Friday, December 23, 2011

O Emmanuel

O Antiphon text:

O Emmanuel,
God with us,
our King and lawgiver,
the expected of the nations
and their Savior:
come to save us,
O Lord our God.


O Emmanuel!
God with us!
Your birth gave rise to a new Kingdom
And a Law of love!
O long-desired,
And yearned for by your Chosen People,
Your birth changed all understanding
Of what it was they should be seeking.
You fulfilled all the prophecies of old
And brought all peoples together
to seek you anew.
Come, O Emmanuel!
And save us from ourselves!

Additional texts for reflection:

Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 1:23
1 Timothy 4:9

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