O Come O Come Emmanuel chords
by Chris Tomlin
- Composer: Traditional
- Featured Artist: Chris Tomlin - American contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, and worship leader.
- Album: Christmas Songs Of Worship
- Music: Key of C#m in 4/4 time at 90 bpm (♩)
- Chords: C#m, E, F#m, G#m7, A, B
- Easier in Am with chords: Am, A5, C, Dm, Dm6, Em7, F, G
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
O Come O Come EmmanuelCapo on 4th fret if playing with the video
The Relative Major Key of Am is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
Am Intro: 4/4 | | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 (O)| Am 1. O come, O come, Em - ma - nu - el And ran-som cap-tive Is - ra - el Am That mourns in lone-ly ex - ile here Un-til the Son of God ap - pear G Am Dm6 Em7 Am Chorus: Re-joice, re-joice, Em - ma - - nu - el C F Dm6 Em7 Am Shall come to Thee, O Is - ra - | el | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 (O)| Am Dm6 Em7 Am 2. O come, Thou Day-Spring, come ... and cheer C F Dm6 Em7 Am Thy spi-rits by Thine ad - vent here Dm C G Am G Dis-perse the gloo-my clouds o - of night G C Dm6 Em7 Fadd9 And death’s dark shad-ows put ..... to flight | 𝄎 | G Am Dm6 Em7 Am Chorus: Re-joice, re-joice, Em - ma - - nu - el C F Dm6 Em7 Am Shall come to Thee, O Is - ra - | el | 𝄎 | Am F Dm7 ||: | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 :|| | 𝄎 | | 𝄎 | G Am Dm6 Em7 Am Chorus: Re-joice, re-joice, Em - ma - - nu - el C F Dm6 Em7 Am Shall come to Thee, O Is - ra - el G Am F G Am Chorus: Re-joice, re-joice, Em - ma - - nu - el G C F Dm6 Em7 Am Shall come to Thee, O Is - ra - | el | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | Am A5 | | 𝄎 | 𝄑 |
Please Note: The first verse is played with Chris singing the melody line in sync with the piano over a synth backing of Am. If you want to play chords over the first verse, play the progression used in the second verse - ending the verse on Am instead of Fadd9.
The cover by Chris Tomlin includes only two of the 7 verses:
1. 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.
2. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
And order all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
3. O come, o come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
4. 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
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. O come, Desire of nations, bind
All people in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent and Christmas. It is based on a series of ancient Latin chants called the O Antiphons, which were sung before and after the Magnificat (Mary’s song of praise) in the last week of Advent.
The hymn expresses the longing of the people of Israel for the coming of the Messiah, who is called by various names and titles: Emmanuel (God with us), Rod of Jesse (descendant of King David), Dayspring (source of light), Key of David (ruler of God’s people), Wisdom (creator and orderer of all things), Lord of might (giver of the law), and King of nations (bringer of peace).
The hymn also invites the people to rejoice, because Emmanuel will come to them and save them from their sins and enemies.
The hymn was translated from Latin to English by John Mason Neale in 1851, and has been sung to various tunes, but the most common one is Veni Emmanuel, a 15th-century French melody. The hymn is one of the most popular and cherished Advent and Christmas carols in the English-speaking world.