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Barbara Wallace Advent Candle Blessings

Categories
Introits, Benedictions and Responses
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], C-Instrument
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 07
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Ever wanted a set of responses to sing during the lighting of the Advent Candles? We'll bet you even found some! (Did they make you feel all icky? Us, too.) These are actually good and incorporate the tune Puer nobis nascitur in the accompaniment. One setting for each Sunday in Advent and one for the Christ Candle on Christmas Eve/Day. Readings included.

  • Candle One - Love
    The First Advent candle is the candle born of Love. In his love and mercy he saves us. And when he calls us to the feast, his banner over us is peace. Our hope and salvation sent down from above, the first Advent candle is Love.
  • Candle Two - Hope
    The second Advent candle is the candle born of Hope. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  He bears them up on beauty's wings. Our hope of salvation he brings. The first Advent candle is the candle of Love; the second our Hops from above.
  • Candle Three - Joy
    The third Advent candle is the candle born of Joy. I will turn your mourning to gladness; give joy from out of sorrow. And hope for tomorrow. The first candle's Love and the second Hope brings; the third is the Joy that we sing.
  • Candle Four - Peace
    The fourth Advent candle is the candle born of Peace. Unto us a child is given, and e'er his kingdom shall never cease. Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. The first Advent candle is the candle of Love, the second our Hope and delight; The third Advent Candle, our joy from above; and Peace is the fourth now alight.
  • Christmas Candle
    Arise, shine, for your light is come, the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. And she brought forth her firstborn son and laid him in the manger. The Christmas candle is our Hope, our Peace, our Love, our everlasting Joy. Amen.

Recording includes the fourth Sunday and Christmas settings.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
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