Sunday 17 December, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)

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Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one hymn

Lighting of Advent candles (using verses as appropriate)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)
Candles we light upon the Advent Ring (website only)
‘Christmas is coming!’ The Church is glad to sing (StF 166)
Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only) (sung to “The Little Drummer Boy”)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

God’s spirit is in my heart (StF 404)
Hail to the Lord’s anointed (StF 228)
Make way, make way, for Christ the king in splendour arrives (StF 264)

either Psalm 126

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

There’s a light upon the montains (StF 188)
You shall go out with joy (StF 487)

or Canticle: Magnificat (Luke 1:46b-55)

My soul rejoices in God my Saviour (StF 60)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)
We gladly celebrate and praise (StF 120)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Hills of the north, rejoice (StF 172)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
May the mind of Christ my Saviour live in me from day to day (StF 504)
Pray, without ceasing, pray (StF 528)
Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign (StF 184)

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Author of faith, eternal Word (StF 457)
Bread of life, hope of the world (As we proclaim your death) (StF 577)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
Of the Father’s love begotten (StF 181)
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (StF 182)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)     see details / comment

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