Wednesday, 19 December 2012

O antiphon of the day: O radix Iesse (Dec 19)

Today's O antiphon for Vespers is O root of Jesse:

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

And today a setting by the modern Polish composer, Paweł Łukaszewski:

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