13 Dec Third Sunday of Advent 2015 – Gaudate Sunday
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In section 7 of the Romances St John of the Cross portrays the Son of God receiving from the Father his mission as Saviour and consenting to the Incarnation.
The Son then answered to the Father,
‘My will is Yours and Yours alone,
And the glory that I shine with
Is My will to work Your own.
‘That which Your Grace says, O my Father,
In everything appears the best
Since most clearly in this manner
Can Your kindness be professed.
‘Thus Your omnipotence and justice
And wisdom will be well descried,
I will tell it to the world,
And spread the tidings far and wide
Of Your beauty, power and sweetness
In one sovereignty allied.
‘I will go now and seek My bride
And take upon My shoulders strong
The cares, the weariness, and labours
Which she has suffered for so long.
And that she may win new life
I myself for her will die,
Rescue her from the burning lake,
And bear her back to You on high.