Cece Winans - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Lyrics

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile
Until the sun of God appears

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

O Come thou Dayspring come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
And drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds
And bring us light

Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Shell come to thee, O Israel
Shell come to thee, O Israel

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  1. Toya G


  2. jonathan burks

    tha 9 tha 9 tha 9 tha 3 tha 0 tha 3 tha 4 tha 3 tha 4 tha 1 tha 6 tha 4 tha @ .

  3. Omar Dia

    This is THE BEST placement and redition of pure runs of an entire song ive ever heard! Of course she is WHITNEY.... the GREATEST singer that ever lived period.

  4. Yvonne Day

    So beautiful....💕💕🎶🎶

  5. Davi Araujo

    THE VOICE!!!

  6. Joéliton Melo

    Whitney is the Queen of melismas+❤!!!

    Pedro H

    A melhor do mundo

    Davi Araujo

    Sem dúvidas! ♡



  8. Christie Richardson

    This song warms my heart. ❤️

  9. linkhare7

    all i can say is i'm bald......prep your wigs especially for @ 2:43 till the end

  10. Robert Smith

    At 2:47 Whitney broke Guiness Book of World Record for most clear notes sung in a second I'm sure, JESUS CHRIST give me an epic voice I'll stay singing just for you.

  11. Love Moore

    Gives me the same feeeling awww awww aww gives me in The Little Mermaid at the beginning of this song. Sing, Nippy!

  12. Zeek Graham

    Whitney went in!!

  13. Asap Jersey

    that's that shit rite there👍👍👍👍👍👍

  14. Autumn Rose

    You can't learn runs like that. I've heard the use of melisma time and time again, but her rendition of this song shows what sets her apart. Her runs are complex and flow out of her so fast and smooth and effortlessly. She's so natural with it, even without her full voice potential. This is why she's the queen of runs.

    Love Moore

    +Autumn Rose And to think her voice was not at its best state because she was on drugs. You can hear the deterioration starting in her voice, but she is SHITTING!

    antionette davis

    +Autumn Rose Kim Burrell is the master and queen of runs...and Whitney looked p to her

    Autumn Rose

    +antionette davis Yes, Whitney loved Kim. I think Kim is great too. As far as runs, you can probably lend the title "Queen of Runs" to a number of gospel singers. However, outside of the gospel realm, I give it to Whitney. I also prefer the sound of Whitney's.


    +antionette davis if you listen to both you can see why Whitney love Kim's voice they do similar runs n have similar approaches to singing

  15. ocaldwell920

    Has me in tears.

  16. Misschris Anderson

    Most beautiful music ever.

  17. CY T

    And to think, she recorded this in the early 2000s when her voice was supposedly in a really bad state… yes, her tone is coarser and her once magnificent breath support was no longer as great as it was, but her soulful input, musical ear, interpretative skills and creative use of melisma were still brilliant! That trill at the end was gorgeous.

    Charles Wheeler

    Melisma...thank you ....I learned a new musical definition and how accurately expressed!

  18. Angela Grant

    Oh my goodness this is so good. That voice!!! She sure is missed.

  19. morenaso1

    This is NOT Take 6. It's Mervyn Warren formerly of Take 6. She wanted them but Mervyn did it instead


    Also One Wish Christmas album by Whitney Houston


    @morenaso1 I have no clue who u r, and u have no idea who I am. Let me set the record straight tho...this is NOT Mervyn, by himself....this is Take 6


    @Butch3115 Haha, oh ok. Well said we don't know each other. Mervyn Warren and Whitney mentioned that they weren't able to get Take6 in the studio. Have you ever noticed that all of the take 6 members sound like Take 6 when they do a recording individually? Multitracking allows you do provide your own harmonies. I record my own background when I sing and people think it's a group




    @morenaso1 Are u implying that brothers and close friends refused to help sing because they're not being paid? I am confused why ur thinking its only Mervyn...

  20. Phres Evardone

    Perhaps the best rendition of this song.

  21. Алексей Кислов

    r.i.p. my love my angel

  22. patrick lemmercier

    2:30 Make me wanna jump on my feet

  23. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    You go WH....you made this song relevant to me. I love the awesome execution. She was like no other singer and no other singer is like WH. Not one!!

  24. BibleJournalCrafts

    Don't you worry God's gonna be there ... Emmanuel is coming... Jesus Christ our Lord ... Merry Christmas to all

  25. Stephani Robinson

    That note at 2:25 tho... gotta love it! #RIPARADISE Nippy

  26. Abrahim Hoyte

    Wow :-)

  27. Dadrien Brown

    Sung beautifully. Talented Whitney and Take 6

  28. R.E.S Entertainment

    This the best I've ever heard this song sung tbh!!

  29. Marcus Anthony

    This is musical perfection

  30. Nigermany

    Is this not absolutely perfect?

