Friday, December 21, 2007

The Great O Antiphons

December 17

O Wisdom,
proceeding from the mouth of the Most High,
pervading and permeating all creation,
mightily ordering all things:
Come and teach us
the way of prudence.

December 18

O Adonai and ruler of the house of Israel,
who appeared to Moses
in the burning bush
and gave him the Law on Sinai:
Come with an outstretched arm
and redeem us.

December 19

O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign
before the peoples,
before whom all kings are mute,
to whom the nations will do homage:
Come quickly to deliver us.

December 20

O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel,
you open and no one can close,
you close and no one can open:
Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness
and the shadow of death.

December 21

O Dayspring, splendor of light everlasting,
Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

December 22

O King of the nations,
the ruler they long for,
the cornerstone uniting all people:
Come and save us all,
whom you formed out of clay.

December 23

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
the annointed of the nations and their Savior:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.

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