First Week of Advent - Hope


(Psalm 2:1-8)

Why do the nations conspire,
   and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
   and the rulers take counsel together,
   against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
‘Let us burst their bonds asunder,
   and cast their cords from us.’

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
   the Lord has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
   and terrify them in his fury, saying,
‘I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.’

I will tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, ‘You are my son;
   today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
   and the ends of the earth your possession.


Hymn: Of the Father's Love Begotten Text & Tune / Youtube Video


God, you have given everything to your "Anointed", your only son, Jesus.
With the angels, the cherubim, the seraphim, and all the heavenly host, let us:

Praise you
Adore you
Bow before you
Extol you

Offer you our songs, hymns, and thanksgiving
Evermore and evermore.