The Wonder of Christmas (A Candle Lighting Ceremony For Advent)
2-part mixed choir with 3 optional handbells & congregation
Composed by Joel Raney. Advent, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5706).
Item Number: HP.C5706
Text by Joel Raney. Scriptural Reference: Luke 2:25-38, Genesis 3:15, Luke 24:35-37, Isaiah 7:9-14, Luke 2:8-20, Isaiah 40:1-5, Mark 10:14-15.
Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this includes a choral opening followed by a call and response litany with piano underscore, then a text to be read with the lighting of the candle. As that concludes, the choir comes back in with the option of adding the congregation. The candle lighting portion of your service concludes with the provided prayer. There are five variations, one for each candle. Reproducible parts for the congregation and 3 optional handbells (C6, D6 & G6) are included.