The Advent Season
As Advent begins, our minds turn once again to the blessings of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. We remember the Lord who came to earth as a child and will return to complete his Father’s creation.
Dozens of Christmas albums are released each year, featuring new renditions of old favorites as well as brand new songs. We’ve chosen some of our favorites from this year’s crop to share below. A blessed Advent to all ~ we hope that you enjoy what you see and hear!
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Meredith Andrews ~ Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Sometimes the Advent songs get lost in a flurry of Christmas songs. Not so for Meredith Andrews, who updates this famous hymn in joyful fashion.
Bryan and Katie Torwalt ~ Emmanuel (God With Us Forever)
This one sounds like a new Advent/Christmas classic; the voices are amazing, and love shines throughout the song, culminating in a soft rush of choirs.
Zach Williams ~ The Call of Christmas
As Zach Williams’ “Old Church Choir” continues to bring joy at Christian radio, he’s released an invitation to “hear the call of Christmas ~ the Savior waits for you!”
Casting Crowns featuring Matt Maher ~ Make Room
The harmonies of this beautiful song stand out, as the band asks, “Is there room in your heart for God to write His story?”
JJ Weeks ~ O Children Come
A funky 70s vibe is found in this bluesy, throwback anthem, replete with horns, gospel choir and a sense of anticipation.
Jason Gray ~ Baby King
“To make us feel safe, he came as a Baby King.” This is a really sweet song, especially the part about Christmas morning. 🙂
Sara Groves ~ The Song of Blessing
We end our playlist with this sweet, short song of blessing, found on Sara Groves’ new album of traditional favorites, Abide With Me. May the blessing of God be upon you!