Taizé Time, 23 April 2020


Welcome! Please click on the play button (the triangle) in the sound file above to listen to Taizé Time from St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Edinburgh. You can download a PDF of the Order of Service here or just follow it below:


Piano Music


Welcome and Introduction


Meditative Singing


Come and Fill

Come and fill our hearts with your peace.
You alone, Oh Lord, are holy.
Come and fill our hearts with your peace,

Our Darkness

Our darkness is never darkness in your sight:
the deepest night is clear as the daylight.


Psalm 139: Book of Common Prayer with Alleluia Sung Response


Alleluia, Alleluia

Lord, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up,
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You trace my journeys and my resting places
and are acquainted with all my ways.


Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence!


If I take the wings of the morning you are there
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand will lead me
and your right hand will hold me fast.


If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will cover me,
and the light around me turn to night.’
Darkness is not dark to you:
the night is as bright as day;
darkness and light to you are both alike.
For you yourself created my inmost parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Alleluia, Alleluia


Meditative Singing


In God Alone

In God alone my soul can find rest and peace,
in God my peace and joy.
Only in God my soul can find its rest,
its rest and peace.


New Testament Reading: I Corinthians 12:12,19-26


Time of Silence


Flute Music: O sons and daughters, let us sing!


Meditative Singing


O Lord Hear My Prayer

O Lord hear my prayer,
O Lord hear my prayer.
When I call answer me.
O Lord hear my prayer,
O Lord hear my prayer.
Come and listen to me.

The Lord is my song,
the Lord is my praise:
All my hope comes from God.
The Lord is my song,
the Lord is my praise:
God, the wellspring of life.


Within Our Darkest Night

Within our darkest night,
You kindle a fire that never dies away,
Never dies away.


Poem: Puzzle Pieces by Lawrence Kushner


Meditative Singing


Nothing can Trouble

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten.
Those who seek God shall never go wanting.
God alone fills us.


In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful

In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful,
In the Lord I will rejoice!
Look to God, do not be afraid:
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near;
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.



Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who wake,
or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, Lord Christ; give rest to your weary ones,
bless your dying ones, soothe your suffering ones,
shield your joyous ones;
and all for your love’s sake. (St Augustine)

And may the peace of God which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
this night and always. Amen.


Piano Music



Singers: Drew Crichton and Caitlin McGillivray
Reader: Bridget Harris
Flutes: Laura Cioffi, Clara Galea
Director of Music: Brigitte Harris
Minister: Rosie Magee
Service edited and produced by Andrew Carvel

All music © Atelier et Presses de Taizé. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-734408. All rights reserved.

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