For the 1st Week of Advent - Cycle C

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (first reader only)

 

THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL/

TRULY, O PEOPLE OF ZION, YOU SHALL WEEP NO MORE/

GOD WILL SURE BE GRACIOUS TO YOU AT THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY/

WHEN THE HOLY ONE HEARS IT, THE HOLY ONE WILL ANSWER YOU/

THOUGH YOU MAY BE GIVEN THE BREAD OF ADVERSITY AND THE WATER OF AFFLICTION/

YET YOUR TEACHER WILL NOT HIDE FROM YOU ANYMORE/

BUT YOUR EYES WILL SEE YOUR TEACHER/

AND WHEN YOU TURN TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT/

YOUR EARS SHALL HEAR A WORD BEHIND YOU, SAYING/

"THIS IS THE WAY. WALK IN IT."