O Lord and Ruler of the house of Israel, Who appearedst unto Moses in a flame of fire in the bush, and gavest unto him the Law in Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.
Acts 7:30, 28; Hebrews 12:18-21, 10:16.
O Lord Jesu Christ, Who as the Angel of the Lord didst rule and guard God's people of old; Who didst appear to Moses in the burning bush, that told of Thy presence hallowing but not consuming, and of Thy people's preservation through fiery trials; Who didst give the Law in Sinai in could and majesty and awe; Thou didst come to visit mankind oppressed and didst redeem us therefrom by the victory of Thy Passion: Come, we pray Thee, now by Thy grace, and with Thine outstretched arm deliver us from the bondage of evil habits from the crafts and assaults of Satan, from the tyrrany of the world, and the disorder into which our nature has fallen Write in our hearts by Thy Spirit the law in obedience to which we shall find our true freedom, Thy law of truth and purity and love.
This and following paraphrases from The Advent Antiphons, by A. C. A. Hall, Bishop of Vermont, 1914
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