Advent Antiphons in Scots
Author(s): David D Ogston
Copyright holder(s): David D Ogston
You reign aawye an aye,
tae the ends o the earth:
The pooer o Your love hauds sway
Come an teach us the wye o wisdom.
O Lord an Israel’s Chief o chiefs--------
You appeared tae Moses in the bleeze
o the desert bush, an You gaed him the
laa on Sinai.
Rax oot Your airm an come an save us.
O Branch o Jesse, sign amon the nations—
Afore You kings wull staun dumb,
An aa kins o fowk wull prig Ye tae help them.
Come, set us free, haud back nae mair.
O Key o Dauvit, Sceptre o the royal hoose o Israel:
You open an neen can lock again: You lock an neen can open.
Come an free them that are jiled.
O Mornin Star, Glorie o the Licht Eternal,
Bricht Sun o justice-----------
Come an shed licht on them that bide
In the howe o shaddas, in the mirk o daith.
O King o the nations, You aleen
Can bring tae the fullness o hairst
Aa that they long for. Cornerstone,
You are the Een that binds an faistens
The mortal faes.
Come an save us. You vrocht us aa
Fae the same common cley.
O Emmanuel, Howp o the nations,
Saviour an Prince o peace,
Come an redeem, redeem an claim, claim an keep.
Lord Jesus, come soon!
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