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312. 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.

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

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
Who order all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in your ways to go. [Refrain]

3 O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to your tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times once gave the Law
In cloud, and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

4 O come, O Rod of Jesse's stem,
From ev'ry foe deliver them
That trust your mighty pow'er to save,
And give them vict'ry o'er the grave. [Refrain]

5 O come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery. [Refrain]

6 O come, O Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by your drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of humankind;
O bid our sad divisions cease,
And be for us our king of peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Latin Title: Veni, veni emmanuel
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Meter: LM with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Covenant/Law; Wisdom
Source: Latin 9th C.
Tune Information
Name: VENI, VENI EMMANUEL
Adapter: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1890
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Mode I



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