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.

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Rejoice! Rejoice!
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.

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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.

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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.

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