An Anthology Of Hymns And Songs For Advent

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Advent symbolizes three distinct historical events of Scripture:

(1) Christ's second coming;

(2) The prophetic ministry of John the Baptist and his forbearers of the Old Testament; and

(3) The angelic annunciations, both to Joseph and to Mary, of the coming birth of the Savior.

Advent begins with the broadest scope in prophetic time and narrows the time span to the specific point of the annunciation of the Lord's coming birth. The spirit of worship is consequently one of hope, of expectancy,...


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