O King of Nations and their great desire, thou cornerstone who makest one of twian, as Thou has formed man from the ground, come now and save him.
Behold, the Lord shall come and all His saints with Him. Alleluia!
And in that day the light shall be great. Alleluia!
Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy power and come, that they who trust in Thy mercy may speedily be delivered from all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord
O Come, DESIRE OF NATIONS bind,
In one the hearts of all mankind,
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And by Thyself our King of Peace,
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel stanza six, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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