Speak Lord: Make us new, make us better

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Come, Lord, and save us or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

Come, Lord, and save us or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

Come, Lord, and save us or Alleluia!

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

Come, Lord, and save us or Alleluia!

Psalm 145:6-10

 

The Responsorial Psalm on Sunday, tomorrow, the 3rd Sunday of Advent offers a further set of images of reversal, healing, change.

There is much in our world, and in us, that needs the healing touch of God. In Advent we acknowledge that need, and we are invited to renew our trust that what God has promised, he will do – even for us.

Flower. Gozo. (c) 2009, Allen Morris.