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Advent Song

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Advent Song
Click on the title above to hear how it goes. This is not a performance. I sing it just so you hear the melody.
This song will have to be used next season. I composed it and sang it to a congregation for a stewardship emphasis that started in Advent. The melody comes, of course, from Bach’s Cantata No. 140, “Sleepers Awake”

You people open up

your hearts, your hands,

repent, it’s Advent.

You people open up

your hearts, be benevolent

now for Advent.

The Lord is coming down

to meet us in the air.

In the clouds our spirits

rise up to meet him,

and greet him,

our Savior,

and plead for

his favor

on our neigh – bors,

in need —,

who – are– now hung’ring

thirsting for -or -or

justice

here and e- ev’rywhere.

November 27, 1994

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Written by peterkrey

January 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Posted in 1, My Songs

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