New Advent/Christmas Songs

I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting Advent and Christmas Songs.  Several years ago, I lamented the lack of Advent songs in general but also the lack of contemporary Advent songs.  Since I wrote that, there have been some great new songs written and I will link to those below.  

Advent Songs:

This first batch are more traditional:

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (one of my favorites)
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Of The Father’s Love Begotten (an ancient plainsong that I have been working on a modern arrangement of that.)

These are in the more modern style:

  • Even So Come 
  • Waiting Here for You
  • Days of Elijah

This year I found a couple of jewels that I want to share with you.

Advent Hymn – Christy Nockels
Arrival – Hillsong Worship

I love both of these songs that tell the message of the arrival of Jesus.  The following are some great new Christmas oriented songs.

How Many Kings – Downhere
2000 Decembers Ago – Joy Williams
What A Glorious Night – Sidewalk Prophets
Christmas Card – Steven Curtis Chapman
Dance in the Dawn – Selah
Hey Moon – Sidewalk Prophets

As you can tell, not all of them are congregational in nature, but these are some great songs that I have added to my Advent/Christmas playlists.  

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