Monday, December 18, 2006

O Radix Jesse

December 18:

O Root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people, at whom kings shall stop their mouths, whom the Gentiles shall seek: Come and deliver us, and tarry not.

Listen to it here, as a true antiphon on each side of the Magnificat. Or here, from, who cite the following passages as sources:

Isaias 11:1: And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.

Isaias 11:10: In that day the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulchre shall be glorious.

Micheas 5:1: Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.

Here's another, from a different site that cites different sources: Isaiah 11:10, Romans 15:12, and Revelation 5:5.

To answer Derek's earlier question: the music comes from the Dominicans.

BTW, Musica Sacra is also posting the Great O's.

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