Carols

Holy Innocents

Advent Festival of Carols and Lessons

Afghanistan

 

 

 

O Come, Divine Messiah

 

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

 

Dear 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.

 

O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come break the captive fetters;
Redeem the long-lost fold.

 

Dear 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.

 

You come in peace and meekness,
And lowly will your cradle be;
All clothed in human weakness
Shall we your Godhead see.

 

Dear 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.

 

Abbé Simon J. Pellegrin, Translator: Sister Mary of St. Philip, SND, 16 Century French Carol