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Friday, December 20, 2013

O Come, O Come Emanuel: Christ as the Root of Jesse

O Antiphon for December 20

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 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. 

O Come, O Come Emanuel
Veni, O Iesse virgula,
ex hostis tuos ungula,
de specu tuos tartari
educ et antro barathri.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan’s tyranny.
From depths of Hell thy people save
and give them vict'ry o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

Scripture references: Isaiah 11:1, 10