(Note: It has been a long-standing tradition on the ole’ blog that I offer a meditation on each of the O Antiphons as we lead up to Christmas. This year, instead of writing something, I’ve decided to chant it. Feel free to sing along during Evening Prayer tonight! The pointing of the Antiphon comes from the ever-masterful Chantblog and the Mag is in the ’82 Hymnal.)

Click here to listen: O Sapientia

Previous Meditations: 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005.

O Wisdom, which camest out of the mouth of the Most High,
and reachest from one end to another,
mightily and sweetly ordering all things: *
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

My soul doth magnify the Lord, *
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded *
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth *
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *
and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him *
throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; *
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *
as he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

O Wisdom, which camest out of the mouth of the Most High,
and reachest from one end to another,
mightily and sweetly ordering all things: *
Come and teach us the way of prudence.

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