357. 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 thee,
O Israel!

2 O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who ord'rest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

3 O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times didst give the Law
In cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

4 O come, Thou Branch of Jesse's tree,
Free them from Satan's tyranny
That trust Thy mighty pow'r to save,
And give them vict'ry o'er the grave. [Refrain]

5 O come, thou 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. [Refrain]

6 O come, Thou Dayspring from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel,
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M and refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14; Isaiah 11:1-11; Matthew 1:23
Source: Latin, c. 12th cent.; Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, Köln, 1710
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Tune Information
Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Arranger: C. Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
Meter: L M and refrain
Key: e minor or modal



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