O Come, O Come Emmanuel

SATB with organ, (opt. congregation)

In addition to the familiar chant tune, these five inclusive language verses include one with a composed SA duet, and the last verse includes the option of congregational singing with descant.

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL

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 you, o Israel!

O come, O Wisdom from on high
and order all things far and nigh:
To us the path of knowledge show,
and help us in that way to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, o Israel!

O come, O Key of David, come

and open wide your heavenly home:
Make safe the path to endless day,
to hell’s destruction close the way.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, o Israel!

O come, O Dayspring,
come and cheer our spirits,
by your advent here.

Love stir within the womb of night

and death’s own shadow put to flight!
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, o Israel!

O come, Desire of nations,

bind all people in one heart and mind.
Bid envy, strife and sorrow cease.

Fill the whole world with Heaven’s peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, o Israel!


The Steady Light (accompanied)

SATB or Two Part Chorus or Vocal Solo with piano, organ, string quartet, or string orchestra

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