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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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VENI EMMANUEL. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. 8. (L. M.) with

Latin prose Antiphons, 9th Century, or earlier;
Chorus from a metrical version of the 18th Century.
Stanzas 1, 4 Translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Stanzas 2, 3 Translated by Henry S. Coffin, 1923 (1877-1954)

Adapted from Plainsong (a French Missal), Gregorian, Mode 1 by Thomas Helmore,
1854 (1811-1890)

Text from Isaiah 59:20

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

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
And order all things, far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in her ways to go.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!

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