A hymn for the Third Sunday of Advent
Sing Out, All God's People!
ADESTE FIDELES Irregular ("O Come, All Ye Faithful")

Sing out, all God's people! Shout what God is doing!
We need not fear the things that hurt or destroy;
God is here with us, healing and renewing.
O Lord, we know your presence,
We trust that you are with us,
We thank you that you bless us,
Giving us joy.

Our God loves the outcast, saves the weak and suffering,
Deals with oppressors, turns our shame into praise.
God, in great love, lifts up the poor and struggling.
O Lord, we know your presence,
We trust that you are with us,
We thank you that you bless us
All of our days.

O Lord, we're reminded in this holy season:
Though we may struggle we are never alone.
Christ is our joy, our hope and peace unending:
In Christ, we know your presence;
You heal us and restore us,
You give us joy and bless us,
Bringing us home.

Biblical Reference: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Tune: John Francis Wade's Cantus Diversi, 1751 ("O Come, All Ye Faithful")  (MIDI)
Text: Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
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