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Catholic Lectionary

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 | ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
YEAR 1

First Reading 1 Timothy 6:13–16
Response Psalm 100:2
Psalm Psalm 100:1b–5
Gospel Acclamation Luke 8:15
Gospel Luke 8:4–15



Catholic Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR!

September 17


HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR!
Words and Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1838–1876
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering … He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. (Isaiah 53:3)
A life of praise is not something that can be worked up. Rather, it is a remembrance and a response to Christ’s sacrificial death on our behalf. As we reflect on who Christ is and what He has accomplished for us, what He provides in our daily lives as an advocate before God, and what He has promised for our future, our hearts are melted before Him. We bow at His feet in humble adoration and proclaim with all sincerity, “Hallelujah, What a Savior!”
It is said that the word Hallelujah is basically the same in all languages. It seems as though God has given this word as a preparation for the great celebration of heaven, when His children from every tribe, language, people and nation shall have been gathered home to sing their eternal “Hallelujah to the Lamb!”
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