O come, O come, Emmanuel
Unknown / Neale / Helmore
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 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 Wisdom from on high,
Who ord'rest all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
O come, Desire of nations, bind
All Peoples in one heart and min;
Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease,
Fill the whole world with Heaven's peace.