Yesterday was the third week of Advent, and the songs were gathered with that in mind. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, you can find a brief example of one way you might think of these songs. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope (There Will Come A Light) by ubcmusic
Peace (Change Everything) by ubcmusic
Mystery by Jameson McGregor (adapted from Charlie Hall)
Joy (Brightest) by ubcmusic
Rise Up by BiFrost Arts
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Hope (There Will Come A Light): This song clings to the hope that God's inbreaking Kingdom will enter the darkness of our world of broken systems, bringing justice to the oppressed.
Peace (Change Everything): This song pleads for God to bring peace into the dissonance and brokenness of the world, from the socio-political sphere to the cellular level.
Mystery: We sang this song to lean into the present day vantage point of Advent, looking at the way the coming of Jesus intersects with our current way of engaging the world in peace and sanity.
Joy (Brightest): This song contemplates the fact that the Joy that accompanies the inbreaking of the Kingdom is a force that lays waste to systems from which we might benefit.
Rise Up: We sang this song to look over our shoulder at last week's songs. This is what we said about Rise Up then: This song proclaim's God's immanent concern in the plight of the oppressed and marginalized.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.