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O you happy roots
8 Antiphons for St. Ursula





O you happy roots


O you, happy roots,
with whom works of miracles
and not works of crime,
for burning predestined you were planted.

And to you, thoughtful fiery voice,
becoming the whetstone,
subverting the darkness.
Rejoice in that which is on top.

Rejoice in him,
who the many did not see
although they ardently cried,
rejoice in that which is on top.




Guitar version (tuned drop D):

O you happy roots


There are three series of notes used in this song, each listed below as one, two, and three:


1: B, F#, D, F#, B
2: A, E, D, E, A
3: G, D, D, D, G


Picked each note:

O you, happy roots,
1  2    3
with whom works of miracles
1          2       3
and not works of crime,
1                 2
for burning predestined you were planted.
     3                   1   2    3

Strummed:

And to you, thoughtful fiery voice,
1    2  3    1          2     3
becoming the whetstone,
1                2
subverting the darkness.
3     
Rejoice in that which is on top.
1                2          3

A D A D
A D A D

Picked:

Rejoice in him,
1     2     3
who the many did not see
1       2     3   
although they ardently cried,
1                       2
rejoice in that which is on top.
3          1          2     3





8 Antiphons for St. Ursula


Divine devotion
bestowed the kiss of Peace
upon the Virgin Ursula,
with her flock,
and before all people.


And thus,
wherever they went they were welcomed,
for the joy of the celestial paradise,
which they recieved,
was the honor of their religous life,
made manifest.


From their homeland and from other lands
religious men and sages joined them,
keeping them in holy care,
and ministering to them in all ways.


Therefore God in the first woman foretold
that woman by man is protected and so nourished.


Even as the air flies,
attending to all creatures,
so too does the firmament of heaven sustain it,
and the air is nourished through this enfoldment.


And for the reason these young girls
were sustained by the supreme man
for their holy nature is the standard of royal descent.


For truly God showered them in a dew,
from which grew many aspects of fame,
thus all people partook of this honorable fame
as nourishment.


But the devil in his envy
mocked that of the Divine,
thus none of God's works
remained unspoilt.




Guitar version (tuned drop D):

8 Antiphons for St. Ursula


Divine devotion
Dm
bestowed the kiss of Peace
Dm
upon the Virgin Ursula,
Aadd4           Dm
with her flock,
Dm
and before all people.
Aadd4          Dm



And thus,
Dm
wherever they went they were welcomed,
Dm
for the joy of the celestial paradise,
Dm      Add4
which they recieved,
Dm
was the honor of their religous life,
Dm                     Add4
made manifest.
Aadd4 Dm


From their homeland and from other lands
Dm
religious men and sages joined them,
Aadd4
keeping them in holy care,
Dm
and ministering to them in all ways.
    Aadd4                      Dm


G7   C   G7   C


Therefore God in the first woman foretold
G7        C                G7    C
that woman by man is protected and so nourished.
G7            C               G7


C   G7   C   G7   A7   -break-   Dm


Even as the air flies,
Dm
attending to all creatures,
Dm
so too does the firmament of heaven sustain it,
Aadd4           Dm
and the air is nourished through this enfoldment.
Dm                       Add4               Dm


And for the reason these young girls
Dm
were sustained by the supreme man
Dm                    Aadd4
for their holy nature is the standard of royal descent.
Dm                                    Aadd4


For truly God showered them in a dew,
Dm
from which grew many aspects of fame,
Aadd4      Dm
thus all people partook of this honorable fame
                Aadd4                     Dm
as nourishment.
Aadd4       Dm


But the devil in his envy
Dm
mocked that of the Divine,
Aadd4   Dm
thus none of God's works
Dm
remained unspoilt.
Aadd4        Dm





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