O Oriens splendor

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Magnificat antiphon for December 21, the 5th of the so-called O antiphons.

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Latin.png Latin text

O Oriens splendor lucis aeternae,
et sol justitiae:
veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris,
et umbra mortis.

English.png English translation

O Dayspring, splendour of light eternal
and sun of righteousness:
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

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