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 Subject: Veni Veni Emmanuel
 
Author: Serra International
Date:   12/19/2016 1:28 am 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSRocN1dTrM


"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is a perennial favorite hymn for Advent, which juxtaposes the plaintive cry of a world in darkness waiting for the light of the Christ Child with the command to rejoice in hope.

The familiar tune Veni Emmanuel goes back to 15th century France (or Portugal, depending on the source), and we commonly know it as set to English lyrics by Anglican priest and hymn-writer John Mason Neale. A later version of this, published in 1861 in the Church of England's Hymns Ancient and Modern, catapulted the English version of the hymn to fame in multiple Christian churches, including the Roman Catholic.

The Latin verses were first recorded in 1710 in Germany, but have roots in the O Antiphons of the eighth century.

Click on the You Tube link above to enjoy a spine-tingling and beautiful Latin version performed by the Gesualdo Six. English and Latin lyrics appear below.

Latin

Veni, veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exilio,
Privatus Dei Filio,
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni o Jesse virgula!
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ, et antro barathri.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni, veni o oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni clavis Davidica!
Regna reclude coelica,
Fac iter Tutum superum,
Et claude vias Inferum.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni, veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In maiestate gloriae.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.


English

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny ;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heav'nly home ;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Adonai, Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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