"Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel"
by unknown author, c. 1100
Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866

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.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #62
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