This evening I attended an Advent carol service at a local Anglo-Catholic parish. It was a many-splendoured thing. One of the readings was one which I had not heard, or at least not noted, before. I found it quite beautiful and (as one would expect, given the context in which I heard it,) fitting for the Advent season. It was this:
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.