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The Lord's Highway

An Advent Song of Ascents

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Joy Sunday says it all. The third Sunday of Advent is marked by the pink- or rose-colored candle in the wreath in many traditions. It is the one where we are reminded of the news that shall be a great joy to all people—the news that Emmanuel is born, God with us. And we stand in the promise even today, even here, in this place, in your place – God is with you. There can be no greater joy than that.

The call of Advent is upward. It’s the call to move toward God. We sing an Advent song of ascent as we climb up to worship in that new reality, that new way of being in the world. It is not that this is a human-made reality, but that we are longing for this completion. We are looking forward. Listed below are some hymn and anthem suggestions to go with this Advent Worship Series.

Abbreviations:

  • W&S= Worship and Song
  • UMH = United Methodist Hymnal
  • TFWS=The Faith We Sing

THEME HYMNS AND SONGS

  • Jesus, the Light of the World W&S 3056
  • Emmanuel UMH 204
  • Star-Child TFWS 2095
  • Siyahamba/We Are Marching TFWS 2235
  • Anthem based on Psalm 122: “I Was Glad” – C. Hubert Parry

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10

  • Joy to the World! UMH 246
  • Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates UMH 213
  • Siyahamba/We Are Marching TFWS 2235
  • Marching to Zion UMH 733
  • Forever W&S 3023
  • Your Grace Is Enough W&S 3106
  • Welcome to Our World W&S 3067
  • Canticle of the Turning – based on Mary’s Song

In This Series...


First Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes

Colors


  • Purple
  • Blue

In This Series...


First Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes