VIII: Advent – Catholic Music Project

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VIII: Advent – Catholic Music Project

  • Release date: 2008
  • Catalog #: CMP-8

  • 1

    The King Shall Come

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    The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

    The King shall come when morning dawns,
    And light triumphant breaks;
    When beauty gilds the eastern hills,
    And life to joy awakes.

    Not as of old a little child
    To bear, and fight, and die,
    But crowned with glory like the sun
    That lights the morning sky.

    O brighter than the rising morn
    When He, victorious, rose,
    And left the lonesome place of death,
    Despite the rage of foes.

    O brighter than that glorious morn
    Shall this fair morning be,
    When Christ, our King, in beauty comes,
    And we His face shall see.

    The King shall come when morning dawns,
    And earth’s dark night is past;
    O haste the rising of that morn,
    The day that aye shall last.

    And let the endless bliss begin,
    By weary saints foretold,
    When right shall triumph over wrong,
    And truth shall be extolled.

    The King shall come when morning dawns,
    And light and beauty brings:
    Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,

    The King Shall Come
  • 2

    Come, Long Expected Jesus

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    Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

    Come, Thou long expected Jesus
    Born to set Thy people free;
    From our fears and sins release us,
    Let us find our rest in Thee.
    Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
    Hope of all the earth Thou art;
    Dear Desire of every nation,
    Joy of every longing heart.

    Born Thy people to deliver,
    Born a child and yet a King,
    Born to reign in us forever,
    Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
    By Thine own eternal Spirit
    Rule in all our hearts alone;
    By Thine all sufficient merit,
    Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

    Come, Long Expected Jesus
  • 3

    O Come, Divine Messiah

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    O Come, Divine Messiah

    1. O come, divine Messiah!
    The world in silence waits the day
    When hope shall sing its triumph,
    And sadness flee away.

    Dear Savior haste;
    Come, come to earth,
    Dispel the night and show Thy face,
    And bid us hail the dawn of grace.
    O come, divine Messiah!
    The world in silence waits the day
    When hope shall sing its triumph,
    And sadness flee away.

    2. O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
    Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
    Come break the captive fetters;
    Redeem the long-lost fold.


    3. You come in peace and meekness,
    And lowly will Thy cradle be;
    All clothed in human weakness
    We shall Thy Godhead see.

    O Come, Divine Messiah
  • 4

    Sing Out, Earth and Skies

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    Sing Out, Earth and Skies
    Marty Haugen (C) GIA Publications

    1. Come, O God of all the earth:
    Come to us, O Righteous One;
    Come, and bring our love to birth:
    In the glory of your Son.

    Sing out, earth and skies!
    Sing of the God who loves you!
    Raise your joyful cries!
    Dance to the life around you!

    2. Come, O God of wind and flame:
    Fill the earth with righteousness;
    Teach us all to sing your name:
    May our lives your love confess.

    3. Come, O God of flashing light:
    Twinkling star and burning sun;
    God of day and God of night:
    In your light we all are one.

    4. Come, O God of snow and rain:
    Shower down upon the earth;
    Come, O God of joy and pain:
    God of sorrow, God of mirth.

    5. Come, O Justice, Come, O Peace:
    Come and shape our hearts anew;
    Come and make oppression cease:
    Bring us all to life in you.

    Sing Out, Earth and Skies
  • 5

    My Soul in Stillness Waits

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    My Soul In Stillness Waits

    For you, O lord, my soul in stillness waits.
    Truly my hope is in you.
    1. O Lord of Light, our only hope of glory, your radiance shines in all who look to you. Come light the hearts of all in dark and shadow.

    2. O Spring of Joy, rain down upon our spirits. Our thirsty hearts are yearning for your Word. Come, make us whole; be comfort to our hearts.

    3. O Root of Life, implant your seed within us, and in your advent draw us all to you, our hope reborn in dying and in rising.

    4. O Key of Knowledge, guide us in our pilgrimage, We ever seek, yet unfulfilled remain. Open to us the pathway of your peace.

    5. Come, let us bow before the God who made us. Let every heart be opened to the Lord, for we are all the people of his hand.

    6. Here we shall meet the makers of the heavens, creator of the mountains and the seas, Lord of the stars and present to us now.

    Marty Haugen © GIA Publications

    My Soul in Stillness Waits
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    Refrain: Proclaim the greatness of God, rejoice in God my Savior; rejoice in God my Savior!

    For he has favored his lowly one, and all shall call me blessed.
    The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.


    He favors those who fear his name, in every generation.
    He has shown the might and strength of his arm, and scattered the proud of heart.


    He has cast the mighty form their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.
    He has filled the hungry with all good things, and sent the rich away.


    He has helped his servant Israel, remembering his mercy.
    He promised his mercy to Abraham and his children for ever more.

    Words: Luke 1:46- 55
    Music: James Chepponis
    © 1980 GIA Publications

  • 7

    Creator of the Stars

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    Creator of the Stars of Night

    Creator of the stars of night,
    Thy people’s everlasting light,
    Jesu, Redeemer, save us all,
    And hear Thy servants when they call.

    Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
    Should doom to death a universe,
    Hast found the medicine, full of grace,
    To save and heal a ruined race.

    Thou cam’st, the Bridegroom of the bride,
    As drew the world to evening-tide;
    Proceeding from a virgin shrine,
    The spotless Victim all divine.

    At Whose dread Name, majestic now,
    All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
    And things celestial Thee shall own,
    And things terrestrial, Lord alone.

