O come o come Emmanuel    (video)

 

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1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,

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    and ransom captive Israel,

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    That mourns in lonely exile here,

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    until the Son of God appear.

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    Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

 

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2. O come our wisdom from on high,

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    who ordered all things mightily,

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    to us the path of knowledge show,

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    and teach us in her ways to go.

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    Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

 

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3. O come, the branch of Jesse’s tree,

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    free them from Satan’s tyranny,

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    that trust your mighty pow’r to save

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    and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

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    Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

 

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4. O come, o key of David come,

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    and open wide our heavenly home,

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    make safe the way that leads on high,

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    and close the path to misery.

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    Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

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5. O come, desire of nations, bind

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    in one the hearts of all mankind.

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    O bid our sad divisions cease,

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    and be yourself our King of Peace !

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    Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

 

 

    (12th century hymn / John Mason Neale, 1861)