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“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

10 December 2011

I have always loved this song. It’s probably one of my favorite hymns ever. And now that I’ve started viewing the hope for the parousia (the Second Coming of Jesus) as a deep desire for a rule of justice and love on earth, this song has become for me the cry of the oppressed, and the promise of liberation. In this light, it’s equally beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. Here is the Future of Forestry’s take on it, which Fr. Sammy Wood introduced me to.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 December 2011 21:20

    One of my favorites as well. Have you heard the Sufjan Stevens version?

    • Patrick Burrows permalink*
      10 December 2011 21:25

      Sufjan is one of my favorites. And I really like that he recorded something like 4 different versions of it.

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