A Song For Tonight…

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!

 

O come, Thou Wisdom, from on high,

and order all things far and nigh;

to us the path of knowledge show,

and teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,

who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height

in ancient times did give the law

in cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse’s stem,

from ev’ry foe deliver them

that trust Thy mighty power to save,

and give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, Thou Key of David, come

and open wide our heav’nly home;

make safe the way that leads on high

that we no more have cause to sigh.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, Thou Dayspring from on high,

and cheer us by thy drawing nigh;

disperse the gloomy clouds of night

and death’s dark shadow put to flight.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

 

O come, Desire of the nations, bind

in one the hearts of all mankind;

bid every strife and quarrel cease

and fill the world with heaven’s peace.

Rejoice!  Rejoice!  Emmanuel,

shall come to thee, O Israel!

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