"To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust,
let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me:
for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded."
Ad te levavi - Introit for 1st Sunday of Advent
"The whole world is in expectation of its Redeemer; come, dear Jesus, show Thyself to it by granting it salvation. The Church, Thy bride, is now commencing another year, and her first word is to Thee, a word which she speaks in the anxious solicitude of a mother for the safety of her children; she cries out to Thee, saying: ‘Come!’ No, we will go no farther in our journey through the desert of this life without Thee, O Jesus! Time is passing quickly away from us; our day is perhaps far spent, and the shades of our life’s night are fast coming on; arise, O divine Sun of justice. Come! guide our steps and save us from eternal death." - Dom Gueranger on the First Sunday of Advent
"Stir up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come: that from the threatening dangers of our sins we may deserve to be rescued by Thy protection, and to be saved by Thy deliverance." - Collect, 1st Sunday of Advent