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Venez divin Messie - French Christmas Carol

Lyrics for "Venez divin Messie" - a traditional French Christmas carol

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Venez divin Messie is the French version of O Come, Divine Messiah. They are sung to the same tune, but the words are a bit different. The translation given here is the literal translation of the French Christmas carol.

Venez divin Messie,
Sauver nos jours infortunés ;
Vous êtes notre vie,
Venez, venez, venez !

          Come divine Messiah,
          Save our ill-fated days;
          You are our life,
          Come, come, come!

Ah ! Descendez, hâtez vos pas !
Sauvez les hommes du trépas ;
Secourez-nous, ne tardez pas !
Voyez couler nos larmes ;
Grand Dieu, si vous nous pardonnez,
Nous n'aurons plus d'alarmes :
Venez, venez, venez !

          Oh! Come down, hasten your step:
          Save men from death;
          Help us, don't be late!
          See our tears run;
          Great God, if you forgive us,
          We will have no more fear:
          Come, come, come!

Refrain

          Refrain

Ah ! Désarmez votre courroux :
Nous sommes tous à vos genoux,
N'ayant, Seigneur, d'espoir qu'en Vous.
Pour nous livrer la guerre,
Tous les enfers sont déchaînés :
Venez sauver la terre,
Venez, venez, venez !

          Oh! Let your wrath abate:
          We are all at your knees,
          Having, Lord, faith only in You.
          To bring us war
          All the hells were released:
          Come save the Earth,
          Come, come, come!

Refrain

          Refrain

Que nos soupirs soient entendus !
Les biens que nous avons perdus
Ne nous seront-ils point rendus ?
Seigneur, vos saints oracles
À tous les siècles étonnés
Promirent ces miracles :
Venez, venez, venez !

          May our sighs be heard!
          The goods that we have lost
          Won't they be returned to us?
          Lord, your sainted oracles
          To all of the astonished centuries
          They promised these miracles:
          Come, come, come!

Refrain

          Refrain

Si Vous venez, Roi glorieux,
Nous Vous verrons, victorieux,
Fermer l'enfer, ouvrir les cieux.
Soyez-nous secourable ;
Les cieux nous furent destinés ;
Venez Sauveur aimable,
Venez, venez, venez !

          If you come, glorious God,
          We will see you, victorious,
          Close hell, open the heavens.
          Let us be helpful;
          The heavens were destined to us;
          Come loveable Savior,
          Come, come, come!
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