O Rex Gentium
O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.
Windows of the building designed by Richard Meier to protect the Ara Pacis, an altar to peace, commissioned by the Roman Senate in 13 BC.
O King of the nations, and their desire, the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race, which you fashioned from clay.
O Antiphon for December 22