2nd Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Psalm text (Ps 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17)

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

Give the king your justice, O God,
and your righteousness to a king’s son.
May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice.

In his days may righteousness flourish
and peace abound, until the moon is no more.
May he have dominion from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

For he delivers the needy when they call,
the poor and those who have no helper.
He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy.

May his name endure forever,
his fame continue as long as the sun.
May all nations be blessed in him;
may they pronounce him happy.

Gospel Verse (Lk 3:4,6)

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all people shall see the salvation of God.

Psalm text (Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17)

Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

O God, with Your judgment endow the king,
and with Your justice, the king's son;
he shall govern Your people with justice
and Your afflicted ones with judgment.

Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.

may his name be blessed forever;
as long as the sun his name shall remain.
In Him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
all the nations shall proclaim His happiness.

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Gospel Verse (Lk 3:4+6)

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths; all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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