Tuesday, December 16, 2008

O come, O come, great Lord of might

O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

5 comments:

Tor Hershman said...

I/m here, guess who did not and ain't coming?

Ahhhhh, my wee film/research is here as well, see.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7iQRFP_e90

byron smith said...

Tor - Though I'd usually just delete randomly posted self-promoting links, I found parts of your video slightly amusing (though the background music was a little annoying). Do you have any etymological evidence for this theory?

From the font of all knowledge: Popular among some theosophists and adherents of esoteric Christianity is the conjecture that amen is a derivative of the name of the Egyptian god Amun (which is sometimes also spelled Amen).[13][14][15] Some adherents of Eastern religions believe that amen shares roots with the Sanskrit word, aum.[16] There is no academic support for either of these views.

jm said...

Hi Byron, merry Christmas. This is probably my favourite 'carol' (is it really a carol? it seems to good to be a carol)- I'm glad you've been posting it. anyway, I was wondering if you knew that it was originally written in Latin- you can find the words here. Just thought you might be interested.

byron smith said...

I did. And also about the acrostic formed by the first letters of the Christological titles in Latin!

jm said...

an acrostic? i didn't know about that...