A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Thursday, March 02, 2006
  Veni, Veni, Emmanuel: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Melody - "Veni Emmanuel", French Processional, 15th Century Line

Latin hymn, 12th century, translated by John Neale, 1852

Em G Am D7 G / D G C Am Bm Em / Am Em A7 D / Em D G Am D7 G
G D Em Bm Am D7 Em / D G C Am Bm Em

Am C Dm G7 C / G C F Dm Em Am / Dm Am D7 G / Am G C Dm G7 C
C G Am Em Dm G7 Am / G C F Dm Em Am

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!

2. Oh, come, oh, come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height
In Ancient times once gave the law
In cloud, and majesty and awe.

3. Oh, come, strong branch of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satans tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save
And give them vict'ry o'er the grave.

4. Oh, come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home:
Make safe the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery.

5. 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.

6. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
And order all things, far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in her ways to go.

7. O come desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.

Veni, veni Emmanuel,
Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio
VENI, veni, Emmanuel
captivum solve Israel,
qui gemit in exsilio,
privatus Dei Filio.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!

VENI, O Sapientia,
quae hic disponis omnia,
veni, viam prudentiae
ut doceas et gloriae. R.

VENI, veni, Adonai,
qui populo in Sinai
legem dedisti vertice
in maiestate gloriae. R.

VENI, O Iesse virgula,
ex hostis tuos ungula,
de spectu tuos tartari
educ et antro barathri. R.

VENI, Clavis Davidica,
regna reclude caelica,
fac iter tutum superum,
et claude vias inferum. R.

VENI, veni O Oriens,
solare nos adveniens,
noctis depelle nebulas,
dirasque mortis tenebras. R.

VENI, veni, Rex Gentium,
veni, Redemptor omnium,
ut salvas tuos famulos
peccati sibi conscios. R.

C F Dm G7 C / Dm G7 C / F Dm G7 C / Dm G7 C
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
His name is called Emmanuel
God with us, revealed in us
His name is called Emmanuel


Emmanuel, emmanuel.
Wonderful, counselor!
Lord of life, lord of all;
Hes the prince of peace, mighty god, holy one!
Emmanuel, emmanuel.

Fm C

F Em Am x 2

F Em G (or D) / Em Am F C


G C D G / Em C Am D / x2
C D / Bm Em / C G C D / Bm Em / C Am G

A sign shall be given, a virgin will conceive
A human baby bearing undiminished deity
The glory of the nations, a light for all to see
That hope for all who will embrace His warm reality

Our God is with us
And if God is with us
Who could stand against us
Our God is with us

C D Bm Em / C D G / x 2

For all those who live in the shadow of death
A glorious light has dawned
For all those who stumble in the darkness
Behold your light has come

So what will be your answer? Will you hear the call?
Of Him who did not spare His son, but gave him for us all
On earth there is no power. There is no depth or height
That could ever separate us from the love of God in Christ

C F G C / Am F Dm G / x2
F G / Em Am / F C F G / Em Am / F Dm C
F G Em Am / F G C / x 2

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