Friday, December 20, 2013

O Key of David

O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, who closeth portals and no one can open them, come thou and from his cell lead forth the captive who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Come, O Lord, and make no tarrying;
Loosen the bonds of the people Israel.

The Collect

Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works may of Thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
The congregation sings:

                                O Come, Thou KEY OF DAVID, Come,
                                And open wide our heav’nly home
                                Make swift the way that leads on high
                                And close the path to misery.
                                Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
                                Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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