Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!

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

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel!
To thee shall come Emmanuel.

O come Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice! O Israel!
To thee shall come Emmanuel.

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! O Israel!
To thee shall come Emmanuel.

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.

– The Saint Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, Nicola A. Montani, 1920