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186. 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 heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery. (Refrain)

5 O come, Messiah, come again,
And rid the world of death and sin.
Return, thou risen Savior and King,
That heav'n and earth at last may sing. (Refrain)


Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Author, vs. 5: Vann O. Trapp
Publication Date: 1989
Source: Latin hymn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Copyright: Words v. 6 © 1983 Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.) All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Name: [O come, O come, Emmanuel]
Composer: Thomas Helmore
Key: e minor

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