O Come Divine Messiah

This Advent hymn was written in French as "Venez, divin Messie" by abbot and hymn-writer Pellegrin, M. l'abbé (Simon-Joseph) (1663-1745).

The English translation is by English Notre Dame Sister Mary of St. Philip, SND, aka Mary Frances Lescher (1825-1904). It was first published in 1877.

With meter 7.8.7.6.888 with refrain, it is almost always set to a 16th century French tune VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE which was written by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704).



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Lead singer and congregation, with organ:

Solo singer, unaccompanied:


Small female schola, unaccompanied:

Small choir with praise band (keys/guitar):



Instrumental (midi with bells effects):

Lyrics

Traditional language

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

Refrain:
Sweet Saviour, haste! Come, come to earth.
Dispel the night and show Thy 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 Thou whom nations sighed for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Wilt break the captive fetters,
Redeem the long-lost fold.

3 O come in peace and meekness,
And lowly will Thy  cradle be:
All clothed in human weakness
We shall Thy God-head see.

Modern English

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

Refrain:
Sweet Saviour, 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.

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




ABC Notation

About ABC notation

X:1
T:O Come Divine Messiah
C:Words: Sister Mary of St. Philip, SND, aka Mary Frances Lescher (1825-1904)
C:Tune: VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE, Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Z:abc-transcription www.GodSongs.net
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Fmaj
C | "F"F2 G A2 A | "Bb"B3 "F"A2 G | "F/A"F2 E "Bb"D2 G | "C"F-ED C2 C |
w:1~~~O come, Di-vine Mes-si-ah, the world in si-lence waits_ the day when
w:2~~~O come De-sired of na-tions, whom priest and pro-phet long_ fore-told, will
w:3~~~O come in peace and meek-ness, for low-ly will your cradle__ be: though
yyy"F"F2 G A2 A | "Bb"B3 "Dm"A2 c | "F/A"A2 A "C7"G-FG | "F"F3-F z2 |
w:1~~~hope shall sing its tri-umph, and sad-ness flee_ a-way._
w:2~~~break the cap-tive fett-ers, re-deem the long_lost fold.
w:3~~~clothed in hu-man weak-ness we shall your God_head see.
"Gm"G3 "C"F2 E | "F"F6 | "Gm"G3 G-FE | "Dm"F2 F "Bb"B2 A |
w:Sweet Sav-iour, haste! Come, come_ to earth, dis-pel the
"C"G2 c "Bb"B2 A | "C"G2 c "Gm"B2 A | "Bb6"G2 F "G"E2 F | "C"G3-G2 C |
w:night and show your face, and bid us hail the dawn of grace. O
"F"F2 G A2 A | "Bb"B3 "F"A2 G | "F/A"F2 E "Bb"D2 G | "C"F-ED C2 C |
w:come, Di-vine Mes-si-ah, the world in si-lence waits_ the day when
"Am"F2 G "Dm"A2 A | "Bb"B3 "Dm"A2 c | "F/A"A2 A "C"G-FG | "F"F3-F2 z |]
w:hope shall sing its tri-umph, and sad-ness flee_ a-way._

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