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Come, Come Emmanuel

Steve Angrisano

Come, come, Emmanuel!
Son of God, appear.
Heaven and earth, rejoice!
Salvation is drawing near.
Salvation is drawing near.

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

O come, O Wisdom from on high,
Who ordered all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.

O come, O Rod of Jesse’s stem;
From ev’ry foe deliver them
That trust your mighty pow’r to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of humankind;
Make all our sad divisions cease,
And be for us the King of Peace.

After final refrain
Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel. (twice)