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O Come! O Come! Emmanuel – Come!

12 Century, Anonymous, originally in Latin
French melody applied in 13th century.
Translated to English in 1851 by John Mason Neale.

 

“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign.  Behold, the virgin will conceive and bear a son, and will call His Name Emmanuel.”           ~ Isaiah 7.14

“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet.”   ~ Matthew 1.20-22

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

O come, O come, You, Lord of might,
Who to Your tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times did give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

O come, You, Rod of Jesse,
Free Your own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell, Your people save
And give them victory over the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

O come, You, Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

O come, You, the Day-Spring,
Come and cheer our spirits by Your advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

O come, Desire of nations,
Bind in one the hearts of all mankind;
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease,
And be Yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

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O come, You, the King of Kings,
Heal our culture of all that decays.
From our loss of moral compass,
And our partisan infighting and defense of “me”.
Heal our church of its love affair with consumerism, materialism
And denial of our addiction to entertainment, greed, and denial of Isaiah 58.
Rejoice!  Rejoice!
Emmanuel ~ will come to you, O Israel!

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