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! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, thou Dayspring, 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! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, thou Wisdom from on high,

and order all things, far and night;

to us the path of knowledge show,

and cause us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, Desire of nations, bind

all peoples in one heart and mind;

bid now our sad divisions cease,

and be thyself our King of peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!

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