The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come, O Immanuel, Come

For Advent

Words: Veni, Veni, Emanuel (the "O" Antiphons),
Authorship Unknown, 8th Century Latin;
Published As A Hymn in Psalteriolum Cantionum Catholicarum, 7th Edition, Köln, 1710.

Translated by J. Thruff

Compare: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Version 1 (with notes)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Version 2
Draw Nigh, Draw Nigh, Emmanuel (Neale)

Music: Immanuel
Dr. G. Prior, 1830-1906

Meter: 66 66 88

See: Notes on Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Source: Hugh Blair and Lister R. Peace, eds., Church Hymnal For The Christian Year. London: Novello & Company, Ltd., 1917, #78a, p. 95.

1. Come, O Immanuel, come,
    And set Thine Israel free;
In exile from our home,
        We long and sigh for Thee:
O Saviour, come, on earth to dwell,
Thou, "God with us," Immanuel!

2. Come, Rod of Jesse's stem;
    From sin and from the grave
Thy people to redeem,
    From Satan's grasp to save:
The wily tempter's power to quell,
Come dwell with us, Immanuel!

3. O come, Thou orient Light,
    Thou Day-star from on high;
Shine through the mists of night,
    And bright the morning nigh:
The gloomy shades of death dispel,
And dwell with us, Immanuel.

4. Come, armed with David's key
    To Thee alone 'tis given
To open wide and free
    The portals of the Heaven,
And close the gates of death and hell,
Thou, "God with us," Immanuel!

5. Come, Lord, in Majesty,
    As once on Sinai's brow;
Yet lay Thy terrors by,
    And come in mercy now;
All-glorious, yet in love as well,
Come, dwell with us, Immanuel!

Sheet Music to Immanuel by Dr. G. Prior from Hugh Blair and Lister R. Peace, eds., Church Hymnal For The Christian Year. London: Novello & Company, Ltd., 1917, #78a, p. 95.

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