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Sing a new song to the Lord;
Alleluia.
Trumpet forth the joyous chord!
Alleluia.
For the reign of hate is ended,
God to humankind descended,
Newborn helpless on the straw --
Alleluia.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
Alleluia.
Shout for freedom in accord;
Alleluia.
Fear no tyrant, death, nor prison,
Lo! His star has Eastwards risen;
Trust the wonders that you saw --
Alleluia.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
Alleluia.
Open, hands, spill forth your hoard!
Alleluia.
Value love, not love of power,
Peace let blossom, justice flower,
Empathy be your new law --
Alleluia.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
Alleluia.
All creation be restored,
Alleluia.
Tend His gift of Earth together,
Hare and human, fin and feather;
Lift this weeping world to awe --
Alleluia.

Cross-posted from http://adventcanticle.blogspot.ca. For background on my Advent Canticle project, see Introduction.

Previous Advent Canticle entries:

Prelude (An Advent Canticle)
"He came without clamor" (December 1, An Advent Canticle)
"O in the fields the blossoms blow" (December 2, An Advent Canticle)
"It started in November" (December 3, An Advent Canticle)
"It was the usual tedious family gathering" (December 4, An Advent Canticle)
"It started with the news that Caspar brought." (December 5, An Advent Canticle)
"Varus, old boy, it's been a dreadful year." (December 6, An Advent Canticle)
"Lully, lullay, lullaby" (December 7, An Advent Canticle)
"And so at last diplomacy had failed..." (December 8, An Advent Canticle)
"Come, open your eyes..." (Prelude II, December 9, An Advent Canticle)
"And every year the weather gets more squirrely" (Dec. 10, An Advent Canticle)
"Fear Not!" (December 11, An Advent Canticle)
"I quit!" (December 12, An Advent Canticle)
"Midwinter Nocturne" (December 13, An Advent Canticle)
"Some say, on that first morning..." (December 14, An Advent Canticle)
"For the Children of the Sandy Hook Tragedy" (December 15, An Advent Canticle)
"On Employees Who Take Too Much Initiative" (December 16, An Advent Canticle)

Originally posted to Green Canticle on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:59 AM PST.

Also republished by Anglican Kossacks, Street Prophets , and Indigo Kalliope.

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