Advent, Hymns

Advent Carol – Now It’s Time to Light the Candle

(PDF with music available here)

Now it’s time to light the candle,
Soon God’s promise will be here.
Young and old we wait together
For the Savior drawing near.

Refrain:
Light will overcome the darkness:
See the hope the Christ Child brings.

Now it’s time to light the candle,
Messengers prepare the way.
Wolf and lamb lie down together;
Righteousness marks God’s new day.

Refrain:
Light will overcome the darkness:
Live the peace the Christ Child brings.

Now it’s time to light the candle,
In God’s name we will rejoice.
Bells and organ play together,
We will shout in one loud voice!

Refrain:
Light will overcome the darkness:
Sing the joy the Christ Child brings.

Now it’s time to light the candle,
Shining love in Jesus’ name.
When all people join together
Earth will never be the same.

Refrain:
Light will overcome the darkness:
Be the love the Christ Child brings.

~Martha Spong, 2015

8.7.8.7.8.7. – try REGENT SQUARE for a bright tune (PDF at link), PICARDY for a more contemplative option

Permission is given to use in worship; please leave a comment saying where you are.

22 thoughts on “Advent Carol – Now It’s Time to Light the Candle”

  1. This is just the ‘something new’ I was looking for this year, Thank You so much 🙂 We’ll be using this at Grace UCC in Millgrove, (Catawissa) PA

  2. The congregation of New Meadows United Methodist Church in New Meadows, Idaho will be truly blessed by your gift this Advent season!

  3. Using this at Church of the Redeemer, UMC in Cleveland Heights Ohio. Thank you for this piece! -Pastor Megan

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