O clavis David

Today’s antiphon is Clavis David and is a mixture of quotations from Isaias, the Apocalypse and S. Luke:

O clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel; qui aperis, et nemo claudit; claudis, et nemo aperit; veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris, sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis.

My translation:

O key of David, and sceptre of the house of Israel; who opens and none shuts, shuts and none opens: come, and bring forth from the house of bondage the one who is in chains, who sits in darkness, and in the shadow of death.


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