Veni, Veni Emmanuel

by Keith Massey

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This is my modern version of the Latin hymn Veni, Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come Emmanuel). I've tried to keep it light, with just guitar and piano in the background until the later verses, when I build in orchestra. I'd love your feedback!

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Veni, Clavis Davidica,
regna reclude caelica,
fac iter tutum superum,
et claude vias inferum.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!

Veni, veni O Oriens,
solare nos adveniens,
noctis depelle nebulas,
dirasque mortis tenebras.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!

Veni, veni, Rex Gentium,
veni, Redemptor omnium,
ut salvas tuos famulos
peccati sibi conscios.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!

VENI veni, Emmanuel
captivum solve Israel,
qui gemit in exsilio,
privatus Dei Filio.
R: Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel,
nascetur pro te Israel!

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released June 11, 2012
Keith Massey: Vocals
Keith Massey: Instruments

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Keith Massey New Jersey

Keith Massey has a BA in Classical Studies and a PhD in Biblical Hebrew, with a minor in Arabic. After 9/11 he served for four years at the National Security Agency, during which time he spent three months in Iraq and earned the Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Medal.

He offers here songs that can help you learn Latin. Enjoy!
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