O Come, Divine Messiah

Representative Text

1 O come, Divine Messiah,
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away.

Refrain:
Dear Savior, haste! Come, come to earth.
Dispel the night and show your face,
And bid us hail the dawn of grace.
O come, Divine Messiah,
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away.

2 O come Desired of nations,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Will break the captive fetters,
Redeem the long-lost fold. [Refrain]

3 O come in peace and meekness,
For lowly will your cradle be:
Though clothed in human weakness
We shall your God-head see. [Refrain]

Source: Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #333

Author: M. l'abbé Pellegrin

Pellegrin, M. l'abbé (Simon-Joseph). (1663-1745). A French abbé and well-known librettist. His collections of French carols were published in 1708 and 1711. --J. Vincent Higginson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Translator: Sister Mary of St. Philip

(no biographical information available about Sister Mary of St. Philip.) Go to person page >

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Catholic Book of Worship III #310

Text

Common Praise (1998) #95

Gather (3rd ed.) #401

Text

Gather Comprehensive #333

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #333

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #359

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Worship (3rd ed.) #367

Worship (4th ed.) #387

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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