Saturday, December 17, 2016

Music for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

I am taking a sabbatical from my full Musical Advent Calendar. I hope to prepare the full calendar in again for Advent 2017, but for Advent 2016, I will have a selection for each Sunday of this season. New posts in the series will be available on Saturday evenings.

Sunday, December 18 | The Fourth Sunday of Advent

"Adore Him"
Words and music by Kari Jobe, 2009
Performed by Kari Jobe on the album Worship and Adore: A Christmas Offering

(Song text is displayed in the video)


Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

The Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Music for the Third Sunday of Advent

I am taking a sabbatical from my full Musical Advent Calendar. I hope to prepare the full calendar in again for Advent 2017, but for Advent 2016, I will have a selection for each Sunday of this season. New posts in the series will be available on Saturday evenings.

Sunday, December 11 | The Third Sunday of Advent

"The First Noel"
Words a traditional English carol, exact origin unknown
Music by John Stainer, 1871, adapted by R. Christopher Teichler, 2006
Performed by the Wheaton College (IL) Concert Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's Chorale, and Symphonic Band at the 2006 Wheaton College Christmas Festival

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Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and forever, Amen.



The Collect for the Third Sunday of Advent

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Music for the Second Sunday of Advent

I am taking a sabbatical from my full Musical Advent Calendar. I hope to prepare the full calendar in again for Advent 2017, but for Advent 2016, I will have a selection for each Sunday of this season. New posts in the series will be available on Saturday evenings.

Sunday, December 4 | The Second Sunday of Advent

"O Magnum Mysterium"
Words are a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas
Musical setting my Morten Lauridsen, 1994
Performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, during "Christmas at King's," 2009

O magnum mysterium et admirable sacramentum
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament
Ut animalia viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio
That animals should see the newborn Lord lying in a manger
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear
Dominum Christum, amen
The Lord Christ, amen



Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

The Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Music for the First Sunday of Advent

I am taking a sabbatical from my full Musical Advent Calendar. I hope to prepare the full calendar in again for Advent 2017, but for Advent 2016, I will have a selection for each Sunday of this season. New posts in the series will be available on Saturday evenings.

Sunday, November 27 | The First Sunday of Advent

"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
Words by Charles Wesley, 1744
Music by Rowland H. Prichard, c. 1830
Performed by Fernando Ortega on the album "Christmas Songs," 2008

(Song text is displayed in the video)


Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now and in the time of this mortal life in which your son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever, Amen.

The Collect for the First Sunday of Advent