Hymns for Advent Year B

Carolyn Winfrey GilletteThe Presbyterian Outlook commissioned Presbyterian hymn writer, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to compose Advent hymns set to familiar Christmas tunes.

After purchase, you will be emailed the master PDF with musical score and can print as many copies as you need.

First Sunday of Advent B – November 30

Open Wide Your Heavens!” Preview hymn text
CRANHAM Irregular (“In the Bleak Midwinter”)
Biblical Reference:  Isaiah 64:1-9

“God, You Alone Know What You’ve Planned”
CAROL ( D) (“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”)
Biblical Reference:  Mark 13:24-37

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Second Sunday of Advent B – December 7

“O God, We Hear Your Word of Grace” Preview hymn text 
CAROL CMD (“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”)
Biblical Reference:  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

“When John the Baptist Preached”
VENITE ADOREMUS with refrain (“The Snow Lay on the Ground”)
Biblical Reference:  Mark 1:1-8

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Third Sunday of Advent B – December 14

“John Came Preaching, Bearing Witness” Preview hymn text
REGENT SQUARE (“Angels, from the Realms of Glory”)
Biblical Reference:  John 1:6-8, 19-28

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Fourth Sunday of Advent B – December 21

There’s Not a Thing That God Can’t Do!” Preview hymn text
WINCHESTER OLD CM (“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”)
Biblical Reference Luke 1:26-38

“Mary Gladly Told Her Cousin”
Irby (“Once in Royal David’s City”)
Biblical Reference: Luke 1:39-56

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Christmas Day – December 25 (bonus hymns free with purchase of all four Sundays)

When May Hugged Her Newborn Son”
Tallis’ Canon LM (“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” PH#542)
Biblical References Luke 2:19, Luke 2:8-20 and Matthew 2:1-12

“O God, Your Grace Has Now”
Winchester Old ( (“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”)
Biblical Reference: Luke 2:1-20


ALL FOUR SUNDAYS (seven hymn-carols) for just $35.00. Click here to purchase all four Sundays

This is a great opportunity to give variety to your congregation’s Advent services. Hymns will be emailed as PDFs with full musical scores. You print as many copies as you need.

QUESTIONS? Contact George Whipple at 800-446-6008 x756 or  [email protected].

Free bonus hymn: Blue Christmas

How Can We Sing a Joyful Song?
O WALY WALY LM (“Though I May Speak”)
Biblical Texts:  Psalm 137:1-6; John 3:16; Matthew  1:23

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