27 November 2011

Sunday Blessings



{from the movie The Nativity Story}

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, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.


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 over 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;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.


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


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


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


O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.


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


O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.


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


O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.


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

~"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" translated by John M. Neale~

Awaiting the coming of the season of our Savior's birth during this time of Advent . . . Many blessings on your Sabbath, dear ladies!

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." ~Isaiah 7:14~

2 comments:

  1. :D Have you seen this song in LATIN?? I know three verses and the chorus in Latin...and I absolutely love it!

    Happy Advent!

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  2. This is one of my favourite Christmas Carols, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing, and it is such a blessing to read again, especially all the other versus. Looking forward to the Advent of our Saviour's Birth! (P.S. I love the movie, The Nativity Story :D)
    God bless, dear sister!
    In His love,
    ~Joy

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