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O Emmanuel: December 23rd, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Hymn Verse: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. English Translation: O Emmanuel, Our King and Lawgiver, The Desire of the nations, and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of Daily Prayer p. 1046: O Emmanuel, our king and our Lord, the anointed   More…

O Rex Gentium: December 22nd, The “O Antiphons”

Come, Desire Of Nations Hymn Verse: O Come, Desire of nations, bind All peoples in one heart and mind; Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thyself our King of Peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. English Translation: O King of the Gentiles, and their Desire, The Corner-stone, Who madest both one: Come and save man, Whom You have formed out of the dust of the earth. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of   More…

O Oriens: December 21st, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Dayspring From On High Hymn Verse: 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. Latin Text: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. English Translation: O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. LSB ”O Antiphons” under Hymn 357 and in Treasury of Daily Prayer p. 1039: O Dayspring, splendor of light ever- | lasting: * Come   More…

O Clavis David: December 20th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Key of David, Come Hymn Verse: 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 to misery. Latin Text: 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. English Translation 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   More…

O Radix Jesse: December 19th, The “O Antiphons”

December 19th, 2013 3 comments

O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s Stem Hymn Verse: 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. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare. English Translation: O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; Before You kings will shut their mouths, To You the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us,   More…

O Adonai: December 18th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, O Come, Thou Lord of Might The Hymn: 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. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. Latin Text: 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. English Translation: O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, Who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush And gave him the   More…

O Sapientia: December 17th, The “O Antiphons”

O Come, Thou Wisdom From on High The 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.   Latin Text: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.   English Translation: O Wisdom, who proceeds from the mouth of the Most High, Who reaches from one end to the other, Who mightily and sweetly orders all things;   More…

The “O Antiphons”

The hymn “O, Come, O, Come, Emmanuel” (TLH 62; LW 31; CW 32; ; ELH 110; LSB 357) is a rendition of the medieval “O Antiphons” also called the “Greater Antiphons.” An Antiphon is a selection of Scripture and prayer chanted responsively by the officiant and assembly. The purpose of the Antiphon is to set the focus for the reading selected for that particular day of the Church year. The O Antiphons were to be sung during Vespers one on each day seven days before the feast of the Nativity of Christ: that is, from December 17th through the 23rd.   More…

“O Emmanuel, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 19th, 2010 No comments

This is the seventh in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Emmanuel, Come” (Matthew 1:18-25) And now we come to the last of the seven O Antiphons, “O Emmanuel.” You see it there in your hymnal, on the page facing the hymn; it’s the one listed for December 23. You’ll find it also in your bulletin. So let’s pray this “Emmanuel” antiphon together: “O Emmanuel, our king and our Lord, the anointed for the nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.” This word “Emmanuel”–it sounds familiar enough, but what does   More…

“O King of the Nations, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 15th, 2010 No comments

This is the sixth in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O King of the Nations, Come” (Haggai 2:1-9, 20-23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Matthew 28:18-20) In our Advent series on the O Antiphons, today we continue with “King of the nations.” You’ll find it there in your hymnal or in the bulletin. Let us pray this antiphon together: “O King of the nations, the ruler they long for, the cornerstone uniting all people: Come and save us all, whom You formed out of clay.” Now this title for Christ, “King of the nations,” is sometimes also referred   More…

“O Dayspring, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 11th, 2010 No comments

This is the fifth in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Dayspring, Come” (Malachi 4:1-6; Luke 1:67-79; Revelation 22:16-20) The fifth of the seven O Antiphons is our theme for today, “O Dayspring, Come.” You see it there in your hymnal, as well as in your bulletin. Let’s begin by praying this antiphon together: “O Dayspring, splendor of light everlasting: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.” The term “Dayspring” is not a word you hear every day. But you are hearing it on this day. We just   More…

“O Key of David, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 8th, 2010 No comments

This is the fourth in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Key of David, Come” (Isaiah 22:20-25; Revelation 1:12-13, 17-18; 3:7-13; Luke 1:26-33) O Wisdom, O Adonai, O Root of Jesse. And now today, O Key of David, the fourth of the seven great O Antiphons. You see it there opposite Hymn 357, and it’s also in your bulletin. So let’s begin by praying together the Key of David antiphon: “O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open:   More…

“O Root of Jesse, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 4th, 2010 3 comments

This is the third in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Root of Jesse, Come” (Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 1:1-17) Today we continue with the third of the seven O Antiphons of Advent, these prayers addressing the coming Christ. This one begins, “O Root of Jesse.” You see it there on the page facing Hymn 357, as well as in your bulletin. Let us now pray this antiphon together: “O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign before the peoples, before whom all kings are mute, to whom the nations will do homage: Come   More…

“O Adonai, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

December 1st, 2010 1 comment

This is the second in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Adonai, Come” (Exodus 3:1-15; Revelation 5:1-14; John 8:48-59) Today we continue with the second of the seven O Antiphons of Advent, “O Adonai.” You can see it there in your hymnal, opposite Hymn 357, and it is also printed in your bulletin. Let us pray that antiphon together: “O Adonai and ruler of the house of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai: Come with an outstretched arm and redeem us.” I suppose the first   More…

“O Wisdom, Come” (Advent sermon series on the O Antiphons, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

November 27th, 2010 No comments

This is the first in an Advent sermon series on “The Seven Great ‘O’ Antiphons.” “O Wisdom, Come” (Proverbs 8:12-31; Colossians 1:15-20, 28; 2:2-3; John 1:1-5, 9) The Advent hymn we just sang, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” goes back about 900 years, to the 12th century. But the texts on which this hymn is based go back a few centuries before that, even–maybe 1200 years ago or more. They are known as the Great “O” Antiphons, and you can see them printed there on the facing page in your hymnal (LSB 357). What is an antiphon, you ask? An   More…