Let Me Say It Again: O, Come, Emmanuel

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I already used this song Sunday, a Francesca Battistelli version, but it is so beautiful and totally embodies the whole thing about Advent. (Just as a humorous sidenote, Catholic Online uses a Wikipedia definition of what Advent is, haha).  I am still learning.  Should have known to go straight to Wikipedia.  Kinda funny!

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The Piano Guys are awesome and have a really festive “Angels We Have Heard on High” video making the rounds these days, but this rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is just exquisite {- exquisite} and will bring you peace for the weekend.  At the end they have a link to a special Christmas version of it.  In case once isn’t enough (and it wasn’t for me).

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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.

Stop what you’re doing.  Put that long list of things to do away.  Listen, shhhhh….listen by candlelight and pray it, too,

O Come, Emmanuel…

 

Nativity 2010 (7) Nativity 2010 (9)NOTE: These photos are some of the unedited (or at least unfinished) pictures we didn’t use on the 2010 Christmas card.  Four cameras going, less than 30 minutes start to finish includes getting the kids out of the car and into the cold, dressed, bringing all the animals in and snapping like wild.  Later a lovely card and “Baby Jesus” (depicted by little Miss Sawyer) was suddenly wearing blue.  ;)  But this?  Is what is REALLY looked like!  Haha.

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