December 19, 2009

O Sapientia:
“O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, 
you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. 
Come and show your people the way to salvation.” 

O Adonai:
“O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, 
who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, 
who gave him the holy law on Sinai Mountain: 
Come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.”   

O Radix Jesse:
“O Flower of Jesse’s stem, 
you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; 
kings stand silent in your presence; 
the nations bow down in worship before you. 
Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.”  

O Clavis David:
“O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel 
controlling at your will the gate of Heaven: 
Come, break down the prison walls of death 
for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; 
and lead your captive people into freedom.”   

O Oriens:
“O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: 
come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.”

O Rex Gentium:
“O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; 
O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, 
come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.”  

O Emmanuel:
“O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, 
Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.”

 

 

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