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Hymn Suggestions for December 2002 and January 2003


Sunday, December 1, 2002
The First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37

A mighty fortress is our God

A safe stronghold our God is still

All for Jesus, all for Jesus

Change my heart, O God

Christ is coming, let creation

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Creator of the starry height

Earth was waiting, spent and restless

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

Hark, what a sound, and too divine

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

O come, O come, Emmanuel

O day of God, draw nigh

O heavenly Word, eternal Light

O quickly come, dread Judge of all

Once he came in blessing

Rejoice, rejoice, believers

Sing we the King

Sleepers, wake! A voice astounds us (or some other version of Wachet auf)

Take me, Lord

The advent of our King

The King shall come when morning dawns

The Lord will come and not be slow

Thy kingdom come, on bended knee

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?



Sunday, December 8 2002
The Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8

Christ, when for us you were baptized

Comfort, comfort, ye my people

Earth was waiting, spent and restless

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

Herald, sound the note of judgment

Hills of the north, rejoice

I cannot tell why he, whom angels

Judge eternal, throned in splendor

Long ago, prophets knew

Lord, thy word abideth

Love divine, all loves excelling

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

Prepare the way, O Zion

Sing we the praises of the great forerunner

The advent of our King

The Lord will come and not be slow

The voice of God goes out to all the world

There's a voice in the wilderness crying

What is the crying at Jordan?

When Jesus came to Jordan

Ye servants of the Lord



Sunday, December 15, 2002
The Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11, Psalm 126 or Magnificat, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, John 1:6-8,19-28

As sons of the day and daughters of light

Blessed be the God of Israel

Comfort, comfort, ye my people

God is working his purpose out

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Hark, the glad sound! the Savior comes

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

Herald, sound the note of judgment

I cannot tell why he, whom angels

I will sing, I will sing a song

Lo, from the desert homes

Lo, in the wilderness a voice

Make way, make way

Mary, blessed teenage mother

O day of peace that dimly shines

O day of God, draw nigh

O heavenly Word, eternal Light

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

Prepare the way, O Zion

Sing we a song of high revolt

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

The race that long in darkness pined

There's a voice in the wilderness crying

Thou, whose almighty Word

Thy Kingdom come, on bended knee

Watchman, tell us of the night

What is the crying at Jordan?

When our God came to earth

Ye who own the faith of Jesus



Sunday, December 22, 2002
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1-11,16, The Magnificat or Psalm 89, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38

A great and mighty wonder

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

Blest be the King whose coming

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Creator of the starry height

For Mary, Mother of our Lord

Gabriel's message does away

Hail, O Mary, full of grace

Hail, O star that pointest

Hark, the glad sound! the Savior comes

Joy to the world, the Lord is come

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

Long ago, prophets knew

Mary, blessed teenage mother

Nova, nova

Now tell us, gentle Mary

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Savior of the nations, come

Sing we of the Blessed Mother

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

The angel Gabriel from heaven came

The Lord will come and not be slow

The Word whom earth and sea and sky

Timeless love! We sing the story

Virgin-born, we bow before thee

Ye who own the faith of Jesus



Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Christmas Day
Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20

A child is born in Bethlehem, alleluia!

A great and mighty wonder

A stable lamp is lighted

Away in a manger

Born in the night, Mary's child

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light

Child in the manger

Child of the stable's secret birth

Christians, awake! salute the happy morn

Cloth for the cradle

Dost thou in a manger lie

From heaven above to earth I come

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Good Christian men, rejoice

Hark! the herald angels sing

In the bleak midwinter

Infant holy, Infant lowly

It came upon the midnight clear

Joy to the world, the Lord is come

Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

Love came down at Christmas

O come, all ye faithful

O little town of Bethlehem

O sleep now, holy Baby

Of the Father's love begotten

Once in royal David's city

See him lying on a bed of straw

Silent night, holy night

Sing, O sing, this blessed morn

The first Nowell

The snow lay on the ground

To us a child of royal birth

'Twas in the moon of wintertime

Unto us a boy is born

Where is this stupendous stranger?

