[From Jan. 24, 2007 archive]
Holy One of Israel,
You silence the roaring of the seas
and calm the tumult of the peoples.
You have chosen one abhorred and deeply despised,
and made even kings and princes bow down before him.
May we live our lives by faith in him,
who loved us and gave himself for us.
Ps. 65; 147:1-11; 125; 91
You silence the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples.
Thus says the LORD,
the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers,
“Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves,
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known.