Music for Advent
"Love Came Down at Christmas" by Christina Rossetti, music by Suzy Born
Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely love divine. love was born at Christmas stars and angels gave the sign.
Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely love divine. Love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead, love incarnate love divine. Worship we our Jesus, but wherewith our sacred sign. Love came down at Christmas. ..
Love shall be our token, love be yours and love be mine. Love alone to God and neighbor, love for gift and plea and sign.
Love came down . . .
"Magnificat" Advent Soprano Solo by Suzy Born
My soul doth magnify the Lord and my spirit hath rejoiced… My spirit hath rejoiced in God my savior.
For He hath regarded the lowly estate of His handmaiden. My soul. All generations shall call me blessed! For He that is mighty hath done great things to me. And His mercy is on those who fear Him, those who fear Him, He hath scattered the proud and put down the mighty from their thrones, and Holy is His name so call me Blessed!
My soul doth magnify the Lord... My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Alleluia! So call me blessed!
"Fear Not" Advent Duet by Suzy Born
And the Angel came to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Fear not to take Mary for your wife, fear not. Fear not. What is conceived is of the Holy Ghost. Fear not Joseph. Mary will bring forth a Son, Emanuel. Fear not Joseph. What is conceived is of the Holy Ghost. Mary will bring forth a son and call him Jesus, Emmanuel. Fear not Joseph. Fear not Joseph to take Mary for your wife."
"Guide me, Lord" Baritone Solo by Suzy Born
Here we are in Bethlehem, Mary is heavy with child. There’s no place for us to sleep tonight. Here we are in Bethlehem, but we cannot find a room, there is no place for us to stay. Guide me, Lord, where shall we go? Guide me Lord shall we sleep? Guide me Lord where shall we stay? Guide me, Lord, to a safe and quite place an Inn, a room somewhere, a place to rest is all that I ask. Guide me, Lord, where shall we stay? This is no place for a woman with child. Guide me, Lord, where shall we go? Guide me tonight. Someplace to rest is all I ask.
"Lo, the Angel of the Lord," Christmas by Suzy Born
Mary brought forth her newborn son, she laid Him in a manger. And the glory of the Lord shown all around, and, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them.
"Fear not," said the angel, "for I bring you good tidings. For unto you to is born this day, Christ the Lord." And the glory of the Lord shown all around. And lo the angel of the Lord came upon them and said: "Glory to God, Glory to God in the highest, for Christ is born!" Angels will say, "Glory to, glory to, glory to God, and peace upon the earth."