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
This is a song of longing. The spirit cries out for the Lord’s coming to us… for that which was promised through the Prophet Isaiah… for Emmanuel’s advent. Come, Emmanuel, God with us. Come in, intimately close. Come be with us.
Each verse of the song starts out with those words of beckoning, of yearning, “O come, O come…” How we need Him! What a parched land we are without the water of His presence! What relief the Continue reading Advent Longings