Full order of service for at the moment’s thanksgiving service for Queen Elizabeth


The Service is sung by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral performed by the Grasp of the Music, Mr Michael Harris. The organ is performed by Mr Jordan English, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral

Music earlier than the Service
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit 
Christe, aller Welt Trost
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Fantaisie in A César Franck (1822-1890)

Vater unser im Himmelreich Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Offertorium James MacMillan (b.1959)

Grasp Tallis’s Testomony Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Farewell to Stromness Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

Andante soavemente e dolce Charles MacPherson (1870-1927)

Chorale Prelude on ‘Eventide’ C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland Johann Sebastian Bach

Méditation Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Chant de Paix Jean Langlais (1907-1901)

Adagio (Symphonie No 3) Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

The choir, having taken their seats whereas the organ performs, will sing
Thou knowest Lord the secrets and techniques of our hearts Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Salvator mundi Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Mitte manum tuam James MacMillan (b.1959)

Psalm 121 Savourna Stevenson (b.1961)

And I noticed a brand new heaven Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)

Organ music
Liebster Jesus, wir sind hier Johann Sebastian Bach

When the Royal Get together enters, the Congregation will stand as they’re in a position and the Choir will sing the Introit:
Thou wilt preserve him in excellent peace, whose thoughts is stayed on thee.
Music: Samuel S Wesley (1810-1876)

The Minister will name the folks to worship. All will stand as they’re in a position and sing:
All people who on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice,
him serve with mirth, his reward forth inform,
come ye earlier than him and rejoice.
Know that the Lord is God certainly;
with out our help he did us make;
we’re his people, he doth us feed
and for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with reward,
method with pleasure his courts unto:
reward, laud, and bless his title all the time,
for it’s seemly so to do.
For why? the Lord our God is nice,
his mercy is for ever positive;
his reality always firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.

Psalm 100 Previous Hundredth. Melody from Genevan Psalter 1551

The Congregation will sit. The Minister reads these Sentences from Holy Scripture:

Our assistance is within the title of the Lord, who made heaven and earth
The everlasting God is our refuge, and beneath are the eternal arms
God is our refuge and energy, a really current assist in time of hassle.

The Choir will sing the Preces:
O Lord open thou our lips
William Smith (1603-1645)

The Minister provides these prayers:

Everlasting and ever-blessed God, obtain us in your mercy, and grant us the consolation
and peace of your Holy Spirit, by means of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty and eternal God,
you ship forth your Spirit and we’re created.
You richly endow us every with presents
to deliver blessing to ourselves and to others.
You enrich the lifetime of our communities and our world
and at life’s completion you rejoice to welcome us
into your nearer presence.
We collect right now a sorrowing nation,
but remembering with gratitude
the lengthy life and reign of your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,
and for the various presents and graces
with which you endowed her,
for her faithfulness to the belief dedicated to her,
and for all the advantages which by means of her
you have got conferred upon this folks.
Excessive King of heaven,
assist us, by the religion by which she lived and died,
to cherish these virtues which have been pricey to her coronary heart and thoughts,
and convey us together with her
when our days on earth are ended
into your heavenly presence and glory;
by means of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Karen Matheson will sing:
Chan fhaigh mi bàs, ach maiream beò,
is innseam oibrean Dhè
Throm-smachdaich Dia mi, ach gu bàs
cha tug e thairis mi.
O fosglaich dhomh gu farsaing rèidh
geatan an ionracais:
Is racham orrasan a-steach;
Iehòbhah molaidh mis’.
Website positioning doras Dhè, air ‘n tèid a-steach
na daoine còire naomh’.
Sior mholam thu, oir chual’ thu mi;
is tum mo shlàinte chaomh.

I shall not die, however reside, and shall
the works of God uncover.
The Lord hath me chastised sore,
however to not dying giv’n over.
O set ye open unto me
the gates of righteousness;
Then will I enter into them,
and I the Lord will bless.
That is the gate of God, by it
the simply shall enter in.
Thee will I reward, for thou me heard’st
and hast my security been.

Psalm 118: 17–21

The primary Lesson shall be learn by the First Minister:
Ecclesiastes 3: 1–15
For all the things there’s a season, and a time for each matter below heaven, a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what’s planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to interrupt down, and a time to construct up; a time to weep, and a time to chuckle; a time to mourn, and a time to bop; a time to throw away stones, and a time to assemble
stones collectively; a time to embrace, and a time to chorus from embracing; a time to hunt, and a time to lose; a time to maintain, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to stitch; a time to maintain silence, and a time to talk; a time to like, and a time to hate; a time for struggle, and a time for peace.

