A guest named Emmanuel inspired me to sing the other day.
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And shower now for free at Manna House.
Remove that grit and grime and slime,
And get so clean that you will brightly shine.
Emmanuel shall shower for free at Manna House.
O come, though homeless from the streets,
To share with us some coffee and sweet treats.
May we share this place with you,
That we about the streets may get a clue.
O come, Thou with the staff of life,
And leave the streets and their nasty strife.
From the depths of hell thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.
O come, Thou Person of Divine Light,
And raise our spirits in this dark night.
Disperse the clouds of despair and hate,
And knock down all the walls and closed gates.
O come, Thou Key of David come,
And open wide a warm place to stay;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
O come, O come, great Lord of might,
And to the powers that be give fright.
In this time give us true law,
In cloud and majesty and awe.
O come, Thou Ruler with majesty,
Be a sign that all people should be free.
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.
O come, fulfill our deepest hopes,
Help us against the dealers of dope.
Bid all our struggles cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.