The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Prose and Metrical Translations of Veni, Veni Immanuel

Prose Translations

There have been numerous translations from the Latin into English, including:

Prose translations by Dom Prosper Guéranger (1841):

See: The Great Advent Antiphons, The O Antiphons, and The Prose Antiphons.

See also O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Version 1, and Christ by Cynewulf.

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Metrical Translations

Metrical versions that have been found and posted on this site:

William Cooke and Benjamin Webb, editors of The Hymnary – A Book of Church Song (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1872), included a series of seven hymns, each based on one of the Seven “Great O” Antiphons, and each with its own tune. They are:


Metrical and Prose Translations:

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