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Sonja Tobey
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United Methodist clergy, mom, wife, student, lover of life...
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Music of Advent - O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Week 3, Tuesday— Isaiah 7:10-15 O Come, O Come Emmanuel original Latin 9th century; other authors are Henry Sloan Coffin (st. 2), 1916 and Laurence Hull Stookey (st 4, 5, 6, and 7), 1986 O Come, O Come Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonel...

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Music of Advent - Blessed be the God of Israel
Week 3, Monday— Luke 1:68-49 Blessed be the God of Israel by Michael Perry, 1973 My father was 47 years old when I was born.  I can only imagine the conversation between he and my mother.  “We are going to have a baby, I’m pregnant.”  “You’re what!”  Of cou...

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Music of Advent - Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Third Week of Advent— Psalm 24 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates by Georg Weissel, 1855 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates; behold, the King of glory waits; the King of kings is drawing near; the Savior of the world is here! I have been known to go a bit...

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Music of Advent - Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Week 2, Saturday— Matthew 1:18-24 Emmanuel, Emmanuel by Bob McGee, 1976 Emmanuel, Emmanuel His name is called, Emmanuel God with us, revealed in us His name is called, Emmanuel When we think about the God of the universe, we often think of a deity with supr...

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Music of Advent - What Child is This
Week 2, Friday— Luke 1:51-53 What Child is This by William C. Dix, 1865 What child is this who , laid to rest, On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds ...

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Music of Advent - Tell Out My Soul
Week 2, Thursday—Luke 46b-55 Tell Out My Soul  by Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1961 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice; Tender to me the promise of  God’s Word; In God, my Savior, shall my heart rejoice. I canno...

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Music of Advent - My Soul Gives Glory to My God
Week 2, Wednesday— Luke 1:46-55 My Soul Gives Glory to My God by Miriam Therese Winter, 1987 My soul gives glory to my God, my heart pours out its praise. God lifted up my lowliness in many marvelous ways. Praise God whose loving covenant supports those in ...

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Music of Advent - To a Maid Engaged to Joseph
Week 2, Tuesday—Luke 1:26-38 To a Maid Engaged to Joseph by Gracia Grindal To a maid engaged to Joseph, the angel Gabriel came.  “Fear not the angel told her, “I come to bring good news.” “Fear not for God is with you, and you shall bear a child. His name s...

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Music of Advent - Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Week 2, Monday— Isaiah 35:1-2 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 15th century German, trans. Theodore Baker Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse's lineage coming as men of old have sung. It came, a flower bright, amid the cold of wi...

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Music of Advent - Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Sunday, Second Week of Advent— Psalm 72 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed by James Montgomery, 1821     Hail to the Lord’s anointed, great David’s greater Son! Hail in the time appointed, his reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, to set the captive ...
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