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O come, Immanuel, our King

Representative Text

1 O come, Immanuel, our King,
Thy law of love establishing;
The nations for Thine advent pine;
Come, claim their fealty, Lord divine.

Rejoice, rejoice, Immanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!

2 O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Attuning all things, far and nigh,
Beneath Thy firm and gentle sway;
Come, teach us understanding’s way. [Chorus]

3 O come, fair Sunrise, passing bright,
And usher in the day of right;
To darkened minds bring vision clear,
And banish every deathly fear. [Chorus]

4 O come, Desire of nations, trust
Thyself to man, the child of dust;
Thou art the precious Corner-stone,
Whereon all souls are built in one. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God #33

Author: Henry S. Coffin

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Text Information

First Line: O come, Immanuel, our King
Author: Henry S. Coffin
Copyright: Public Domain



VENI IMMANUEL was originally music for a Requiem Mass in a fifteenth-century French Franciscan Processional. Thomas Helmore (b. Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, 1811; d. Westminster, London, England, 1890) adapted this chant tune and published it in Part II of his The Hymnal Noted (1854). A g…

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