O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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O come, O come, Emmanuel
Capo2
Words: 12th CenturyMusic: Veni Emmanuel, from a 15th Century
Am Dm Am
O come, O come, Emmanu-el,
C G D
And ransom captive Isra-el,
Dm Am G
That mourns in lonely exile here
C Dm Em Am
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain
C Em
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Dm Am C (Am) Em Am
Emmanu-el shall come to thee, O Isra-el.

Am Dm Am
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse Free
C G D
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
Dm Am G
From deptsh of Hell Thy people save
C Dm Em Am
And give them victory o’er the grave
Refrain

Am Dm Am
O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer

C G D
Our spirits by Thine advent here;

Dm Am G
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

C Dm Em Am
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Refrain

Am Dm Am
O come, Desire of nations, bind

C G D
In one the hearts of all mankind;

Dm Am G
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,

C Dm Em Am
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Refrain

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from Good News, released December 1, 2016

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They met in a “History of Christian Worship” class in seminary, where they discovered a shared love for old songs in danger of being forgotten. The band’s oeuvre seamlessly weaves the hymns of generations past with their own new songs—often indistinguishably—producing a
sound that ranges from bluegrass-tinged Americana to sacred harp hymn arrangements.
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