Sunday 2 December 10am – CHOIR

1st Sunday of Advent (C) Year of Luke

Jer 33:14-16; 1Thess 3:12-4.2; Lk 21.25-28,34-36 Your liberation is near at hand


  • Introit: Ad te levavi To You have I lifted up my soul: in You, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed…
  • Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
  • Motet: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Michael Praetorius)
  • Communio: (Psalm 84) Dominus dabit benignitatem: et terra nostra dabit fructum suum The Lord will give goodness, and the earth shall yield her fruit
  • Hymns: Advent Prose (Rorate Caeli); TIS 264 Hark! A herald voice is calling MERTON
  • Organ Prelude: Noël – Charles Chauvet (1837-1871)
  • Organ Voluntary: Wachet Auf – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

* Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Michael Praetorius)

  1. Lo, how a rose e’er blooming, from tender stem hath sprung. Of Jesse‘s lineage coming, as men of old have sung; it came, a flow’ret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half spent was the night
  2. Isaiah ’twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind, with Mary we behold it, the virgin mother kind; To show God’s love aright, she bore to men a Saviour, when half spent was the night.
  3. O Flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air, dispel with glorious splendour the darkness everywhere; True man, yet very God, from Sin and death now save us, and share our every load.