O come, o come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appears. God’s people had learned a difficult lesson, and now they waited for the redemption promised. They longed for good days, for the Son of David to be enthroned, for an end to the Roman oppression, for kind words and a solution to the problem of sin. God was about to step into history—would they recognize it?
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by G.F. Handel