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The God Seeker: A Tale of Old Styria

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    Peter Rosegger (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... from the burning lamp. The gilded crucifix gleamed before the tabernacle: but the few lights were insufficient to illumine the gloom of the church. The people took their seats, many struggling to limber their stiffened fingers before they were required to handle the rosary. At last the little bell was heard and the priest, in his robes of office, emerged from the sacristy and ascended the steps of the altar, while the choir was chanting the hymn of praise to Him whose glory fills heaven and earth. It was the hour just before dawn, the proper time, according to Christian usage, for the rorate to be read. This service symbolises the long night, when, in past ages, God's people were longing for the coming of the Messiah. The choir began the Advent hymn: Send down, ye heavens, upon the just Thy dew! Ye clouds send down thy rain! Kneel in dust and pray, O mortal! Woe to all within hell's portal, For the Saviour shall appear! World's Redeemer, come and bring us What Thy messenger proclaimed, Come and bring eternal peace! The priest, stepping to the left of the altar, read from the Gospel: ' I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.... He stands in your midst and ye know him not.... It is he that cometh after me whose shoe latchets I am unworthy to unloose.... Make his paths straight for his kingdom is at hand.' The service proceeded solemnly and the choir chanted the song of the Prophet: ' And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, everlasting.' T...
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  • PDF | 86 pages
  • Peter Rosegger (Author)
  • General Books LLC (19 Jan. 2012)
  • English
  • 10
  • Fiction

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