Thursday, December 20, 2012

O Key of David

O Key of David and Scepter of the house of Israel, who closet portals and no one can open them, come thou and from his cell lead forth the captive who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Come, O Lord, and make no tarrying;
Loosen the bonds of the people Israel.

Stir up we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of Thy faithful people that they. Plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works may of Thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.

O Come, Thou KEY OF DAVID Come,
And open wide our heav’nly home
Make swift the way that leads on high
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O Come, O Come Emmanuel stanza four, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
Schnorr Von Carolsfeld woodcuts © WELS permission granted for personal and congregational use

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