Monday, December 19, 2011

O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)

O Antiphon text:

O Root of Jesse,
that stands for an ensign of the people,
before whom the kings keep silence
and unto whom the Gentiles
shall make supplication:
come, to deliver us,
and tarry not.


O Root of Jesse,
A small beginning,
And yet the anchor of a mighty tree!
From such a tiny beginning,
You reigned majestically from the Cross!
Whom the Magi worshiped
Simply bowing low and presenting their gifts
And from whom today
Many nations and peoples
Find their joy and salvation
And present their needs and necessities.
Come, Lord,
and do not delay...

Additional texts for reflection:

Isaiah 11:1, 10
Romans 15:12

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