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O Come, Divine Messiah

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

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.
Come break the captive's 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 Godhead see. [Refrain]

Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #500

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 >



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #50

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Catholic Book of Worship III #310


Common Praise (1998) #95

Gather (3rd ed.) #401


Gather Comprehensive #333

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #333


Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #316


Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #279

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One in Faith #352

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #359


RitualSong (2nd ed.) #500


RitualSong #479

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Worship (3rd ed.) #367


Worship (4th ed.) #387

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
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