116. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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

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

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
and order all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
and help us in that way to go. [Refrain]

3 O come, O come, O Adonai,
who came to all on Sinai high,
And from its peak a single law
proclaimed in majesty and awe. [Refrain]

4 O come, O shoot of Jesse, free
your own from Satan’s tyranny,
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o’er the grave. [Refrain]

5 O come, O Key of David, come,
and open wide your heavenly home;
Make safe the way to endless day,
to hell's destruction close the way. [Refrain]

6 O come, O Day-spring, come and cheer
our spirits by your advent here;
Love stir within the womb of night,
and death’s own shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

7 O come, Desire of Nations, bind
all peoples in one heart and mind;
Make envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
fill the whole world with heaven’s peace. [Refrain]

Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #88

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator: John Mason Neale
Translator (st. 2, 7): Henry Sloane Coffin (1916, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: L.M. with refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-12; Exodus 19
Topic: Advent; Jesus Christ: Advent; Year A: Advent 4
Source: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, 1710; based on ancient antiphons from Advent Vespers; Other translators also, alt.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Tune Information
Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Arranger: Thomas Helmore (1854)
Meter: L.M. with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: 15th century French "Processional"



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