3rd Sunday of Advent

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Lighting of Advent candles (using verses as appropriate)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)
‘Christmas is coming!’ The Church is glad to sing (StF 166)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)
Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only)

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
The God who sings a new world into being shows the way (StF 714)

Canticle: Isaiah 12:2-6

Hymn echoing theme of canticle

Jesus comes with all his grace (StF 326)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)
When mountains that we thought secure lie crumbled where we stand (StF 722)

Philippians 4:4-7

Hail to the Lord's anointed (StF 228)
In the Lord I'll be ever thankful (El Senyor és la meva força) (StF 776)
Pray without ceasing (StF 528)
What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

Luke 3:7-18

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Love inspired the anger (StF 253)
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry announces that the Lord is nigh (StF 182)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
Wild and lone the prophet's voice (StF 189)