Light a candle for God's people

Idea: Each Sunday in Advent and on Christmas Day sing one verse and light the appropriate candle.

Tune: Westminster Abbey or Regent Square 87 87 87

1. Light a candle for God’s people,
gathered here in joyful throng;
love embrace both friend and stranger,
as we raise our Advent song.
Shine the light for all God’s people;
let it shine for all to see!

2. Light a candle for the prophets,
given wondrous news to tell;
‘One will come to light the darkness,
God with us, Emmanuel!’
Shine the light for all the prophets;
let it shine for all to see!

3. Light a candle for the Baptist,
making sure the path is clear;
‘Be prepared to greet the Saviour,
for his time is ever near.’
Shine the light for John the Baptist;
let it shine for all to see!

4. Light a candle for the Virgin,
soon to bear the infant King;
chosen, blessed above all others,
praises now to her we sing.
Shine the light for Virgin Mary;
let it shine for all to see!

5. Light a candle for the Christ child,
now the promise is fulfilled;
Prince of Peace, and hope of nations,
in an infant is revealed.
Shine the brightest light for Jesus;
let it shine for all to see!

Text © Jan Brind 2003

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