Lutheran Advent Season is Celebrated with Song and Music
“You better watch out! You better not cry. You better not doubt, I’m telling you why…” Oh no, that’s not how the hymns for Advent season being. Thank God that isn’t the theme of our Advent songs and hymns. But we often live that way, don’t we?
Jesus isn’t trying to catch us in sin or doing “good for goodness sake”
Yes, we should try. Try to live right, try to be clean, try not to sin. Our family and friends really need us to be good and not just during Advent leading up to Christmas.
Hymns for Advent Season are Full of Hope, Love, and Anticipation
Lutheran Advent hymns are a combination of some contemporary Advent songs such as “The Angel Gabriel” and some others you may not recognize. I created a YouTube Advent Hymns playlist below for your enjoyment. Maybe you will recognize some of them, and others may bring back memories of Advent worship songs from the past.
Advent Sheet Music for Piano
List Advent Hymns
Below is a list of the YouTube Advent hymns with a link to the piano, organ and choral sheet music. I couldn’t find music for all of the hymns, but they can all be found in the Lutheran Hymnal and the arrangements are normally written to be sung in harmonies.
- The Angel Gabriel
- Savior of the Nations, Come
- Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending
- Prepare the Royal Highway
- Come Though Long Expected Jesus
- Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
- Hark, the Glad Sound
- Arise, O Christian People
- Once He Came in Blessing
- O Lord, How Shall I Meet You?
- On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
- Hark, a Thrilling Voice is Sounding
- Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
Advent Devotional Readings: Sunday Week Advent
2nd Sunday Advent Reading: Luke 21: 25-36
Daily Lectionary: Isaiah 26: 20-27; 13; 1 John 4: 1-21