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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday's Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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.

O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
Who to thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

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.

O come, thou Dayspring from on high
And cheer us by thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

O come, thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Latin antiphone, 12th century, Latin hymn, 1710
Translated by John Mason Neale, 1851
Tune: Veni Emmanuel, Ancient plain song, 13th century
Adapted by Thomas Helmore, 1856

7 comments:

rosemary said...

Ha! What is it they say about great minds? I posted this hymn too. It's one of my favorites, so getting to read it again on your blog is twice the blessing.

I continue to pray that you're gaining strength and feeling increasingly well, Dorothy.

ellen b. said...

Yep you and Rosemary on the same track this morning. Blessings...

Lisa writes... said...

Love this one!

Lisa notes... said...

I also love this one. I didn't realize how old its roots were.

I miss making the rounds for "November of Thanks." So I'll add a "December of Thanks" for today: I'm thankful that I met you during November. :-)

Praying that your health remains good!

Willow said...

Is your strength and energy returning! I hope so.

This hymn is one of my all time favorite Advent carols!

Dorothy said...

I am returning to normal! God is so good!

And so good that He has given me new blogging friends through this time and deepened my relationship with old blogging friends too! I do thank Him for each one of you!

AuntE said...

I'll add my vote for this hymn. It's one I don't tire of hearing year after year, and even several times during the same year! :)