O Antiphons Advent

O Antiphons Advent
O Antiphons Advent

O Antiphons Advent

Antiphon for the Magnificat during
Evening Prayer, 
Liturgy of the Hours
Alleluia Verse, Lectionary for Mass Latin & English Lyrics,
Traditional Hymn
BiblicalTexts
Dec. 17: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter,
suaviter disponensque omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

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.
Dec. 17:
Sapientia Altissimi, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!
Veni, O Sapientia, quae hic disponis omnia,Veni, viam prudentiae ut doceas et gloriae.(2)

O Come, Thou Wisdom, from on high, and order all things far and nigh; to us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in her ways to go.
Wisdom 8:1
Isaiah 11:2-3; 28:29
Proverbs 8:1-36
John 1:1-5
Dec. 18: O Adonai, et dux domus Israel,
qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti,
et ei in Sina legem dedisti:
veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.

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.
Dec. 18:
Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in Sina legem dedisti:veni ad redimendum nos in bracchio extento.

O Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai: come to rescue us with your mighty power!
Veni, Veni, Adonai, qui populo in Sinailegem dedisti vertice in maiestate gloriae.(3)

O Come, O Come, Thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height in ancient times didst give the law, in cloud, and majesty, and awe.
Exodus 3:2
Isaiah 33:22; 63:11-12
Micah 6:4
Acts 7:30-31
Dec. 19: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum,
quem gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

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.
Dec. 19:
Radix Iesse, stans in signum populorum:veni ad liberandum nos, iam noli tardare.

O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people: come to save us without delay!
Veni, O Iesse virgula, ex hostis tuos ungula,de spectu tuos tartari educ et antro barathri.(4)

O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s stem, from ev’ry foe deliver them that trust Thy mighty power to save, and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Isaiah 11:1, 10
Isaiah 52:15
Romans 15:12
Dec. 20: O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel,
qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperuit:
veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris,
sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

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.
Dec. 20:
Clavis David, qui aperis portas aeterni Regni:veni et educ vinctum de domo carceris sedentem in tenebris.

O Key of David, opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom: come and free the prisoners of darkness!
Veni, Clavis Davidica, regna reclude caelica,fac iter tutum superum, et claude vias inferum.(5)

O Come, Thou Key of David, come, and open wide our heav’nly home, make safe the way that leads on high, that we no more have cause to sigh.
Revelation 3:7
Isaiah 22:22
Jeremiah 13:13; 51:19
Matthew 4:16; 16:19
Luke 1:79
Dec. 21: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae,
et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris,
et umbra mortis.

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death.
Dec. 24, Morning Mass:
Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae et sol iustitiae:veni et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis.

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death!
Veni, Veni O Oriens, solare nos adveniens,noctis depelle nebulas, dirasque mortis tenebras.(6)

O Come, Thou Dayspring from on high, and cheer us by thy drawing nigh; disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Isaiah 9:1; 58:8; 60:18-20
Malachi 4:2
Luke 1:78-79
John 8:12
Revelation 22:16
Dec. 22: O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti.

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.
Dec. 22 & 23:
Rex gentium et lapis angularis Ecclesiae:veni et salva hominem quem de limo formasti.

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!
Veni, Veni, Rex Gentium, Veni, Redemptor omnium,ut salvas tuos famulos peccati sibi conscios.(7)

O Come, Desire of the nations, bind in one the hearts of all mankind; bid every strife and quarrel cease and fill the world with heaven’s peace.
Isaiah 2:4; 11:10
Psalm 47:8; Jeremiah 10:7
Daniel 7:14; Haggai 2:8
Romans 15:12
Ephesians 2:14, 20
Dec. 23: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster,
expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos,
Domines, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver,
desire of the nations, Savior of all people:
Come and set us free, Lord our God.
Dec. 21:
Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster:veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our King, and Giver of Law: come to save us, Lord our God!
Veni, Veni, Emmanuel captivum solve Israel,qui gemit in exsilio, privatus Dei Filio.(1)

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 1:231
Timothy 4:9
..Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel!
Psalm 14:7
Phil 4:4

Let us pray!

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