PSALM OF ADVENT
The traditional words of the Matins Responsory for Advent made into a psalm for all of us to use together.
- I look out from afar and see the power of God:
there's a cloud that's coming to cover the earth.
- Go out to meet him and say:
"Are you the one who is coming as king of your people?"
- High and low, rich and poor, go out to meet him:
sisters and brothers, go to him and say,
- "Listen, you who lead your people like sheep:
are you the shepherd who's coming to guide us?
- "Be ready to help us, we need strong leaders:
come and be king of your faithful people.
- "Rise up in your might and judge the earth:
bring everyone under your justice, but rule us gently."
- For we stand at the verge of a new horizon:
yet lack the will to take hold of your future.
- I look out from afar:
and I see the power of God that's coming;
- go out to meet him and say:
"Tell us, are you the one who's coming as king of your people?"