Emanuel, (O Come, O Come)…

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My attempt at bokeh♪ My lights wrapped around my sled that is at my front door.

This week I am featuring the letter E with the hymn O Come, O Come Emanuel. John M. Neale translated the old Latin version in 1851.  Neale’s original translation began “Draw nigh, draw nigh, Emanuel”  http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/c/ocomocom.htm

May the Holy Spirit guide you in all your endeavors!


Alphabe-Thursday, letter E

Orange You Glad It’s Friday

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.RefrainRejoice! 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




12 Responses

  1. Some of those old medieval hymns are so potent with theology that they make some of our present day songs seem quite trivial, don’t they? I guess it had to do with the terribly oppressive darkness they were dealing with that made them search that much harder for the LIGHT!

  2. thanks for sharing. The lights are so pretty – they must be a wonderful sight in real life! {:-Deb

  3. This is one of my favorite Christmas hymns.

  4. Extremely wonderful!

  5. I have always loved that song, Laurie! And I love your photo as well! Have a blessed Christmas.

  6. Nice and special! Merry Christmas!

  7. Wonderful composition, beautiful lights!

  8. This is a favorite Christmas song of mine. Amy Grant does a very nice job with it. Hope your Christmas is joyful and blessed.


    PS. I just posted my annual Christmas Eve story if you’d like to take a look!

  9. I appreciate so much your visits and lovely comments. Many times I have clicked on your avatar and been blocked but this time you left me your url in the comment which enabled my return visit.

    Thank you, thank you! Your blog is very nice and I am so glad to have finally been able to visit you.

    Take care, Merry Christmas and many blessings!!

  10. Nice! If you want to see different bokeh effects, try different apertures. As you get higher in aperture number, you will get hexagonals instead of circles.

  11. Beautiful! Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it’s Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Merry Christmas!

  12. I can’t help but sing along as I read this…

    Excellent post for the letter “E”!

    Thanks for linking.


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