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Posts Tagged 'Songs for Advent'

How Long, Dear Savior

This is a “fuguing tune” in four parts also known by the title “Northfield.” It was composed by Jeramiah Ingalls in 1800 on a text by Isaac Watts from 1707. In 2018, St Lydia’s own Jake Slichter created this two-part version. Here’s the sheet music.

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Music for Advent 2018

Hello song leaders and hello everyone! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Advent season. We observe a 7-week Advent at St. Lydia’s, which includes the services from Nov 11 to Dec 24. Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to learn the songs. There’s a lot to dig into here. Let me [...]

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Laudate Dominum

Laudate Dominum (or, “Sing Praise and Bless the Lord”), from the Taize Community in France.  Sheet music may be found here. Language: Latin/English

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Descend to Us

This is a brand new composition for Advent by Matt Veligdan, and it will be used during the candle lighting and procession to the tables. This Advent, a reading (Revelation 21:1-5a) will be added between the passing of the light and the procession to the tables. Once each person is holding a lit candle, invite [...]

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People Look East – Call and Echo

People Look East is an Advent classic at St. Lydia’s. This year, try this new twist – we’ll use it as a Gathering Song. The congregation will not have hymn sheets, but will copy the Song Leader’s words by echoing. In the middle of each verse, the Song Leader will sing a bit solo before [...]

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Holding Silence

Here’s a song that came to me this Advent. Lyrics below, recording and sheet music linked. Enjoy. -Angela Holding fear like a baby Holding darkness like light Holding space for a question Holding silence Christ come near us, Christ come in We are waiting Christ come near us, Christ come in We are waiting Holding [...]

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Songs for Advent 2017

Hello song leaders and hello everyone! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Advent season. We observe a 7-week Advent at St. Lydia’s, which includes our services from Nov 12 to Dec 24. We’ll make a couple changes to the music when the month changes. Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to [...]

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O Come Divine Messiah

This advent carol is the English version of an old French hymn. Listen to a version here, and see the sheet music here !

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God Came Down

Here’s a song we’ll use as a re-gathering song as we pass the offering plate. We’ll make a couple tweaks to the words of the song. These are the words we’ll use: God came down that we may know love God came down that we may know love God came down that we may know [...]

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Songs We Sing: O Come O Come Emmanuel

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.    We’ll be singing a version of this traditional Advent hymn as our gathering piece in the season of Advent.  We’ll be singing our version over a shruti box, with the song leader leading [...]

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