O Antiphons

Song Cycle by Paweł Łukaszewski (b. 1968)

Word count: 157

1. O Sapientia [sung text checked 1 time]

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem,
fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae. 

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2. O Adonai [sung text checked 1 time]

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel,
qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti,
et ei in Sina legem dedisti:
veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. 

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3. O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum [sung text checked 1 time]

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum,
quem Gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ô racine de Jessé", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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4. O Clavis David [sung text checked 1 time]

O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel;
qui aperis, et nemo claudit;
claudis, et nemo aperit:
veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris,
sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis. 

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5. O Oriens [sung text checked 1 time]

O Oriens,
splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. 

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6. O Rex gentium  [sung text checked 1 time]

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum,
lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum:
veni, et salva hominem,
quem de limo formasti. 

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7. O Emmanuel [sung text checked 1 time]

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster,
exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. 

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