Taizé Time 28 May 2020

Taizé Time  28 May 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, O 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 42              interpretation by Nan Merrill


Alleluia Alleluia

As a hart longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for You, O Beloved.
My soul thirsts for the Beloved,
for the living water.
When may I come and behold your face?

My soul is cast down within me,
yet I remember You.
From my mother’s womb to maturity
through all the days of my life.
Deep calls to deep
at the thunder of Your waterfalls:
All Your waves and your billows
have washed over me.
By day You lead me in steadfast love:

At night your song is within me,
prayer from the heart of my heart.
I say to the Beloved, the Blessed One,
‘Why have You forgotten me?
Why go I in mourning because of
the oppression of fear?’
As with a deadly wound in my body,
I feel the pain of war and injustice:
while the powerful seem to destroy,
the innocent seem of no account.

O my soul, let not the quagmire of war
keep me from radiating Your peace,
Your love and light to the world.
My hope is in You, O Spirit of Truth;
Be my strength and my guide.
O my soul, let us celebrate the Oneness of all creation.
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.


Old Testament Reading    Exodus 3: 1-6, 12-15


Time of Silence (2 mins) 

“Draw alongside the silence until its calmness can claim you. Be excessively gentle with yourself.”    John O’Donohue


Cello Music                                 Minuet from Bach Cello Suite 2


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:   Standing on Holy Ground         by Lynda Wright


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.




Piano Music


Singers: Drew Crichton and Caitlin McGillivray
Readers: John Martin and Frances Cooper
Cello: Joanna Stark
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.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church of Scotland Edinburgh. Charity SC008990

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