The O Antiphons
A tradition to help us in the last days of Advent to prepare for the coming of the Lord
O come, thou Wisdom from on high, Who ordrest all things mightily; To us the path of knowledge show, and teach us the way to go. -
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.
O Sacred Lord
O come, Thou rod of Jesse's stem, From ev'ry foe deliver them; That trust thy mighty pow'r to save, And give them vict'ry o'er the grave.
O Flower of Jesse's Stem
O come, Thou key of David come, And open wide our heav'nly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path of misery.
-December 20th-O Key of David
O come, Thou Day spring from on high And cheer us by thy drawing nigh; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And earth's dark shadow put to flight. -
December 21st-O Radient Dawn
O come , Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of all human kind; Bid thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thy self our Prince of Peace.
-December 22nd-O King of All the Nations
O come, O come, Emanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear.