Monday, 21 December 2015

O Oriens

Today's Great O Antiphon is O Oriens.

O Oriens,
splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

O Morning Star,
splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness:
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Here is Arvo Pärt's setting:

O Morgenstern
O Morgenstern, Glanz des unversehrten Lichtes: Der Gerechtigkeit strahlende Sonne: o komm und erleuchte, die da sitzen in Finsternis, und im Schatten des Todes.

O Morning Star
O morning star, incandescence of pure light, radiant sun of righteousness; O come and enlighten those who sit there in darkness and in the shadow of death.

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