188. 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 Wisdom from on high,
And order all things, far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

3 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]

4 O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Original Language: Latin
Translator (st. 2, 3): Henry Sloane Coffin, 1877-1954
Translator (st. 1, 4): John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Meter: LM with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Advent: First; Conflict
Source: Latin 9th C.
Tune Information
Adapter: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1890
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: e minor

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