Advent Day 08: Peace – Gospel in Life

Devotional

Advent Day 08: Peace

SUNDAY December 10, 2023

Week 2 Meditation

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.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save And give them victory
o’er the grave 
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

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

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes, on
Sinai’s height, In ancient times did’st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

— Latin hymn from the 12th Century, translated into English by John Mason Neale, 1851


Note:
Emmanuel is derived from the Greek and Immanuel is derived from the Hebrew. Both spellings mean “God with us”.

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