O Emmanuel, our King and lawgiver, for whom the nations wait, their only Savior, come Thou, O Lord our God, be our salvation.
Drop down ye heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open and bring forth salvation.
Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, give ear to our prayers and lighten the darkness of our hearts by Thy gracious visitation; through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.
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, O Come Emmanuel stanza seven, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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