Friday, 19 December 2014

O, Antiphon - O, Jesse

O, Jesse - O, Liberator

"O flower of Jesse's stem,
                    you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples;
kings stand silent in your presence;
the nations bow down in worship before you. 
Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid."

O, Jesse
From the silent deep of beginning
Earth's enveloping womb
Breaking free, unwinding 
Roots clasping rock
Light seeking Light 
Breaking free
Earth and air 
water of life
Breaking free
Branch and twig
Leaf and bud
Sun flowering
Moon ripening 
Star bursting 
The harvest is sown 
with a single seed
O, Jesse


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