- 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 stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations;
- kings fall silent before you
- whom the peoples acclaim.
- O come to deliver us, and do not delay.
"A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots." (Isaiah 11:1)
"That day, the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples. It will be sought by the nations and its home will be glorious." (Isaiah 11:10)