Advent Music: Fantastic Rendition of Veni Veni Emmanuel (The Gesualdo Six)

December 5, 2015

Thanks to @StBarnabasMusic  who tweeted this wonderful version of Veni Veni Emmanuel earlier this week.  It is by the British group The Gesualdo Six.

Just Stunning.  As you’re listening, thank the Father that Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us, and invite Jesus to come near, filling your heart with more of His Spirit, more of His light and life.

If you are a lover of sacred choral music, I HIGHLY recommend following @StBarnabasMusic on Twitter.  I’ve discovered some beautiful selections through their tweets, especially during the major liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent & Easter.


From the Lectionary for 2015 12 05

December 5, 2015

Matthew 22:15-22 (NKJV)
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk. And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.
      Jesus, the image stamped on the denarius was that of Caesar and the inscription said, “Worshiped son of a worshiped god.” Jesus, I am stamped with and made in your image. I give myself to you again today.

Jude 1:17-21 (NKJV)
But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
      Holy Spirit, instill in my mind daily the words that Jesus spoke and help me avoid those mockers who cause division in the Body of Christ. Help me keep looking forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Jude 1:24-25 (NKJV)
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.
      Jesus, please keep me from stumbling and present me faultless before the presence of your glory and joy. Help me daily give glory to your Father and mine.

Amos 5:24 (NKJV)
But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream.
      LORD God of hosts, restore justice and righteousness to your church and your people.

Psalm 116:1-2 (NKJV)
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
      Lord, I call upon you; thank you for hearing me.

Psalm 116:3-4 (NKJV)
The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!”
      Jesus, I have seen the pain of death and known trouble and sorrow; I ask you for the comfort of your Holy Spirit to deliver my soul.

Psalm 117:1-2 (NKJV)
Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
      LORD, please help me praise you forever and let your merciful kindness and truth fill my life. Thank you.

Albany Intercessor


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