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Fourth Sunday of Advent Episcopal
December 20, 2020 Year B
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Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lessons

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 God makes a promise to David--Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne shall be established forever.
Canticle 3 or 15 Magnificat
OR Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn an oath to David my servant."
Romans 16:25-27 Paul closes his letter to the Romans praising God.
Luke 1:26-38 Gabriel visits Mary.
Best Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
H82 391 Before the Lord's Eternal Throne Isaiah Watts Winchester New
H82 57 Lo! He Comes, with Clouds Descending Mark Wesley Helmsley
H82 58 Lo! He Comes, with Clouds Descending Mark Wesley St. Thomas
H82 61 "Sleepers, Wake!" A Voice Astounds Us Mark Nicolai, tr. Daw, Jr. Wachet auf
H82 62 "Sleepers, Wake!" A Voice Astounds Us Mark Nicolai, tr. Daw, Jr. Wachet auf
H82 462 The Lord Will Come and not Be Slow Isaiah Milton York
Good Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
H82 423 Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise Isaiah Smith St. Denio
H82 454 Jesus, Came, Adored by Angels Mark Thring Lowry
H82 596 Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor Isaiah Holland Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens
LEVASII 13 My Lord, What a Morning Mark Spiritual Burleigh
H82 600 O Day of God, Draw Nigh Isaiah Scott Bellwoods
H82 601 O Day of God, Draw Nigh Isaiah Scott St. Michael
H82 655 O Jesus, I Have Promised 1 Corinthians Bode Nyland
H82 68 Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers Mark Laurenti, tr. Findlater Llangloffan
H82 312 Strengthen for Service, Lord 1 Corinthians Syriac Liturgy of Malabar; tr. Humphreys; alt. Dearmer Malabar
H82 73 The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns Mark Greek, tr. Brownlie St. Stephen
So-so Choice Selections
Source Title Reference Author Tune
WLP 746 God the Sculptor of the Mountains Isaiah Thornburg Sandria
WLP 747 God the Sculptor of the Mountains Isaiah Thornburg Urbs beata
H82 616 Hail to the Lord's Anointed Seasonal Montgomery Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein
LEVASII 145 Have Thine Own Way, Lord Isaiah Pollard Adelaide
H82 486 Hosanna to the Living Lord 1 Corinthians Heber Hosanna
H82 636 How Firm a Foundation 1 Corinthians K. in John Rippon’s Selection Foundation
H82 637 How Firm a Foundation 1 Corinthians K. in John Rippon’s Selection Lyons
H82 63 O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light Mark Latin, tr. Hymnal 1982 Verbum supernum prodiens
H82 64 O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light Mark Latin, tr. Hymnal 1982 O Heiland, reiss
H82 53 Once He Came in Blessing 1 Corinthians Roh, tr. Winkworth Gottes Sohn isst kommen
LEVASII 14 Soon and Very Soon Seasonal Crouch Soon and very Soon
H82 615 Thy Kingdom Come!" on Bended Knee Seasonal Hosmer St. Flavian
H82 640 Watchman, Tell Us of the Night Seasonal Bowring Aberystwyth