One Candle Is Lit Advent 1
|Glad about it||One Candle Is Lit Advent 1||O Come, O come, Emmanuel|
|28||Morning glory, starlit sky||As the deer||Spirit of God||Oh, God, our help in ages past|
|29||Be Thou my Vision||People, look East||Jesu, Jesu||Down to the river to pray|
|30||Breathe on me, breath of God||All Earth is waiting||Seek ye first the kingdom of God||Open your ears, O faithful people|
|1||Come down, O love divine||Emmanuel, Emmanuel||Lead me, Lord||A voice says cry out|
|2||Come, Holy Ghost||O Lord, how shall I meet You||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry||When Jesus left his Father's throne|
|3||Come thou long-expected, Jesus||Waiting in silence||Of the Father's love begotten||This is the truth|
|4||One Candle Is Lit||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry||One Candle Is Lit||Thou who wast rich|
|5||Comfort, comfort ye my people||There will come a day||There's a voice in the wilderness crying||Thy kingdom come, O God|
|6||Canticle of the turning||Now is the time||The King shall come||Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light|
|7||Awake, fling off the night||Come! live in the light!||Let all mortal flesh keep silence
||Down to the river to pray|
|8||Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding||Lo! How a Rose 'er blooming||Lead me, Lord||What wondrous love is this|
|9||Hark! The glad sound||I will come to you in the silence||My Jesus, my Saviour||O, bless the Lord, my soul|
|10||How long, dear Savior||A voice says "cry out!"||Hark! The glad sound||Waiting in silence|
|11||One Candle Is Lit||Longing for light||One Candle Is Lit||Oh, God, our help in ages past|
|12||My Jesus, my Saviour||O, bless the Lord, my soul||How long, dear Savior||A voice says "cry out!"|
|13||Lead me, Lord||What wondrous love is this||Hark! The glad sound||I will come to you in the silence|
|14||Let all mortal flesh keep silence
||Down to the river to pray||Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding||Lo! How a Rose 'er blooming|
|15||The King shall come||Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light||Awake, fling off the night||Come! live in the light!|
|16||There's a voice in the wilderness crying||Thy kingdom come, O God||Canticle of the turning||Now is the time|
|17||Of the Father's love begotten||This is the truth||Comfort, comfort ye my people||There will come a day|
|18||One Candle Is Lit||Thou who wast rich||One Candle Is Lit||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry|
|19||On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry||When Jesus left his Father's throne||Come thou long-expected, Jesus||Waiting in silence|
|20||Lead me, Lord||A voice says cry out||Come, Holy Ghost||O Lord, how shall I meet You|
|21||Seek ye first the kingdom of God||Open your ears, O faithful people||Come down, O love divine||Emmanuel, Emmanuel|
|22||Jesu, Jesu||Down to the river to pray||Breathe on me, breath of God||All Earth is waiting|
|23||Spirit of God||Oh, God, our help in ages past||Be Thou my Vision||People, look East|
|24||O Come, O come, Emmanuel||How can it be||This is the truth||As the deer|
|25||One Candle Is Lit||God is love||Glad about it|
The Lord will come and not be slow
|Oh, listen to our wondrous story -- fix html: no mp3; check lyrics|
|Blessed by the Lord, God of Israel
Rejoice, rejoice, believers
What are they singing?
The Advent of our King
What are they singing?
