O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel. To thee shall come "Emmanuel".

O Come, Thou Wisdom, from on high and order all things far and high
To us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in Her ways to go.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient time did give the law in cloud and majesty and awe.

O come, Thou rod of Jesse's stem, from every foe deliver them
That trust Thy mighty power to save and give them vic'try o'er the grave.

O come, Thou key of David, come, and open wide our heav'nly home.
Make safe the way that leads on high, that we no more have cause to sigh.

O come, Thou Dayspring from on high, and cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, death's dark shadow put to flight.

O come, Desire of Nations, bind in one the hearts of all humankind;
Bid every strife and quarrel cease, and fill the world with heaven's peace.

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