January 1st, 2012

Ann Vole

Advent Candle Song idea

Each of the four weeks before Christmas (season of Advent) my church has a tradition of lighting one of four colored candles per week (second week, two candles are lit, third week three) then in Christmas day the fifth white candle in the middle is included. I think a song with five overlaping song elements can be developed where each week the song gets more complex or more complete and then each week, an appropriate set of lyrics for each Sunday in Advent can be written along with a final Christmas song lyrics. In keeping with the circular nature of the Advent wreath the candles are usually placed on, it could be a "round" but a 5-part round is a bit over-the-top for a congregation to do.