Advent and Christmas Music


I’ve had the privilege of working in a number of churches that attempt to walk a thin line between contemporary and liturgical.  And because of this balance the Advent season has always been particularly full of the glory of the incarnation.

Here are a number of great advent and christmas songs that are either original, arranged, or neglected.  (at the bottom is a pdf of traditional carols and hymns)

Download our 2014 Advent/Christmas compilation HERE

| Advent and Christmas Music

All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord (Partain arr.)

Come Lord and Tarry Not (Partain arr.)
mp3 | chordchart | leadsheet

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (6/8 arr.)

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
(multiple versions)

Gathered Round Your Table (Lord’s Supper Hymn for Xmas eve Service)
mp3 | leadsheet (Partain arr.)

Glory Be to God on High (benedict arr.)
mp3 leadsheet

Go, Tell it On the Mountain

Hail to the Lord’s Annointed (The Welcome Wagon)
mp3leadsheet (link to buy)

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

Jesus is Coming (Sing Alleluia) (benedict arr.)

Jesus Came, the Heaven’s Adoring (benedict arr.)

Joy Has Dawned (Getty,Townend)

Kyrie 2004 (benedict arr.)
mp3 |leadsheet

Kyrie 2006 (benedict arr.)

Kyrie 2007 (benedict arr.)

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Red Mountain arr.)
mp3leadsheet | hymnary

Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (benedict arr.)

O Come All Ye Faithful
mp3 | leadsheet

Of The Father’s Love Begotten (Ordinary Time Arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet | hymnary

Once in Royal David’s City
mp3 leadsheet

They Came Bearing Gifts (benedict arr.)

The Shepherds Had an Angel (benedict arr.)

The Son Forsook the Father’s Home (benedict arr.)
mp3 | chord chart | leadsheet

Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor (Ordinary Time Arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet | info

To Us A Child of Hope is Born (benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Who is This, So Weak and Helpless
mp3 leadsheet


Songs for the Incarnation Series

Zechariahs Song | Marys Song | Angels Song | Simeons Song)



Hymns for the Nativity of our Lord(PDF) – John Wesley

Traditional Hymns for Advent and Christmas – pdf of charts

Advent – Music and Devotional 2008 (Christ the King, Raleigh)

The New Oxford Book of Carols – book


By All Adored – CD
leadsheets | bandcamp
Original Advent and Christmas Music

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  1. Thanks for putting this resource together. I am beginning to plan our advent celebration and am always looking for new songs to introduce. Which of these are your favorites? Thanks!

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