These very ancient verses, probably dating from at least the sixth century, are used in daily prayer in the last days of Advent.
The hymn O come, O come Emmanuel is a paraphrase of them.
The titles given to the Messiah are all to be found in prophecy.
O Emmanuel 23 December
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver,
the Desire of all nations, and their Salvation:
Come and save us, O Lord our God.
Immanuel – God with us – Isaiah 7:14
As we await the coming of our Lord, we pray “Even so come, Lord Jesus”.