A.D. 2021 December 19
The Fourth Sunday in Advent
O Lord, raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom with thee and he Holy Ghost be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
Epistles and Gospels
Revised Table of Lessons (1922)
O Clavis David
O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel;
that openest, and no man shutteth,
and shuttest, and no man openeth:
Come and bring the prisoner out of the prisonhouse,
and him that sitteth in darkness and the shadow of death.