O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

My dear friends, 
I have been quite busy the last few days
and Friday I came down with body aches, a fever,
and a terrible sore throat, so sore it hurt to talk.
Yesterday it was all I could do to pull myself out of bed
so I am sorry to say that I am resharing a post I wrote on my blog 3 years ago.
I don't like to repost things, but in this case I couldn't help myself.
I hope you enjoy
as the words of this hymn never grow old.

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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 -

Enjoy the music while you read 
the beautiful and inspirational words of
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.
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 
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 9:6 -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!
And thank you for allowing me to reshare this precious hymn.


Joyful said...

It's a beautiful hymn. I pray you get well soon dear Stephanie. xx

Regina said...

Oh you poor dear! I hope you feel better soon. Have a hot cup of tea and honey in a pretty cup. And I love this hymn! It's perfect to welcome the advent season.

Linda said...

A beautiful hymn, Stephanie...rest my friend and not worry what gets posted etc. Sending you gentle hugs and lots of love.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That nasty bug is going around here in Upstate NY too. So sorry it got you! Hope you are up and around feeling better soon! Thank you for the beautiful post despite how you are feeling. xoxo

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

A prescription of rest is being sent your way, dear Stephanie, along with prayers and well wishes to get better quickly! So miserable to be sick in this busy holiday season, and I pray that it will pass by quickly! I enjoyed this lovely post, such a beautiful song, worthy of praise to our mighty Lord Jesus! I love Isaiah 9:6, it is a favorite scripture of mine. Think of the Lord Jesus being not only a babe in the manger, but also the Everlasting Father, and the Mighty God. Such an amazing picture in my heart. I hope you feel better very soon dear friend!

Rhonda said...

Love this hymn~ what powerful words! Thanks for sharing again, sweet Stephanie and I am praying for your health to return quickly!

Billie Jo said...

Oh dear friend,
May you have rest and peace until you feel all better!
In the meantime, stay hydrated and cozy!!!
Hugs. : )

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You poor thing - I hope you get rid of whatever it is soon! No shame in re-posting (or re-gifting hahaha - sorry, couldn't resist!). I love all of the different names for Jesus in this hymn. Our pastor today started a 3-week series on 3 names of God. Today was Rose of Sharon and he pointed out that all other 'names' used for Jesus tell what he DOES (Light, Bread, Water, etc.) but Rose speaks to his BEAUTY and who He IS. I'm hoping you get rest and refreshment and are back on your feet again soon!!

Margie said...

Feel better soon, Stephanie!

Karen said...

Praying your are soon well. I dearly love this Christmas carol. A wonderful prayer too!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hugs from across the many miles hoping you are feeling much better xx

Michele said...

I have to share several things - first off that rendition single-handedly for SURE is my absolutely positively favorite Christmas Carole. The first time I heard it I kinda freaked out, and seriously I play it over and over and over! I get OCD with music, so then I had to go too my own piano and teach myself how to do it. Somehow it's that CELLO, though that makes it so hauntingly beautiful. And the video setting is so perfect it gives me chills.

Today in my choir ( I sing alto) we opened with the traditional one, and then for Holy Communion we sang a gorgeous version of it interwined with another song, intermingling. It was so pretty.

So now I need to go play that video a few million times this hopeful Advent Season.

If you didn't read it Yvonne at Stone Gable blog wrote up a wonderful post about Advent today I think you'd enjoy.

May your Advent be blessed as we wait in joyful hope for our Dear Savior's Birth. ♥

Michele said...


Forgot to say we had a cello, violin and piano plus our choir singing that tone, too. It was so pretty. (Not as pretty as The Piano Guys version tho, nothing is better than that!)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A beautiful poem, but so sorry you're feeling awful. Hope it's not that horrible bug that hangs on and on and that you're feeling better by now.

Anne Payne said...

Oh Stephanie, I am so sorry you're sick! My son had that over Thanksgiving. He still has a cough so it's a tough one to beat. I hope it's over soon for you!

I sure don't mind the repost. That's my favorite Christmas hymn of all time. 😁

Debby Ray said...

This is also one of my favorites and there no need to apologize, just rest and feel better soon, dear friend! Hugs and prayers coming your way! ♥♥♥

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
Sending hugs and prayers, may you get well soon.
Thank you for the post, it is beautiful.
I am thinking snow,
xx oo

Linda S. said...

Sorry you got really sick. Get well soon! and thanks for the beautiful music and post. :-) xo

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Cheryl said...

Oh, you poor dear! I am SO sorry you are so sick. May Jesus send quick healing to your body! Praying for you right now and sending much love your way. :)

Sandi said...

I love this song. And the Piano Guys!

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon, Stephanie! {{HUGS}}

Kate Yetter said...

One of my favorite songs! Feel better Stephanie!

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well, so many are getting hit with this, colds and flus just going around, maybe that means people will be well for Christmas and just getting it all over now. Hope you are feeling better very soon!
Beautiful post, it was a great one to repost :)

Kris said...

I'm sorry you have been sick!! Out here what you are experiencing is called the Bandon crud and all the long time residents say it is a yearly occurrence!! Take care of yourself!!

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