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The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation.

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.

– Celia Laighton Thaxter

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O Emmanuel – O God with Us

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, God with us, may we be ever more aware of your presence with us.

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and the Savior of them all, O come and save us, O Lord our God

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O Emmanuel, Come!

O Emmanuel, Come!

O Rex Gentium – O King of Nations

Jesus showed us his kingship as the Suffering Servant

Jesus lived out his kingship as the Suffering Servant

O King of the Nations and Desire of the all, you are the Cornerstone who makes both one. O come and save the creatures whom you fashioned out of clay.

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O Come, King of Nati

O Come, King of Nations!

O Oriens – O Dayspring

O Dayspring

O Dayspring

O Rising Dawn, brightness of the Light Eternal and Son of Righteousness, O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.

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O Clavis David – O Key of David

O Come, Key of David and open our hearts

O Come, Key of David and open our hearts

O Key of David and scepter of the house of Israel, you open and no one can close; you close and no one can open. O come and bring captives out of the prison house, those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.

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O Key of David, Come!

O Key of David, Come!

O Radix Jesse – O Root of Jesse

We believe that these barren branches will sprout new green growth come Spring

We believe that these barren branches will sprout new green growth come Spring

O Root of Jesse, you stand as an ensign to the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths and nations will bow in worship. O Come and deliver us and do not tarry.

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O Root of Jesse, Come!

O Root of Jesse, Come!

O Adonai – O Lord

Probably this is as close as I'll ever come to a burning bush

Probably this is as close as I’ll ever come to a burning bush

O Adonai and Leader of the House of Israel, you appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the Law on Sinai. O come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

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O Lord, come!

O Lord, come!