O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Lyrics and Chords)

Song Title "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" Words: 12th Century Latin Stanzas 1,3 translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Stanzas 2,4 t... thumbnail 1 summary
Song Title "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Words: 12th Century Latin
Stanzas 1,3 translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Stanzas 2,4 translated by Henry S. Coffin, 1877-1954
Music: 15th Century French
"Veni Emmanuel"

Verse 1
Em                  G       C   D7 G
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
D     G            C     G
And ransom captive
 Am Bm7 Em       Am               
     Israel,              that mourns in 
Em B7  Em A7 D
lonely exile here
Em D Bm G    C    Am   D7 G
Until the Son of God appear. 

Refrain: 
        D     Em  Bm
Rejoice! Rejoice!
G   C     D7
Emmanuel
Em  D     G      C    G  Am Em Bm Em
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Verse 2
 Em               G            C      D7    G
O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
D   G           C    G
And order all things
Am  Bm7 Em  Am       Em  B7 Em   A7       D
far and nigh; To us the path of knowledge show, 
 D         Bm  G       C Am D7  G
And cause us in her ways to go.

Refrain: 
        D     Em  Bm
Rejoice! Rejoice!
G   C     D7
Emmanuel
Em  D     G      C    G  Am Em Bm Em
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Verse 3
  Em               G            C      D7    G
O come, thou Day-spring, come and cheer
D   G           C    G    Am  Bm7 Em
Our spirits by thine advent here
Am          Em   B7     Em A7    D 
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
Em   D  Bm          G        C Am D7    G
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

Refrain: 
        D     Em  Bm
Rejoice! Rejoice!
G   C     D7
Emmanuel
Em  D     G      C    G  Am Em Bm Em
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Verse 4
  Em               G    C      D7    G
O come, Desire of nations, 
 D   G           C    G    Am  Bm7 Em
bind all peoples in one heart and mind
 Am          Em   B7     Em A7    D 
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease,
Em   D  Bm          G        C Am D7    G 
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.

Refrain: 
        D     Em  Bm
Rejoice! Rejoice!
G   C     D7
Emmanuel
Em  D     G      C    G  Am Em Bm Em
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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