Folks over at the Liturgy Fellowship have begun to talk about Advent so I’m throwing out a post. Most people are familiar with the popular advent hymn written by John Mason Neale “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” This hymn is a meditation for the O Antiphons which looks at various images of Christ from the Old Testament with an emphasis on Isaiah.
I recently found a collection of hymns where JM Neale wrote an entire hymn for each O Antiphon (not just a verse). A great meditation for advent, or source of texts for retunes. The Antiphons start on page #342. You can download a PDF of the whole collection here.