Monday, December 18, 2006

Veni, veni, Adonai,

qui populo in Sinai
legem dedisti vertice
in maiestate gloriae.

Gaude! Gaude!
nascetur pro te Israel!

O come, o come, Thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law,
in cloud, and majesty, and awe.

I am the worst grad student ever. I now live in an 8x8 pile of clutter, in which I fail to make progress on the project I hoped to have done weeks ago, and now hope to finish in St. Louis. God has been trying to teach me either discipline or humility. If it's the latter, He has had a bit of success.

P.S. I do know that the original "O Antiphons" predate the hymn settings by about 800 years. But I love the chant version, and I'm sticking with it here.

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