O rising orb of day, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness, come and enlighten those who sin in darkness and in the shadow of death.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
Our God shall come, Alleluia!
Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, our hearts to prepare thy way of Thine only-begotten Son; that by His Advent we may be enabled to serve Thee with purified minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord.
O Come, Thou DAYSPRING from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadow put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to Thee, O Israel.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel stanza five, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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