Compline on the Second Sunday of Advent, 2023

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Compline on the Second Sunday of Advent | December 10, 2023 

Order of Service in Advent | Each week's repertoire is posted here

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December 10, 2023 • The Second Sunday of Advent

ORISON: Comfort, comfort ye my people (Tune: PSALM 42) – melody by Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)

PSALM 85:1-2, 8-13 – Plainsong, Tone III.5

HYMN 59: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Tune: MERTON) – William Monk (1823-1889)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Tune: MARILYN) – Peter R. Hallock (1924-2014)

ANTHEM: Rorate caeli desuper– Peter R. Hallock

Jason Anderson, director • William Turnipseed, reader • James Wilcox, cantor

Thanks to this evening's Compline volunteers: hospitality ministers James Davidson and John Gulhagen.

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