Anglican Prayer Book pg68-69
As we come to the last days of Advent it is useful to note the applicable Anthems that apply to the forthcoming days.
Lorelle Samuel – Church Administration – 18 December 2020
December 17 O Sapientia
O Wisdom, you came from the lips of God most high and you reach from one end of the universe to the other powerfully and gently ordering all things: come to teach us the way of prudence.
December 18 O Adonai
O Lord of Lords and leader of the house of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the flame of a burning bush and at Sinai you gave him the law: come with outstretched arm to save us.
December 19 O Radix Jesse
O Root of Jesse, you stand as a sign to the peoples, before you kings are silent and the Gentiles pray with longing: come now and set us free.
December 20 O Clavis David
O Key of David and ruler of the house of Israel, you open and none can shut, you shut and none can open: come and lead out of the prison house the captives who sit there in darkness and the shadow of death.
December 21 O Oriens
O Morning Star, you are the splendour of eternal light, you are the dawning sun, Sun of justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.
December 22 O Rex Gentium
O King of the nations and the fulfilment of their longing, you are the corner stone and you make all one, you formed us from primeval clay: come and save us.
December 23 O Emmanuel
O Emmanuel, our King and giver of the law, the people await you, their Saviour: come and save us, Lord our God.