25 Advent Songs While We Wait for Christmas

The misunderstood and often lacking music of Advent hold some beautiful value for us as we prepare for the great season of Christmas that begins December 25th. In a commercially focused world, the shopping Christmas season begins the day after Halloween, but it leaves us stressed and distracted instead of preparing our hearts for the coming Lord.

It’s difficult to wait for Christmas when the rest of the world is off on their schedule and celebrates it before the season even starts. There’s several things we can do to truly enter in the spirit of Advent, but for me, one of the easiest is to hold off on Christmas music until the season starts and listen only to Advent music until Christmas Vigil Mass. It’s such a tangible way to savor the sweet sound of the music of Christmas at Mass.

24 Contemporary Advent Songs to Help You Wait for Christmas

25 Contemporary Advent Song

1. O Divine Messiah – Robbie Seay Band (featuring Jennie Lee Riddle)

2. Amen, Amen – Sojourn

3. Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding – Chicago Metro Presbytery Music

4. Comfort, Comfort All My People – Koiné

5. Creator of the Stars at Night – High Street Hymns

6. O Come O Come Emmanuel – Matt Maher

 7. This is Love / Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Kathryn Scott and Paul Baloche

8. A Light – The Brilliance

9. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – Sufjan Stevens

 10. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – Kemper Crabb

 11. Awake, O Sleeper – Ike Ndolo

 12. Come Thou Font – Audrey Assad

 13. Come to Save Us – All Sons & Daughters

 14. Light of the World – Lauren Daigle

 15. Come to Us O Lord – Young Oceans

 16. Show Us the King – The Brilliance

17. Lo He Comes With Clouds Descending – Koine

18. Great Hope – Sara Taylor

19. