Rare songs for Advent and Christmas

“City Celestial” by Rachel Hosan

Here is a collection of some of our favorite and lesser known tunes for Advent and Christmas that we have used (or hope to) in worship.  If you are looking for resources for more traditional song and music – check HERE.

| Traditional | (or arr. from traditional)

Jesus, the Light of the World  (Old Gospel Tune)
mp3 | leadsheet

Savior of the Nations, Come (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet | capo

Star in the East – Brightest and Best – shapenote
mp3 | leadsheet | capo | Southern Harmony Image | midi

Simeon’s Song – Consolation – Shapenote
mp3 | leadsheet (c) info

Go, Tell it On the Mountain (traditional)
mp3 | leadsheet

O Sing a Song of Bethlehem (Kingsfold)
mp3 | leadsheet

I Wonder as I Wander (arr. of traditional)
mp3 | leadsheet

| Original |

Upon a Hill in Bethlehem (Benedict)
mp3
 | leadsheet | blog

This is the Christ (McCracken)
mp3 | chords

Zechariah’s Song – Blessed be the God (Benedict)
mp3 | leadsheet

Out of Heaven (Bifrost)
mp3 leadsheet

O Come, Messiah, Come (Bifrost)
mp3 leadsheet

Jesus is Coming (Sing Alleluia) (benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

<Retuned>

Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
– 
multiple versions

The Shepherds Had an Angel (Rossetti/benedict)
mp3 | leadsheet | Blog

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

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

Alleluia (Castle Island Hymns)
mp3 | leadsheet (text: Jesus Came the Heaven’s Adoring)

Gathered Round Your Table (Communion Hymn for Xmas eve Service)
mp3 | leadsheet (Partain arr.)

Who is This (Miner/McCracken arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

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

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