During Advent, the Christian, on awaking in the morning, will unite himself with the Church, who, in her Office of Matins, says to us these solemn words, which choirs of religious, men and women, throughout the universe, have been chanting during the deep silence of the night:
"Come, let us adore the King, who is to come!"
The Liturgical Year
Dom Prosper Guéranger O. S. B.
Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1867.