2nd Sunday of Advent              

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

Lighting of Advent candles (using verses as appropriate)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)
Candles we light upon the Advent Ring (website only)
'Christmas is coming!' The Church is glad to sing (StF 166)
Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only) (sung to “The Little Drummer Boy”)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)

Isaiah 40: 1-11

Immortal, invisible, God only wise (StF 55)
Lord, I come before your throne of grace (StF 58)
O come, O come, Immanuel (StF 180)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)
The King of love my shepherd is (StF 479)

Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13

Hymn echoing the psalmist’s theme

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)
Give thanks to the Lord, our God and King (StF 77)

*There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738) 

2 Peter 3: 8-15a

Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
It came upon a midnight clear (StF 205)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
*There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738)   
We pray until the hour (StF 741)

Mark 1: 1-8

Baptise us with your Spirit (StF 369)
Make way, make way, for Christ the king in splendour arrives (StF 264)
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (StF 182)
Praise to the God who clears a way (StF 183)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
Wild and lone the prophet's voice (StF 189)