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Dec 07, Office of Readings for Sunday of the 2nd week of Advent

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Dec 07, Office of Readings for Sunday of the 2nd week of Advent

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Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 199 Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 798 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent God, come to my assistance. – Lord, make haste to help me. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: – as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia. HYMN Long ago, prophets knew Christ would come, born a Jew, Come to make all things new, Bear His people’s burden, Freely love and pardon. Refrain: Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring! Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing! When He comes, when He comes, Who will make Him welcome? God in time, God in man, This is God’s timeless plan: He will come, as a man, Born Himself of woman, God divinely human. Refrain Mary, hail! Though afraid, She believed, she obeyed. In her womb, God is laid Til the time expected, Nurtured and protected. Refrain Journey ends! Where afar Bethlehem shines, like a star, stable door stands ajar. unborn Son of Mary, Savior, do not tarry! Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring! Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing! Jesus comes! Jesus comes! We will make him welcome! Long ago, prophets knew by Choir of The King’s School; Words: Fred P. Green, 1971; Music: Personent Hodie, Piae Cantiones, 1582; arranged by Gustav T. Holst (1874-1934) PSALMODY Ant. 1 This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. Psalm 104 Hymn to God the Creator To be in Christ means being a completely new creature. Everything of the old is gone, now everything is made anew (2 Corinthians 5:17). I Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are, clothed in majesty and glory, wrapped in light as in a robe! Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. You stretch out the heavens like a tent. Above the rains you build your dwelling. You make the clouds your chariot, and walk on the wings of the wind; you make the winds your messengers and flashing fire your servants. Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. You founded the earth on its base, to stand firm from age to age. You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak: the waters stood higher than the mountains. Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. At your threat they took to flight; at the voice of your thunder they fled. They rose over the mountains and flowed down to the place which you had appointed. You set the limits they might not pass lest they return to cover the earth. Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. You make springs gush forth in the valleys: they flow in between the hills. They give drink to all the beasts of the field; the wild-asses quench their thirst. On their banks dwell the birds of heaven; from the branches they sing their song. Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: – as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Ant. This is our heavenly King; he comes with power and might to save the nations, alleluia. Ant. 2 Daughter of Jerusalem, rejoice and be glad; your King will come to you. Zion, do not fear; your Savior hastens on his way. II From your dwelling you water the hills; earth drinks its fill of your gift. You make the grass grow for the cattle and the plants to serve man’s needs, that he may bring forth bread from the earth and wine to cheer man’s heart; oil, to make him glad and bread to strengthen man’s heart. Ant. Daughter of Jerusalem, rejoice and be glad; your King will come to you. Zion, do not fear; your Savior hastens on his way. The trees of the Lord drink their fill, the cedars he planted on Lebanon; there the birds build their nests: on the tree-top [...]

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