17th December – O Sapientia

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other mightily,
and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

– cf. Ecclesiasticus 24.3; Wisdom 8.1.

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.

Note: I first posted the O Antiphons (complete with Turvey Abbey banners) during Advent 2006. Thought it would be worth repeating them this year. As then, my hope is that Turvey Abbey will forgive the copyright infringement for the sake of the free advertising! Today’s banner is on sale here.

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