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45. 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: [Refrain]

3 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]

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: [Refrain]

5 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]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Meter: 88 88 and refrain
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Advent; Advent Sunday: Year B; Children and All-Age Worship (7 more...)
Source: Translated from Latin Advent Antiphons
Tune Information
Adapter (melody): Thomas Helmore (1811-1890)
Harmonizer: Noël Tredinnick (b. 1949)
Composer (descant): David Iliff (b. 1939)
Meter: 88 88 and refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Melody 'adapted from a French Missal'
Copyright: Harmonisation: © Noël Tredinnick / The Jubilate Group. Administered by The Jubilate Group, Kitley House, St Katherines Road, Torquay TQ1 4DE Used by permission.; Adaptation: © David Iliff / The Jubilate Group. Administered by The Jubilate Group, Kitley House, St Katherines Road, Torquay TQ1 4DE Used by permission.

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