357. 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,
Who orders all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

3 O come, O come, get 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 every foe deliver them
That trust your mighty pow'r to save,
And give them vict'ry o'er the grace. [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 shadow 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
Latin Title: Veni, veni Emmanuel
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Meter: LM with refrain
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Advent 4, Year A; Children's Hymns (3 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: Thomas Helmore, 1811-1866
Arranger: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: LM with refrain
Source: Mode I
Copyright: Acc. © 1975 GIA Publications, Inc.

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