The Third Sunday of Advent

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And the ransomed of the LORD shall return,

and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads:

they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 35:10

 

On this third Sunday of Advent we celebrate Christ our JOY.

I invite you to find a recording of the song It Is Joy Unspeakable And Full Of Glory. 

You simply cannot sing this song and not be uplifted.

I have found His grace is all complete,

He supplieth every need;

While I sit and learn at Jesus, feet,

I am free, yes, free indeed.

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Full of glory, fullof glory;

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Oh, the half has never yet been told.

I have found the pleasure I once craved,

It is joy and peace within;

What a wondrous blessing, I am saved

From the awful gulf of sin.

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Full of glory, fullof glory;

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Oh, the half has never yet been told.

I have found the hope so bright and clear,

Living in the realm of grace;

Oh, the Savior’s presence is so near,

I can see His smiling face.

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Full of glory, fullof glory;

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Oh, the half has never yet been told.

I have found the joy no tongue can tell,

How its waves of glory roll;

It is like a great o’erflowing well,

Springing up within my soul.

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Full of glory, fullof glory;

            It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,

            Oh, the half has never yet been told.

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Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

that ye may abound in hope,

through the power of the Holy Ghost.

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We light this candle as a symbol of Christ our JOY.
May the joyful promise of your presence, O God, make us rejoice in our hope of salvation.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

 

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