19 December: O Radix Jesse

I was unable to find a church with a Radix Jesse dedication, so we will have to settle for an impressive carving on the theme. This is from above the reredos at the former Dominican priory church of Hawkesyard, Staffordshire. Sprung from Jesse by Lawrence OP, on Flickr

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.