O Come, Emmanuel

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Happy Monday! Hitting you all with a dose of Music Monday… Christmas themed.

THIS WEEK IS CHRISTMAS! Can you all believe it?!

This week’s song is O Come, Emanuel by The Clark Sisters

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a very old Christmas hymn that dates back to around the 12th century. If you take a look at the lyrics split into section below you’ll notice the importance of each lyrics, each stanza, each word… simply amazing. Israel, like sheep, had wandered away from God. They were help prisoner by their sin, they longed for the promised Saviour who would restore their relationship with the Father thus making “intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:6;12). And “ransom captive Israel” and that saviour is Jesus… Emmanuel.

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.

The hymn writer tells us to rejoice for Emmanuel, meaning “God with us” will come to thee, as He loves those who are lost and comes to save them personally.

We, like Israel, are to rejoice as well. The song is still so necessary today as it reveals that Christ’s sacrifice was so great that it couldn’t be limited to just 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.

The “Rod of Jesse” is passed on a passage from the Book of Isaiah. “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots” (King James Version). This tree being the family line from which Christ would come. In Jesus’ coming as a man, and living a perfect life Jesus has become our redeemer and bought us back from sin.

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

This stanza talks about when our spirits were dark like midnight Christ rose like the “Sun of Righteousness” (Malachi 4:2) to be the “light of the world” (John 8:12).

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.

Jesus has come to open the path of righteousness so all may fit and all may come, while closing the path to misery! The path He has chosen leads on high! AMEN

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.

CHECK OUT MY SISTER IN CHRIST’S BLOG ON THE SAME SONG… AMAZING ❤ https://justlovethemanyway.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/monday-motivationoh-come-emmanuel/


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