333. O Come, Divine Messiah

1 O come, Divine Messiah,
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shll 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.
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.

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

Text Information
First Line: O come, Divine Messiah
Title: O Come, Divine Messiah
French Title: Venez, divin Messie
Author: Abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin, 1663-1745
Translator: S. Mary of St. Philip (1877)
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 7 8 7 6 with refrain
Scripture: Luke 1:78-79
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Advent; Captivity
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dear Savior, haste!
Tune Information
Name: VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE
Harmonizer: Healey Willan, 1880-1968
Meter: 7 8 7 6 with refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1958, Basilian Fathers, assigned to Ralph Jusko Publications, Inc.






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