Monday 19 December 2022

Pause in Advent 19th December - O Antiphons - O Radix Jesse

 The O Antiphon for 19th December; listen, read, reflect.

From the Bible;

"A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots."                                                                                                                  Isaiah 11:1

"On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious."                                      Isaiah 11:10

The Antiphon in Latin

O radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,

super quem continebunt reges os suum,

quem Gentes deprecabuntur:

veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.


The Antiphon in English

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples;

before you kings will shut their mouths,

to you the nations will make their prayer:

Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.



The verse from the hymn O Come, O come Emmanuel

 O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free

Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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