Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver,
Arvo Pärt (1935): Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen (1988). VII – O Immanuel. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, cond. Toni Kaljuste.
Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb,
Blessèd are you, Sovereign God,
"Kiss Him, and with Him into Egypt go,
Russian icon of the Flight into Egypt; the bottom section shows the idols of Egypt miraculously falling down before Jesus and being smashed (17th century).
Ralph Vaughan Williams. The truth from above. The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford. Stephen O'Driscoll (baritone), David Crown (conductor)
May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.