|Hail to the Lord's Anointed<
Clare College, Cambridge
|Jesus Shall Reign
St. Michael's Singers
|E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Singers: Robert Hale and Dean Wilder
|The Lord will come and not be slow
|O Savior of our fallen race
(one minute intro)
lyrics in video
|Wait for the Lord, whose day is near|
The People Who in Darkness Walked
|O How Shall I Receive Thee
The Orange of Christingle
|Tell Out, My Soul|
|The Desert Shall Rejoice||Christ is coming! let creation||Little children, wake and listen!|
|Make Wide the Door, Unbar the Gate||See Amid the Winter's Snow||Lead on, O King eternal|
|God of the Sparrow||Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer||Shout the glad tidings||Light a candle in the night
lyrics from audio
|Your Mercy Like Rain||Every Valley||In our darkness light has shone|
|For You, O Lord, My Soul in Stillness Waits (My Soul in Stillness Waits)||Ten thousand times ten thousand||Ask ye what great thing I know||
|Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us||Sound the trumpet! Tell the message!||Let Us Go Rejoicing||Look Up!|
|Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life||Arise, the Kingdom Is at Hand||this is our God, the Servant King||Yes, we trust the day is breaking|
|Come, O thou prince of glory come!||Great God, what do I see and hear!||Hark! Ten Thousand Harps and Voices||O God of Love, O God of Peace|
|Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings||O very God of very God||Go, labor on; spend and be spent||Wake, O my soul, and hail the morn|
|Come, Lord Jesus||Let the desert sing and the wasteland flower||Christ is Coming|
|Hosanna to the Coming Lord||Sing a New Song to the Lord||God, We Await Your Advent Here||The King of Glory Comes|
|Before the heavens were spread abroad||Lost in the Night||Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain|
|Come, Lord Jesus, come||Jesus came — the heavens adoring||Prepare the way, O Zion||Your kingdom come, O God!|
|Advent tells us Christ is near||Sing Out, Earth and Skies||Now from the heavens descending|
|Great Shepherd Who Leadest Thy people in Love||To our Redeemer's glorious name||His coming draweth nigh||What Offering Shall I Bring to Thee|
|Hark, what a sound, and too divine for hearing||Guide My Feet||Prepare the Way of the Lord||Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning|
|Where is this stupendous stranger?||
Calm On the Listening Ear of Night
What are they singing?
|So, behold||Come, Lord, and Tarry Not!|
|All hail, all hail||Spirit of holiness, descend||Behold a Sower! from afar|
|Behold, a Branch is Growing||With Mary let my soul rejoice||Down from the worlds of radiant light|
|We Limit Not the Truth of God||God is with us, alleluia||O Jesus Christ, strong Son of God||Gather us in, thou love that fillest all|
|O Jesu, Thou art standing||Jesus calls us! o’er the tumult|
|As Angels Joyed with One Accord||Brief life is here our portion||Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord||A few more years shall roll|
|How beauteous are their feet||Nations Shall Come to Thy Light||Once He came in blessing||Hills of the north, rejoice|
|O Christ, our true and only Light||Come, Thou Fount of every blessing||Father of mercies, in Thy Word||Creator of the starry height|
|Eternal Father, Strong to Save||One Day||Take my life, and let it be||Thou whose almighty word|
|Forth in the peace of Christ we go||Fill thou my life, O Lord my God||Lord your word shall guide us||Creator of the starry height|
Jesus shall reign where e'er the sun
doth his successive journeys run;
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.
To him shall endless prayer be made,
and praises throng to crown his head;
his Name like sweet perfume shall rise
with every morning sacrifice.
People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his Name.
Blessings abound where e'er he reigns:
the prisoner leaps to lose his chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all the sons of want are blest.
Let every creature rise and bring
peculiar honors to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud Amen.
The missing verses (whoo!):
"Behold the islands with their kings,
And Europe her best tribute brings;
From north to south the princes meet,
To pay their homage at His feet.
There Persia, glorious to behold,
There India shines in eastern gold;
And barb'rous nations at His word
Submit, and bow, and own their Lord."
Words: Isaac Watts
The Lord will come and not be slow,
his footsteps cannot err;
before him righteousness shall go,
his royal harbinger.
Truth from the earth, like to a flower,
shall bud and blossom then;
and justice, from her heavenly bower,
look down on mortal men.
Surely to such as do him fear
salvation is at hand!
And glory shall ere long appear
to dwell within our land.
Rise, God, judge thou the earth in might,
this wicked earth redress;
for thou art he who shalt by right
the nations all possess.
The nations all whom thou hast made
shall come, and all shall frame
to bow them low before thee, Lord,
and glorify thy Name.
For great thou art, and wonders great
by thy strong hand are done:
thou in thy everlasting seat
remainest God alone.
Music: York, St. Stephen, Old 107th, Balfour, Coleshill
"Hail to the Lord's Anointed"
by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
1. Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
2. He comes with succor speedy
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy
And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sighing,
Their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls, condemned and dying,
Were precious in His sight.
3. He shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth,
And joy and hope, like flowers,
Spring in His path to birth.
Before Him on the mountains
Shall peace, the herald, go
And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
4. Arabia's desert ranger
To Him shall bow the knee,
The Ethiopian stranger
His glory come to see;
With offerings of devotion
Ships from the isles shall meet
To pour the wealth of ocean
In tribute at His feet.
5. Kings shall bow down before Him
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all peoples sing;
To Him shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend,
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.
