The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

20th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th October 2021

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 737
J.S.Bach Ehre sei dir, Christe, der du leidest Not BWV 1097
J.S.Bach Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 1098

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in his justice
Which is more than liberty.

There is no place where earth’s sorrows
Are more felt than in God’s heaven:
There is no place where earth’s failings
Have such kindly judgement given.

For the love of God is broader
Than the grasp of mortal mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple,
We should take him at his word;
And our lives be filled with glory,
From the glory of the Lord.

Text: Frederick William Faber 1814-63 (Altered)
Music: All for Jesus CH4 187 John Stainer (1840-1901)



God of all mercy, give us grace to make a new start today. We know we have not loved you with our whole heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves. As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive; and lead us forward in a new life where neither grudges nor resentment have a part; though Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Spaurmesse K 258 W.A.Mozart

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               Isaiah 53  4-12

Metrical Psalm

He that doth in the secret place
of the most High reside,
Under the shade of him that is
th’ Almighty shall abide.

I of the Lord my God will say,
He is my refuge still,
He is my fortress, and my God,
and in him trust I will.

Assuredly he shall thee save,
and give deliverance
From subtile fowler’s snare, and from
the noisome pestilence.

His feathers shall thee hide; thy trust
under his wings shall be:
His faithfulness shall be a shield
and buckler unto thee.

Text: Psalm 91 1-4
Music: St Mary Melody from Prys’ Llyfr y Psalmau 1621

The Gospel    St Mark 10  35-45

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.

Spaurmesse K 258 W.A.Mozart


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



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.


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

Tantum ergo sacramentum

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.

Text: St Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274
Music: Anton Bruckner 1824-1896



Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go,
My daily labour to pursue,
Thee, only thee, resolved to know
In all I think, or speak, or do.

The task thy wisdom hath assigned
O let me cheerfully fulfil,
In all my works thy presence find,
And prove thy good and perfect will,

Thee may I set at my right hand,
Whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
And labour on at thy command,
And offer all my works to thee.

Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
And every moment watch and pray,
And still to things eternal look,
And hasten to thy glorious day;

For thee delightfully employ
Whate’er thy bounteous grace hath given,
And run my course with even joy,
And closely walk with thee to heaven.

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-88 (altered)
Tune: Song 34 CH3 463 Melody and bass by Orlando Gibbons 1583-1625


Organ Voluntary

Dieterich Buxtehude Praeludium in A minor BuxWV 152

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Douglas A O Nicol