1. 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.

2. O come, true Branch 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. O come, O come thou Lord of Might,
who to thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
in ancient times didst give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe:
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

from the Latin (13th century),
J M Neale (1818-1866) and others