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Second Sunday in Advent



Veni, veni Emmanuel! | O come, O come, Emmanuel,
Captivum solve Israel! | And ransom captive Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio, | That mourns in lonely exile here,
Privatus Dei Filio, | Until the Son of God appear.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel | Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel. | Shall come to thee, O Israel.


Veni o Jesse virgula! | O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Ex hostis tuos ungula, | Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
De specu tuos tartari | From depths of hell Thy people save,
Educ, et antro barathri. | And give them victory o'er the grave.

Veni, veni o oriens! | O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
Solare nos adveniens, | And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Noctis depelle nebulas, | Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
Dirasque noctis tenebras. | And death's dark shadows put to flight.

Veni clavis Davidica! | O come, Thou Key of David, come
Regna reclude coelica, | And open wide our heav'nly home;
Fac iter Tutum superum, | Make safe the way that leads on high,
Et claude vias Inferum. | And close the path to misery.

Veni, veni Adonai! | O come, Adonai, Lord of might,
Qui populo in Sinai | Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
Legem dedisti vertice, | In ancient times didst give the law
In maiestate gloriae. | In cloud and majesty and awe.
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