Music For Advent
O Savior, rend the heavens wide;
Come down, come down with mighty stride;
Unlock the gates, the doors break down;
Unbar the way to heaven’s crown.
O Morning Star, O radiant Dawn,
When will we sing your morning song?
Come, Son of God! Without your light
We grope in dread and gloom of night.
Sin’s dreadful doom upon us lies;
Grim death looms fierce before our eyes.
Oh, come, lead us with mighty hand
From exile to our promised land.
There shall we all our praises bring
And sing to you, our Savior King;
There shall we laud you and adore
Forever and forevermore.
The version I’ve been listening to is by the band Koiné. I’ve written about them before. I sometimes find them a bit too earnest, but generally like them. They are from the church in Milwaukee that houses some of the appointments from my Great Grandfather’s church.
I came across a post about just how bad it is to dumb down music for children. Just in case you think some of these Advent songs are too difficult for children to grasp, please watch the video below.