Can We Sing Christmas Carols During Advent?

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Can We Sing Christmas Carols During Advent?

Post  kuya jollibee on Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:19 pm

It is only in commercial advertising that the Christmas season begins the first of December (or the first of August!). In the Christian calendar, the Christmas Season does not begin until December 25th and lasts until January 6 (Epiphany). Advent is the season of preparation for Christmas, not the celebration of it. It is included with Christmas the same way that Lent is included with Easter. However, Advent is just as different from Christmas as is Lent from Easter.

Traditional Songs for Advent
Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Come, thou long expected Jesus
Comfort, Comfort ye, my people
Creator of the stars of night
Day of wrath! O day of mourning, Part 1 (English translation of Dies Irae)
Go, labor on! Spend and be spent
Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (English translation of Vox clara ecce intonat)
Hark! The glad sound
Hark! The voice eternal
High o'er the lonely hills
Hosanna to the living Lord (for the 1st Sunday in Advent)
Let all mortal flesh keep silent (English translation of Σιγησάτο παρα σαρξ βροτεία)
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (for the 1st Sunday in Advent; two versions)
Lo! He comes, with clouds descending
Lord Christ, when first thou came to men (two versions)
O Come, Divine Messiah
O come, O come, Emmanuel! (English translation of Veni, veni Emanuel)
O Day of God, draw nigh
O North, with all thy vales of green
O very God of very God
O Word, that goest forth on high
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Rejoice, rejoice, believers!
Savior of the Nations, Come! (English translation of Veni Redemptor gentium)
Sleepers, wake!
The advent of our God
The King shall come when morning dawns
The Lord will come and not be slow
The world is very evil (English Translation of Hora novissima)
Thy kingdom come! on bended knee
Thy kingdom come, O God
Wake, awake, for night is flying
Watchman, tell us of the night

Modern and Contemporary Songs for Advent
Be Immanuel in Me
Before the starry universe
Come, our Lord (also a song for Eucharist)
Go, tell it on the mountain
Have mercy
Hear the prophets talking
Immanuel, Immanuel
People look east
Prayer for God's Presence
Prepare us
There's a voice in the wilderness crying
We have a hope

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