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Advent: Songs of Longing and Hope

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O Come, O Come Immanuel,

and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

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O Come, O Wisdom from 
on high,

who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go.

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O Come, O Come, 
Great Lord of Might

who to your tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe.

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O Come, O Branch
of Jesse's stem,

unto your own and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o'er the grave.

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O Come, O Key of David, Come,

and open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death's abode.

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O Come, O Bright and Morning Star,

and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light.

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O Come, O King of Nations,

bind in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace.

Linocuts by Kate Austin
Used by permission of the artist.
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