Harold Macdonald's Muse

 

Sonnets of Advent The Great "O" Antiphons

 

William Marshall's O COME EMMANUEL -- Autumn 2007

 

The Great ďOĒ Antiphons

 

 

 

 

Eight-branch

Stockholm Candelabra

by Ikea

 

 

 

So Young -

O Virgo Virginum

 

Harold Macdonald

So young to offer God your innocence

you, human natureís solitary boast;

mother, of the Son of God, the host

you are obedience, giving no offense.

Through such a one, the Holy Spirit comes

from heaven to earth to turn things upside down;

the mighty from their seats of power are thrown,

the self of God incarnate in your womb.

The meek shall rise, and peace shall come on earth.

The lowly folk on the periphery,

they, in your arms, Godís very splendour see

when the Fatherís only Babe, you birth. 

Your life makes possible the purposes of God

You, more than other women, we applaud.