History of Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel Hymn
Oh Come Emmanuel is an English translation of the original Latin song, "Veni, Veni, Emmanuel". The most prominent English translation was in the 1860s. It is a Christian song for the Advent.
The 1861 translation by John Mason Neale in Hymns Ancient and Modern is the one that is more popular at the moment.
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel Video
Below is a youtube video featuring The Cadet Sisters. The Cadet Sisters is a family group comprising of sisters from the Cadet family here they are singing the song 'Oh Come Emmanuel' on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN).
Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel Lyrics
Below are the lyrics of this beautiful song: -
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
O 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.
O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
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