O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Christmas Carol (a cappella) by Saaby000 published on 2011-08-24T05:02:34Z O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Anonymous arr. Willcocks sung by the chamber "Chorus Anonymous" in a Cappella The favourite O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century. The author of the words and composer to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown. It is, however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.