1 Jesus, hope of every nation,
light of heaven upon our way;
promise of the world's salvation,
spring of life's eternal day!

2 Saints by faith on God depending
wait to see Messiah born;
sin's oppressive night is ending
in the glory of the dawn!

  [Emmanuel, God is with us, 
  rejoice! the Saviour is here. 
  Christ in us, the hope of glory. 
  Jesus, light of the world.

3 Look, he comes! the long - awaited
Christ, redeemer, living Word;
hope and faith are vindicated
as with joy we greet the Lord.

  [Emmanuel, God is with us...]

  [Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel, God is with us...]

4 Glory in the highest heaven
to the Father, Spirit, Son,
on the earth all praise be given
to our God, the Three - in - One!

  [Emmanuel, God is with us...]

NB piano score is for use with congregation, and not compatible with choral version

After Nunc dimittis , Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
8 7 8 7 Trochaic