"As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust."
"...our Sunday liturgy changes as well during this time. We...refrain from saying “hallelujah.” This last practice, sometimes referred to as “burying the hallelujah,” brings a sense of loss and expectancy to our worship, both shifting our focus toward the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and enhancing our anticipation of His resurrection. It’s absence is palpable, and creates in us a longing that will be fulfilled when again we proclaim this word of heavenly praise together on Easter morning. And this reminds us that Lent is ultimately a way of seeking, through repentance and preparation, that the Lord would restore unto us the joy of His salvation (Psalm 51:12)." Church of the Advent