What child is this

While shepherds watched their flocks

Who would think



Sunday, December 29, 2002
The First Sunday after Christmas
RCL: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 148, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40
Common Worship: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 148, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:15-21
Episcopal Church: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, Gal 3:23-25;4:4-7, John 1:1-18

Abba, Father, let me be

All glory be to God on high

All hail the power of Jesus' Name

All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine

Angel-voices, ever singing

Angels, from the realms of glory

At the Name of Jesus

Before the world began

Child in the manger

Child of the stable's secret birth

Glory to God, all heaven in joy is ringing

Go tell it on the mountain

God from on high hath heard

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Holy Child, how still you lie

How bright appears the Morning Star

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

In the bleak midwinter

Jesus, Name of wondrous love

Lord, for the years

Love came down at Christmas

New songs of celebration render

Now greet the swiftly changing year

O for a thousand tongues to sing

O God, whom neither time nor space

O praise ye the Lord!

O Savior of our fallen race

Once in royal David's city

See amid the winter's snow

Sing of Mary, pure and lowly

See him lying on a bed of straw

The great God of heaven

This is the year

To us a Child of royal birth

When Jesus left his Father's throne

While shepherds watched their flocks

Ye holy angels bright



Wednesday, January 1, 2002
The Naming and Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Common Worship: Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:15-21
Episcopal Church: Exodus 34:1-8, Psalm 8, Romans 1:1-7, Luke 2:15-21
Use hymns suggested for the First Sunday after Christmas.



Sunday, January 5, 2002
The Second Sunday after Christmas
RCL: Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Ecclesiasticus 24:1-12, Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9)10-18
Episcopal Church: Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 84, Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a, Matthew 2:13-15,19- 23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12
In some places, the Epiphany is observed on this day.

A great and mighty wonder

A song was heard at Christmas

All glory be to God on high

Angel-voices, ever singing

Angels, from the realms of glory

Before the world began

Behold the great Creator

Breathe on me, Breath of God

Child in the manger

Child of the stable's secret birth

Dost thou in a manger lie

From east to west, from shore to shore

From God, Christ's deity came forth

Glorious the day when Christ was born

Go tell it on the mountain

God is working his purpose out

Had he not loved us

How bright appears the Morning Star

In the bleak midwinter

Joy to the world, the Lord is come

Like a candle flame

Long ago, prophets knew

Lord, for the years

Lord, the light of your love is shining

Lord, who left the highest heaven

Love came down at Christmas

New songs of celebration render

Now greet the swiftly changing year

O for a thousand tongues to sing

O God, whom neither time nor space

O Savior of our fallen race

Of the Father's love begotten

Once in royal David's city

See amid the winter's snow

See him lying on a bed of straw

Son of the Lord Most High

The great God of heaven

This is the year

To us a Child of royal birth

What child is this, who laid to rest

What wondrous love is this

When Jesus left his Father's throne

Where is this stupendous stranger?

While shepherds watched their flocks

Who is he, in yonder stall?

Who would think

Word of God, come down on earth

You laid aside your majesty



Monday, January 6, 2002
The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12

Arise to greet the Lord of light

As with gladness men of old

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Blessed assurance

Brighest and best of the sons of the morning

Earth has many a noble city

Faithful vigil ended

From the eastern mountains

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Have you heard the raindrops

In the bleak midwinter

Jesus, good above all other

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Lord, when the wise men came from far

Now the silence

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Songs of thankfulness and praise

The race that longin darkness pined

We three Kings of Orient are

What child is this

What star is this, with beams so bright

Where is this stupendous stranger

Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear

Wise men, seeking Jesus

Wise men, they came to look for wisdom



Website compiled by Steve Benner, 2002.