112. 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 thee, O Israel!

2 O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

3 O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine Advent here:
And drive away the shades of night,
And pierce the clouds, and bring us light!
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

4 O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home:
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Latin Title: Veni, veni Emmanuel
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851, alt.)
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: L. M.
Topic: Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: #239, #359, #374 or BROWNELL by Hadyn (end of hymnal #472a)
Tune Information
Name: VENI, VENI EMMANUEL
Meter: L. M.
Key: D Major



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