The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Veni, Veni, Emanuel

For Advent

Words: "Veni, O Sapientia" from derived from a set of Anonymous 8th Century Latin Antiphons, The O Antiphons

Compare: Veni, Veni Emmanuel! - Daniel
Veni, Veni Emmanuel! - Neale

Music: "Veni O Sapientia"

Source: Joseph Mohr, S.J., Cantiones Sacrae: A Collection of Hymns and Devotional Chants (Ratisbon: Frederick Pustet, 1878), pp. 82-3.

See: Notes on Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

1. Veni, O Sapientia,
Quae hic disponis omnia,
Veni, viam prudentiae
Ut doceas et gloriae. Refrain

Refrain:
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

2. Veni, Veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In Majestate gloriae. Refrain

3. Veni, O Jesse virgula,
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ et antro barathri. Refrain

4. Veni, Clavis Davidica,
Regna reclude caelica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum. Refrain

5. Veni, Veni O Oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras. Refrain

6. Veni, Veni, Rex gentium,
veni, Redemptor omnium,
Ut salvas tuos famulos
Peccati sibi conscios. Refrain

7. Veni, Veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exsilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.  Refrain

Sheet Music from Mohr, pp. 82-83.

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