O come o come Emanuel


O come, o come Emanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here until the son of god appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall

come to thee, O Israel.
O come, o wisdom from on high, who ordered all things mightily; to us the path of knowledge show and teach us in its ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall

come to thee, O Israel.

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.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall 

come to thee, O Israel.


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.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall

come to thee, O Israel.


O come, Thou day spring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall

Come to thee, O Israel.


O come, thou key of David, come, and open wide our heav’nly home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emanuel shall

Come to thee, O Israel.


Happy first week of advent!

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