18 December – O Adonai
O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.
cf Exodus 3.2; 24.12
Veni, Veni, Adonai, qui populo in Sinai
legem dedisti vertice in maiestate gloriae.
O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height
in ancient times didst give the Law
in cloud and majesty and awe.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!