Music of the Day – I Wonder As I Wander / O Come Emmanuel (by Rob Landes)

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

When Mary birthed Jesus ’twas in a cow’s stall
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all
But high from God’s heaven, a star’s light did fall
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing
A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
Or all of God’s Angels in heaven to sing
He surely could have it, ’cause he was the King

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times did’st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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3 Responses to Music of the Day – I Wonder As I Wander / O Come Emmanuel (by Rob Landes)

  1. Sharon says:

    I’ve been listening to Christmas music sort of nonstop since just before Thanksgiving and really enjoying it. “I Wonder as I wonder” encapsulates some solid questions. There is mystery in the fact that Sovereign, Holy, (and all-loving) God had this plan and implemented it.

    I’ve read the writing of those who speculate that God was sort of “working it out as He went along” and that when things “didn’t work out right” under the Old Testament Covenant that He had to go to Plan B or C. How on earth (literally) one could have consequential faith in a God who was that unknowing is a greater mystery to me than the fact the He is as He is, planned things long before hand. Much mystery, and this carol gets it said/asked..

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  2. Sharon says:

    Cowboy Poems and Christmas Dawn

    http://www.cowboypoetry.com/christmas07one.htm

    Empty Saddles at Christmas speaks of cowboys off to war.

    I like the line describing a white Christmas that shows up at dawn.

    Like

    • Sharon says:

      (the first line of this, stella, should not have been included – I was c/p from something from my blog – should have started with “Cowboy Poems and Christmas Dawn” – )

      Like

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