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Christmas Songs – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel lyrics

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

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    Aaron Patrick
    This whole song basically refers to the Israelites who await their saviour, the Messiah, Jesus Christ the Son of God. This savior is to bring and end to a world which is suffering in chaos and sin (this refers to the phrase "Satan's tyranny"). "From depths of Hell Thy people save, And give them victory o'er the grave" It is through this savior that all who shall believe in him will not die but have everlasting life! This song is a good song and has a very good meaning. It shows the feelings and expressions of those who await in desperation and hope that Christ shall save them from suffering and death. And to defeat Satan once and for all, Amen!
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    This song is referring to Israel's time in captivity. It's all incredibly depressing, because Jeremiah was warning the all along, and now they have no visible hope. They had once again worshipped other gods and idols. The only thing that brings them any vague sense of joy is the news of a coming savior.
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