O Come, O Come Emmanuel Verse/Antiphon 7
O Come, Desire of Nations bind in one the hearts of all mankind,
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, and be Thyself our Prince of Peace.
Fair warning – Today is really scripture heavy.
Then King David rose to his feet and said, “Listen to me, my brethren and my people; I had intended to build a permanent home for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God. So I had made preparations to build it. But God said to me, ‘You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’1 Chronicles 28:2-3