Sabbath Rest – O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The second Sunday of Advent – we wait expectantly for His coming….

VERSE 1
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

VERSE 2
O come, Thou, Dayspring from on high
And cause Thy light on us to rise
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadow put to flight
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

VERSE 3
O come, O come, true prophet of the Lord
And turn the key to heaven’s door
Be Thou our comforter and guide
And lead us to the Father’s side
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall by His word our darkness dispel

VERSE 4
O come, our great High Priest, and intercede
Thy sacrifice, our only plea
The judgment we no longer fear
Thy precious blood has brought us near
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Has banished every fear of hell

VERSE 5
O Come, Thou King of nations bring
An end to all our suffering
Bid every pain and sorrow cease
And reign now as our Prince of Peace
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come again with us to dwell

2 thoughts on “Sabbath Rest – O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

  1. Verses 3,4 and 5 were unfamiliar to me. Not what’s in our hymnal. I really like this set of words. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Those words are different! I couldn’t decide whether to write out the traditional ones, or go with what they are singing! I think they reworked the verses in more modern language – and I really liked it too!

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