and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go. Refrain
who to your tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain
unto your own and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o'er the grave. Refrain
and open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death's abode. Refrain
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light. Refrain
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace. Refrain