Monday, December 19, 2011

O Radix Jesse

O Root of Jesse, who stands for an ensign before the people,
Before whom kings are mute and to whom the gentiles shall seek: 
Come quickly to deliver us.
What do we sink our roots in?  How fertile is our soil? Have we severed the roots in our relationships with others?  We pray, this day, to make the time to nurture our spiritual growth and to amend the soil of our lives so that God is able to take root in us.

O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

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