Christmas 5

Another where it was very difficult to find a decent version on youtube.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent and Christmas. It is a translation of a Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas.

The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use.

3 comments for “Christmas 5

  1. dearieme
    December 16, 2017 at 21:19

    A little beauty.

  2. December 16, 2017 at 22:35

    Two minds, single thought – I prepared my usual “Music Monday” post for the 18th yesterday, featuring – “O Come…..” A favourite of mine. The devil does not have all the best tunes! 🙂

  3. December 17, 2017 at 03:47

    That is a lovely version. We sang very similar at Mass just a few hours ago. Mind you, the most simple and evocative version – one I always like to see and hear – is by young Jamie Finch.

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