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PROCESSIONAL

On Jordan's Bank #47
WINCHESTER NEW / Charles Coffin

1. On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Awake and hearken, for he brings
Glad tidings of the King of kings.

2. Then cleansed be ev'ry soul from sin;
Make straight the way of God within,
Prepare we in our hearts a home,
Where such a mighty guest may come.

3. For thou art our salvation, Lord,
Our refuge and our sure reward;
Shine forth, and let thy light restore
Our souls to heav'nly grace once more.

4. All praise, eternal Son, to thee
Whose advent set thy people free,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore.

Text: LM; Charles Coffin, 1676-1749; tr. by John Chandler, 1806-1876, alt.
Music: Musikalisches Hand-Buch, Hamburg, 1690; adapt. by William H. Havergal,
1793-1870.

PSALM

R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king's son;
he shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.
R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.
R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
May his name be blessed forever;
as long as the sun his name shall remain.
In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
all the nations shall proclaim his happiness.
R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths:
all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

OFFERTORY

Come, Emmanuel #62
Trevor Thomson

1. Come, O God, within our hearts, within our souls.
Come, O God, with healing pow’r renew us.

Refrain
Come, O come, Emmanuel.
Open our hearts, renew us.
Come, O come, Emmanuel.
Come in love and make us whole once more.

2. Come, O Love, renew our lives and guide our minds.
Come, O Love, in pow’r revive your people.

3. Come, O Light, and lead us on the road with you.
Come, O Light, dispel our deepest darkness.

© 2008, Trevor Thomson. Published by Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP. All rights reserved.

COMMUNION

Come to Us, O God/Stay with Us, O Lord #403
Barbara Bridge

Refrain II (Advent)
Come to us, O God.
Be the hope within our longing.
Dwell within us, O Light of the world:
O God-with-us, Emmanuel.

1. Your radiant light
gives us hope in our darkness.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

2. Our broken world
cries for justice and mercy.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

3. You join us here
at this table of plenty.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

4. O Bread of Life,
give us strength in our weakness.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

5. We long for peace,
teach us mercy and justice.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

6. For you alone
heal the sorrow within us.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

7. In times of doubt,
may we trust in your goodness.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

8. You send us forth
to be servants of others.
Strengthen us, stay with us,
O Light of the world!

© 2002, 2003, 2018, Barbara Bridge. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

RECESSIONAL

Ready the Way #63
Bob Hurd

1. "Ready the way of the Lord!
Ready the way of the Lord!"
A voice cries out in the wilderness:
"Ready the way of the Lord!"

2. "Let ev'ry valley be filled.
Let ev'ry valley be filled.
Let ev'ry mountain be humbled;
let ev'ry valley be filled."

Refrain
Here is your God,
coming with your vindication.
Look and behold
the saving power of God.

3. Desert and wasteland will bloom.
Desert and wasteland will bloom.
Glory and splendor will fill the land.
Desert and wasteland will bloom. (to Verse 4)

4. Those who are blind will then see.
Those who are deaf will then hear.
Those who are lame will then leap for joy.
Those who are mute will then sing. (to Refrain)

5. Strengthen the ones who are weak.
Strengthen the ones who are weak.
Say to the frightened: "Have courage."
Strengthen the ones who are weak. (to Refrain)

Text based on Isaiah 35:1-6; 40:1-5, 9-11; Ezekiel 11:19-20. Text and music ©
1986, Bob Hurd. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

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