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O Key of David


The Messiah's lineage from the house of David the King is echoed by the key, a symbol of authority and power.
This prison which this Messiah will open will be the gates of Hell and the kingdom which will be ours instead, the kingdom of eternal life. Jesus builds on this imagery when he gives Peter the keys to the kingdom.

O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.