Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

This hymn is based on the great “O Antiphons” of Advent from the Breviary.

Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exsilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
Nascetur pro te Israel!

Veni, O Sapientia,
Quæ hic disponis omnia,
Veni, viam prudentiæ
Ut doceas et gloriæ.

Veni, veni, Adonai,
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice
In maiestate gloriæ.

Veni, O Iesse virgula,
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De spectu tuos tartari
Educ et antro barathri.

Veni, Clavis Davidica,
Regna reclude cælica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum.

Veni, veni O Oriens,
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque mortis tenebras.

Veni, veni, Rex Gentium,
Veni, Redemptor omnium,
Ut salvas tuos famulos
Peccati sibi conscios.

Words:  Anonymous, ca. 17th C., based on the “O” Antiphons.
Tune:Veni, Veni Emmanuel” Latin chant, 15th Century.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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