Advent Lessons and Carols
FIRST READING Isaiah 9: 2-4
The Prophet proclaims Light to the people who have walked in darkness.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness —
on them light has shined.
3You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
4For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,