317. 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.
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 whos,
And teach us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

4 O come, O Rod of Jesse's stem,
From ev'ry foe deliver them
That trust your mighty power to save,
And give them victo'ry o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

5 O come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of humankind;
O bid our sad divisions cease,
And be for us our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

Text Information
First Line: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Latin Title: Veni, veni Emmanuel
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: LM with refrain
Scripture: Exodus 20; Proverbs 8:22; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 22:22
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Advent; Captivity
Source: Latin 9th C.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Tune Information
Name: VENI VENI EMMANUEL
Adapter: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1866
Arranger (acc.): Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Mode 1
Copyright: Harm. © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.



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