O wisdom! spreading mightily

O wisdom! spreading mightily

Translator: Horatio Nelson
Tune: COMPLINE
Published in 10 hymnals

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Dec 16 -- O Sapientia:

O Wisdom! spreading mightily
From out the mouth of God most high,
All nature sweetly ordering,
Within thy paths thy children bring.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 17 -- O Adonai:

Ruler of Israel, Lord of Might,
Who gavest the law from Sinai's height;
Once in the fiery bush reveal'd.
With outstretch'd arms Thy chosen shield;
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 18 -- O Radix Jesee:

O Root of Jesse! Ensign Thou!
To Whom all Gentile kings shall bow,
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 19 -- O Clovis David:

O Israel's Sceptre! David's Key!
Come Thou, and set death's captives free,
Unlock the gate that bars their road,
And lead them to the throne of God.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 20 -- O Oriens:

O Dayspring and Eternal Light!
Pierce through the gloom of error's night;
Predestined Sun of Righteousness!
Haste with Thy rising beams to bless.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 22 -- O Rex Gentium:

O King! Desire of nations! come,
Lead sons of earth to heaven's high home;
Thou chief and precious Corner-stone,
Binding the sever'd into one.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Dec 23 -- O Emmanuel:

O Lawgiver! Emmanuel! King!
Thy praise we would ever sing;
The Gentiles' Hope, the Saviour blest,
Take us to Thine eternal rest.
Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell,
In mercy save Thine Israel.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Translator: Horatio Nelson

Earl Nelson was born in 1823. He was educated at Eton, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a relative of England's greatest naval hero. An active layman, he has been of service to the Church in many of her religious and benevolent enterprises. In hymnology he has taken a prominent position; his own hymns are most creditable, and he has been foremost in compiling the Sarum Hymnal, a work of the best character. This hymnal was compiled in 1857, with the assistance of John Keble, at the request of the Bishop of Salisbury. Its first title was The Salisbury Hymn Book. Its popularity was very great. In 1868 it was revised and is now known as The Sarum Hymnal. Earl Nelson has also published a few other works, mostly of a devotional char… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O wisdom! spreading mightily
Latin Title: Veni, veni Emmanuel
Translator: Horatio Nelson
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Draw near, O Christ, with us to dwell

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The Christian Hymnist #d414
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #14Page Scan
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #153Page Scan
The Friends' Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d12
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #14Page Scan
The Sarum Hymnal #36



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