The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come, Emmanuel, O 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.

Translation: Anonymous but attributed to Rev. R. C. Singleton by some sources.

Music: "Veni, Veni Emmanuel"

Meter: 88 88 88

See: Notes on Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Source: Robert Corbet Singleton and Edwin George Monk, eds., The Anglican Hymn Book (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1868), #32.

 1. O come, Emmanuel, O come!
Thy captive ransom from her doom!
In exile Israel doth mourn,
Of Thee, the Son of God, forlorn.
Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!

2. Come, Rod of Jesse! Save Thine Own,
Beneath the feet of Satan thrown!
O snatch them from the pit of Hell,
And break the Tempter's darkest spell!
Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!

3. Come, come thou bright and Morning Star!
O bring us comfort from afar!
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And put the dreadful shades to flight.
Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!

4. Come, Key of David! speed Thy way!
Unlock the realms of heavenly day!
Celestial paths of safety show,
And close each road to Hell below.
Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!

5. O come, O come, great Lord of might!
Who once, from Sinai's flaming height,
Didst give the universe Thy law,
'Mid glory, majesty, and awe!
Rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel
Is born for thee, O Israel!.

Sheet Music to "Veni, Veni Emmanuel" from Robert Corbet Singleton and Edwin George Monk, eds. The Anglican Hymn Book (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1868), #32.

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