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O Come, Divine Messiah

Full Text

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,
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 >

Text Information

First Line: O come, Divine Messiah
Title: O Come, Divine Messiah
French Title: Venez, divin Messie
Author: M. l'abbé Pellegrin
Translator: Sister Mary of St. Philip (1877)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dear Savior, haste!



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #310
Common Praise (1998) #95Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #401
Gather Comprehensive #333Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #333TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #359
Worship (3rd ed.) #367TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #387
Include 15 pre-1979 instances