Alleluia of Saint Anselm

Ecclus. 45:1, 9; Osee 14:6

Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Lord loved him and adorned him: He clothed him with a robe of glory. Alleluia

During Eastertide the Gradual is omitted and the following Alleluia is said:

Alleluia. The just man shall spring as the lily: and shall flourish forever before the Lord. Alleluia.


Ecclesiasticus 45

Verse 1. Men. Pharao, Jethro, and the whole nation of the Hebrews, whom he governed as a father, being the mildest of men. Num. xii. 23. His life was a continued miracle, and he was honoured more than any prophet, (ib. vi. Acts vii. C.) seeing God’s works more clearly, but not his substance. Ex. xxxiii. W.

Verse 9. Robe. Lit. “stole,” (H.) which was a long robe, used in the East by both sexes. — Crowned. Gr. “confirmed” him in his dignity. C.

Osee 14

Verse 6. Dew. Israel has been like a plant dried up. C. xiii. 15. — Libanus. The cedars were tall and bulky, being well rooted.

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