Dec 22 6th O Antiphon

Monday  December 22  –  Pittsburgh to Detroit

270 miles across mostly northern Ohio.  Should be home by lunch.   Sunny most of the way.  December beauty.

Have a good day.

john sj

Dec 22 – 6th Antiphon   O Rex Gentium – O King of the Nations

KingOfTheNations

Today’s Post:  “O King of the Nations”

To listen to the Antiphon sung in Gregorian Chant -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwDdEQCtIF4

December 22: O King of the Nations

O Rex Gentium

O King of our desire whom we despise,
King of the nations never on the throne,
Unfound foundation, cast-off cornerstone,
Rejected joiner, making many one,
You have no form or beauty for our eyes,
A King who comes to give away his crown,
A King within our rags of flesh and bone.
We pierce the flesh that pierces our disguise,
For we ourselves are found in you alone.
Come to us now and find in us your throne,
O King within the child within the clay,
O hidden King who shapes us in the play
Of all creation. Shape us for the day
Your coming Kingdom comes into its own.

~Malcolm Guite
http://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/

Malcolm Guite

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