89. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

1 O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to you, O Israel!

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who orders all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

3 O come, O come, great Lord of might,
who to your tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times once gave the law,
in cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

4 O come, O Rod of Jesse's stem,
from every foe deliver them
that trust your mighty power to save,
and give them victory o'er the grave. [Refrain]

5 O come, O Key of David, come,
and open wide our heavenly home;
make safe the way that leads on high,
and close the path to misery. [Refrain]

6 O come, O Dayspring from on high,
and cheer us by your drawing nigh;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadow put to flight. [Refrain]

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
in one the hearts of humankind;
O bid our sad divisions cease,
and be for us our Prince of Peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM with refrain
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-22; Isaiah 7:10-16; Isaiah 11:1-10; Haggai 1:15 - 2:9; Wisdom of Solomon 9:1-18; Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:68-79; Revelation 3:7
Topic: Advent
Source: Latin (9th cent. ?)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Tune Information
Name: VENI EMMMANUEL
Harmonizer (alternate refrain): David Willcocks (1919-)
Arranger: Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Meter: LM with refrain
Source: Plainsong, Mode 1, Processionale, 15th cent.
Copyright: Arr. © 1996 Concordia Publishing House; Ref. desc. and altern. harm © 1970 Oxford University Press



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