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Celebrating the Fourth Week of Advent

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

O Sapientia, Veni!
O Wisdom, Come!

O Lord of Might, ruler of the House of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush; on Mount Sinai you gave him the law: Come, with outstretched arm redeem us.

O Adonai, Veni!
O Lord of Might, Come!

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths, to you the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, delay no longer.

O Radix, Veni!
O Root of Jesse, Come!

O Key of David, and scepter of the House of Israel; you open and no one can shut; you shut and no one can open: Come, and lead the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness, and the shadow of death.

O Clavis, Veni!
O Key of David, Come!

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

O Oriens, Veni!
O Dayspring, Come!

O King of the nations, and their desire, the cornerstone making us both one: Come, save the human race whom you have fashioned from clay.

O Rex Gentium, Veni!
O King of Nations, Come!

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

O Emmanuel, Veni!
O Emmanuel, Come!