Heaven gave birth to Earth

This prayer has an almost magical character, embedding in a cosmic story of origins the prophecy from the Book of Isaiah about one of the descendants of Jesse, the father of King David (Is 11:1-2 ff). In the poetic image, a branch sprouts from Jesse’s root and a flower blossoms on the branch. From the very beginning, Christians understood this text as a messianic prophecy of Christ’s birth, of his Davidic descent, and of his royal dignity. On the first Sunday of Advent, it is a gift from the forthcoming album.