LSB 384 Of the Father's Love Begotten
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you."
1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
The Future Glory of Israel
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”
Make a Joyful Noise to the LORD
Oh sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.