O King of the Gentiles, and their Desire, the Corner-stone, Who madest both one: Come and save man, whom Thou hast formed out of the dust of the earth.
Acts xvii. 26; Ephesians ii. 14; Isaiah xlv. 22; Psalm cxiii. 6-8; xlvii. 9.
O Lord Jesu Christ, for Whom all peoples yearn, even though they know not whom they seek; Thou hast made of one blood all nations to dwell on the face of the whole earth; and Thou dost bind together Jew and Gentile in the one body of Thy catholic Church: Come, we pray Thee, and by Thy truth and grace raise man whom Thou didst make out of the dust of the earth, from his low condition, and set him in Thy holy Church with the princes, even with the princes of Thy people.
This and following paraphrases from The Advent Antiphons, by A. C. A. Hall, Bishop of Vermont, 1914
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