Make us your own, your holy people, light for the world to see. Verse 1 Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for food, many are hungry. Let us be servants to one another, making your kingdom come.
Rich with patristic allusions, the Exsultet also provides a preview of the scriptural and theological themes that will ground the rest of the Easter Vigil liturgy. This is aimed at churches and musicians that own the collections but haven't exploited them fully. It has been an inspiration to me because in each of it verses it reminds me of fundamental principles. However, if local circumstances suggest it, the instructions also permit the intoning of the Exsultet by a lay cantor, with certain indicated portions of the text being omitted. Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. Shine in your church gathered today.
Refrain Verse 4 Longing for shelter, many are homeless. Shine in your church gathered today. Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. Longing for light, we wait in darkness. As the candle is being carried in procession into the dark church, all those in attendance are given individual candles which have received their light from the one Paschal Candle. It is quite possible that the earliest of these Easter Proclamations were improvised, but by the Middle Ages the text we now know as the Exsultet became the standard hymn for the Easter Vigil in the West.
Your word alone has pow'r to save us. This is a goodwill project - no one is being paid for what we do here, and everything is donated by those involved. Finally, if the length of text proves daunting, the Missal also contains an abbreviated form of the Exsultet. Despite its antiquity, this 1200-plus year old Latin text is nearly identical to the one in our Missal today, except that the older one is about one third longer. I wanted it to become a hymn that would declare the whole life of Christ and what it meant. Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for truth, we turn to you. As the deacon progressed through the long text, the assembly was able to see beautiful illuminations accompanying the various parts of the text. We are losing soldiers here everyday to people that we are trying to help. We exist to empower small churches with quality, flexible worship music. Make us your living voice. It is also important to take note of the rubrical instructions concerning the Exsultet which are contained in the Missal. We have developed some unique resources.
There were of course no electric street lights, no lamps available at the touch of a switch. Augustine aptly described the Easter Vigil. My comforter, my all in all— Here in the love of Christ I stand. The solemn liturgy begins — usually outdoors — with the blessing of the fire followed by the preparation and lighting of the Paschal Candle. As the rubrics indicate, intoning the Exsultet is primarily the responsibility of the deacon. Longing for hope, many despair. Many the gifts, many the people, many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Shine in your church gathered today. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. There are five variations, one for each candle. Longing for truth, we turn to you. In this early Exsultet, there was an entire long section devoted to a rich symbolism drawn from the activities of bees. Longing for water, many still thirst. Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Get the embed code Kamahl - Faith of Our Father Album Lyrics1. Having recalled key moments of the Old Covenant, the New Covenant between God and humanity is proclaimed eloquently in terms of the brilliant Light of Christ dispelling the darkness of sin and death for all time. In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song; This cornerstone, this solid ground, Firm through the fiercest drought and storm. This gift of love and righteousness, Scorned by the ones He came to save. This site does not distribute copyrighted sheet music.