Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Great "O" Antiphons: Sunday & Monday


O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

O Virgin of virgins, how shall this be?
For neither before thee was any like thee, nor shall there be after.
Daughters of Jerusalem, why marvel ye at me?
The thing which ye behold is a divine mystery.

Final Refrain:

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

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