Saturday, December 19
O Flower of Jesse’s Stem, Come
2 Samuel 7:8 . . . thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the God of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel.
O Flower of Jesse’s Stem, Come~
Long ago you led David
from pasture to palace,
from shepherd to king.
You see beyond the surface of our lives,
past the constraints of our circumstances,
further than the future of our imagining.
Instill in us a wider, broader, deeper vision
for our own lives, for the lives of others,
for our country, and for our world.
Inspire us to live into our potential,
and to believe that you will guide us
into becoming all
that you lovingly created us to be.