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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation


When Elizabeth was in her sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. He had a message for a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, "Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!" Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant. The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will make him a king as his ancestor David was." LUKE 1: 26-32

Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
O Jesus, forgive us our sins . . .

The Lourdes Magnificat
1.
My soul, now glorify
The Lord who is my Saviour
Rejoice for who am I
That God has shown me favour

Refrain: God fills me with joy, Alleluia
His holy presence is my robe, Alleluia


The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation


Soon afterwards Mary got ready and hurried off to a town in the hill country of Judea. She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby moved within her. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and said in a loud voice, "You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the child you will bear. Why am I so favoured, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? For as soon as I heard your greeting, the baby within me leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
LUKE 1: 39-45

Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
O Jesus, forgive us our sins . . .

2.
The world shall call me blest
And ponder on my story,
On me is manifest,
God's goodness and His glory.

Refrain: God fills me with joy, Alleluia
His holy presence is my robe, Alleluia


The Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus Christ


In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census be taken of the entire Roman world. Everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary who was betrothed to him and was with child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. LUKE 2: 1-7

Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
O Jesus, forgive us our sins . . .

3.
For those who are His friends
And keep his law as holy,
His mercy never ends,
And He exalts the lowly.

Refrain: God fills me with joy, Alleluia
His holy presence is my robe, Alleluia


Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation in the Temple

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for mine eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel." LUKE 2: 25-32

Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
O Jesus, forgive us our sins . . .

4.
But by His power the great,
The proud, the self-conceited,
The kings who sit in state,
Are humbled and defeated .

Refrain: God fills me with joy, Alleluia
His holy presence is my robe, Alleluia


Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple

And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but, supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. LUKE 2: 42-51

Our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, Glory Be
O Jesus, forgive us our sins . . .

5.                                              6.
He feeds the starving poor         Then glorify with me
He guards His holy nation,         The Lord who is my Saviour
Fulfilling what He swore             One Holy Trinity
Long since in Revelation.            Forever and forever.

Refrain: God fills me with joy, Alleluia
His holy presence is my robe, Alleluia

Prayers of the Rosary (in sequence)