Charlotte (CLB)'s LJ (berkeleyfarm) wrote,
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Counting down to Christmas: O Sapentia

The ancient hymn Veni, veni Emmanuel is based on an even more ancient series of prayers for the week before Christmas called the O Antiphons. (more here)

As it is now ... the week before Christmas, I bring you today's antiphon, in the easily singable form of the appropriate verse of the well-known hymn:

O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who orderest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
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