WMG Practice Resources

The following resources are available to support practice for Advent & Christmas 2018.


Key Dates for Services* & Practices

Sun 18 Nov – 1000 Mass 33rd in ORDINARY TIME
Wed 21 Nov – 1830 WMG Practice

Sun 25 Nov – 1000 Mass CHRIST THE KING (St Teilo)
Wed 28 Nov – 1830 WMG Practice (last mid-week practice opportunity before Advent Sunday)

Sun 2 Dec – 1000 Mass ADVENT 1
Wed 5 Dec – 1830 WMG Practice (last mid-week practice opportunity before Advent Adoration & Christmas)
Thu 6 Dec – 1930 ADVENT ADORATION

Sun 9 Dec – 1000 Mass ADVENT 2
After Sunday Mass – WMG Practice
Midweek prac not possible this week

Sun 16 Dec – 1000 Mass ADVENT 3 (Christingle)
After Sunday Mass – WMG Practice
Midweek prac not possible this week
Thu 20 Dec – 1930 CAROL SERVICE (St Teilo)

Sun 23 Dec – 1000 Mass ADVENT 4
Mon 24 Dec – eve FIRST MASS OF CHRISTMAS

Sun 30 Dec – 1000 Mass HOLY FAMILY

Sun 6 Jan 2019 – 1000 Mass EPIPHANY

*Only services where music for the WMG is being specifically prepared are shown.


The Advent Candle (Advent)

Words are:

Tonight we are lighting a candle
A candle to burn until
You come to bring light to darkness
And warm us with good will

(Men only) Tonight in the sky there’s a star
We’ve never seen before
(All) A star to lighten our darkness
And bring us to your door

Tonight there’s a window inside us
A window you’ll open wide
We are lighting a candle to guide us
soon we’ll be by your side
We are lighting a candle to guide us
soon we’ll be by your side


Come to us (Advent)

Words are:

  1. Scattered and broken
    Bent in our way
    We are your people
    Gathered to praise you
    A vineyard uprooted
    Narrow in sight
    Come Lord of glory
    Come Lord of light

Come to us, O Lord of glory
And shine in our hearts
Come to us, O Lord of glory
And make us anew
Lord we wait for you, Lord we wait for you
Lord we wait for you, Come Lord of Glory!

  1. Come, Lord, our dayspring
    Come from on high
    As we your people
    Gather to praise you
    Unworthy to taste from
    Your heavenly vine
    But your word will heal us
    Come light divine
  2. Come root of Jesse
    Come David’s son
    Come star of morning
    We come to praise you
    Hope of creation
    Of all human kind
    Reign over body, spirit and mind

A King Is Born (Christmas)

Words are:

For a King is born to save us
And this King He is called Emmanuael
He came to bring a kingdom
To this tired and violent world
Let him reign – oh let him reign.

He chose a young woman, to let His will be done
An angel and a blessing, a Saviour and a Son
Though Mary was afraid, by grace she let it be
Now we can rejoice and now we can believe

A star in the night, a stable and a door
A mother cries in pain as her little child is born
Born to bring peace and the promise of new life
Love restoring Hope, a living sacrifice

Soldiers and shepherds, wise men and fools
All who would glorify or ridicule
Shall understand why Jesus came
Shall glorify and praise his Holy name …
His Holy name … His Holy name!


Love Shone Down (Christmas)


Sans Day Carol (Christmas)

Words are in Carols for Choirs 2, or reproduced below:

Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk,
And Mary bore Jesus, all wrapped up in silk:

And Mary bore Jesus our Saviour for to be,
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly. Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly!

(Men only) Now the holly bears a berry as green as the grass,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died on the cross:

(Men only) Now the holly bears a berry as black as the coal,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died for us all:

  1. Now the holly bears a berry, as blood is it red,
    Then trust we our Saviour, who rose from the dead:


Glorious Night (Christmas)


Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Christmas)

Words:

Infant holy,Infant lowly,
For his bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing,Little knowing
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging Angels singing,
Nowells ringing, Tidings bringing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, Shepherds keeping
Vigil till the morning new;
Saw the glory, Heard the story,
Tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, Free from sorrow,
Praises voicing, Greet the morrow,
Christ the babe was born for you!
Christ the babe was born for you!

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