I'm so behind . . . it's already the second week in Advent, and I'm just now getting to this post. Last year I shared a few of my favorite Advent hymns with you. I thought I'd do so again this year, in hopes they might help prepare you for the celebration of Christ's birth.
Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come
Come, Thou precious Ransom, come, Only Hope for sinful mortals!
Come, O Savior of the world! Open are to Thee all portals.
Come, Thy beauty let us see; Anxiously we wait for Thee.
Enter now my waiting heart, Glorious King and Lord most holy.
Dwell in me and ne'er depart, Tho' I am but poor and lowly.
Ah, what riches will be mine When Thou art my Guest Divine!
My hosannas and my palms Graciously receive, I pray Thee;
Evermore, as best I can, Savior, I will homage pay Thee,
And in faith I will embrace, Lord, Thy merit thro' Thy grace.
Hail, hosanna, David's Son! Help, Lord, hear our supplication!
Let Thy kingdom, scepter, crown, Bring us blessing and salvation.
That forever we may sing: Hail, hosanna! to our King.