What achieve have the employees from their toil? I’ve seen the enterprise that God has given to everybody to be busy with. He has made all the things appropriate for its time; furthermore, he has put a way of previous and future into their minds, but they can’t discover out what God has finished from the start to the top. I do know that there’s nothing higher for them than to be pleased and
get pleasure from themselves so long as they reside; furthermore, it’s God’s reward that every one ought to eat and drink and get pleasure from all their toil. I do know that no matter God does endures endlessly; nothing could be added to it, nor something taken from it; God has finished this, so that every one ought to stand in awe earlier than him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is; and God seeks out what has passed by. Right here ends the primary Lesson.

The Choir will sing:
I really like the Lord, as a result of he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
As a result of he hath inclined his ear unto me, subsequently will I name upon him so long as I
The sorrows of dying compassed me, and the pains of hell gat maintain upon me: I discovered
hassle and sorrow.
Then referred to as I upon the title of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, ship my soul.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the straightforward: I used to be introduced low, and he helped me.
Return unto thy relaxation, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from dying, mine eyes from tears, and my toes from
I’ll stroll earlier than the Lord within the land of the dwelling.
I believed, subsequently have I spoken: I used to be vastly stricken:
I mentioned in my haste, All males are liars.
What shall I render unto the Lord for all his advantages towards me?
I’ll take the cup of salvation, and name upon the title of the Lord.
I’ll pay my vows unto the Lord now within the presence of all his folks.
Valuable within the sight of the Lord is the dying of his saints.
O Lord, actually I’m thy servant; I’m thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast
loosed my bonds.
I’ll supply to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and can name upon the title of the Lord.
I’ll pay my vows unto the Lord now within the presence of all his folks,
Within the courts of the Lord’s home, within the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Reward ye the Lord.
Psalm 116

The Epistle shall be learn by the Most Rev Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, The Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Scotland:
Romans 8: 18, 28, 31–36a, 37–39

I think about that the sufferings of this current time aren’t price evaluating with the glory about to be revealed to us.
We all know that every one issues work collectively for good for many who love God, who’re referred to as in line with his function.
What then are we to say about this stuff? If God is for us, who’s towards us? He who didn’t withhold his personal Son, however gave him up for all of us, will he not with him additionally give us all the things else? Who will deliver any cost towards God’s elect? It’s God who justifies. Who’s to sentence? It’s Christ Jesus, who died, sure, who was raised, who’s on the proper hand of God, who certainly intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or misery, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 

As it’s written, “On your sake we’re being killed all day lengthy.”
No, in all this stuff we’re greater than conquerors by means of him who liked us. For I’m satisfied that neither dying, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor issues current, nor issues to return, nor powers, nor peak, nor depth, nor anything in all creation, will be capable to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Right here ends the Epistle.

All will then stand as they’re in a position and sing;
The Lord’s my shepherd, I am going to not need:
he makes me right down to lie
in pastures inexperienced; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.
My soul he doth restore once more,
and me to stroll doth make
throughout the paths of righteousness,
ev’n for his personal title’s sake.
Yea, although I stroll by means of dying’s darkish vale,
but will I worry none unwell;
for thou artwork with me; and thy rod
and workers me consolation nonetheless.
My desk thou hast furnishèd
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
Goodness and mercy all my life
shall certainly comply with me;
and in God’s home for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.

Psalm 23 Crimond
Jessie Seymour Irvine 1836-87
Hurt. Thomas C.L. Pritchard 1885-1960

All will sit.
The Gospel shall be learn by the Most Rev Mark Unusual, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness,
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
St John 14: 1-4, 6, 27

Don’t let your hearts be concerned. Imagine in God, imagine additionally in me. In my Father’s home there are lots of dwelling locations. If it weren’t so, would I’ve advised you that I’m going to organize a spot for you? And if I’m going and put together a spot for you, I’ll come once more and can take you to myself, in order that the place I’m, there you might be additionally. And also you understand how to the place the place I’m going.
Jesus mentioned to him, “I’m the way in which, and the reality, and the life. Nobody involves the Father besides by means of me.
Peace I go away with you; my peace I give to you. I don’t give to you because the world offers. Don’t let your hearts be concerned, and don’t allow them to be afraid.”
Right here ends the Gospel.

