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Advent: Second Sunday of Advent

Psalm

A Prayer for Deliverance

1When the LORD brought us back to Jerusalem,

it was like a dream!

2How we laughed, how we sang for joy!

Then the other nations said about us,

“The LORD did great things for them.”

3Indeed he did great things for us;

how happy we were!

4LORD, make us prosperous again,

just as the rain brings water back to dry riverbeds.

5Let those who wept as they sowed their seed,

gather the harvest with joy!

6Those who wept as they went out carrying the seed

will come back singing for joy,

as they bring in the harvest.

Psalms 126-126GNBOpen in Bible reader

Mary's Song of Praise

46Mary said,

“My heart praises the Lord;

47my soul is glad because of God my Saviour,

48for he has remembered me, his lowly servant!

From now on all people will call me happy,

49because of the great things the Mighty God has done for me.

His name is holy;

50from one generation to another

he shows mercy to those who honour him.

51He has stretched out his mighty arm

and scattered the proud with all their plans.

52He has brought down mighty kings from their thrones,

and lifted up the lowly.

53He has filled the hungry with good things,

and sent the rich away with empty hands.

54He has kept the promise he made to our ancestors,

and has come to the help of his servant Israel.

55He has remembered to show mercy to Abraham

and to all his descendants for ever!”

Luke 1:46-55GNBOpen in Bible reader
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