The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Veni, Veni Emmanuel!

For Advent

Words: 8th Century

Compare:
Veni, Veni, Emanuel - Mohr
Veni, Veni Emmanuel! - Daniel

Music: "Veni Emmanuel," 15th Century French Plain Song melody,
Arranged and harmonized by Thomas Helmore in
Hymnal Noted, Part II (London: 1856)
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Based on a 15th Century French Processional
(Some sources give a Gregorian, 8th Century origin.)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Source: “Veni, Veni Emmanuel,” John Mason Neale, ed., Hymni Ecclesić (Oxonii et Londini: Johannem Henricum Parker, 1851), pp. 57-58.

See: Notes on Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

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

2. Veni, O Jesse virgula !
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ, et antro barathri.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

3. Veni, veni, O Oriens!
Salvare nos adveniens;
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque mortis tenebras:
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

4. Veni, clavis Davidica!
Regna reclude caelica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

5. Veni, veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In Majestate gloriae.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

Note:

The source appears to be the Breviario Mozarabico (see p. 56). The fuller title of Neale's volume would be "Hymni Ecclesia e Breviariis Quibusdam et Missalibus Gallicanis, Germanis, Hispanis, Lusitanis." All of the text, including the Title Page, the Dedication, and the Preface, are in Latin, a language that I have not mastered.

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