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Thread #16448   Message #153352
Posted By: Okiemockbird
23-Dec-99 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: Antiphon of Dec 23: O Emmanuel
Subject: RE: Antiphon of the day: O Emmanuel
The translation given at the Dominican site leaves out (probably inadvertently) the phrase "Rex et legifer noster." This means, "our king and law-bearer." T.
O Emmanuel,
Rex et legifer noster,
expectatio gentium,
et Salvator earum:
veni ad salvandum nos,
Domine, Deus noster.
O Emmanuel,
[our king and law-giver]
the one awaited by the gentiles,
and their Savior:
come to save us,
Lord our God.