A Canticle of Praise for Christmas and Epiphany

Saint Peter Apostol Church, Almoloya de Alquisiras, Mexico state, Mexico 06
 

A Canticle of Praise for Christmas and Epiphany

Blessed are you, O Christ, our God; 
you were before time began, 
and came to the world to save us.
 
Blessed are you, Sun of Righteousness; 
you shine with the Father’s love 
and illumine the whole universe.
 
Blessed are you, Son of Mary; 
born a child 
you shared our humanity.
 
Blessed are you, son of David; 
born to rule, 
you received gifts from the magi.
 
Blessed are you, Son of Man; 
baptised by John, 
you saved us from ourselves.
 
Blessed are you, heavenly King; 
teaching and preaching, healing and comforting, 
you proclaimed the kingdom.
 
With all the voices of heaven 
we celebrate the coming of our Saviour. 
Let heaven and earth shout their praise. 
With all the creatures on earth 
we sing and dance at your birth. 
Praise and glory to you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
— David Beswick

[SOURCE: http://www.beswick.info/rclresources/CDB96OS.htm%5D

[PHOTO by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca Saint Peter Apostol Church, Almoloya de Alquisiras, Mexico is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Wikimedia Commons]

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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