Light the Advent Candle (Advent Song)

This children's Advent hymn by Mary Lu Walker is from her book and recording DANDELIONS, which was first published in 1975 by The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, NY   The book is now out of print, but copies are available from Amazon.

The song has a verse for each week's lighting of the Advent wreath.   It has meter 7.7.7.7 with refrain.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include the Presbyterian Sing the Faith / Methodist The Faith we Sing - 2003 edition.





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Examples

Solo child singer, with piano accompaniment



Adult singer, chime accompaniment:


Lyrics

The words are copyright, so cannot be re-produced here. However they are available here.

A rough outline is:
1  Light the Advent candle one,
    Now the waiting has begun ...

Chorus:
Candle, candle burning bright ...

2  Light the Advent candle two ...

3  Light the Advent candle three ...

4  Light the Advent candle four ...

5  Light the Advent candle now
... Let the alleluias ring.


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Light the Advent candle one
Now the waiting has begun:
We have started on our way
Time to think of Christmas day.


Chorus:
Candle, candle burning bright
Shining in the cold winter night.
Candle, candle burning bright
Fill our hearts with Christmas light.


2 Light the Advent candle two
Think of humble shepherds who
Filled with wonder at the sight
Of the child on Christmas night.


3 Light the Advent candle three
Think of heavenly harmony:
Angels singing "Peace on Earth"
At the Blessed Saviour's birth.


4 Light the Advent candle four
Think of joy forever more.
Christ child in a stable born
Gift of love that Christmas morn.

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