Thursday, December 19, 2013

“O Root of Jesse”

O Root of Jesse, who standest for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silent, to whom the nations shall offer their petitions, come to deliver us, wait not any longer.

Rejoice greatly, O Zion.
Behold, Thy King cometh.

The Collect

Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power and come and with great might strengthen us that by the help of Thy grace whatsoever is hindered by our sins may be speedily accomplished through Thy mercy and satisfaction; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

The congregation sings:

                O Come, Thou ROD OF JESSE’S STEM,
                From every foe deliver them,
                That trust Thy mercy to save,
                And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
                Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel
                Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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