Saturday, December 6, 2014

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century, but it may also have 8th Century Gregorian origins. The author of the words and composer to the music is unknown. It is, however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.
This is the only song I've ever done that has no piano part - I used harpsichord instead, to bring the feel a bit closer to the medieval origins of the song.
"Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son, and you shall call His Name Jesus - which means Savior, for He will save His people from their sins' - that is, prevent them from failing and missing the True end and scope of Life - which is God.
All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken through the prophet, 'Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel' - which, when translated, means, 'God with us'." ~ Matthew 1:20-23

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Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.


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