Veni, Veni, O Oriens!
O come, Thou Dayspring,
come and cheer,
Solare nos adveniens,
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
Dirasque noctis tenebras.
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Isaiah had prophesied, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown.” (9:1).
“O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.”
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Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
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(The celebration continues into Christmastide. Click HERE.)