O Come, All Ye Faithful

Let’s start off with a quiz.  What one word ties all eight of these Christmas carols together? And while the obvious answer (and the best guess) might be one of the words, Christmas, Jesus, Christ, God or O, none of these is the word for which I am looking (sorry). Here are the eight carols: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates It Came Upon the Midnight Clear O Little Town of Bethlehem Angels We Have Heard on High Angels, from the Realms of Glory O Come, All Ye Faithful Okay, I’ll admit it. This was a bad quiz, but sometimes bad quizzes make good points (and I hope that is the situation here). In any case, I was struck by the importance of the word “come” in all of these carols. Take a look: In “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,”