O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (First Sunday of Advent)

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, O come, thou Lord of might,
Who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height
in ancient times did give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe!

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

O come, thou rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny!
From depths of hell thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave!

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

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.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

O come, thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

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One thought on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (First Sunday of Advent)

  1. We sang your brother’s arrangement of “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” today in worship. It is an awesome piece. You should steal it and give it to Jamie Barnes. Really excellent, and it would fit Sojourn East’s Indie-style worship. At least, I think so.

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