Sunday, December 21, 2014

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
- Luke 1:32, 33 -


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.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


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
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
O drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds and bring us light.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Where all Thy saints with Thee shall swell-
O come, O come, Emmanuel!
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
- Plainsong, 13th Century -


Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us.
- Matthew 1:23 -

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called 
Wonderful,
Counsellor;
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 9:6 -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!

21 comments:

Nancy Vance said...

Merry Christmas, Stephanie!

Bethany Carson said...

What a beautiful hymn! Blessings to you, Stephanie!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Thanks for such a beautiful post!

silverfeather said...

Such a beautiful post Stephanie! I love the music and pictures... thank you dear! Wishing you a blessed Lord's Day too~

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great Christmas words. Fabulous. Merry Christmas. Keep in touch

Cattails said...

A very touching post and the audio is beautiful. God bless you and your family this Christmas.
xoxo Mildred

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, those words are so meaningful! Have a very happy Christmas, Stephanie!

Debbie Harris said...

Emmanuel! God with us! My heart rejoices when I hear those words. Just to know that my God is with me every moment of my day. He lives with-in my heart, and I praise His Holy Name for His Gift of salvation. :-)

This post touched my heart this morning, both in word and in your gorgeous photos. Thank you!

I love you much, Mom

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful! My favorite Christmas Hymn of all time!!! And your photos are so lovely. I know I say that all the time but it is true :)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas week, dear Stephanie!

Sandi said...


O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel



Amen, amen!

peabea said...

One of my favorite Hymns. Lovely post and beautiful pictures. :)

Mehrll said...

Beautiful hymn, beautiful photos. Have a very merry, Christ-filled Christmas.

Tori Leslie said...

Happy Christmas!!! Lovely post!

JES said...

Oh that magnificent day when He returns!

Thank you for the beautiful reminder :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet one....this song is one of my favorites, and it calls me by name....OH come Anita, oh come and worship HIM...EMMANUEL. He is within YOU.

Peace and laughter, light and freedom to you this day. Anita

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful song and photos!

pinks said...

A great song - it takes you deep into itself straight away - "rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel" sends goosebumps over my skin. I love the photos too. I wish you a Happy Christmas dear friend and a happy & healthy new year! Have a lovely relaxing Christmas break :) love and a big hug from me xxx

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a beautiful favorite hymn of mine. I hope you have a blessed and merry Christmas.

Danielle

Conniecrafter said...

Love this song, we just sang it this past Sunday at Church!
Merry Christmas!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful photos to accompany that great Scripture, Stephanie! Thank you.

Mrs R said...

Stephanie, this is one of my most favorite Christmas carols. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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