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34. Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel

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

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Shall come to you,
O Israel!

2 Oh, come, oh, 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]

3 Oh, come, strong Branch of Jesse, free
Your own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell your people save
And give them vict'ry o'er the grave. [Refrain]

4 Oh, come, blest Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by you advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

5 Oh, 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]

Text Information
First Line: Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel
Title: Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Meter: 88 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Advent; Advent 4
Source: Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, Köln, 1710
Tune Information
Meter: 88 88 88
Key: G Major
Source: French processional, 15th cent.

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