
Music: Maurice Duruflé 1902-1986

Second Lesson           St John 6  56-69



Beati quorum via

Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
who walk in the law of the Lord.

Text: Psalm 119  1
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924

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 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.


We sing a love that sets all people free,
that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,
enfolds the earth, springs up like water clear.
Come, living love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love that seeks another’s good,
that longs to serve and not to count the cost,
a love that, yielding, finds itself made new.
Come, caring love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love, unflinching, unafraid
to be itself, despite another’s wrath,
a love that stands alone and undismayed.
Come, strength’ning love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love that, wand’ring, will not rest
until it finds its way, its home, its source,
through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed.
Come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.

We sing the Holy Spirit, full of love,
who seeks out scars of ancient bitterness
brings to our wounds the healing grace of Christ;
come, radiant love, live in our hearts today.

Text: June Boyce-Tillman (b.1943)
Tune: Woodlands CH4 622 Walter Greatorex (1877-1949)


Organ Voluntary

David Briggs Marche Episcopale

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten