Tune: VENI EMMANUEL

Composer: Latin hymn, 15th cent.

Author: Latin hymn, 12th cent.; trans. John Mason Neale, 1851

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VERSE 1:
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

CHORUS:
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

VERSE 2:
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.

CHORUS:
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

VERSE 3:
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.

CHORUS:
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

VERSE 4:
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.

CHORUS:
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
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Key: Em

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