Friday, December 18, 2015

IV ADVENT (Rorate Sunday)

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum! 
Let the heavens bring forth the Just One, and the clouds rain him down!

That's the assigned Introit for this coming Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  I've actually heard it referred to as Rorate Sunday.  Why not?  We just had Gaudete Sunday, right?


All numbers given are in the red Worship hymnal

Entrance hymn: O come, divine Messiah, #367
- Taken from the traditional French Venez, Divin Messie.  In English, the refrain is at the end, while in the original French, it's at the beginning.
Psalm 80: Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face, and we shall be saved (Royce Nickel)
Alleluia: Alleluia "Conditor Alme Siderum" (Mode IV, adapted by BMP)
Offertory hymn: The King shall come when morning dawns, #373
Sanctus: XVIII
Memorial: Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: adapted from Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei: XVIII
Communion anthem: Alma Redemptoris Mater (sung to altered form of the tune Consolation by Samuel Webbe)
- NOTE: A more familiar form of the tune appears with the hymn Come, Ye Disconsolate, which is in the maroon hymnal.
Post-Communion hymn: Come, O long-expected Jesus, #364
Recessional hymn: O come, O come, Emmanuel, #357