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Advent: Third Sunday of Advent

Psalm

5Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them

and who depend on the LORD their God,

6the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea,

and all that is in them.

He always keeps his promises;

7he judges in favour of the oppressed

and gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets prisoners free

8and gives sight to the blind.

He lifts those who have fallen;

he loves his righteous people.

9He protects the strangers who live in our land;

he helps widows and orphans,

but takes the wicked to their ruin.

10The LORD is king for ever.

Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time.

Praise the LORD!

Psalms 146:5-10GNBOpen 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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