    O Thou Whose coming is with dread
    To judge and doom the quick and dead,
    Preserve us, while we dwell below,
    From every insult of the foe.

    To God the Father, God the Son,
    And God the Spirit, Three in One,
    Laud, honor, might, and glory be
    From age to age eternally.

    Creator of the Stars
  • 8

    On Jordan's Bank

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    On Jordan's Bank

    On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
    Announces that the Lord is nigh;
    Awake and hearken, for He brings
    Glad tidings of the King of kings.

    2. Then cleansed be every heart from sin;
    Make straight the way of God within;
    Oh, let us all our hearts prepare
    For Christ to come and enter there.

    3. To heal the sick stretch out Thine hand,
    And bid the fallen sinner stand;
    Shine forth, and let Thy light restore
    Earth's own true loveliness once more.

    4. All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
    Whose advent sets Thy people free;
    Whom with the Father we adore
    And Holy Ghost forever more.

    On Jordan's Bank
  • 9

    Save Us, O Lord

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    Save Us, O Lord

    Save us, O Lord, carry us back, rouse your power and come.
    Rescue your people, show us your face, bring us back.

    O Shepherd of Israel hear us. Return and we shall be saved.
    Arise, O Lord, hear our cries, O Lord; bring us back!


    How long will you hide from your people? we long to see your face,
    give ear to us, draw near to us, Lord God of hosts!


    Turn again, care for your vine, protect what your right hand has planted,
    Your vineyards are trampled, uprooted and burned. Come to us, Father of Might!


    Text: Based on Psalm 80, Bob Dufford
    Music: © 1981, Robert Dufford and OCP Publications

    Save Us, O Lord
  • 10

    O Come, Emmanuel

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    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel
    That mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

    Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

    O come, O Wisdom from on high, Who orders all things mightily;
    To us the path of knowledge show, And teach us in her way to go.


    O come, O come, great Lord of might Who to your tribes, on Sinai's height
    In ancient times once gave the law In cloud and majesty and awe.


    O come, O rod of Jesse’s stem From every foe deliver them
    That trust your mighty power to save and give them victory o'er the grave


    O come, O Key of David, come And open wide our heavenly home
    Make safe the way that leads on high And close the path to misery.

    O Come, Emmanuel
  • 11

    People Look East

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    People, Look East

    1. People, look east. The time is near
    Of the crowning of the year.
    Make your house fair as you are able,
    Trim the hearth and set the table.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the guest, is on the way.

    2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
    One more seed is planted there:
    Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
    That in course the flower may flourish.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the rose, is on the way.

    3. Birds, though you long have ceased to build,
    Guard the nest that must be filled.
    Even the hour when wings are frozen
    God for fledging time has chosen.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the bird, is on the way.

    4. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
    One more light the bowl shall brim,
    Shining beyond the frosty weather,
    Bright as sun and moon together.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the star, is on the way.

    5. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth
    Christ who brings new life to earth.
    Set every peak and valley humming
    With the word, the Lord is coming.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the Lord, is on the way.

    People Look East
  • 12

    The Advent of Our King

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    "The Advent of Our King"
    by Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
    Translated by John Chandler, 1806-1876

    1. The advent of our King
    Our prayers must now employ,
    And we must hymns of welcome sing
    In strains of holy joy.

    2. The everlasting Son
    Incarnate deigns to be;
    Himself a servant's form puts on
    To set His servants free.

    3. O Zion's Daughter, rise
    To meet thy lowly King,
    Nor let thy faithless heart despise
    The peace He comes to bring.

    4. As Judge, on clouds of light,
    He soon will come again
    And His true members all unite
    With Him in heaven to reign.

    5. Before the dawning day
    Let sin's dark deeds be gone,
    The old man all be put away,
    The new man all put on.

    6. All glory to the Son,
    Who comes to set us free,
    With Father, Spirit, ever One,
    Through all eternity.

    The Advent of Our King
  • 13

    Turn To Me

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    Title: Turn to Me
    Author: John Foley
    Copyright: © 1975 New Dawn Music

    Turn to me, O turn and be saved, says the Lord, for I am God,
    there is no other, none beside me, I call your name.

    Verse 1
    I am he that comforts you, who are you to be afraid.
    Of flesh that fades, is made like the grass of the field soon to wither.


    Verse 2
    Listen to me, my people; Give ear to me, my nation:
    A law will go forth from me, and my justice for a light to the people.


    Verse 3
    Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth down below.
    The heavens will vanish like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a garment.


    Turn To Me
  • 14

    Soon and Very Soon

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    Soon and Very Soon
    Author: Andrae Crouch
    Copyright: (c) 1976, Bud John Songs, Inc.

    Verse 1
    Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King
    (3 times)
    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We're going to see the King.

    Verse 2
    No more crying there, we are going to see the King
    (3 times)
    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We're going to see the King.

    Verse 3
    No more dying there, we are going to see the King
    (3 times)
    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We're going to see the King.

    Modulate and repeat Verse 1 and Bridge

    Soon and Very Soon
The Catholic Music Project 8: Advent, is a collection of well known Advent hymns used in Catholic worship. These solo piano arrangements are designed with singers and congregations without a musician in mind. They are played simply with intros and endings the way one would accompany a church service. They also make great background tracks for prayer services and private meditation.

Catholic Music Project 8: Advent

Available in CD & MP3 format

Mp3 Album 9.99 CD 12.97