And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
O Come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer,
Our spirits by thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
O Come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
And order all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in her way to go.
O Come, Desire of nations, bind,
All people in on heart and mind.
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.
Emmanuel shall come to thee,
This is definitely my favorite Christmas song, my favorite song I think for that matter. If you really pay attention to the words, you'll notice that there are four names of Jesus in this song:
Desire of Nations
Son of God
The song is a plea, a plea for Emmanuel to come and save Israel. It's a reassurance, that he'll come one day, first as a perfect man, a baby born in a stable, then, He'll come as a glorious King, coming to put His kingdom into His just, everlasting arms.
What a beautiful thing we have to celebrate at Christmas!
We can celebrate His coming as our Savior, and as our King.
" And you will call His name, Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father, David...and his kingdom will have no end..." Luke 1:31-32
Picture: New Line Cinema,'The Nativity Story'
May you all have a beautiful, and blessed CHRISTmas,