By Aaron Blumer Dec 20 2017 HymnsChristmas"The text has its origins in the 'O Antiphons'--a series of refrains sung on each day from December 17-23 during the evening Vespers service. Each one focuses on a different name of Christ in anticipation of the Incarnation." Ref21 1013 reads There are 2 Comments A lovely hymn Larry Nelson - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 8:10am We sang it just this weekend in our services. Love it Bert Perry - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:42am This suggests a great amount of goodness in some of the old church calendars. I'm not ready to compromise on other theological things I hold dear to go back to the Methodists or Anglicans to get that, but it is something we might consider. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.