We Can Be Messengers - Worship Songs - Christmas, Before, and After
For this season, see also Brian’s book [hotlink needed] Advent, Christmas and Epiphany:
Liturgies and Prayers for Public Worship
, (Westminster John Knox Press) 2008.
Browse and Listen to an extract from each song.
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Song List -
For the Thanksgiving Season (USA)
For all the Food
A table grace – can be sung as a round
You will be a Blessing
We Will Wait
An intergenerational advent song
Three Songs compatible with the Revised Common Lectionary – or in any Advent Season
Sing three verses or add a verse a week and sing all five on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Year A: Someone Comes
- The first three verses are printed on pp. 10-11 of the book. All five
are on p.12, plus scripture references.
Year B: Great Holy One
–The first three verses are printed on pp. 14-15 of the book. All five
are printed on p. 18. Scripture references are in the book, on p. 19.
Year C: Rejoice, give thanks
–The first three verses are printed on pp. 20-21 of the book. All five are
printed on p. 19, plus scripture references. The snowplow reference is because the song was
written in the North-eastern U.S.A.
From your cradle and your cross, sing in us a new song!
We Can Be Messengers
An intergenerational song focusing on John the Baptist. See Matthew 3: 1-11, Mark 1: 4-11,
Luke 3: 15-22 and John 1: 29-34.
Small Town Bethlehem
Christmas updated in rural America. Names are of people we knew in one such town, who would
have done what the song says.
When a Baby in Your Arms
Every infant is a Christmas reminder
Listen to the Children
Christ calls us to listen and love, and sternly warns those who don’t. See Matthew18: 6.
Just like a Carpenter
An intergenerational Christmas songs in response to a child who asked Susan to talk in church about “fixin’, mendin’ and repairin’.”
A Song of Light
Christ sheds light on our way – at Epiphany, Christmas, and anytime.
Sing a Song of Joy
A Praise Round