Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2018


Musical offering for the third Sunday of Advent

December 16, 2018

In honor of the birthday of Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967), here is his beautiful choral arrangement of the advent hymn “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel.”


Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 9, 2018

People, look east. The time is near 
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Guest, is on the way.

Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
One more seed is planted there.
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in time the flower may flourish.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Rose, is on the way.

Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Star, is on the way.

Angels announce with shouts of mirth
Him who brings new life to earth.
Set every peak and valley humming
With the word, the Lord is coming!
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Lord, is on the way.


Musical offering for the first Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2018

Peace be to you and grace from Him
Who freed us from our sins,
Who loved us all and shed His blood
That we might saved be.

Sing holy, holy to our Lord,
The Lord, Almighty God,
Who was and is and is to come;
Sing holy, holy Lord!

Rejoice in heaven, all ye that dwell therein,
Rejoice on earth, ye saints below,
For Christ is coming, is coming soon,
For Christ is coming soon.

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come,
And night shall be no more;
They need no light nor lamp nor sun,
For Christ will be their all.


Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2017


Musical offering for the third Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2017

Bogoróditse Dyévo, ráduisya,
Blagodátnaya Maríye, Gospód s tobóyu. 
Blagoslovyéna ty v zhenákh,
i blagoslovyén plod chryéva tvoyevó, 
yáko Spása rodilá yesí dush náshikh.

Rejoice, virgin mother of God,
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne the Savior of our souls.


Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017


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