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Text:O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Translator (st. 3):Henry Sloane Coffin
Translator (sts. 1-2):John Mason Neale
Adapter:Thomas Helmore
Composer (accomp.):John Weaver

9. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

1 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.

2 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. (Refrain)

3 O come, Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife, and discord cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: O come, O come, Emmanuel
Title: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Original Language: Latin
Translator (sts. 1-2): John Mason Neale (1851: alt. 1854)
Translator (st. 3): Henry Sloane Coffin (1916)
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice
Meter: LM with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Source: Latin, c. 12th century
Tune Information
Adapter: Thomas Helmore (1854)
Composer (accomp.): John Weaver (1988)
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: e minor
Copyright: Accompaniment © 1990 John Weaver. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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