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Songs for Advent, 2014

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.  


Here’s all the music you’ll need for the Advent Season at St. Lydia’s this year.  Advent is usually a four week season that leads into Christmas, but we’re reclaiming an earlier tradition of a seven week Advent.  This will give us a little more time to settle into the themes of beginning and ending, expectation, hope and waiting.


Gathering Song

Come O Lord And Set Us Free, from the Iona Community in Scotland


Come Now, O Prince of Peace, with text and music by Geonyong Lee.  Sheet music is here!  Please note that if the silver setting is too low for you, you can sing this one on blue as well.


Candle Lighting Song

Each week of Advent, we’ll chant, call and response, a verse of O Come O Come Emmanuel.  We’ll start by singing the verse call and response, then sing it again overlapping.  Each time the refrain comes around, bring in the whole congregation together, without call and response!


Table Acclamation

The Vasile Advent Table Acclamation.  This one is all kinds of bluesy, and Paul Vasile wrote it just for us!


Prayer Song

Song Leader’s choice.  A selection of songs may be found here.


Offering Song (After Clean Up)

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


Final Hymn

In November we’ll sing Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, and in December we’ll sing St. Lydia’s favorite, People Look East.

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