Saturday, December 16, 2017

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (revised translation) by Barbara Billey ARCWP

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 
Verse 1      
O come, O come, Emmanuel 
and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here 
until the Son of God appears.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. 
Shall come to you, O Israel.

Verse 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
O Come, O Wisdom, Love within creation, 
breathe Your power into our nations; 
to us the path of wisdom show, 
and teach us in Your ways to follow.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel. 
Shall come to you, O Israel.

Verse 3
This holy season calls us to see,
that now, with Christ, we share humanity.
Our women priesthood heralds new birth,
with You, our God we recreate our Church.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Our freedom is near.
The Dawn of Justice shines within us here. 
Barbara J. Billey, M.Ed., M.A., D.Min.,
Registered Psychotherapist

Canadian Certified Counsellor
Registered Canadian Art Therapist

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