10 Advent Songs to Remind You It Isn't Christmas Yet

by Christine Sine

Christmas isn’t here yet and I love to listen to music that reminds me of that. Here are some of my favourites:

I chose this version because I love the lyrics and graphics.

I love the contemplative beat of this rendition of Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

A beautiful contemplative Latin chant

No list would be completed without at least one song from Handel’s Messiah.

I beautiful song that reminds us to slow down and take time for silence

No list would be complete without at least one song from Taize.

Another beautiful contemplative song

This is from one of my favourite choirs

I chose this version because it seemed that The world in silence waits the day needed to be sung without music.

And now for a couple of more upbeat songs that might be good for youth services: The first from Mumford and sons, the second from Pentatonix. Yes I know that makes 11 songs so you get a free bonus.

This changes the pace a little and you may like to leave it until just before Christmas to really get you in the mood.


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Ra December 11, 2014 - 3:53 am

May I share a beautiful playlist with (old, think 17th century) Advent music? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL120953C48D029A93 It is German, maybe I should share some lyrics in English, too….
Greetings from Germany

Christine Sine December 11, 2014 - 7:21 am

Thanks Ra – This is a great list and music crosses barriers that spoken language cannot.

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