100. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

1 O come, O come, Immanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
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 vict'ry o'er the grave. (Refrain)

3 O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
And drive away the shades of night,
And pierce the clouds and bring us light! (Refrain)

4 O come, Thou 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)

5 O come, Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease;
Fill all the world with heaven's peace. (Refrain)


Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator: John M. Neale (1851)
Author, st. 5: Henry Sloane Coffin (1916)
Publication Date: 1974
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:2; Haggai 2:7; Matthew 1:23; Revelation 3:7
Topic: Christ: Name(s) of
Source: Latin hymn
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Helmore (1854)
Key: e minor
Source: Based on plainsong phrases

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