From the recording Down in Yon Forest
O Come Emmanuel
(Trad Latin hymn “Veni”,
music trad 15thc French,
English lyrics by J.M. Neale 1861)
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 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... 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...