My Li’l Bro Thom suggested that I try adding a little “homiliette” – for lack of a better word – at the end of Vespers, so, here is vespers-with-homiliette for today.
I have no idea if it’s any good or worth doing again, but I can tell you that I made a silly mistake in saying I wanted to “stick with vespers and vesper antiphons”…I meant, I wanted to stick with Advent, of course.
Since we started off with Verse two of O Come Divine Messiah, here are the words:
O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come, break the captives fetters,
Redeem the long lost fold.
Dear Savior haste!
Come, come to earth.
Dispel the night
and show your face
and bid us hail the dawn of grace.
O Come Divine Messiah;
the world in silence waits the day
when hope shall sing its triumph,
and sadness flee away.