#83: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

Here we start the advent section of the book. I know it is out of the church calendar, but I always enjoy bringing these up for reflection and enjoyment during other times of the year.

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, O cmoe, Thou Lord of might,

Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s heigh,

In ancient times didst give the law

In cloud and majesty and awe.

REFRAIN

3

O come, Thou Rod of Jessse, free

Thine own from Satan’s tyrrany;

From depths of hell Thy people save

And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

REFRAIN

4

O come, Thou Dayspring, 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

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