O Antiphons – Welcoming the Miracle of Christmas
By Stephen A. Macchia
Advent waiting, watching and wondering
Embracing the coming of the Christ child
Prophetically, humbly and gloriously
O come, O come, Emmanuel!
Rod of Jesse, freeing us from Satan’s tyranny victoriously
Dayspring, dispersing gloomy clouds with cheers on high
Key of David, opening wide the path to our heavenly home
Lord of Might, holding firm the Law in majesty and awe
Wisdom from on high, inviting order on the way to knowledge
Desire of nations, binding all people in one heart and mind
Our hymn of praise exalts the heavens and blankets the earth
O come, O come, Emmanuel…your prophets foretold the truth
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Emmanuel has come, is with us now, and will come again once more!