Advent Reflection Dec. 4

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Instrumental background here

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 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
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, 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.

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6 thoughts on “Advent Reflection Dec. 4

    1. Music has such a way of speaking to the heart. For me, Christmas music started in October for years because of choir, band or church choir. I love how the very oldest carols can now work with new arrangements, but still speak to my soul.

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    1. They do some great stuff, don’t they? My youngest is a cellist their 12 cello arrangements were a favorite to use at camp for cello choir. I think this version of Oh Come Emmanuel is one of the very best. Maybe the monks in France would also be up there, but this song is made for the cello voice.

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  1. I have found that (when I play at the local long term care facility) music touches even the hearts of those who seem to be more removed in their consciousness. Such power!!! Especially when carried by His Spirit!!!! Blessings…….

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    1. So true! Music is often the last thing that Alzheimer’s patients lose. They may not recognize a single family member, yet sing old hymns and carols perfectly, not missing a single verse! Hugs right back to you!

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