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December 24, 2011



Hi Jim,
I love Let All Mortal Flesh too - although for me it is O Come, O Come Immanuel that is truly the sound of Advent.

Have a good Christmas.


Thank you for this. As one who struggles with Advent (wouldn't miss it for anything, but it always leaves me lost in the dark - but ah then, the light of Christmas...) I love this hymn; I can sing this with integrity, however lost I am. I think it is the objectiveness of it


How strange. "Let all mortal flesh" is one of my absolute favourites, one I associate with my first experience of the Episcopal Church (in my early 20s) and the Cathedral of The Isles - but not with Advent, for we sing it before communion at any time through the year.

That said, I hope you have a blessed and joyous Christmas!

Jim Gordon

Agreed Tony - I need more than one hymn as I think Advent expresses different moods of longing, hopefulness and yearning for peace and life. Like you Ruth, I too need something that silences my needfulness and insists I shut up and let God be God. And Chris, I guess the words express a fuller theology than our Christmas can contain. Happy Christmas to each of you and thanks for your interest and occasional comments here. Veni Emmanuel.

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