Advent 3rd week Wednesday falling before 17 December All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Isaiah 45:6-8,18,21-25

Apart from me, all is nothing.
I am the Lord, unrivalled,
I form the light and create the dark.
I make good fortune and create calamity,
it is I, the Lord, who do all this.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens,
and let the clouds rain it down.
Let the earth open
for salvation to spring up.
Let deliverance, too, bud forth
which I, the Lord, shall create.

Yes, thus says the Lord,
creator of the heavens,
who is God,
who formed the earth and made it,
who set it firm,
created it no chaos,
but a place to be lived in:

  ‘I am the Lord, unrivalled:
  there is no other god besides me.
  A God of integrity and a saviour:
  there is none apart from me.
  Turn to me and be saved,
  all the ends of the earth,
  for I am God unrivalled.

  ‘By my own self I swear it;
  what comes from my mouth is truth,
  a word irrevocable:
  before me every knee shall bend,
  by me every tongue shall swear,
  saying, “From the Lord alone
  come victory and strength.”
  To him shall come, ashamed,
  all who raged against him.
  Victorious and glorious through the Lord shall be
  all the descendants of Israel.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 84(85):9-14(Advent)

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
  a voice that speaks of peace,
  peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him
  and his glory will dwell in our land.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

Mercy and faithfulness have met;
  justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
  and justice look down from heaven.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

The Lord will make us prosper
  and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
  and peace shall follow his steps.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Alleluia!

 

 

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First reading: Isaiah 45:6-8,18,21-25

Apart from me, all is nothing.
I am the Lord, unrivalled,
I form the light and create the dark.
I make good fortune and create calamity,
it is I, the Lord, who do all this.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens,
and let the clouds rain it down.
Let the earth open
for salvation to spring up.
Let deliverance, too, bud forth
which I, the Lord, shall create.

Yes, thus says the Lord,
creator of the heavens,
who is God,
who formed the earth and made it,
who set it firm,
created it no chaos,
but a place to be lived in:

  ‘I am the Lord, unrivalled:
  there is no other god besides me.
  A God of integrity and a saviour:
  there is none apart from me.
  Turn to me and be saved,
  all the ends of the earth,
  for I am God unrivalled.

  ‘By my own self I swear it;
  what comes from my mouth is truth,
  a word irrevocable:
  before me every knee shall bend,
  by me every tongue shall swear,
  saying, “From the Lord alone
  come victory and strength.”
  To him shall come, ashamed,
  all who raged against him.
  Victorious and glorious through the Lord shall be
  all the descendants of Israel.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 84(85):9-14(Advent)

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
  a voice that speaks of peace,
  peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him
  and his glory will dwell in our land.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

Mercy and faithfulness have met;
  justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
  and justice look down from heaven.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

The Lord will make us prosper
  and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
  and peace shall follow his steps.

Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Alleluia!