Veni Emmanuel (Lawrence Sisk)
- Editor: Lawrence Sisk (submitted 2013-07-19). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 78 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes:
Title: Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Lawrence Sisk
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
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.
O come, thou spring day, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadow put to flight.
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.
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.