Today, Anglicans begin to sing or say the Great “O” Antiphons with the evening Office. In honor of this time — which I love greatly — I thought I’d post a setting of Veni Emmanuel here for your enjoyment.
I couldn’t find a good recording of a congregation singing “O come, O come, Emmanuel” on Youtube, at least before I lost patience. So go to your local Episcopal church this Sunday, and there’s a good chance they’ll be singing this most excellent and beloved hymn. If you’re near Lincoln, Rhode Island, you can join us for our 10:30 service, when this will be our entrance hymn. By the way, if you want a funky instrumental setting, go to the 7WD Wayback Machine and visit last year’s Advent extravaganza.