Ad Te Levávi Ánimam Meam

To Thee have I lifted up my soul (Introit – 1st Sunday of Advent)

O King Of Nations

Posted by james0235 on December 22, 2007

An explanation of what these Antiphons are, the original Latin, and a more poetic English translation can be found in a previous post – O Come, O Come Emmanuel (link below). The official translation used in the Liturgy of the Hours in United States is used here.

O King of Nations (Haggai 2:7; Ephesians 2:14, 20)

O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.

O come, Desire of nations, bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of peace.

Previous Posts:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Wisdom
O Lord
O Root Of Jesse
O Key Of David
O Day-Spring

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