Singalong! O Come O Come Emmanuel

I have always had a special love for the traditional Christmas songs, and since we're still coming up on the big day, I feel entirely justified posting another yule-related singalong.  To keep my hip edge (ha!) though, I present you with Sufjan Stevens' version of O Come O Come Emmanuel.  Not quite as epic as it could be, but still dang beautiful. Oh, and it's worth noting that this is technically more of an advent song than a Christmas song, if you're into that kind of thing.


O COME O COME EMMANUEL
by Sufjan Stevens

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe 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, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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