Emmanuel (Advent Hymn)

 

Emmanuel (Advent Hymn)


"My family is part of a small, local "Church of England" church. I am one of the worship leaders, and have had to face the reality that most popular worship songs were birthed in large churches. I have given my attention, as a songwriter, to writing for "small churches" - songs that are easy to sing and easy to play.
I usually lead on the first Sunday of each month, so, when it came to the first Sunday in December a few years back, I found myself looking for advent songs. They were few and far between, giving me the inspiration to try to write one. It took a while to get it going, and it was the next years advent seaon that provided the deadline that forced me to finish it up. The church really got behind it and love singing it each year! This is our Advent Hymn. Emmanuel." (Matt Weeks)

EMMANUEL (ADVENT HYMN)
Written by Matt Weeks (PRS)
© 2015 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), weeksweeksweeks (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7053686.

VERSE 1
Expectantly we wait for you
You're a faithful God in all you do
Your promises have been fulfilled
When a baby boy was born to us
Was born to us, Lord Jesus Christ

CHORUS
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Our God has sent his only son
Awake our hearts to sing your praise
Our Lord has come to change the world
To change our hearts

VERSE 2
They waited long for the messiah
They were longing for their king to come
Keep our hearts and minds awake
For when our king will come again
Will come again, Lord Jesus Christ

VERSE 3
In darkness and in quiet we hear
The sound of your salvation near
Repentantly we bow the knee
For Christ has come in glorious light
In glorious light, Lord Jesus Christ

 
 
 
 

"There are a number of musicians at my church that don't fit into a traditional rock band set up. So I wrote a couple parts - see A and B below - that give them a unique part to play. The parts cover all sorts of transposing instruments, and different octaves, so that anyone that plays a single note instrument (or other) can find an interesting contribution to make to the song." (Matt Weeks)
 
 
 
 

 

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