231. 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 you, O Israel.

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
And order all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her 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 power 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
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2012
Meter: LM with refrain
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent Season; Captivity; Exile (3 more...)
Source: Veni, veni Emmanuel; Latin 9th C.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Tune Information
Adapter: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1890
Acc.: Richard Proulx, 1937-2010
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Mode I
Copyright: acc. © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.

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