The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

22nd Sunday after Trinity

The Academic Service

Sunday 31st October 2021

Organ Music

Ralph Vaughan Williams Hyfrodol
Charles-Marie Widor Méditations (Symphonie I)
George Dyson Variations on Love of the Father


We will rejoice in thy salvation

Music: Bernard Rose 1916-1996

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud,
Fortress, Fountain, Shelter, Light,
Judge, Defender, Mercy, Might,
Life whose life all life endowed:
May the church at prayer recall
that no single, holy name
but the truth that feeds them all
is the God whom we proclaim.

Word and Wisdom, Root and Vine,
Shepherd, Saviour, Servant, Lamb,
Well and Water, Bread and Wine,
Way who leads us to I AM:

Storm and Stillness, Breath and Dove,
Thunder, Tempest, Whirlwind, Fire,
Comfort, Counsellor, Presence, Love,
Energies that never tire:

Text: Thomas H Troeger b.1945
Tune: Aberystwyth CH4 133 Joseph Parry 1841-1903

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Humphrey Clucas b.1941




Almighty God, your servant Abraham obeyed your call, rejoicing in your promise that in him all the families of the earth should be blessed. Give us faith like his that in us your promises may be fulfilled; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Lesson               Proverbs 4  10-18

The Choir sings Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

Second Lesson           St John 14  1-14


Let all creation dance
in energies sublime,
as order turns with chance,
unfolding space and time,
for nature’s art
in glory grows,
and newly shows
God’s mind and heart.

Our own amazing earth,
with sunlight, cloud and storms
and life’s abundant growth
in lovely shapes and forms,
is made for praise,
a fragile whole,
and from its soul
heaven’s music plays.

Lift heart and soul and voice:
in Christ all praises meet
and nature shall rejoice
as all is made complete.
In hope be strong.
all life befriend
and kindly tend
creation’s song.

Text: Brian Wren (b.1936)
Music: St John CH4 149 Perhaps by W.H.Havergal 1793-1870



Let all the world in every corner sing

Let all the world in every corner sing:
My God and King!
The heavens are not too high,
His praise may thither fly;
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing:
My God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing:
My God and King!
The church with psalms must shout,
No door can keep them out;
But above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing:
My God and King!

Text: George Herbert 1593-1633
Music: Kenneth Leighton 1929-1988


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.


Behold, the mountain of the Lord
in latter days shall rise,
on mountain-tops, above the hills,
and draw the wondering eyes.

To this the joyful nations round,
all tribes and tongues, shall flow;
up to the hill of God, they’ll say,
and to his house, we’ll go.

The beam that shines from Zion’s  hill
shall lighten every land;
the King who reigns in Salem’s towers
shall all the world command.

Among the nations he shall judge;
his judgements truth shall guide;
his sceptre shall protect the just,
and quell the sinner’s pride.

No strife shall rage, nor hostile feuds
disturb those peaceful years;
to ploughshares men shall beat their swords,
to pruning-hooks their spears.

No longer hosts, encountering hosts,
shall crowds of slain deplore;
they hang the trumpet in the hall,
and study war no more.

Come then, O house of Jacob! come
to worship at his shrine;
and, walking in the light of God,
with holy beauties shine.

Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 from Isaiah 2  2-5
Tune: Glasgow CH4 715 Melody from Moore’s Psalm-Singer’s Pocket Companion 1756


Organ Voluntary

Joseph Jongen Toccata

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod
The preacher was The Rev Dr George Whyte