Famous Christmas Carols – Story Behind the Carol – “O Come, O Redeemer Come”


“O Come, O Redeemer Come” may not yet be considered famous. It probably will be in time as it is very haunting and beautiful. Written by Fernando Ortega, it is now traditionally being song on the first day of  Advent.

It was presented this year at our Church’s Service of Lessons and Carols while teaching the lesson of Genesis 22:1-18; God’s promises to Abraham that his seed would be called blessed. The song speaks of man’s sinful condition and our great need of a Savior.

“O Come, O Redeemer Come”

Father enthroned on high,
Holy, holy.
Ancient, eternal Light,
Hear our prayer.

Come, oh Redeemer, come,
Grant us mercy.
Come, oh Redeemer, come,
Grant us peace.

Lord, save us from the dark,
Of our striving,
Faithless and troubled hearts,
Weighed down.

Look now upon our need,
Lord be with us.
Heal us and make us free,
From our sin.

—Fernando Ortega

 

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