1st Sunday of Advent

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading Also see Thirty second Christmas

Lighting of Advent candles (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)
Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only) (sung to “The Little Drummer Boy”)
Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)
The days are surely coming (website only) – especially suitable as we enter Year C of the Lectionary

Jeremiah 33: 14-16

Come thou long-expected Jesus (StF 169)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (StF 228)
Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)
We wait in hope for hope to come (website only)

Psalm 25: 1-10

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

And I will wait now (website only)
Empty, broken, here I stand (StF 421)
Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)

1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

A new commandment (StF 242)
Author of Faith (StF 457) (esp. vv.4-6)

Luke 21: 25-36

As servants working an estate (StF 491) - draws upon Mark 13: 32-37
Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)
Hills of the north, rejoice (StF 172) (esp. vv.1,4&5)
Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)
My Lord! What a morning (StF 179)