"Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel"
by unknown author, c. 1100
Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.50



1. Oh, come, Oh, 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. Oh, come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

3. Oh, come, Thou Dayspring from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

4. Oh, come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home:
Make safe the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.



Notes:
Hymn #62 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Is. 59:20
Author: unknown, c. 1100
Translated by: John M. Neale, 1851, 1859, ab.
Titled: "Veni, veni, Emmanuel"
Tune: "Veni,Emmanuel"
Tune: Plain-song melody, c. 1200