Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
When I see the cradle rocking
When I hear the cattle lowing
When I know that the grave is empty,
God of beauty and brokenness, as we face the pleasure and pain of life, help us to know your presence in every situation and seek you in life's joyful and difficult times. Move us with compassion when we see others suffer. When we need support help us to be humble and courageous enough to receive it. When others celebrate what is good and wholesome in life, make us ready to share their joy and invite others to share ours as well.
In the deep mid-winter, Rosetti's words in the acclaimed 1909 setting by Harold Darke, sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge
Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti). The Adoration of the Shepherds (1577-1581).
May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.