Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free.
O King of all nations, keystone of the Church: come and save us, whom you formed from the dust!
O Radiant Dawn, come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death.
O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God!
“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
O Root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people: come to save us without delay!
O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law…: come to rescue us with your mighty power!
O Wisdom…, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!
Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.
Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad.