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PROCESSIONAL

See How the Virgin Waits #55
Slovak Folk Melody

1. See how the Virgin waits for him;
Mary in wonder waits for him.
Shake off your slumber:
Come all full of wonder.
Jesus is coming as the Prince of Peace.
Shake off your slumber:
Come all full of wonder.
Jesus is coming as the Prince of Peace.

2. Gently she hears the distant breeze
Swaying the silver olive trees.
What is she thinking
As the sun is sinking,
waiting the birthday of her firstborn Son?
What is she thinking
As the sun is sinking,
Waiting the birthday of her firstborn Son?

3. Now a new pattern on the loom;
Now a new presence in the room.
Waking or sleeping,
All her love she's keeping,
Waiting the coming of the Son of God.
Waking or sleeping,
all her love she's keeping,
waiting the coming of the Son of God.

Text: 88 56 10 with repeat; © 1967, Willard F. Jabusch. Administered by OCP.
All rights reserved. Music: Slovak folk melody.

PSALM

R. (7c and 10b) Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.
The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.
Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who may stand in his holy place?
One whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain.
R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
R. Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

OFFERTORY

Waiting in Silence #51
Carey Landry

1. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we long for you, Lord.
God ever with us, Emmanuel,
Come, Lord Jesus, Maranatha!

2. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we trust in your love.
O Sun of Justice, true Prince of Peace,
Come with your justice, Lord, Maranatha!

3. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, Lord, we seek your truth.
Wisdom Incarnate, teach us your way;
Show us the path of life, Maranatha!

4. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, we long for new life.
O Key of David, open our hearts.
Give us new vision, Lord, Maranatha!

5. Waiting in silence, waiting in hope;
we are your people, our hearts thirst for you.
Flower of Jesse, bloom in our midst.
Make us your garden, Lord, Maranatha!

© 2002, Carey Landry. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

COMMUNION

Maranatha #67
G. Westphal

Refrain
Come, Lord, come Lord Jesus.
Give your people hope.
Come, Lord, come Lord Jesus,
and lead your people home.

1. O Lord of Light, fill the night.
Many have lost their way.
O Rising Dawn, shine upon,
darkness shall be no more.

2. O King of Kings, love you bring.
The world is made anew.
O Prince of Peace, make us free,
justice for humankind.

3. O Comforter, rescue us.
Destroy our sinfulness.
O Counselor, mighty Lord,
teach us what we must know.

4. Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
promised so long ago.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
God is with us at last.

Final Refrain
Come, Lord, come Lord Jesus.
Give your people hope.
Come, Lord, come Lord Jesus,
and lead your people home,
and lead your people home.

© 1981, Otter Creek Music. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

RECESSIONAL

People, Look East #43
BESANCON

1. People, look East. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able.
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look East, and sing today:
Love, the Guest, is on the way.

2. Furrows, be glad, though earth is bare.
One more seed is planted there;
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in course the flow'r may flourish.
People, look East, and sing today:
Love, the Rose, is on the way.

3. Stars, keep the watch when night is dim.
One more light the bowl shall brim.
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look East, and sing today:
Love, the Star, is on the way.

4. Angels, announce on this great feast:
Him who cometh from the East.
Set ev'ry peak and valley humming
With the word, the Lord is coming.
People, look East, and sing today:
Love, the Lord, is on the way.

Text: 87 98 87; The Oxford Book of Carols, 1928, © 1957, Eleanor Farjeon. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of David Higham Associates Ltd. Music: Trad. French carol.

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