Friday, December 18, 2020 –
O Lord and Ruler the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: come, and redeem us with outstretched arms.
O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammć rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.
Your basic Latin chant of the actual O Antiphon:
Isaias 11:4-5 – “But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins.”
Isaias 33:22 – “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king: he will save us.”
Latin Verse from Veni, Veni Emmanuel:
Veni, veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In maiestate gloriae.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
English Verse from O Come, O Come Emmanuel from Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861):
O come, Adonai, Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Sancte Bonifati, ora pro nobis!