A Little Advent Music 24

What is your favorite Advent Hymn?

Veni Emmanuel!

Veni Emmanuel!

Not that I know tuns and tuns of Advent Carols, but here are a few to vote on:

Veni, Veni Emmanuel:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, by Enya:

Creator Alme Siderum (Creator of the Stars at Night) — gets really good around 45 sec.:

Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming:

O Come Divine Messiah:

Of the Father’s Love Begotten:

Any write-ins you’d like to share to get us in the mood?

Annex1: From the Peanut Gallery

Annex2: From Keith DeHavelle (thanks!)


  1. My husband and father-in-law are both named Emmanuel. This makes Mass during Advent an adventure in keeping a straight face, at times. Thank God we have a priest with a delightful sense of humor! Peace be with you — Kelly

  2. Veni Veni Emmanuel as arranged by the 1976 country music songwriter of the year is beautifully, almost chillingly done:

    Best wishes for a joyous Holiday.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  3. Loved the Enya version of “Emmanuel”, also the annexed version that Keith provided. But I am glad that I don’t really have to choose–I enjoyed each and every one of them.

  4. …Come O Lord by the Dameans…and …Holy is Your Name…
    They have such incredible imagery and resonate with me all year round but especially during Advent!

  5. “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming…”
    One of my favorites, I confess.

    Wish I’d seen these earlier, but …it IS still the Christmas season, so I’m not TOO mad at myself.

    Merry Christmas, James!

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