Homily delivered by the Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the Basic Meeting of the Church of Scotland
The Choir will sing the Anthem:
Justorum animae
William Byrd (1543-1623)

The Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland will then lead these prayers:

God of all grace,
we thanks that you simply despatched your Son, Jesus Christ,
to interrupt the facility of dying
and to deliver life and immortality to gentle
by means of the gospel.
He shared our life,
took upon himself our dying,
and opened the dominion of heaven
to all who belief in him.
Look not on us,
however look on us as present in him,
and convey us safely by means of judgement
to the enjoyment and peace of your presence.

Morag Mylne, Elder of the Church of the Scotland, will say:
Most gracious God, with all our hearts we thanks for the lengthy life, the shining instance, the steadfast dedication to obligation, the robust religion, and the great humour of our smart and nice Queen. We thanks for the deep love she has impressed from all her topics, for the myriad methods by which she met and welcomed folks from all walks of life, for the diplomacy with which she resolved battle, and for the soundness she dropped at her realms and to the Commonwealth.

The Dean will say:

For the life and instance of our Queen.

The Congregation will reply: 

With all our hearts we provide you with thanks. 

The Dean will say:

 For the King within the position he now assumes. 

The Congregation will reply: 

Grant your consolation and knowledge and blessing, O God. 

The Dean will say:

God of mercy, we pray your consolation to all members of the Royal household of their time of grief and loss. Enfold them in your love, we pray you. Uphold them of their sorrow and grant that they might be assured of your mercy and the guarantees made to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Lord in your mercy 


Hear our prayer 

Look with compassion, we pray you, upon The King as he assumes the workplace to which you have got referred to as him. Endow him with that Spirit with which you blessed and guided The Queen these a few years, that he might stroll within the pleasure of your energy and be affirmed by the love of his folks all through this kingdom. 

Lord in your mercy 


Hear our prayer 

Morag Mylne, Elder of the Church of Scotland, will say: 

We pray for all in our nation that we might reside in line with the requirements set by our beloved Queen, that we might frequently uphold in prayer our King as he seeks discernment and knowledge for his calling, and that collectively we might search justice and prosperity for all folks on this land. 

Lord in your mercy 


Hear our prayer 

Samuel Nwokoro, Commonwealth pupil from Nigeria, will say: 

We pray for knowledge to change into worthy stewards of your good presents. Give to us a continuing concern for the earth and all its creatures, a spirit of understanding in our dealings with others, and preserve the nations of our Commonwealth united in bonds of cooperation and friendship.

Lord in your mercy 


Hear our prayer 

The Dean will say: 

Almighty and eternal God, from whose love nothing can separate us, we commend to your kindness each other right here, and all folks engulfed in sorrow of any form. We pray for the peace of the world and for simply dealings between the nations. We pray for the hungry and the poor; for these displaced by battle; for all who are suffering hardship and don’t get pleasure from the advantages which we now have recognized in our day and era. 

We pray collectively as our Saviour taught us: 

Our Father, which artwork in heaven, hallowed be thy title; thy kingdom come, thy shall be finished, on earth as it’s in heaven. Give us this present day our each day bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass towards us. And lead us not into temptation, however ship us from evil. For thine is the dominion, the facility, and the glory, without end. Amen. 

All will then stand as they’re in a position and sing: 

Glory to God! Our dwelling songs we elevate 
with all of your people of each time and place; 
with saints each previous and new we raise our reward 
to fill with swelling sound this holy house. 
Glory to God! With grateful hearts we come 
for all who liked and served your folks right here, 
for all who for the Christ made room and residential,
their religion inspiring us to persevere.
Glory to God for years of service true 
in church and residential and in group; 
the acts of grace which introduced your reality to view, 
the sacrifices that made others free. 
Glory to God for challenges at the moment 
which name us ahead into service new, 
which reawaken religion and deepen prayer, 
which raise our worship, and our music renew.
Glory to God! Let now our lives resound
as we step ahead on the slender highway; 
might you, Lord Christ, our journeying encompass
and convey us safely to our dwelling in God. 

The bleacher lass o’ Kelvinhaugh Phrases by Leith Fisher (1941–2009) 

The Nationwide Anthem shall be sung by all current: 

God save our gracious King,
Lengthy reside our noble King, 
God save the King!
Ship him victorious, 
Glad and superb,
Lengthy to reign over us; 
God save the King. 

The Minister will pronounce the Benediction. 

The Congregation will stay standing for the departure of the Royal Get together. 

As soon as the Guard of Honour has departed West Parliament Sq., the Congregation will go away the Cathedral by the use of the East Door transferring below the route of the Cathedral Stewards. 

Music after the Service 

Prelude and Fugue in C minor Johann Sebastian Bach 



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