O Come O Come And Write More Advent Hymns

O Come O Come And Write More Advent Hymns December 4, 2018

O come O come and write more advent hymns
Their number and their quality are dim
While focusing on Christmas is fine
That needn’t mean that Advent decline

Rejoice, rejoice, an advent song
Shall come to thee, o church, before long

The church’s calendar can seem obscure
Episcopals alone seem to be sure
The Methodists coordinate their stoles
While others like the Baptists are lost souls

Rejoice, rejoice, an advent song
Shall come to thee, o church, before long

Can liturgists take pleasure in this time
When Advent is just Christmas shopping time
A countdown until stores will be closed
And Christmas music played to overdose

Rejoice, rejoice, an advent song
Shall come to thee, o church, before long

Can Advent be a season we hold dear
When Christmas songs at Halloween appear?
No one will think to write Advent songs
While lost amid the Black Friday throngs

Rejoice, rejoice, an advent song
Shall come to thee, o church, before long

And finally when Christmas time is here
So many will have realized this fear
We cast wrapping paper aside
But Advent instead should abide

Rejoice, rejoice, an advent song
Shall come to thee, o church, before long

 

 

With much thanks to Fred Clark for inspiring this!

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  • John MacDonald

    Isn’t Advent the one where you get the calendar full of chocolates? I used to love Advent when I was a kid!

  • Steve Thorngate

    Hey, I have a new album & songbook with several original Advent songs! (I try not to use other people’s comment threads for self-promotion too much, but the connection here is pretty specific…) https://stevethorngatemusic.com

  • Christopher Grundy

    Richard Bruxvoort Colligan has a nice collection of new songs for Advent. http://www.worldmaking.net/advent