6. O'er every foe victorious,
He on His throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all-blest.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever, --
That name to us is Love.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 72
Author: James Montgomery, 1821
Composer: Leonhart Schroeter, 1587
Tune: "Freut euch, ihr lieben"
“O Savior of our fallen race,
O Brightness of the Father’s face,
O Son who shared the Father’s might
Before the world knew day or night,
O Jesus, very Light of light,
Our constant star in sin’s deep night:
Now hear the prayers Your people pray
Throughout the world this holy day.
Remind us Lord of life and grace
How once, to save our fallen race,
You put our human vesture on
And came to us as Mary’s son.
Today, as year by year its light
Brings to our world a promise bright
One precious truth outshines the sun:
Salvation comes from You alone.
For from the Father’s throne You came,
His banished children to reclaim;
And earth and sea and sky revere
The love of Him who sent You here.
And we are jubilant today,
For You have washed our guilt away.
O hear the glad new song we sing
On this, the birth of Christ our King!
O Savior of our fallen race,
The world will see Your radiant face
For You who came to us before
Will come again and all restore.
Let songs of praise Your name adorn,
O Christ, Redeemer, virgin-born
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore. Alleluia!”
Original Lyrics: Christe Redemptor Omnium, Latin office hymn, circa 6th Century. Translated by Gilbert E. Doan, Jr. (1930-), Adapted by Kristyn Getty
Composer: Paul Manz
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Scripture Allusion: Revelation 22
Publish Date: 1954
Peace be to you and grace from him
Who freed us from our sins,
Who loved us all and shed his blood
That we might saved be.
Sing holy, holy to our Lord,
The Lord, Almighty God,
Who was and is and is to come;
Sing holy, holy, Lord!
Rejoice in heaven, all ye that dwell therein,
Rejoice on earth, ye saints below,
For Chirst is coming, is coming soon!
E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come,
And night shall be no more;
they need no light nor lamp nor sun,
For Christ will be their all.
The advent of our King
our prayers must now employ,
and we must hymns of welcome sing
in strains of holy joy.
The everlasting Son
incarnate deigns to be;
himself a servant's form puts on
to set his servants free.
Daughter of Zion, rise
to meet thy lowly King,
nor let thy faithless heart despise
the peace he comes to bring.
As Judge, on clouds of light,
he soon will come again,
and all his scattered saints unite
with him in heaven to reign.
Before the dawning day
let sin's dark deeds be gone;
the old man all be put away,
the new man all put on.
All glory to the Son
who comes to set us free,
with Father, Spirit, ever One,
through all eternity.
Music: Franconia, St. Thomas (Williams)
1 O how shall we receive you,
How meet you on your way,
Blest hope of every nation,
Our soul's delight and stay?
O Jesus, Jesus, give us
Now by your own pure light
To know whate'er is pleasing
And welcome in your sight.
2 Your Zion palms is spreading,
And branches fresh and fair;
Our souls, to praise awaking,
An anthem shall prepare.
Unending thanks and praises
From our glad hearts shall spring;
And to your name the service
Of all our powers we bring.
3 Love caused your incarnation,
Love blessed humanity.
Your thirst for our salvation
Procured our liberty.
O love beyond all telling,
That led you to embrace,
In love all love excelling,
Our lost and troubled race.
4 You came, O Lord, with gladness,
In mercy and goodwill,
To bring an end to sadness
And bid our fears be still.
We welcome you, our Savior;
Come, gather us to you,
That in your light eternal
Our joyous home we'll view.
Paul Gerhardt, translation: Arthur T. Russell
1. Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches forth
Her silver mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there,
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.
2. The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply;
And greet, from all their holy heights,
The Day-Spring from on high.
O'er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm,
And Sharon waves, in solemn praise,
Her silent groves of palm.
3. "Glory to God!" the lofty strain
The realm of ether fills;
How sweeps the song of solemn joy
O'er Judah's sacred hills!
"Glory to God!" the sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring,
"Peace to the earth; good will to men,
From heaven's eternal King!"
4. Light on thy hills, Jerusalem!
The Savior now is born,
And bright on Bethlehem's joyous plains
Breaks the first Christmas morn.
And brightly on Moriah's brow
Crowned with her temple spires,
Which first proclaim the newborn light,
Clothed with its orient fires.
5. This day shall Christian tongues be mute,
And Christian hearts be cold?
Oh, catch the anthem that from heaven
O'er Judah's mountains rolled.
When burst upon that listening night
The high and solemn lay:
"Glory to God, on earth be peace,"
Salvation comes today!
Sheet Music by Edward J. Hopkins from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #612