62. 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! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

2 Oh, 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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

3 Oh, come, Thou Day-spring from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing night;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

4 Oh, 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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, come, Oh, come, Emmanuel
Title: Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel
Latin Title: Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Translator: John M. Neale (1851, 1859, ab.)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:20
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Source: Latin author unknown, c. 1100
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VENI, EMMANEUL
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: e minor
Source: Plain-song melody, c. 1200



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