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When John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another ?
SUNDAY 3. Upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom, He shall sit for ever. Hallelujah.
Hail thou that art highly favoured; the Lord is with thee ; blessed art thou among women. Hallelujah.
(also at Third, Sizth, Ninth, and Vespers on the respective Sundays.)
Raise up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power, and come, that we being found meet may be snatched from the perils of our sins by Thy succour, 'and may be saved by Thy deliverance, who livest and 'reignest with God the Father, &c.
Stir up, O Lord, our hearts to prepare the ways of Thy only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be made meet to serve Thee with purified minds who liveth with Thee, &c.
Give ear, we beseech Thee, O Lord to our prayers, and lighten the darkness of our mind by the grace of Thy visita. tion, who livest and reignest, &c.
Raise up, we pray Thee, Thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us, that by the aid of Thy grace, what our sins do hinder, the bounty of Thy propitiation may forward, who livest, &c.
(bb) Antiphon. (ee) Verse in Short Response.) (ii)ShortLesson, Is. xxxiii. 2.
O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee: be Thou our arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
(kk) Antiphon. (11) Text. (mm) Short Response.
The same as (p).
Come, Thou, fc. (Repeated)
O Lord God of hosts.
Come Thou and save us, O Lord God of hosts.
And all the kings of the earth Thy majesty.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand, let us therefore cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armour of light.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Jesus Christ, that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
(rr) Short Response.
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment; yea I judge not myself.
Show us Thy mercy, O Lord.
Show us, &c.
Glory be, &c.
Show us Thy mercy, O Lord.
O Lord, according to the favour that thou bearest unto Thy people.
O visit me with Thy salvation.
Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying; but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.
SUNDAY 4. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the heart, and then shall every man have praise of God.
The Lord shall arise upon thee: 0 Jerusalem.
The Lord, fc.
The Lord shall arise upon thee : 0 Jerusalem.
(p) (aaa) Antiphon the same as (9) respectively. (bbb) (ccc) (ddd) Text
The same as (t). (eee) Hymn. Creator alme siderum, &c. (fff) Verse and Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies Response. pour down righteousness.
Let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation.
(ggg) Antiphon of the Magnif.
Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God : and behold, thou shalt conceive, and shalt bear a son. Hallelujah.
Art Thou He that should come? or look we for another? Tell John the things which ye see. The blind receive their sight, the dead are raised, to the poor the Gospel is preached. Hallelujah.
Blessed art thou, O Mary, which believedst in the Lord : there shall be a performance in thee of those things which were said to thee of the Lord.
(being Dec. 18.)
O Lord, and Ruler of the House of Israel, who appearedst unto Moses in the flame of a burning bush, and gavest to him the Law in Sinai, come to redeem us with a stretched out arm.
The same as (x.)
§ 9. SERVICE FOR WEEK DAYS IN ADVENT.
O Lord, open, &c. Glory be, &c. (a) Invitatory. 1st and 2d week. O come, let us worship: the Lord our (the same as king approaching the respective 3d and 4th week. O come, let us worship: the Lord is Sundays.)
close at hand. (b) Hymn.
Verbum supernum prodiens, &c. (all four Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. weeks.) Antiphon. The Lord is That I of- O that the Haste Thee: Sing we For the the fend not Lord would O Lord God merrily : Lord hath
done : (1) Psalm 27
98 (2) Psalm 28
99 Antiphon. strength : of
deliver: His to deliver unto God marvellous tongue people out
our strength things. of captivity.
Antiphon. Worship the Heal: my For my soul: Be Thou: Thou only, O be joyful:
art the most in (3) Psalm 29
100 (4) Psalm 30
101 Antiphon. with holy I have sin- trusteth in my strong highest over the Lord all worship. ned against Thee. hold. all the earth. ye lands.
(5) Psalm (6) Psalm Antiphon.
Deliver me : My heart is Do ye judge Think upon Lord, Thou
103 come unto
(7) Psalm (8) Psalm Antiphon.
It becometh A very pre-o be Thou: Unto Thee: Her founda- Praise the
Great is the My soul Thou art the Praised be o visit me: against them
Lord : truly God : the Lord with (9) Psalm
106 (10) Psalm 36
107 Antiphon. that fight and highly waiteth still that doest
Thy salvaagainst me.
(11) Psalm (12) Psalm Antiphon.
Commit thy The Lord, O praise : Be merciful: Sing unto
the Lord :
I will give
great thanks :
109 unto the Lord with