O come, O Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here
And drive away the shades of night and pierce the clouds and bring us light. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel.
Advent begins on Sunday. For all of you who want to ease away from the commercial side of Christmas, embrace Advent. Start with the online advent calendar from Beliefnet. It will inspire you each day of the month. If you have never had an advent wreath, make one. The United Methodist Church has a great resource on how to include this lovely symbol into your holiday season. Finally, listen again to “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”