Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
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In this season of Advent, dear God,
Detail from the 'Tree of Jesse' window, dated 1145, Chartres Cathedral, France.
"A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. … On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious. " Isaiah 11.1-2,10.
Antiphon, O root of Jesse, chanted at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Spencer County, Indiana.
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 who stands as a sign for the peoples, whom kings will meet with silence, whom nations will entreat in prayer: come to set us free, delay no longer.