Song Ideas for Advent 2017
Song Ideas for Advent 2017 (B)
Be sure to check out the NEW songs in the list below!
Advent Penitential Act by Craig Colson (WLP) – from the CD I Am the Way. It’s even more effective if you sing his song This Is Your Justice as a gathering/entrance song. The melodies and thematic material are the same for both. It’s a nice way of making the entire Gathering Rite unified for a given Sunday in Advent, or even all four weeks. listen
Creator of the Stars of Night – lead sheet – DEMO – This was a song I arranged for Advent. I used the familiar hymn text and melody, altered the harmonization a bit, and added a Refrain. Our parish’s Advent theme that year was ‘Stable-Bound.’ I’ve always loved this hymn and was grateful the opportunity arose for me to finally get around to arranging it for our parish. Please feel free to use it in your own parish. WLP will be publishing this song in the near future, with one text change in the Refrain: instead of “to the stable now, we pray” we will use “to your people now, we pray.” (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – traditional, arr. by Ed Bolduc – here’s a simple lead sheet with vox for this familiar hymn! (Gathering / Preparation / Communion)