Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Latin for the Masses

Today’s Christmas hymn is steeped in tradition and in history. Without going into the entire history, suffice it to say, this hymn was written for Advent and Christmas based upon Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, which is based upon the O Antiphons. These antiphons are used during the last few days of Advent and on the same days in Catholic Mass.

It was translated into English in 1861, as well as other languages such as German. The traditional singer, like Loreena McKennitt, uses the Latin version of this song, which gives it a majestic and sober sound. The version I chose of this song is by Enya, and even though she sings a combined version, she also gives it a very sober and reverent sound. Lyrics are interchanged among a number of English versions with a touch of Latin.


Veni, veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exilio,
Privatus Dei Filio,
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni o Jesse virgula!
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ, et antro barathri.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni, veni o oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni clavis Davidica!
Regna reclude coelica,
Fac iter Tutum superum,
Et claude vias Inferum.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.
Veni, veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In maiestate gloriae.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascetur pro te, Israel.


O Come O Come Emmanuel

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.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel.
O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Adonai, Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

As we head into the final weeks of the countdown, don’t forget that handmade sells fast, so if you see something you want for your stocking or want to give as a gift, now is the time to grab it.

Yellow Flower Doily with Double Ruffled Lace

Rss Designs in Fiber 

Dragonfly Necklace Dragonfly Locket

Treasures of Jewels 

Neon Yellow Cover fits the Silhouette Cameo

Simple Embroidery Sew 

Tie Dye Doggie Bones Pocket Tissue Holder,

Sew Amazin 

Sparkling Yellow Gold Dichroic Glass Earrings

Resetar Glass Art 

Lemon Yellow Tangerine Orange Vintage Czech Glass Bead Bracelet

Shadow Dog Designs 

Owl Earrings


Fickle Lady Multi-colored Tear Drop Glass Necklace


Lemon Drop Chain Necklace

Blue Morning Expressions 

Traveling Route 66 California Desert Canvas Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Floral Necklace for Mom

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Yellow Baby Elephant Water Bottle Labels for Baby Shower Party

Adore by Nat 

Bali Diamond-Swarovski Citrine-Chartreuse Gold Chandelier Earrings

Kats All That 

Acid Yellow Lampwork Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Sunflower Abstract Acrylic Impasto Painting on 6x6 inch Cradled Board


BumbleBee Jasper Teardrop Sterling Pendant Necklace Black Leather Cord

Diane’s Dangles 

Yellow Necklace


Newborn Girl's Yellow Crocheted Sweater & Maryjanes 0 3 mo

Magdalene Knits 

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.
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Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9

Here are more shopping opportunities for you:
O Holy Night
The First Noel
Silver Bells
Jingle Bells
O’ Come all Ye Faithful
Angels from the Realms of Glory
While the Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.


  1. These yellow handmade treasures are sure to light up the gift giving season! Thanks for sharing these finds! I am sharing too!

  2. Another week of beautiful Christmas Gifts! Thank you for including my little Yellow Sweater among your lovely "Yellow" Gifts!

  3. Thank you, Julie, for including my sunflower painting in this beautiful collection!

    pinned and tweeted all items

  4. I love yellow. Thanks for including my necklace. Pinned all.

  5. Thank you love all the yellows, shared.

  6. Thank you Julie! I always enjoy reading your posts. I also like reading the words to hymns. Sharing.

  7. LOVE Enya's version of this song - thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing all the sunny yellow items to brighten this cold and rainy day in northern CA. Appreciate my bracelet finding it's way into the beauties. Tasty treats to the Handsome Blu from Seamus (who is wondering when he's going to be able to sleep on "his" bed again.

  8. Enya has always been a favorite of mine but I haven't heard this one. Thank you for sharing and for including my chartreuse earrings. Will be sharing all!

  9. Thank you Julie and Blu for sharing such a beautiful Christmas song.
    Also, thanks for including my dragonfly necklace. Now my turn to share.

  10. Thank you Julie & Blu!
    Pinned and scheduled tweets for all :-)

  11. Thank you Julie and Blue
    Such a beautiful collection Love the Yellow!
    Promoted the post

  12. Love your yellow collection! Thanks for including my lampwork beads.

  13. Such unique items in this sunny yellow collection - great job! Thank you for including my dichroic glass earrings :)

    Have shared all on my pinterest board -

  14. Love the collection of yellow! Share to Pinterest & tweeted! Thanks for including my cover.