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O come, O come, Emmanuel

the 3rd song of the album And Winter Came (2008), composed and performed by Enya Read or download O come, O come, Emmanuel lyrics by Roma Ryan
O come, O come, Emmanuel, to free your captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here until the son of god appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel to you shall come Emmanuel.
O veni, veni Emmanuel, Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio, privates Dei Filio.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te, Israel.
Gaude! Gaude! Gaude! Gaude! Gaude! Gaude! Gaude! Gaude!
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te, Israel.
Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te, Israel.

O come, O come, Emmanuel picture
O come, O come, Emmanuel picture
 

Download O come, O come, Emmanuel mp3 (3:35, 128 kbps, 44 kHz) engineered by Nicky Ryan


Reviews
Says Nicky Ryan "We started out writing for a Christmas album, but it has evolved into more an Enya album based in a winter landscape where Christmas arrives here and there, but it would be wrong to call it an Enya Christmas album." And Winter Came is nonetheless rich in delightful festive moments, not least the track White in is the Winter Night which Nicky describes as being "the kind of song you could hear at the Proms with everyone joining in, its has that kind of Christmassy vibe." Enya's seventh studio album also contains two traditional Christmas songs, a soaring rendition of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel... (Warner Music, Sep. 2008)

The haunting O come, O come, Emmanuel is a translation of the Christian Latin text ("Veni, veni, Emmanuel") by John Mason Neale in the mid-19th century and is an absolute joy to listen to. (FemaleFirst, Nov. 2008)

Enya presents the traditional Christmas hymn, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" without gimmicks. He voice just floats above the instrumental track. (Blog Critics, Nov. 2008)

The album is as usual produced by Nicky Ryan, with lyrics by Roma Ryan. Enya's style really needs no presentation: her ethereal voice, the sometimes fast and sometimes slow synth strings, frequent bells and chimes, plus the heavy (heavenly?) reverb. It has been imitated by many, but never paralleled. It is almost a sub-genre of its own. On And Winter Came Enya's voice is as beautiful as ever, and the production is spotless. Or, almost spotless... It might only be my ears, but the Gaude, gaude, Emanuel at 1 min 46 sec on track four, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, is a bit too loud and sharp. (New Age Music, Nov. 2008)
 
Also, you are invited to watch others Enya videos as Amarantine, And Winter Came, Anywhere Is, Book Of Days, Caribbean Blue, Evening Falls, How Can I Keep From Singing, It's In The Rain, My! My! Time Flies!, On My Way Home, Only If, Only Time, Orinoco Flow, Storms In Africa, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, Trains And Winter Rains, Wild Child, Aldebaran, I Want Tomorrow, March of the Celts, Deireadh an Tuath, The Sun in the Stream, To Go Beyond, Fairytale, Epona, Triad: St Patrick Cu Chulainn Oisin, Portrait, Boadicea, Bard Dance, Dan y Dwr, Journey of the Angels, White is in the Winter Night, O come, O come, Emmanuel, Dreams are More Precious, Last Time by Moonlight, One Toy Soldier, Stars and Midnight Blue, The Spirit of Christmas Past, Silent Night Oíche Chiúin (Chorale),