12.18.2011

our musical advent calendar, day 18

Inspired by Pinterest, Anna wanted to do an advent calendar. And inspired by Advent Conspiracy, she wanted to make it about presence, not presents. Ian had a brilliant idea to use music. We each picked out some of our favorite Christmas songs and will be counting down with festive tunes.

day 18. "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" - Bensonwells, Hear the Sound... of Christmas

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I frequent The Drop. And when I heard the three song EP from Bensonwells, I immediately put the entire album on repeat. The one stand-out song is absolutely this chilling, gorgeous and modern arrangement of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." 'Nuff said.
—Ian

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.

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our people by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And sin's dark shadows put to flight.

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

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Rejoice! Rejoice!

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


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