Longing Night

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Original song. A dialogue between soloist and congregation, to be used throughout the four weeks of Advent. The congregation’s response remains the same but the lyrics in each of the soloist’s verses correspond to that week’s Lectionary readings. Includes Eucharistic responses to the same tune. (Hear an audio excerpt in the product description below.)
Lyrics:

Introduction- Cantor:
Alleluia. Alleluia. Make ready your hearts for the Coming One. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Response- Congregation
In our deepest longing night, dawn upon us, God of light.

Verses- Cantor:
Week 1:
Now is the time to wake from your sleep. The night is far gone; the day is near. Response
Watch for the unexpected hour. Come, let us walk in the light of God. Response

Week 2 :
Make straight a way for the Promised One. Watch, repent, and bear good fruit. Response
God shall come to rule with grace. Wolf and lamb shall dwell in peace. Response

Week 3 :
As a farmer waits for the crop, wait for the One who now draws near. Response
God overthrows our might with love, spurns the rich and lifts the poor. Response

Week 4 :
We have tasted the bread of tears. Shine your face and save us, God. Response
God’s be afraid; God’s Word is good. A woman shall bear Emmanuel. Response

Description

This is an original song by Steve Garnaas-Holmes. Purchasing this song unlocks a downloadable .zip file that includes lyrics and music for congregation and music for musicians (in both .doc and .PDF format). Listen to an excerpt here:

With your purchase, you are permitted to copy and paste, print, project, broadcast or otherwise use these materials and this song in worship or whatever way you need. Please include the note “Used by permission; Steve Garnaas-Holmes, www.unfoldinglight.net” in your materials when possible.