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I look from afar: and lo, I see the power of God coming, and a cloud covering the whole earth. Go ye out to meet him and say: tell us, art thou he that should come to reign over thy people Israel? High and low, rich and poor, one with another, go ye out to meet him and say: Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Tell us, art thou he that should come? Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come to reign over thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. I look from afar: and lo, I see the power of God coming, and a cloud covering the whole earth. Go ye out to meet him and say: Tell us, art thou he that should come to reign over thy people Israel?
First Responsory of Advent from Office of Mattins
The so-called Mattins Responsory by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/26–1594) is, in fact, an adaptation of a Magnificat, together with words which are a translation of the First Responsory of Advent Sunday in the Office of Mattins in the early medieval Roman rite. This adaptation has become widely known through its usage at the Advent Carol Service at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. At St Paul’s Cathedral the Responsory is sung at the west end of the building before the procession moves. It is complemented at the end of the service by the Vesper Responsory which is found towards the end of this sequence.