Christmas Music: O Come O Come Emmanuel

We learn one of the names of Jesus Christ in Matthew 1: 23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

In Genesis the Lord speaks to us about His own coming — in other words being our Emmanuel, “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”

This promise is repeated in Leviticus 26: 11-12, “Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. ‘I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.”

I love the fact that God came and was with us, and that He will be with us again one day.

Two of my favorite songs about the name Emmanuel

“Emmanuel God With Us”, by Amy Grant:

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” twice. By The Carpenters:

And also by The Piano Guys:

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Music: O Come O Come Emmanuel

  1. One of my top 3 favorites. In my humble opinion, Nathan Pacheco and Loreena Mckennitt have the best versions of this song.

  2. I also love the thought of God with us. He was a God. He had power, glory, praise. He had created worlds without number. He chose to give up all of this and come down and live with us, in a poor, dirty, backwater part of his creation. He walked with us, talked with us, and prepared a way for us to return home to Heavenly Father. Thanks.

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