Not sure how a particular song is supposed to sound? Looking for some sermon-inspiration music? We’ve compiled solid versions of each song in this Advent series. Happy YouTubing!
God Bless to Us Our Bread (John Bell). While this song begins in its original Spanish, listen for the English translation about halfway through the recording.
My Lord, What a Morning (Jessye Norman)
Come Now, O Prince of Peace/Ososo (St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Winnipeg) Want to learn to sing a verse in Korean? Listen to cantor So Jung Kim to learn how to pronounce the words.
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (Daon Drisdom, New England Conservatory) — This is an unaccompanied solo version with focus on the deliberate determination on the song. Also look at this performance from the Oakwood University Aeolians in 1995 — listen for the barely-contained energy and forward motion.
Freedom is Coming (Fjedur, the Swedish choir that popularized the song globally) — listen to how the song builds over time.
Cuando el pobre/When the Poor Ones (Cecilia Echeñique) — Spanish only; English translations vary by hymnal.
Canticle of the Turning (Rory Cooney and friends)