The O antiphons, O Wisdom!

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These are beautiful!

O Sapientia, quæ ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiæ. 

O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner: come to teach us the way of truth.

And here it is sung by male voices.

I like the Latin. I don’t know Latin, but I like the strangeness and elegance of the look and the sound of it. I attend to it in a way not dissimilar to the way I attend to Japanese.

Sometimes being on the outside looking in is a way of keeping things fresh.

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