Advent song

Love Eternal, hymn – Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Westminster Abbey (Christ is made the sure foundation) Love eternal, here among us Breathing hope into every life Love from heaven, love descending Walking humbly and by our side Holding, healing, love revealing Love once broken, crucified Love enduring, here to save us Here to lift us away from hate Love redeemed and resurrected […]

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Gently transcend, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

A Carol for Advent and Christmas Tune: O Holy Night Light showers down, the darkness cannot conquer A hope now dawns and the world has a chance Peace filters in, the hope of God appearing In a form that we don’t understand A baby born to save and to redeem us As heaven stoops to […]

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Advent hymns unpacked, Words Matter — Jane Clements, UK

O come, O come, Emmanuel And with your people always dwell Who mourn in mortal exile here Until the Lord of Life appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come again and with us ever dwell –lyrics by Philip Cunningham ‘Why does all this matter? It matters because what we sing is as important as what we […]

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At the Manger, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

At the Manger Tune: Cradle Song New words for ‘Away in a Manger’ For printable lyrics and music click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several modern Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes. Away in the manger, no pillow or bed, The baby boy Jesus is born in a shed; The stars in the […]

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In this bleak pandemic — Jim Burklo, USA

A Christmas Carol for today Tune: Cranham – original words: Christina Rossetti Photo by Carol Kreis, USA In this bleak pandemic, lonely and afraid City streets are empty, gatherings delayed Snow has fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, Oh this bleak pandemic, how long will it stay? Once there was a stable, in a […]

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Good News, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: I saw three ships The love of God is with us here Good News for all, Good News for all The Word of life in flesh appears God comes to dwell here among us This Christmas let us celebrate As hope is born, as hope is born Let love abound and conquer hate Let […]

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Tidings of comfort & joy, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: God rest you merry For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several contemporary inclusive-language Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes.   To Bethlehem, a stable bare, We journey to behold The baby born to change the world. The story has been told. He brings the […]

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Advent hymn, The Waiting — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: The old rugged cross We’ve been waiting so long For the birth of the one Who would rescue and salvage the lost. But we didn’t expect The Messiah we’d get, Neither manger, compassion nor cross. Chorus And I think I can just see a star; I can almost hear angel choirs sing. And I […]

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Christmas Carols with Justice — SimpleLiving, USA

Simple Living provides lyrics for Christmas Carols with Justice. The verses blend traditional and bold progressive language.  They are easy to use and bring the real world into Christmas. “Jesus’ birth has taken on much cultural significance as a celebration of good will, warm feelings and excessive consumerism. These new stanzas help to connect his birth […]

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