184. O Come, O Come, Immanuel

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 thee, O Israel.

2 O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
who ord'rest all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in her ways to go. (Refrain)

3 O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times didst give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. (Refrain)

4 O come, thou Rod of Jesse's stem;
from every foe deliver them
that trust thy mighty power to save,
and give them victory o'er the grave. (Refrain)

5 O come, thou Key of David, come,
and open wide our heavenly home;
make safe the way that leads on high,
and close the path to misery. (Refrain)

6 O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
and death's dark shadows put to flight. (Refrain)

7 O come, Desire of nations, bind
all peoples in one heart and mind;
bid thou our sad divisions cease;
and be thyself our King of Peace. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Immanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Immanuel
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 88.88.88
Scripture: Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 1:21-23; Haggai 2:7; Exodus 20:1-17; Luke 1:78; Proverbs 8:22; Revelation 3:7
Topic: Biblical Characters: David; Biblical Characters: Jesse
Source: Medieval Latin antiphons; tr. Composite
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Tune Information
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: e minor
Source: 14th-century melody, adapted

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