As promised yesterday here’s a more Pitch Perfect rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel, this time featuring a female group. (and seemingly one random dude)
Today we add a male a capella version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Pitch Perfect fans out there.
I’ll look around for a female version.
This short article on the song O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Michael Kelley has been published a couple of times on his blog and explains the biblical imagery used in the hymn that speak of longing fulfilled.
We are longing for what only Jesus can bring, just as Israel was longing for centuries for the coming of God’s chosen One who would be their deliverer.
And while Israel longed for a physical delivery, we know now that our physical deliverance from circumstantial tribulation is only a shadow of the greater deliverance we need, and therefore the greater longing that permeates every experience of our lives.
Read the whole post at Forward Progress.
Here’s a stadium rock sort of version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel from group For King And Country, who are a Christian band based in the US with Australian roots. I hadn’t really heard of them.
There’s an interlude-y bit toward the end.
Today’s version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is by a duo called The Reliques.
They don’t seem to be currently active.
Which at least means I’m not tempted to buy more music.
This rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Bette Midler was the only really traditional Christmas hymn on her seasonal album, Cool Yule, but it is a very assured and expressive vocal.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel continues on, with Katherine Jenkin’s rendition from her 2012 album This Is Christmas.