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Posts Tagged 'Songs for Advent'

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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Songs We Sing: People Look East

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.    Lydians will know just how much I (Emily) love them based on the fact that I’m willing to post this incredibly nerdy recording of me singing harmonies WITH MYSELF on the hymn “People [...]

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Songs We Sing: Come O Lord and Set Us Free

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   We’ll sing this simple chant, calling for God to be a presence of liberation among us, during the season of Advent as our Candle Lighting Song.  The piece if from the Iona Community [...]

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Songs We Sing: “Festive Table Acclamation”

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   During the season of Easter, Advent, and Christmas, we sing a special setting of our Eucharistic Prayer, with festive acclamations of “Glory to you forever and ever!” peppered throughout.  The setting was written [...]

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