Deck the Halls
The Holly and the Ivy

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Lillystar

(beautiful tree star by my 6 year old granddaughter, Lilly Joy)

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign.

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7

The favourite O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was

originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century.

The author of the words and composer

to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown.

It is , however believed that the melody was of

French origin and added to the text a hundred

years later. The Latin was translated into English

by John Mason Neale in 1851.

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.  

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