Offertory of Second Sunday of Advent

Psalm 84:7-8

Thou wilt turn, O God, and bring us to life, and Thy people shall rejoice in Thee: show us, O Lord, Thy mercy, and grant us Thy salvation.


Verse 7. Turn, conversus. The ancient psalters read convertens. “Converting, O God, thou wilt bring us to life,” free us from captivity, and redeem us from sin by Jesus Christ, the conqueror of death. C. — Before their conversion sinners lie dead in guilt. W. — O God, thou wilt again restore us to life. D.

Verse 8. Salvation. By Cyrus, or rather by the Messias, whose time drew near. C.

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