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Third Sunday of Advent Episcopal
December 13, 2020 Year B
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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

Lessons

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed…
Psalm 126 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, then were we like those who dream.
OR Canticle 3 or 15 Magnificat
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Paul closes this letter. May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:6-8, 19-28 John is quizzed by the priests and Levites. “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me.”
Best Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
H82 616 Hail to the Lord's Anointed Isaiah Montgomery Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein
H82 71 Hark! The Glad Sound! The Savior Comes Isaiah Doddridge Bristol
H82 72 Hark! The Glad Sound! The Savior Comes Isaiah Doddridge Richmond
H82 70 Herald, Sound the Note of Judgment John Waters Herald
H82 600 O Day of God Draw Nigh Isaiah Scott Bellwoods
H82 600 O Day of God Draw Nigh Isaiah Scott St. Michael
H82 76 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry John Coffin; tr. Douglas, after Chandler Winchester New
H82 65 Prepare the Way, O Zion Isaiah, John Franzen; tr. composite; adapt. Price Bereden väg för Herran
LEVASII 11 Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord John Isaiah 40:3-4, 9 James E. Moore, Jr.
MHSO 63 Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord John Isaiah 40:3-4, 9 James E. Moore, Jr.
H82 75 There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying John Milligan Ascension
Good Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
H82 444 Blessed be the God of Israel Isaiah Perry Thornbury
WLP 889 Blessed be the God of Israel Isaiah Daw Shepherd's Pipes
H82 74 Blest Be the King Whose Coming Isaiah Pagura; tr. Green Valet will ich dir geben
H82 66 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Isaiah Wesley Stuttgart
H82 60 Creator of the Stars of Night Isaiah Latin, 9th cent.; ver. Hymnal 1940 Conditor alme siderum
WLP 782 Gracious Spirit, Give Your Servant Isaiah Daw Abbot's Leigh
H82 59 Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding Mark Latin; tr. Hymns Anciant and Modern Merton
H82 635 If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee 1 Thessalonians Neumark; tr. Winkworth Wer nur den lieben Gott
H82 436 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates 1 Thessalonians Weissel; tr. Winkworth Truro
MHSO 60 My Heart Sings Out Canticle Duck Marias Lovsang
VF 117 My Soul Gives Glory Canticle Winter Morning Song
H82 68 O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light 1 Thessalonians Latin; tr. Hymnal 1982
MHSO 61 Prepare the Way of the Lord Isaiah Taizé Community Prepare the Way of the Lord
VF 162 Rejoice in the Lord, Always 1 Thessalonians Tarner Rejoice in the Lord Always
H82 68 Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers Isaiah , 1 Thessalonians Laurenti; tr. Findlater Llangloffan
H82 481 Rejoice, the Lord is King! 1 Thessalonians Wesley Gopsal
H82 437 Tell Out, My Soul Canticle Dudley-Smith Birmingham
H82 438 Tell Out, My Soul Canticle Dudley-Smith Woodlands
So-so Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
MHSO 82 Come Now, O Prince of Peace Seasonal Lee; para. Pope O-so-so
H82 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light Isaiah Thomerson Houston
H82 539 O Zion, Haste 1 Thessalonians Thomson Tidings