This evening, I've been preparing for tomorrow's Latin classes I teach weekly in my home. Tomorrow's Latin II class will be learning a new Christmas hymn in Latin:
Veni Veni Emmanuel
...or...Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel.
I didn't do a ton of research on the history of this song, but I did see that it was originally a Gregorian chant written in the 1200s, and at some point in the 1400s it was used during at least one major funeral in France or in a French-speaking area.
I've included some YouTube videos of this song performed in Latin. They are beautiful! This has always been one of my favorite Christmas hymns, although actually it is considered an Advent hymn, and not specifically a Christmas hymn.
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