O Wisdom (O Sapientia)
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other mightily, and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.
O Wisdom, who cries out for what we lack The insight to know what we should do; Afraid of betrayal, regret's stab in the back Blindly we grope reaching out to find you. More than answers but of character we Seek to be Spiritually transformed and stayed; Not double-minded, tossed in confusion’s sea, But with courage to stand, in glory remade.
O Wisdom, go; they are lost in that world, Every crossroad, a decision to make Knowing with each step their dest’ny unfurls To blessing or cursing, show which way to take. Wisdom hears and obeys, calls out to them Through a baby’s cry in dark Bethlehem
© Randy Edwards 2016 artwork: from Nativity, a large historiated initial from an Antiphonary, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Italy (Florence), c.1400]
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