The Presbyterian Outlook commissioned Presbyterian hymn writer, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to compose Advent hymns set to familiar Christmas tunes and other well-loved hymns.
Your hymn purchase includes downloads of a PDF of the lyrics scored with the music for a half-page regular sheet of paper, a second PDF of the lyrics scored with music for a half-page of legal-sized paper (large print) and a document with lyrics only. You have permission to print as many copies as needed for your use.
Advent wreath hymn
“The Candle of Hope” is a new hymn that is not geared to the lectionary passages. This new hymn follows the themes of each of the Sundays in Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. If you light Advent candles as part of your worship during the season, then this hymn is ideal!
The words are set to the familiar tune of “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above.”
The Candle of Hope (preview of full hymn text)
“The candle of hope we light in this hour,
proclaims that the Lord is coming in power.
We wait for a future, now hidden from view,
when Christ in his glory will make all things new.”
LYONS 10.10.11.11 (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”)
Hope: Matt. 24:36–44, Mark 13:24–37; Peace: Isa. 11:1–10, Luke 1:68–79, Isa. 2:4; Joy: Luke 1 46b–55; Love: John 3:16–17, Luke 1:26–38, Matt. 1:18–25; Christ: Luke 2:1–20, John 1:1–14, Titus 3:4–7
New Advent B hymns for 2017
Carolyn has penned new hymns for 2017 based on the Year B lectionary texts! These Advent hymns based on the lectionary are sung to familiar tunes. After purchase, you will receive a master PDF with musical score and can print as many copies as you need. Hymns are just $10 per Sunday.
Package deal of 5 new hymns for $50. (Click here to purchase)
- When Nations Turn Toward Trouble (Advent 1B)
- Lord, We Long for Words of Comfort (Advent 2B)
- We Can’t Sit on Fences (Advent 3B)
- Angel Gabriel went to Galilee (Advent 4B)
- A Baby, a Blessing! A Husband and Wife (Christmas B)
December 10, 2017/Advent 2B
Lord, We Long for Words of Comfort (preview of full hymn text) New for 2017!
Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8
BEACH SPRING 18.104.22.168 D (“God Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
December 17, 2017/Advent 3B
We Can’t Sit on Fences (preview of full hymn text) New for 2017!
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28 and Luke 1:46b-55
ASH GROVE 22.214.171.124.6.11 D (“Let All Things Now Living”)
Blue Christmas/Longest Night
How Can We Sing a Joyful Song? (free download)
O WALY WALY 126.96.36.199 (“Though I May Speak”)
A hymn for a Blue Christmas service.
December 25, 2017/Christmas ABC (Proper 1,2,3)
All of You Who Walked In Darkness (preview of full hymn text)
MENDELSSOHN 188.8.131.52.7.7 with Refrain (“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”)
Christmas Joy Offering
A Savior Born, A Gift of Joy (preview of full hymn text)
O WALY WALY LM (“Though I May Speak”)
This hymn celebrates that God’s gift of Jesus Christ to the world is a gift of joy— a joy that we as a church are called to share with those who are in need.