Advent Refelction – Monday December, 19, 2011 – Fran Rossi Szpylczyn O Antiphons – O Radix Jesse

Today’s O Antiphon is O Radix Jesse, or Root of Jesse. I am always comforted when I think of how King David was chosen, from the root of Jesse. He was the unlikely one – as is The Christ. Think about unlikely so many things are in your life, and then consider all of that against these things. All things are possible with God.

O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum,
super quem continebunt reges os suum,
quem gentes deprecabuntur:
veni ad liberandum nos, jam noli tardare.

O Flower of Jesse’s stem,
you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples;
kings stand silent in your presence;
the nations bow down in worship before you.
Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

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