O Come, O Come, Emmanuel- Free Sheet Music

Icy SpruceThis document contains links to free sheet music in PDF and Sibelius SIB format for the traditional Christmas carol, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, originally an ancient plains folk song which was arranged into the carol in or around the 12th century A.D.  It was later transcribed by a man named John M Neale in the mid 1800's and today is one of the more well known Christmas carols still sung today.

The free Christmas sheet music listed below is in Adobe PDF format.  If you do not see your specific instrument listed please try one of the others and see if it falls within your comfortable playing range.  The full score is also available in Sibelius SIB format and can be opened and edited in any of the Sibelius music notation products.

 

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Words and Lyrics to O Come O Come Emmanuel

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.

    About The Author
    Chad Criswell

    Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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