Advent hymns and songs (Advent playlist)

Advent hymns and songs are melodies composed and performed mainly for Advent, the four weeks leading to Christmas. These hymns typically convey messages of hope for a Saviour, the prophecies of Christ’s birth, and the celebration and gratitude for Jesus’ arrival on Earth. With the festive season comes endless play time of classic Advent hymns and songs. So, what are some of the Advent hymns and songs you can enjoy during this period?

Hundreds of Advent hymns and songs are composed and performed over the years that you can enjoy during the festive season. Some of the most popular Advent hymns and songs include “Angles we have heard on high,” “Silent night, Holy night,” “The First Noel,” “Joy to the world,” O come all ye faithful,” and “O come, O come, Emmanuel,” to mention a few.

Where can you get Advent hymns and songs? Do Advent hymns and songs have different composers? What are some of the Advent hymns and songs? With Christmas a few days away, it’s only natural to ask yourself these questions. So, if you want to learn about the answers to these queries, keep reading.

Where can you get Advent hymns and songs?

Advent hymns and songs can be found pretty much everywhere music is found – on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon (hard copies), and all other websites that allow you to listen to and download music.

It’s worth knowing that it’s not 100% guaranteed that you’ll find all the hymns and songs on one music platform. Some can be available on one platform and be missing on another. However, we discovered that YouTube has almost all the Advent hymns and songs we’ll list for you in a few. Also, be aware that it might be harder to find the original version of some of the oldest Advent hymns and songs, but several renditions are always available. Lastly, if you intend to use any of the hymns and songs we’ll provide in this post online for business purposes, it’s best to check whether they are copyrighted. Thankfully, most aren’t, but a few minutes of research won’t hurt.

Advent hymns and songs
Do Advent hymns and songs have different composers? See below

Do Advent hymns and songs have different composers?

Yes, Advent hymns and songs have different composers from various walks of life. Advent hymns and songs began to be composed during the Early Church era, around the 4th century. Over all these years, there have existed hundreds of composers, with one of the most popular being Isaac Watts, who composed the famous “Joy To The World” hymn.

In some cases, the composers of these hymns and songs weren’t the performers. The composers were simply songwriters who wrote the songs and had singers perform for them. Also, these hymns have gained several versions or renditions over the years.

Advent hymns and songs are of a wide range, from slow and meditative melodies to triumphant and grandiose melodies. Whatever your taste is in music, you’ll find a melody you fancy from the list we’ll give you.

Advent hymns and songs

These major Advent themes inspire most Advent hymns and songs; The incarnation of Christ, the Arrival of Christ, and Celebrating Christ.

The incarnation of Christ was prophesied in the book of Isaiah 9:6, which says, “ For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

The arrival of Christ was prophesied by an angel to Jesus’ mother in Luke 1:31,  You will become pregnant, give birth to a son, and name him Jesus.”

In Luke 2:10-14, the Bible implies that celebrations of the birth of Christ began both in Heaven and on Earth, saying, “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Below is a list of some classic Advent hymns and songs;

