Thursday, December 21, 2006

O Rex Gentium

December 21:

O King of Nations, and their Desire; the Cornerstone, who makest both one: Come and save mankind, whom thou formedst of clay.

Here's an audio file.

Last year, I found another version of this antiphon, sung in English: here. It's from the CD St. Johns Choir - Gregorian Chant: The Office of Compline, sung by the Choir of St. John the Evangelist in Ottawa.

Here's an English version in modern language that's sung at Anglican Vespers:

(Ooops, except that it isn't really sung at all, because December 21 is the feast day of St. Thomas. But it could be sung at Anglican Vespers....)

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