#142 belle and sebastian – o come, o come emmanuel

belle

i spent my christmas eve night at church, as i have been for quite a while. part of the message was on the small and obscure circumstances surrounding jesus’ birth, and i thought it rather apt that my favorite carol, “o come, o come emmanuel” was sung near the end of the service during communion when there was lots happening around and not many people taking notice. it’s such a shy song with such weighty words, with even the chorus of rejoicing sung just barely above a whisper, so hearing it tonight in all its unassuming subtlety left in me the most lasting impression. with that little thought, i pray the meaning of christmas will resound in your heart too amidst all the noise that inevitably comes with the season these days.

mp3: belle and sebastian – o come, o come emmanuel

3 responses to “#142 belle and sebastian – o come, o come emmanuel

  1. Christmas songs of 2008 YOU NEVER HEARD!

    http://andeeroo.wordpress.com/

  2. Heard Sufjan’s take on this? So, so much better.

  3. thanks for the heads-up! i love the sufjan version..

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