Advent to Candlemas (Vol. 1)


1. In darkening days of penitence,
Before the turning of the years,
We look to make our recompense,
With new resolve and hopeful prayers:
The Lord's salvation is at hand,
Rejoice at his Benign command.

2. Our souls awake in joyful praise,
The fingers of the rosy dawn
Glow in the East to give us hope
Of Judah's crowning, happy dawn:
Where there was sorrow now is praise;
Emmanuel for all our days.

3. Now may we walk at Mary's side
To help her cousin with the birth
Of one who will prepare the way
For God incarnate, here on earth:
Rejoice my soul, this cheerful day,
Rehearse your anthems, Gaudete!