St. Giles’ Cathedral
Morning Service at 11am
23rd Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 7th November 2021
Joseph Jongen Menuet-Scherzo
Louis Vierne Prélude
Let the people praise thee, O God
Let the people praise thee, O God
yea, let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad:
for thou shalt judge the folk righteously,
and govern the nations upon earth.
Text: Psalm 67 3-5
Music: Noel de Jongh b.1930
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
For all the saints who from their labours rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be for ever blest:
Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou in the darkness still their one true light:
O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine:
From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Text: William Walsham How 1823-1897
Tune: Sine Nomine CH4 740 Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958
O Lord open thou our lips
William Byrd c1540-1623
Eternal God, you caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
First Lesson Ruth 3 1-5, 4 13-17
The Choir sings Psalm 146
Second Lesson St Mark 12 38-44
Ye who the Name of Jesus bear,
his sacred steps pursue;
and let that mind which was in him
be also found in you.
His greatness he for us abased,
for us his glory veiled;
in human likeness dwelt on earth,
his majesty concealed:
Nor only as a man appears,
but stoops a servant low;
submits to death, nay, bears the cross,
in all its shame and woe.
Hence God this generous love to all
with honours just hath crowned,
and raised the Name of Jesus far
above all names renowned:
That at this Name, with sacred awe,
each humble knee should bow,
of hosts immortal in the skies,
and nations spread below.
Text: Scottish Paraphrases 1781 Philippians 2 5, 7-10
Music: St Anne CH4 520 Modern form of melody, 1708 probably by William Croft 1678-1737
O quam gloriosum
O how glorious is the kingdom
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ,
clad in robes of white
they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.
Text: Antiphon for All Saints
Music: Tomás Luis de Victoria 1548-1611
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.
Glory to you, O God,
for all your saints in light,
who nobly waged and won
the fierce and well-fought fight.
Their praises sing,
who life outpoured
by fire and sword
for Christ their King.
Thanks be to you, O Lord,
for saints your Spirit stirred
in humble paths to live
your life and speak your word.
whose shining light
informs our sight
from day to day.
Lord God of truth and love,
‘Your kingdom come’, we pray;
give us your grace to know
your truth and walk your way.
Your will be done
here on this earth,
till saints in earth
and heaven are one.
Text: Howard Charles Adie Gaunt 1902-1983
Tune: Darwall’s CH4 741 John Darwall 1731-89
J.S.Bach Fugue in G minor BWV 542
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod