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265. 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.

Refrain:
Rejoice! rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

2 O come, O come, great Lord of might
who to the tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

3 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]

4 O come, O branch of Jesse, free
your own from Satan's tyranny;
from depths of hell your people save
and give them victory o'er the grave. [Refrain]

5 O come, O dayspring, come and cheer
our spirits by your advent here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night
and death's dark shadows put to flight. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Author: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 88.88 and refrain
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Israel; Jesus Christ: Coming today (2 more...)
Source: Anon., Latin, 18th cent. or earlier, based on Antiphons from 9th cent. or earlier
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! rejoice!
Tune Information
Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Harmonizer: John Henry Arnold, 1887-1956
Meter: 88.88 and refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Plainsong melody, (15th cent)



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