2. O Come, O come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Em-man-u-el,
And Ran-som cap-tive Is-ra-el,
That mourns in lone-ly ex-ile here
Un-til the Son of God Ap-pear.
Re-joice! Re-joice! Em-man-u-el
Shall come to thee, O Is-ra-el!
O come, Thou Rod of Jes-se,
free Thine own from Sa-tan's tyr-an-ny;
From depth of hell Thy peo-ple save
And give them vic-t'ry o'er the grave.
O come Thou Da-spring, come and chear
Our spir-its by Thine ad-vent here;
And drive a-way the shades of night,
And pierce the clouds and bring us light!
O come, Thou Key of Da-vid, come,
And o-pen wide our heav'n-ly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to mis-er-y.
- "With a Servant's Heart" -