Sunday 11 December, 2016

3rd Sunday of Advent

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Lighting of Advent candles
Singing the Faith Plus offers a number of options for Advent Candle Liturgies

Useful hymns (using verses as appropriate)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)
Candles we light upon the Advent ring (website only)
‘Christmas is coming!’ The Church is glad to sing (StF 166)
God whose almighty word (StF 106)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Light of the world, you stepped down in darkness (StF 175)
Light we now our candle’s flame (website only)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (“Christ, be our light!”) (StF 706)
Round orange, round orange (StF 184) (a Christingle carol)

Isaiah 35: 1-10

God's spirit is in my heart (StF 404)
Make way, make way for Christ the King (StF 264)
O come, O come, Immanuel (StF 180)
There’s a light upon the mountains, and the day is at the spring (StF 188)
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace (StF 487)

OR Luke 1: 47-55

Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)
* My soul rejoices in God, my Saviour (StF 60)
Sing we the King who is coming to reign (StF 185)
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (StF 186)
The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (StF 187)

James 5: 7-10

And I will wait now (website only)
Be still and know that I am God (StF 18)
Be still, for the presence of the Lord (StF 20)
Come, you thankful people, come (StF 123)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Rejoice, the Lord is King! (StF 335)

Matthew 11: 2-11

Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
Here is bread, here is wine (StF 586)
Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
Make way, make way, for Christ the king in splendour arrives (StF 264)
* My soul rejoices in God, my Saviour (StF 60)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (StF 364)
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry announces that the Lord is nigh (StF 182)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (StF 254)
The kingdom of God is justice and joy (StF 255)
Wild and lone the prophet’s voice (StF 189)
Your words to me are life and health (StF 164)
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