82. 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 thee, O Israel.

2 O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe. [Refrain]

3 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]

4 O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
O drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds and bring us light. [Refrain]

5 O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heav'nly home
Where all Thy saints with Thee shall dwell -
O come, O come, Emmanuel! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator: John M. Neale
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! rejoice!
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Christmas
Source: 9th century Latin hymn
Tune Information
Name: VENI EMMANUEL
Adapter: Thomas Helmore
Key: e minor
Source: 15th century French plainsong



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