The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

21st Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 24th October 2021

Organ Music

Sigfrid Karg-Elert Kyrie eleison
Jean Langlais Prélude modale

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


God is love: let heaven adore him;
God is love: let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him,
and exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation,
he who spread the heavens above,
he who breathes through all creation,
God is love, eternal love.

God is love: and is enfolding
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp is holding
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then they find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

God is love, and though with blindness
sin afflicts the souls of all,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
holds and guides us when we fall.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain;
God is love, so love for ever
o’er the universe must reign.

Text: Timothy Rees 1874-1939
Music: Hyfrodol CH4 445 Melody by Rowland Hugh Prichard 1811-87



Gracious and Holy God, we are not people who repent in ashes and dust, but we do know that we need your mercy, and ask that your forgive our faithlessness, our fears, our hurts. Healer of all people, we lift our hearts and souls to you, that through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, we might find your grace, discover your love, and serve your people in your name.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa Surge propera Tomás Luis de Victoria

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone ii)

First Lesson               Job 42  1-6, 10-17

Metrical Psalm

I will always bless the Lord,
praise his name and love his word,
Humble folk will fill with joy,
as in God I glory.

When I prayed, God answered me,
from my fears he set me free;
none who trust God’s faithful love
shall be disappointed.

Taste and see that God is good,
know your yearnings understood,
find your true security,
be God’s holy people.

Even lions suffer need,
hunger when they long to feed;
yet for those who wait on God
good will not be lacking.

Text: Psalm 34  1-5, 8-10
Music: Taladh Chriosta CH4 27 Gallic traditional arr, John Bell

The Gospel    St Mark 10  46-52

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.

Missa Surge propera Tomás Luis de Victoria


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

O nata lux

O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deign to accept the praises and prayers of your suppliants.
O you who once deigned to be hidden in flesh on behalf of the lost,
grant us to be made members of your blessed body.

Text: Anonymous
Music: Thomas Tallis c1505-1585



I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast.’
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary worn and sad,
I found in him a resting-place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink and live.’
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say:
‘I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.’
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk,
till travelling days are done.

Text: Horatius Bonar 1808-89
Tune: Kingsfold CH4 291 English Traditional arr. R.V.Williams 1872-1958


Organ Voluntary

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Fantasia chromatica

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten