crossing the line

there is this melancholy yet hopeful sense as the year draws to a close. bittersweet. i'm quite excited for the new year ahead. though every day is a new one, but i am ready to close the door on 2009. the line gets drawn in the sand & i'm stepping over it with hopeful expectation for the days that make up 2010. i'm thinking about Christmas time & what a special time of year this is as we celebrate & reflect.

 my best wishes to all for a very merry Christmas.

some lyrics from {o come o come Emmanuel}

o come, o come, Emmanuel & ransom captive israel
that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear
rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, o israel

o come, Thou Day Spring, come & cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
disperse the gloomy clouds of night, & death's dark shadows put to flight
rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, o israel

o come, Thou Key of David, come
& open wide our heavenly home
make safe the way that leads on high & close the path to misery
rejoice! rejoice! Emmanuel, shall come to thee, o israel