Text:O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator (sts. 1.2):John M. Neale
Translator (sts. 3, 4):Henry S. Coffin
Adapter:Thomas Helmore

245. 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 thee, O Israel!

2 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]

3 O come, Thou Wisdom from on high
And order all things, far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go. [Refrain]

4 O come Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind.
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator (sts. 1.2): John M. Neale (altered)
Translator (sts. 3, 4): Henry S. Coffin (altered)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Meter: L.M. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: The life of Christ: Advent; Christ: Advent
Source: Latin Hymn, Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, 1710
Tune Information
Adapter: Thomas Helmore (alt.)
Meter: L.M. with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Plainsong

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