Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rex Gentium King of Gentiles ~ Sixth Antiphon

And he shall judge the Gentiles, and rebuke many people: and they shall turn their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into sickles: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more to war.
Isaiah 2:4
O come, Desire of nations, bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of peace

Peace on earth is the wish and dream of Christmas. 

The image of the anointed one of the God of Israel who is also King of the Gentiles symbolizes the longing for all peoples to be gathered into one kingdom of peace and justice.
O King, whom all peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which make us all one. O come and save humankind whom you made from clay

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