O Root of Jesse, who standest for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silent, to whom the nations shall offer their petitions, come to deliver us, wait not any longer.
Rejoice greatly, O Zion.
Behold, Thy King cometh.
Stir up, we beseech Thee, Thy power and come and with great might strengthen us that by the help of Thy grace whatsoever is hindered by our sins may be speedily accomplished through Thy mercy and satisfaction; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
O Come, Thou ROD OF JESSE’S STEM,
From every foe deliver them,
That trust Thy mercy to save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel stanza three, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
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