Harold Macdonald's Muse

 

Sonnets of Advent The Great "O" Antiphons

 

William Marshall's O COME EMMANUEL -- Autumn 2007

 

The Great O Antiphons

 

 

 

 

Eight-branch

Stockholm Candelabra

by Ikea

 

 

 

Come O Dayspring

O Oriens

 

Harold Macdonald

Come, Light, to show us who and where we are.

Dispel surrounding gloom of darkest night

so that the face of God may come in sight

and show that  God’s assistance is not far.

Give us warmth to counter this cold world;

to comfort flesh shine light into the  minds

of others, still by dark and cold confined,

that all may see the flag of love unfurled.

Let us stand as one together in the dawn

Facing, hoping, for the coming Sun

Preparing for the good of everyone

Now! Before the opportunity is gone!

Bright are the beams of resurrection morn!

In the living Lord we are reborn!