Our Morning Offering – 9 December 2017- Saturday of the First Week of Advent
A 10th Century Advent Prayer to Our Lord Jesus
You are our eternal salvation,
The unfailing light of the world.
You are truly our redemption.
Grieving that the human race was perishing
through the tempter’s power,
without leaving the heights You came to the depths
in Your loving kindness.
Readily taking our humanity by Your gracious will,
You saved all earthly creatures, long since lost,
Restoring joy to the world.
Redeem our souls and bodies, O Christ,
and so possess us as Your shining dwellings.
By Your first coming, make us righteous;
At Your second coming, set us free:
So that, when the world is filled with light
and You judge all things,
We may be clad in spotless robes
and follow in Your steps, O King,
Into the heavenly hall.