Friday, December 19, 2008

O Root of Jesse

who stands as a sign for the people,
before whom kings shall close their mouths
and to whom the Gentiles shall plead:
to deliver us,
and do not delay.

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

"O" Antiphon for tonight's Vespers