Taste and See: Hope

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Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

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.

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

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

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

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

Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Responsorial Psalm for Second Sunday of Advent
Psalm 84(85):9-14

In the congregation’s response to the verses of the psalm we sing our prayer to the Lord asking for his help..

In the verses the cantor develops our response, expressing assurance that the Lord will respond favourably and that we will make the most of what he offers to us; that we will listen; and that we will benefit from what we hear.

Even now, as we wait for the final fulfilment of our hopes, hope is granted to us, and hope enlivens us – if we look, if we listen.

Photograph of Fabric Hanging in Chapel at National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs. (c) 2017, Allen Morris.

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