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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: December 5

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 05, 2008

Sweeter sounds than music knows
Charm me, in Emmanuel’s Name;
All her hopes my spirit owes
To His birth, and cross, and shame.

When He came the angels sang
“Glory be to God on high,”
Lord, unloose my stammering tongue,
Who should louder sing than I.

Did the Lord a man become
That He might the law fulfill,
Bleed and suffer in my room,
And canst thou, my tongue, be still?

No, I must my praises bring,
Though they worthless are, and weak;
For should I refuse to sing
Sure the very stones would speak.

O my Savior, Shield, and Sun,
Shepherd, Brother, Husband, Friend,
Every precious name in one;
I will love Thee without end.

— John Newton

The Instructor, December 1969

“The Adoration of Mary and Joseph,” by Mazuranic



  1. I adore Mazuranic’s Adoration!

    Comment by Rechabite — December 5, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  2. Isn’t it cool? (It’s Vladimir Mazuranic, b. 1910, Yugoslavian — I know nothing more about him, but I’m so pleased — and surprised — that this piece was chosen for the magazine cover.)

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 5, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  3. It would be so nice to have a copy for our archive. Wonder how I could get one.
    Ivan B. Mazuranic

    Comment by Ivan B. Mazuranic — December 6, 2008 @ 3:07 am

  4. A 40-year-old magazine cover? That won’t be easy; the only copies I know of are in libraries, and of course not for sale.

    You might want to contact the Mormon rare/used book dealers (google Benchmark, and Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore, and Ken Sanders — all in the Salt Lake City-area) for starters, and have them put this issue on their “want” lists. It might take a long time, but when they came across a copy they would contact you. It shouldn’t be a very expensive item, just difficult to locate.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — December 6, 2008 @ 7:47 am

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