First Sunday of Advent

Year A – Lectionary [1]

First Reading

The Lord will gather all nations into the eternal peace of the Kingdom of God.

Responsorial

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Second Reading

Our salvation is nearer.

Gospel Acclamation

Psalm 85:8

Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.

Gospel

Stay awake, that you may be prepared!

See Also

Psalms

Hymns & Songs

  • How Lovely Is Your Dwelling
    How Lovely Is Your Dwelling
    Composer: Foley SJ, John
    Tune: GILMAN
    Text: Janzen, Jean
    Publisher: New Dawn Music
  • Like a Shepherd
    Like a Shepherd
    Composer: Dufford SJ, Bob
    Text: Dufford SJ, Bob
    Publisher: New Dawn Music
  • My Soul in Stillness Waits
    My Soul in Stillness Waits
    Composer: Haugen, Marty
    Text: Haugen, Marty
    Publisher: GIA
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
    Tune: VENI EMMANUEL
    Text: O Antiphons, Latin 9th c.
    Publisher: Public Domain
  • On Jordan’s Bank
    On Jordan’s Bank
    Composer: Miles, Gary
    Tune: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
    Text: Coffin, Charles
    Publisher: Celebration
  • People Look East
    People Look East
    Composer: French Carol
    Tune: BESANCON
    Text: Farjeon, Eleanor
    Publisher: Public Domain
  • Sing of the Lord's Goodness
    Sing of the Lord's Goodness
    Composer: Sands, Ernest
    Text: Sands, Ernest
    Publisher: OCP
  • Soon and Very Soon
    Soon and Very Soon
    Composer: Crouch, Andrae
    Text: Crouch, Andrae
    Publisher: Bud John Songs, Inc.
  • Take Comfort, My People
    Take Comfort, My People
    Composer: Warner, Steven C.
    Text: Isaiah 40
    Publisher: WLP
  • The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
    The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
    Composer: Wyeth, John
    Tune: CONSOLATION
    Text: Brownlie, John
    Publisher: GIA
  • We Are Called
    We Are Called
    Composer: Haas, David
    Text: Haas, David
    Publisher: GIA
  • O Comfort My People
    O Comfort My People
    Composer: Veritas Hymnal
    Tune: Bi Íosa Im Chroíse
    Text: Gaelic
    Metrical Index: 11.11.11.11
    Publisher: Veritas Hymnal