Monday, November 30, 2009

Advent Hymns, and the End of NaBloPoMo


This is one of my favorite Advent hymns. Unfortunately we didn't sing it this weekend -- and probably won't :-( -- but I'm posting it here.

O Come, Divine Messiah!

1. O come, divine Messiah!
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away.

Refrain:
Dear Savior haste;
Come, come to earth,
Dispel the night and show Thy face,
And bid us hail the dawn of grace.
O come, divine Messiah!
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away.

2. O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come break the captive fetters;
Redeem the long-lost fold. Refrain

3. You come in peace and meekness,
And lowly will Thy cradle be;
All clothed in human weakness
We shall Thy Godhead see. Refrain

Download a MIDI of this hymn.

I must admit that this MIDI is MUCH slower than I generally sing it -- I like it almost in waltz time.


I would post a few more of my favorites, but in poking around I found this link, which is awesome! Go see for yourself and enjoy.

And this brings me to the other theme of this post -- today is the end of NaBloPoMo. Once again it has been a good discipline for me, and I've loved having more from my favorite bloggers all month too. I hope I can remember to be kind to y'all and post more regularly than I did last year. At any rate, I promise to keep up with the moving updates, even if they're just a few whiny sentences.

Have a happy and blessed Advent!


1 comment:

Kate said...

I LOVE "Oh Come, Divine Messiah" - and heard it often during advent as a child, not so much since moving to the US though.