The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
Miracles at the Birth of Christ
The King of Glory sends his Son
About the young Redeemer's head
Simeon and Anna both conspire
Let Jews and Greeks blaspheme aloud,
Let your goodness, Lord, appear to us, that we, made in your image, conform ourselves to it. In our own strength we cannot imitate your majesty, power-and wonder; nor is it fitting for us to try. But your mercy reaches from the heavens, through the clouds, to the earth below. You have come to us as a small child, but you have brought us the greatest of all gifts, the gift of eternal love. caress us with your tiny hands, embrace us with your tiny arms, and pierce our hearts with your soft, sweet cries.
"Mille Cherubini in Coro", an Italian arrangement for voice and orchestra by Alois Melichar of
Franz Schubert's Wiegenlied "Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süsser Knabe", D 498, Op. 98, No. 2 (1816).
Sung by Luciano Pavarotti.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.