Saturday, December 21, 2013

“O Rising Sun”

O rising orb of day, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness, come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
Our God shall come, Alleluia!

The Collect

Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our hearts to prepare the way of Thine only-begotten Son; that by His Advent we may be enabled to serve Thee with purified minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.

The congregation sings:

                                O Come, Thou DAYSPRING from on high,
                                And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
                                Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
                                And death’s dark shadow put to flight.
                                Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
                                Shall come to Thee, O Israel.

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