O Wisdom, Who Hast Proceeded
Veni, Veni, Emanuel (the "O" Antiphons),
Authorship Unknown, 8th Century Latin;
Published As A Hymn in Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, 7th Edition, Köln, 1710.
Music: "Veni Emmanuel," Based on a 15th Century French Processional,
Arranged by Rev. Thomas Helmore and harmonized by Rev. S. S. Greatheed in
Hymnal Noted, Part II (London: 1856)
Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted-Part II (London: 1858)
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Meter: 88 88 88
Source: The Evening-office of the Church in Latin and English. Containing the Vespers, Or Even-song for All Sundays and Festivals of Obligation. The Second Edition, with the Addition of the Old Hymns, Etc. (Thomas Meighan, 1719), pp. 40-42.
December 17, O Sapientia.
O Wisdom, who hast proceeded out of the Mouth of the Highest, reaching from End to End, strongly and sweetly disposing all things: come and teach us the Way of Prudence.
December 18, O Adonai.
O Adonai, and Leader of the House of Israel, who didst appear to Moses in the Fire of the flaming Bush and didst give him the Law on Sinai: come and redeem us with a stretched out Arm.
O Radix Jessie.
O Root of Jesse, who standest for a Sign to the People, in whose Presence Kings shall shut their Mouths, to whom the Gentiles shall pray to come and deliver us, now and do not delay.
O Clavis David.
O Key of David, and Sceptre of the House of Israel, who open'st and no Man shuts; who shuttest and no Man opens; come and take out of Prison him that is bound, and sitting in Darkness, and in the Shadow of Death.
O Orient, Brightness of the eternal Light, and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten them that sit in Darkness, and in the Shadow of Death.
December 22. O Rex Gentium.
O King of the Gentiles, and their Delivered one, the Cornerstone, who makest both one: come and save Man, whom thou hast form'd out of the Slime of the Earth.
December 23. O Emmanuel.
O Emmanuel, our King and Law-giver, the Expectation of the Gentiles, and their Saviour: come and save us, O Lord our God.
We have been unable to determine the date of the First Edition.