Wednesday, December 23, 2015

O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel (Isa 7: 14; 8: 8), 
our King and Lawgiver (Gen 49:10; cf. Ezek 21: 32), the Expected of the nations and their Savior (Isa 33: 22): Come, and save us, O Lord our God.

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel captivum solve Israel,
qui gemit in exsilio, privatus Dei Filio.

(1) 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!

Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel!

Isaiah 7:14
Matthew 1:23
1 Timothy 4:9
Psalm 14:7
Phil 4:4

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

O Rex Gentium

O King of the Gentiles (Hag 2: 8), 
and the Desired of all, You are the Cornerstone that binds two into one (Eph 2: 20). * Come, and save man whom You fashioned out of clay (Gen 2: 7).

Veni, Veni, Rex Gentium, Veni, Redemptor omnium,
ut salvas tuos famulos peccati sibi conscios.

(7) O Come, Desire of the nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid every strife and quarrel cease
and fill the world with heaven's peace.

Isaiah 2:4; 11:10
Psalm 47:8; Jeremiah 10:7
Daniel 7:14; Haggai 2:8
Romans 15:12
Ephesians 2:14, 20

Monday, December 21, 2015

O Rising Dawn

O Rising Dawn, (Zac 6: 12), 
Radiance of the Light eternal (Hab 3: 4) and Sun of Justice (Mal 3: 20): * come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death (Ps 107: 10; Lk 1: 78).

Veni, Veni O Oriens, solare nos adveniens,
noctis depelle nebulas, dirasque mortis tenebras.

(6) 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.

Isaiah 9:1; 58:8; 60:18-20
Malachi 4:2
Luke 1:78-79
John 8:12
Revelation 22:16

Sunday, December 20, 2015

O Key of David

O Key of David, (Apoc 3: 7) 
and Scepter of the house of Israel: You open and no man closes; you close and no man opens (Isa 22: 22). * Come, and deliver him from the chains of prison who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death (Ps 107: 10).

                            Veni, Clavis Davidica, regna reclude caelica,
fac iter tutum superum, et claude vias inferum.

(5) O Come, Thou Key of David, come,
and open wide our heav'nly home,
make safe the way that leads on high,
that we no more have cause to sigh.

Revelation 3:7
Isaiah 22:22
Jeremiah 13:13; 51:19
Matthew 4:16; 16:19
Luke 1:79

Saturday, December 19, 2015

O Root of Jessie

O Root of Jesse
You stand for the ensign of mankind (Isa 11: 10); before You kings shall keep silence and to You all nations shall have recourse (Isa 52: 15). * Come, save us, and do not delay (Hab 2: 3).

Veni, O Iesse virgula, ex hostis tuos ungula,
de spectu tuos tartari educ et antro barathri.

(4) 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.

Isaiah 11:1, 10
Isaiah 52:15
Romans 15:12

Friday, December 18, 2015

O Adonai

O Adonai (Exod 6: 13) 
and Ruler of the house of Israel (Matt 2: 6), You appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush (Exod 3: 2) and on Mount Sinai gave him Your Law (Exod 20). * Come, and with an outstretched arm redeem us (Jer 32: 21).

Veni, Veni, Adonai, qui populo in Sinai
legem dedisti vertice in maiestate gloriae.

(3) 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.

Exodus 3:2
Isaiah 33:22; 63:11-12
Micah 6:4
Acts 7:30-31

Thursday, December 17, 2015

O Wisdom

O Wisdom (Eccl 24: 5), 
You came forth from the mouth of the Most High (Sir 24: 30), and reaching from beginning to end You ordered all things mightily and sweetly (Wis 8: 1). * Come, and teach us the way of prudence (Isa 40: 14).

Veni, O Sapientia, quae hic disponis omnia,
Veni, viam prudentiae ut doceas et gloriae.

(2) O Come, Thou Wisdom, from on high,
and order all things far and nigh;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Wisdom 8:1
Isaiah 11:2-3; 28:29
Proverbs 8:1-36
John 1:1-5

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The End is in Sight and Other Random Things

While the picture really doesn't have anything to do with the semester ending next week I liked it and wanted to use a picture in this post. In case I haven't mentioned this before, a large majority of the photos that I include in my posts are from the website Unsplash.

Since it is the end of the semester and finals are happening for a lot of people, mine are next week, I was going to write a post about it being the end of the semester. But I am not entirely sure if I would be able to do that without boring people to death with it. So I am not going to do that. Instead I am going to just write about a bunch of random topics like I usually end up doing when I don't have anything specific in mind that I want to write about.

Of course the end of the school semester also means Christmas is almost here. And that means that I have to start getting Christmas presents. The parental figures are easy to get presents for since my siblings and I always get them something together. The same goes with grandparents. After that we just have to get a present for the person that we picked for this year. Since we are supposed to keep the name of the sibling that we picked a secret, until Christmas morning, I can't say who I have. So I won't say anymore then that because most of my family reads what I post here. Maybe after Christmas I will say who I picked.

Having a really nice library across the street from your house comes in handy, because if you need to get away from the noise at home you can just walk to the library. Since we moved I have walked across the street several times already to work on homework. And that has been really nice.

Well that is all I have to say right now. But I will do my best to post something next week.