"Light a Candle: An Advent Hymn"
Piano, Vocal, Guitar - Digital Sheet Music

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Composed by Lisa Waites. Christian,Christmas,Praise & Worship,Sacred. Score. 1 pages. Servant Song Music and Ministry #6136123. Published by Servant Song Music and Ministry (A0.921765).

"Light a Candle" was written as an Advent Wreath-Lighting Hymn, with five verses for congregational use throughout the Advent season. This hymn is suitable for family worship at home, also, and there is a free series of videos available on YouTube with the composer (Lisa Waites) singing and playing guitar; you are welcome to stream those videos for digital worship throughout the Covid pandemic. Please also purchase a copy of the score to support the work of Servant Song Music & Ministry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In December of 2019, our congregation began singing this hymn on the first Sunday of the Advent season with just the first verse as a collective response to the first candle in the Advent wreath being lit; the lyrics of the first verse are all about HOPE. On the second Sunday of Advent, we sang the first and second verses of the hymn (hope and PEACE to correspond with the lighting of two Advent candles); on the third Sunday of Advent, we sang three verses (hope, peace, and JOY), and on the fourth Sunday, we sang four verses (hope, peace, joy, and LOVE). Finally, on Christmas Eve, the congregation sang all five verses of the hymn, corresponding with the lighting of all five candles in the Advent wreath. Since Advent hymns are typically in short supply, an alternative approach for this hymn would be to use the first four verses together during Advent as a congregational hymn, reserving the fifth verse for the Christmas Eve service. Not familiar with Advent Wreath-Lighting liturgies? This hymn is a terrific way to introduce this Ancient-Future Christian tradition to your people! 

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