  1. The Period’s Come And Lo, To-day
  2. The Light Came Down
  3. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  4. A communion hymn for Christmas
  5. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
  6. Sing We the Song of Emmanuel
  7. Song of Zechariah
  8. Love Divine All Love Excelling
  9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  10. Hark! What A Sound
  11. Silent Night
  12. O Word That Goest Forth On High
  13. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  14. Light of the World
  15. A Light
  16. A Nativity Prayer
  17. There is No Rose of Such Virtue
  18. With Us
  19. Rejoice All Ye Believers
  20. O Thou The Maker Of Each Star
  21. Unto Us
  22. Christ Is The World’s True Light
  23. Love Has Captured The Night
  24. Hope
  25. On Christmas Night
  26. Son Of God, Eternal Savior
  27. O Holy Night
  28. O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
  29. Our Day Of Joy Is Here Again
  30. O Little One Sweet
  31. Who Would Have Dreamed
  32. O Adonai
  33. Glory Be Bright Builder Of The Heavenly Poles
  34. O Come, Redeemer of Mankind
  35. Handel’s Messiah
  36. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child
  37. O Very God, O Very God
  38. O Thou Who Thine Own Father’s Breast
  39. Silent Night
  40. Comfort Comfort Ye My People
  41. O Holy Night
  42. Mary’s Song
  43. Thou Art Coming, My Saviour
  44. Hail To The Lord’s Anointed
  45. Lord, Her Watch Thy Church Is Keeping
  46. O Magnum Mysterium
  47. Find Us Ready
  48. The Coming of Jah
  49. Jesus Came, Heavens Adoring
  50. The Coming Of Our God
  51. Come On, Ring Those Bells
  52. Joy to the World
  53. Jesus Shall Reign Where’re The Sun
  54. Love’s Coming Down (Isaiah)
  55. Isaiah (O Come)
  56. Emmanuel
  57. Oh for Joy
  58. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  59. The Lord Will Come And Not Be Slow
  60. A Thousand Candles
  61. O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful
  62. The Advent Of Our God
  63. Prepare Thy Way O, Zion
  64. O Come All Ye Faithful
  65. Bright Maker Of The Starry Posts
  66. Mary Magnificant
  67. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  68. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
  69. Angels From The Realm Of Glory
  70. Noel
  71. The Church Of God A Kingdom Is
  72. The First Noel
  73. Angels We Have Heard On High
  74. Gloria
  75. The World Is Very Evil
  76. On Jordan’s Banks, The Herald’s Cry
  77. Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies
  78. On Jordan’s Bank, The Baptist’s Cry
  79. O Heavenly Word, Eternal Light
  80. Mary Consoles Eve
  81. Ye Servants Of The Lord With Us
  82. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
  83. The Earth Stood Still
  84. In Dulci Jubilo
  85. Great Maker Of The Glittering Stars
  86. Supernal Word, Proceeding From
  87. What Child is This Anyway?
  88. Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem
  89. Cradle in Bethlehem
  90. Benedictus
  91. Child of Love
  92. Once He Came In Blessing
  93. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  94. Exult in the Savior’s Birth
  95. Maker Of The Starry Sphere
  96. Gabriel’s Message Does Away
  97. Lo! A Thrilling Voice Sounds Forth
  98. The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
  99. Our Lord, Our God, Arise
  100. Little Town
  101. That Day Of Wrath And Grief And Shame
  102. Christian Children, Advent Bids You
  103. City of David
  104. For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  105. Make A Way
  106. Our God Approaches From The Skies
  107. Make Broad The Path
  108. The Friendly Beasts
  109. Coventry Carol
  110. High Word Of God
  111. Up! Awake! His Summons Hurried
  112. I Saw Three Ships
  113. We Three Kings
  114. Do You Hear What I Hear
  115. Pie Jesu
  116. Redeemer Of The Nations, Come
  117. Hosanna To The Living Lord
  118. Lo, How a Rose ‘Ere Blooming
  119. Hosanna
  120. The Mighty Gates Of Earth Unbar
  121. Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand
  122. Simeon’s Song
  123. Wake, O Wake! With Tidings Thrilling
  124. Sleepers, Wake! The Watch-Cry Pealeth
  125. Star of Wonder
  126. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  127. To Earth Descending, Word Sublime
  128. Oh, Watch the Stars
  129. Welcome Happy Morning
  130. O Sacred and Immortal Day
  131. Peace Peace
  132. This Is the Christ
  133. Celestial Word, To This Our Earth
  134. Jesus Is Born on This Day
  135. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  136. Joy Has Dawned
  137. Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night
  138. Unto Us Is Born a Son
  139. What Can I Give Him?
  140. Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
  141. The Little Road To Bethlehem
  142. Slumberers Wake! The Bridegroom Cometh
  143. How Great Our Joy
  144. Wait for You
  145. Blest Be The King Who’s Coming
  146. All Glory Be to Christ
  147. The Word Made Flesh
  148. Lift Up Your Head Ye Mighty Gates
  149. Advent Hymn
  150. Savior Eternal! Health And Life Of The World
  151. The Mighty God The Lord Hath Spoken
  152. In A Land By Death O’ershadowed
  153. Little Drummer Boy
  154. Zion’s King Shall Reign Victorious
  155. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
  156. Ave Maria
  157. Come Light Our Hearts
  158. Cradle Hymn
  159. Up! Awake! From Highest Steeple
  160. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  161. Oh Children Come
  162. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
  163. I Wait
  164. Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee
  165. Behold! The Baptist’s Warning Sound
  166. What Child Is This
  167. O North Will All Thy Vales Of Green
  168. I Wonder As I Wander
  169. Awake My Soul, Awake My Tongue
  170. How Shall I Sing That Majesty
  171. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  172. Lo! He Comes An Infant Stranger
  173. Away in a Manger
  174. Manger Throne
  175. The Cradle and the Cross
  176. Work For The Day Is Coming
  177. God Made Low
  178. The Shepherd’s Carol The Swallow And The Bells
  179. Once in Royal David’s City
  180. O Quickly Come, Dread Judge Of All
  181. Messiah
  182. A Saving Victim Opening Wide
  183. Hills Of The North
  184. Immanuel
  185. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
  186. Rejoice Rejoice Believers
  187. The Birthday Of A King
  188. Lo! The Desert-Depths Are Stir’rd
  189. In The Bleak Midwinter
  190. O Thou Redeemer Of Our Race
  191. Good Christian Men, Rejoice
  192. Lord Of Mercy And Of Might
  193. Wake, Awake! The Night Is Flying
  194. Lo! He Cometh, Countless Trumpets
  195. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  196. Creator of the Stars at Night
  197. Rejoice The Lord Is King
  198. The Reign Of Mercy
  199. Still Still Still
  200. Of The Father’s Love Begotten
  201. We Wait For Thy Loving Kindness
  202. Hymn To The Virgin
  203. Bright Star Carol
  204. When Came In Flesh The Incarnate Word
  205. Thou Art Almighty Word
  206. Thy Father’s Bosom, Thou Didst Leave
  207. Written on the Sky
  208. O Bright Creator Of The Stars


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