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Posted By: Marion
18-Oct-00 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Latin for O Come O Come Emmanuel
Subject: Latin for O Come O Come Emmanuel
There's a popular Advent hymn to a stately, minor key melody that goes "O come O come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear. Rejoice, rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel."

According to my hymnbook it's a translation of a 12th century Latin hymn. Does anyone know how to put their hands on the Latin lyrics (even one verse)? That would add a lot of class to our Christmas pageant, I think.

Thanks, Marion

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