O Come Emmanuel - a Christmas series
Our Advent series this year walks through the classic Christmas carol, O Come O Come Emmanuel. Originally this song was 7 separate songs, called the O Antiphons. Each song was sung or chanted the last 7 days leading up to Christmas.
You’ve heard it said, “you can’t take it with you.” But what if you could? What if some of the things that happen in this life follow us into the next? You’d want to know what those things are and you may even want to make them part of your life now. Join us as we wrap up our O Come Emmanuel series talking about heaven and what gets in.
We continue our series breaking down the lyrics behind O Come O Come Emmanuel. This week we’re discussing the 3rd verse O come thou Dayspring come and cheerOur spirits by Thy justice hereDisperse the gloomy clouds of nightAnd death’s dark shadows put to flight The term “Dayspring” refers to point on the horizon that the sun emerges. O Come Emmanuel incorporates mostly prophecy into its verses. Dayspring is not different. Dayspring is in Luke 1:78, Isaiah 9:1-2, and Matthew 4:16…