Friday, December 19, 2008

O Radix Jesse - December 19

O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse), who stood as a sign for the people, before you kings shall remain silent, and to you the Gentiles shall make supplication: come to deliver us, and delay not.





O come, O 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!



You can read a reflection from FR. Z. here.

3 comments:

GrandmaK said...

I pray with Esther and come here to sing with you. This is a real treasure! Cathy

Jackie Parkes said...

Sorry! I got outta bed too early! Of course yr already there!

Laura said...

The most ridiculous thing happened with my religion class. We spent a class period making Jesse tree symbols with the plan being to have a prayer service incorporating the symbols. Then, we didn't have time to do so because of band concerts, class parties etc. it never happened. As a result, the kids still don't know why they were making harps and crown and the like.
Yeesh.
Lovely post.