An Index: Emily Gibson’s 2013 “Advent Canticles” series at Barnstorming [FULL SERIES]

Emily Gibson’s Advent Canticles series this year at her blog Barnstorming is something I’m enjoying tremendously and recommend highly.  Each day she is posting one or two entries with links to several versions (ancient and modern) of Advent or Christmas carols – some well known, others less familiar, with the lyrics, and wonderful, brief, accompanying reflections and Scripture verses.  A wonderful way to treat yourself to 5 or 10 minutes of quiet Advent worship this season.

Because I’m enjoying this series so much (it’s great getting to listen to new versions of some well-loved carols, and to discover other carols for the first time), I’m wanting to post an index here of links to all her entries.  I’ll update this every few days throughout Advent.


For each entry, I’m listing the title of her blog entry followed by the name of the carol in parentheses.

December 25, 2013
All is Well [All is Well – Michael Farren/Sue Smith/Kenna Turner West]

December 24, 2013
Peace Peace [Peace, Peace …. Silent Night]
Sun’s First Dawning Ray [O Little Child ~Lori Pappajohn]
Wonders of His Love [Joy to the World]

December 23, 2013
Our Hearts Raise [Angels We Have Heard on High]
Word In Flesh Appearing [O Come All Ye Faithful]
How Great Our Joy [While by my Sheep]

December 22, 2013
The Grateful Earth Rejoiced [Gesu Bambino, Pietro Yon 1917]
A Need for Peace [Take a Walk Through Bethlehem, Trisha Yearwood]
Everything is Going to Change [Gloria, Song of the Shepherds by Jason Gray]

December 21
The Promise of Ages [I Wonder as I Wander]
Slumber Deep [Rocking Carol, traditional Czech carol]

December 20
Nor Say Nor Sing [The Coventry Carol (lully, lullay)]
To Redeem Us All [The Holly and the Ivy]

December 19
Grace Out of the Void [Vienna Teng “The Atheist Christmas Carol”]
For the Good of Us All [In a Byre near Bethlehem, John Bell 1987]

December 18:
With God in Unity [Zither Carol (Traditional Czech carol)]
Here with Us [Here with Us, Joy Williams]

December 17
The Soul Felt Its Worth [O Holy Night]
The Great I Am [Mary Did You Know]

December 16
Word Made Flesh and Blood [The Babe of Bethlehem, William Walker 1835]
Rest Beside the Weary Road [It Came Upon a Midnight Clear]

December 15
The Wonders of His Glory [Fum, fum, fum!  – Catalan Carol]
Lightens Every Load [Lo How a Rose Eer Blooming]

December 14
Who Brings You Beauty, Peace and Joy [Huron Carol -“Twas the Moon of Wintertime” Words: Jean de Brebeuf, ca. 1643]
In Two Tongues One Song [John McCutcheon “Christmas in the trenches”]

December 13
Breath of Heaven [Breath of Heaven (Amy Grant)]
One for the Heart [Carol of the Children (Rutter)]

December 12
Every Breath Hallelujah [Cloverton, Christmas Hallelujah adapted from Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah)]
God and Man Closely Joined [Patapan]

December 11
Stars Were Glowing [Appalachian Carol: Jesus Jesus Rest Your Head]
The Silent Word is Pleading [What Child is This]

December 10:
Turning the World Around [Canticle of the Turning (a version of the Magnificat)]
Betelehemu: City of Wonder (A Nigerian Carol)

December 9:
O Great Mystery (O Magnum Mysterium)
The World is Sleeping (Still, Still, Still)

December 8:

December 7:

December 6:

December 5:

December 4:

December 3:

December 2:

December 1:

November 30:

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