  31. Nostalgically Unforgettable

    Those runs man smh ....THE VOICE

  32. Barry4B

    Merely quoting Whitney herself

  33. Barry4B

    Crack is whack

  34. CadetClark1996 Aviation HD

    Whitney and Take-Six made this song come to life!

  35. Josiah Smith

    This song has never been sung like this. And it never will be sung this way. Mrs. Houston was in her prime. We all thank you very much Mrs. Houston for sharing your slice of God with the world.

  36. WH012Vids

    This was years past Whitney's prime

  37. Arthur Jankins

    Yes sir, yes sir, she is definitely missed:(

    Merry after-Christmas to you as well:)

  38. itzadundeal

    May she R.est I.n P.aradise, our dear sweet Whitney. Surely missed! MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL! #trayvon #RIPCT27

  39. bolder2009

    It actually only Merv Warren (formerly of Take 6) on bg vocals.

  40. Sharon Vaughn

    Thank you sweet Jesus for the beautiful miracle of Whitney. This is beautiful.

  41. jayfer22190

    My favorite version

  42. Dadrien Brown

    Whitney's voice sounds like an angel with the soulful vocals of Take 6. This rendition of the song has the blessings of the Lord all over it

  43. Mary Barnes


  44. Daniel Porter

    The melisma here is incredible

  45. madadaxxx

    I love her runs at the end of the song.

  46. megan goode

    I'm crying... in her prime, her voice was just immaculate and this is proof... Lord heal.

  47. Koldo mesquita ansoleaga

    i love her voice

  48. OriginalJoseyWales

    poor whitney

  49. qarahiyo

    Sweet Jesus. Wow! Just wow

  50. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    Wow....what a masterful job she did on this. This woman is just a "SPECIAL" singer above the rest. When people say "THE VOICE".....i get why they see her that way. She really is greatly missed.

  51. Mahlercougar

    Its a real shame about that,because Mervyn with Take 6 was(IMHO)the best line up of the Group Ive been a*serious*T6 Fan since their inception in 1988 and I have listened very critically at their music countless times. I dont want to knock Joey; and now more recently(Kristian-Taking over for Cedric)but their sound is. Different.Not bad.just different.MW was more than just his voice that blended so well 3rd from the top,but his Arrangements*along* with Mark,Claude and Ced that made it so unique.

  52. Alexander Edwards

    she str8 killed it acappella.......and that last note she ran around the world.... and this when people was sayin she didnt have it... lol

  53. agapereign

    @marioTmaggot It won't happen. They have differences of opinion on his lifestyle, which is why he was asked to leave the group in the first place. And I'm sure his celebrating "wins" for gay marriage will hinder any prospects in the future.

  54. Atom Terran

    @marioTmaggot Seriously! That would be amazing!

  55. anya891able

    Amen m amen , my sister Withney...Jesus is lord .

  56. dan

    we miss you whitney rest in peace with god behind you, sing with god!
    we love you.

  57. JB Craipeau

    R.I.P. One of the best female voice ever.... =(

  58. dWjb

    live on in eternal peace + serenity Whitney Houston.

  59. International Political and Religious Rights Union

    Simply love it.

  60. Danny Motta

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    •。★Christmas★ 。* 。

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  61. prashantjohn

    Man, there's no one like Whitney!!!
    She makes any song come alive like it was never sung.

  62. TWV Houston

    Whitney KILT this! I bet she would sound good singing it today too

  63. Nippyfit86

    I was just thinking how good Marcus Canty from XFactor(US) would sound on this. His tone is just beautiful.

  64. hotrodindalou

    I agree she was passing her prime, yet she does some of her best and most creative singing here. Well said.

  65. violinmusicfan

    the queen

  66. Luchiano

    I love it!

  67. Arthur Jankins

    As I listen, I can't help but shake my head in disbelief at what I am hearing! This is, in all accounts, the best version of this song (IMHO). This is a totally spectacular rendition of this song. Hearing how glorious Whitney sounds singing this song, and how wonderful Mervin Warren sounds doing the background vocals just has me beside myself. And, we're both amazed at how beautiful this song is!

  68. bolder2009

    @alphaqnow Wow! I haven't heard this story before. I'd love to know more about the sessions of the One Wish album because I feel its her greatest work. Even though her voice was past its prime, she did some of her best and most creative singing on the One Wish album.

  69. whfan007

    @MistyCallsKingdra1 2003 Holiday Album.

  70. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    She mastered this....she did it real justice. I love the show of her vocal skills and how she played with it.

  71. alphaqnow

    @popprince86 ...and Mervyn Warren..formerly of Take 6. They couldn't get Take 6 for her so Merv, who produced most of the Christmas album, did this for her, all by himself, and surprised her with it and she broke down in tears..at least that's how Merv told it. ;-)