This package includes a total of 14 hymns, including four hymns that specifically correspond with the lectionary readings for Advent Year A.
First Sunday: Isaiah 2:1-5, Hymn: “Here’s a Promise You Can Count On!”
Second Sunday: Matthew 3:1-12, Hymn: “When John the Baptist Preached”
Third Sunday: Matthew 11:2-11, Hymn: “Are You the One Who is to Come?”
Fourth Sunday: Matthew 1:18-25, Hymn: “Joseph Heard the Troubling News”
Additional hymns: “When Mary Hugged Her Newborn Son,” “A New Father, Awestruck,” “A Savior Born, a Gift of Joy,” “O God, Your Grace Has Now Appeared,” “No One Knows the Day or Hour,” “God, You Alone Know What You’ve Planned” “Did Your Parents Pray at the Table,” “All of You Who Walked in Darkness,” “Joseph Was Troubled” “Here’s a Promise We Can Count On”
Use this webpage to buy all the hymns at once.
If you would like to purchase hymns for individual weeks in Advent Year A, please visit: week one, week two, week three, or week four. For each week, you will receive one hymn that corresponds to the lectionary readings and a bonus hymn for a total of $10.
You can also purchase all four hymns that correspond to Advent Year A (plus a bonus hymn) for $35. See here.
This is a great opportunity to give variety to your congregation’s Advent services as well as support the Outlook. With your purchase, you will be emailed the master and can print as many copies as you need or display the hymn digitally during the service.
All hymns were written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Carolyn is the author of over 400 hymns that have been sung by thousands of congregations around the world. She and her husband Bruce are Presbyterian ministers who have served congregations in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. She has two new books: I Sing to My Savior: New Hymns from the Stories in the Gospel of Luke (July 2022), and God’s World is Changing: New Hymns for Advent and Christmas (November 2022). For each of the hymns in these books, there is also a scripture reading, a meditation, and questions for personal or group reflection.