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O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL

ADVENT : VENI, VENI, EMMANUËL
Ancient Latin hymn, Tr. J.M. Neale / Melody adapt. T. Helmore





Latin: VENI, VENI, EMMANUËL

O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL


1 O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That lives in earthly exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
(Refrain)
Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel,
To thee shall come Emmanuel.
2 O come, Thou Wisdom, Son divine,
Our weaken'd wills to Thee incline!
And shed Thy light o'er life's dark way,
Lest, lured by sin, we go astray.

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel,
To thee shall come Emmanuel.
3 O come, Thou Sprout of Jesse's tree,
Free us from Satan's tyranny!
From fires of hell Thy people save,
And give us vict'ry o'er the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel,
To thee shall come Emmanuel.
4 O come, Thou King of all the earth,
That we may share Thy wondrous birth!
Come, rule our heart and mind and will,
That we Thy precepts may fulfill.

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel,
To thee shall 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, Thou Daystar; come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to fight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
shall come to thee, O Israel!
3 O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads to Thee,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
shall come to thee, O Israel!
4 O come to lead us Adonai,
Who to the tribes on height of Sinai,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
shall come to thee, O Israel!