O Thou, Whose Name is “God With Us”
December 23, called O Immanuel
This is one in a series of seven hymns based on the Seven Great “O” Antiphons.
Words: "O Emmanuel," one of the Great O
Antiphons for Advent
See: O Emmanuel by Abbott Prosper Louis Guéranger, O.S.B.
Music: "Old Melody" from The Hymnary, #125.
Source: William Cooke and Benjamin Webb, eds., The Hymnary – A Book of Church Song (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1872), #125, p. 104.
O Immanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of all Nations, and their Saviour: Come, and save us, O Lord, our God.
O Thou, Whose Name is “God with
For Thou with man art One,
And, putting on his flesh, would'st save
His race from exile long;
Not as a King Thou comest now;
No gold Thy throne adorns;
No royal crown is on Thy Head;
Thine is the crown of throrns.
Thou com'st to suffer scorn and
To die upon the tree;
To save Thy people from their sins,
And make us one with Thee.
Oh, make us one with Thee
In heart, and will, and love;
And make us, when this life is o'er,
Still one with Thee above.
We wait in faith, we wait in
Until the happy morn
When Thou didst come our flesh to share,
And for our sakes be born.
To Thee, from Whom our
O Father, glory be;
Like glory to Immanuel;
And, Holy Ghost, to Thee. Amen.
Sheet Music from William Cooke and Benjamin Webb, eds., The Hymnary – A Book of Church Song (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1872), #125, p. 104.
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