Oh, Come, Oh, Come Emmanuel
Translated: John Neal, 1818-66
Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!
I am so thankful Jesus came to set the captives free! I love my freedom in Christ but there are times I still head towards captivity.
For the love of all things pure and beautiful, I don’t know why!
I trip up and get trapped in my own sins and selfish desires. And I often forget to extend the grace and forgiveness so freely given to me. And back to captivity I go.
Thank you, God, for providing the ransom for my life through the death and resurrection of Jesus!
Come, Lord Jesus!