Advent Canticles

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The song of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79), also known as the Benedictus Dominus Deus, is the canticle of Advent. It may be used as a call to worship, as an act of praise, or as a response between Scripture readings. Another appropriate canticle for the season of Advent is the Song of Mary (the Magnificat) from Luke 1:46-55.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.



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