The First Antiphon
O Wisdom, who comest forth from the mouth of the most high, reaching mightily from one boundary of the world to the other, and pleasantly ordering all things, come, teach us the way of prudence.
Behold the name of the Lord cometh from afar
And let the whole earth be filled with His glory
Stir up we beseech thee, Thy power, O Lord, and come, that by Thy protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Thy mighty deliverance; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end.
O come Thou WISDOM from on high
Who ord’rest 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
O Come, O Come Emmanuel stanza one, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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