Dec 23 – The last Antiphon

Tuesday, December 23  —    7th Antiphon  “O Emmanuel”

O Emmanuel!  ruler  and giver of our laws,
Hope of the people from across the whole world,
Come to save us
O Lord our God.

Have a blest day.

john sj

Dec 23 – 7th Antiphon   O Emmanuel – O With Us is God


Today’s Post:  “O With Us is God

To listen to the Antiphon sung in Gregorian Chant  —>

December 23: O With Us is God

O Emmanuel
O come, O come, and be our God-with-us
O long-sought With-ness for a world without,
O secret seed, O hidden spring of light.
Come to us Wisdom, come unspoken Name
Come Root, and Key, and King, and holy Flame,
O quickened little wick so tightly curled,
Be folded with us into time and place,
Unfold for us the mystery of grace
And make a womb of all this wounded world.
O heart of heaven beating in the earth,
O tiny hope within our hopelessness
Come to be born, to bear us to our birth,
To touch a dying world with new-made hands
And make these rags of time our swaddling bands.

~Malcolm Guite

Malcolm Guite

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