Mike and Molly and Baby at Advent

December 4

John 1:4,5


Advent wreaths are particularly helpful in preparing us for Christmas. The lit candle reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World. The greens are a sign of life. The fact that the wreath is in a circle reminds us that God is eternal. Remember that if you are using an Advent wreath you should light a second candle on the second of the four Sundays before Christmas.

Tune: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophet-bards foretold,
When, with the ever-circling years,
Shall come the Age of Gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its heavenly splendors fling,
And all the world give back the song
Which now the angels sing.

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From Mike and Molly and Baby at Advent by Leonard Johnson and Linda Stein, illustrations by Debbi Wetzel, copyright © 1974 Fortress Press. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

Mp3 file courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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