151. 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, 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 victory o'er the grave. [Refrain]

4 O come, Thou Day-Spring, 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, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Christmas
Source: Latin Hymn, 12th century
Tune Information
Arranger: Eldon Burkwall, 1928
Key: G Major
Source: Plainsong, 13th Century

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