Second Saturday of Advent (Year B)



Habakkuk 3:13-19 | Psalm 126 | Matthew 21:28-32


Advent Meditation by Martha Hirschman

A reading of: A Song of Ascents

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,[a]
we were like those who dream.

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then it was said among the nations,
‘The Lord has done great things for them.’

3 The Lord has done great things for us,
and we rejoiced.

4 Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like the watercourses in the Negeb.

5 May those who sow in tears
reap with shouts of joy.

6 Those who go out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
carrying their sheaves.