Many of my favorite hymns are from Advent. There's the beautiful "Comfort, Comfort Ye My People"; Yesterday at CJ's church the service ended with "Prepare The Royal Highway", which is so wonderfully majestic; "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" always captures the hope in which Israel (and we) wait; "On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry" is my favorite of all of them.
"All praise, eternal Son, to Thee
Whose Advent sets Thy people free
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore."
-"On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry", verse 5.
Enjoy this clip from the Lessons and Carols service at my church two years ago. The kids still love singing "The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came" as much now as then. "Most highly favored LA-dy, GLORIA!"
Sing it, kids! It makes me smile - even after the successful root canal today. Thanks for all the prayers!
"The angel Gabriel from heaven came
With wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame:
All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favored lady." Gloria!"
-"The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came", verse 1.
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