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 Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come, break the captive's fetters,
Redeem the long-lost fold. [Refrain]

3 You come in peace and meekness
And lowly will your cradle be;
All clothed in human weakness
Shall we your Godhead see. [Refrain]

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #50

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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