Harold Macdonald's Muse


Sonnets of Advent The Great "O" Antiphons


William Marshall's O COME EMMANUEL -- Autumn 2007


The Great ďOĒ Antiphons






Stockholm Candelabra

by Ikea



More than Law

O Adonai

Harold Macdonald

God is a burning Presence who appears!

Who frees the Jews, by slavery oppressed

Teaching them to live at Godís behest

Following only God for forty years.

Unprecedent outpouring from above!

At Sinai, God confers the holy law;

but broken tablets show a hidden flaw

and people are suspicious of the Fatherís love.

But look! The Lawís fulfilled by Jesus Christ

Surpassing justice through his flowing blood.

His broken body being the measure of Godís good

He is the cost of law, the infinitely priced.

More than Law, His love will justice make;

The unjust cross, let justice not forsake.