O Come, O Come, EmmanuelDecember 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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Sunday’s Hymn, December 12, 2010
A Latin Hymn sung in 4/4 time
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, 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.
3. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high And order all things, far and nigh; To us the path of knowledge show And cause us in her ways to go.
4. O come, Desire of nations, bind All peoples in one heart and mind. Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease; Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.