154. 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 Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

3 O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who order all things, far and nigh;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and cause us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

4 O come, Desire of nations, bind
all peoples in one heart and mind;
bid envy, strife and quarrels cease;
fill the whole world with heaven's peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Author (vs. 3-4): Henry S. Coffin, 1877-1954
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: L.M.Ref.
Scripture: Luke 1:78; Isaiah 9:2; Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14; Revelation 3:7; Haggai 2:7; Job 38:12; John 16:13; Isaiah 30:21; John 14:6; Isaiah 11:1
Source: Latin, 9th C.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1890
Meter: L.M.Ref.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: French melody, 15th c.
Copyright: Public Domain

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