Our List of All-Star Advent Songs

Dec 2nd is the first Sunday of Advent this year and like most of you I’ve been busy writing, planning, creating, and praying!

For many worship leaders Advent doesn’t register much of a blip on the service planning radar…worship moves straight from Thanksgiving to Christmas but for those of you who are blessed to be in congregations that take Advent seriously and are seriously praying for Christ’s return here is our all-star list of songs and texts. You can grab audio and charts for most of these HERE.

| Songs that Meditate on the Promises of the OT and Christ’s First Coming:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
mp3 | leadsheetlist of 10 other versions

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (versions)

But For You Who Fear My Name (Micah 4:2)
Welcome Wagon – mp3 | chart

O Come, Messiah, Come (bifrost arts)
mp3 | chart | youtube

Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People (Isaiah 40)
JGHymns – mp3 | chart
Chicago Metro Music – mp3 | chart| info

Come Then, Lord Jesus (Indelible Grace)
mp3 | Leadsheet

O God, Give to the King Your Justice (Psalm 72)
mp3 | chart

Hail to the Lord’s Annointed
welcome wagon – mp3 | leadsheet
sandra mccracken – mp3 | chords | leadsheet

Dawning Light of Our Salvation (kimbrough/benedict)
mp3 | chart | leadsheet

Hark, the Glad Sound (Zac Hicks)
mp3 | chart | info

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

| Songs that Meditate on the Promise of Christ’s Birth:

Mary’s Song (The Magnificat)
Versions of the Magnificat, Canticle of the Turning, etc

Zechariah’s Song (The Benedictus)
Various Versions

Savior of the Nations, Come
mp3 | Leadsheet | capo | info

| Songs that Meditate on the 2nd coming of Christ:

O Quickly Come, Dread Judge of All
luke morton – mp3 | chordchart | info
benedict – mp3 | chart

Come Lord and Tarry Not (All Things New)
nathan partain – mp3 | chordchart | leadsheet
clint wells – mp3leadsheet

A Voice is Sounding (Sojourn)
jamie barnes – mp3 | chart

Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (post with versions)

O Savior, Rend the Heaven’s Wide 
nathan partain – mp3 | chart
Paul Vander Bijl – mp3 | chart

O Glorious Hour
sojourn – mp3 | leadsheet

Veiled in Darkness Judah Lay
Bifrost Arts – mp3 | chart
High Street Hymns – mp3Chord Chart | Lead Sheet

4 thoughts on “Our List of All-Star Advent Songs

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  1. Thanks for the Advent Songs! I have a great interest in them and think that there are just not enough of them. I have written a few Advent hymns myself. I would be honored if you would check these out. Thanks!


    Mary Rose Jensen

    Garden Rose Music

    God Promised a Son


    Who Will God Send to Us?


    Hear John the Baptist Cry:


    Once There Was a Garden:


    The Angel Gabriel:


    (Same tune, different arrangement and words)



    (New word-for-word setting of the ESV)

    I like Christmas hymns too, but that’s another topic.

  2. I’m using the Sandra McCracken version of Hail to the Lord’s Anointed this week to start off Advent. I made a lead sheet of the song (using the chords you provided). I’d like to make it available for anyone who wants it, maybe I could email it to you?

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