...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Friday, December 24, 2004

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
Who mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, O Wisdom from on high
And order all things far and nigh.
To us the path of knowledge show
And help us in that way to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, O come, O Adonai
Who came to all on Sinai high.
And from its peak a single law
Proclaimed in majesty and awe.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, O Shoot of Jesse
Free your own from Satan's tyranny.
From depths of hell your people save
And give them victory o'er the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, O Key of David, come
And open wide your heavenly home.
Make safe the path to endless day
To hell's destruction close the way.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, O Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by your advent here.
Love stir within the womb of night
And death's own shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!

O come, Desire of Nations, bind
All people in one heart and mind.
Make envy, strife, and quarrels cease
Fill the whole world with heaven's peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel!