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15 December

15/12/2012 12:01 am

15 Dec

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah      35:1-6. 10

Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult,
let the wasteland rejoice and bloom
let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil,
let it rejoice and sing for joy.

Te glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it,
the splendour of Carmel and Sharon;
they shall see the glory of the Lord,
the splendour of our God.

Strengthen all weary hands,
steady all trembling knees
and say to all faint hearts,
'Courage! Do not be afraid.

'Look your God is coming,
vengeance is coming,
the retribution of God;
he is coming to save you.'

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
the ears of the deaf unsealed,
then the lame shall leap like a deer
and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy,
for those the Lord has ransomed shall return.

They will come to Zion shouting for joy,
everlasting joy on their faces;
joy and gladness will go with them
and sorrow and lament be ended.

This is the word of the Lord.

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