Singing helps me chase the blues away. When I sing, especially worship songs, it seems to “disperse the gloomy clouds of night”.
I borrowed that line from my favorite song to sing this time of year, “O Come, O come, Emmanuel”
Here’s the whole verse….
“O Come Thou Day-spring, Come and cheer
our spirits by thine advent [coming] here
And drive away the shades of night
And pierce the clouds and bring us light!”
That’s describes a SONrise.
Have you ever waited for the sun to rise, looking intently toward the east for the first rays?
The dark eastern sky lighten to a soft blue, and then pink and then — drum roll!–day springs forth! *orchestra music!*
For Whom or what are you intently looking?
Let’s sing to the One who intently looks for us until we are found…
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
O come, Thou Day-spring,
Come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight!
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depth of hell Thy people save
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.
-Do you know the Day-spring, the Rod of Jesse, Emmanuel?-
Click the pic below for a quick introduction…
**Top sunrise photo borrowed from “Eternal Echoes”.**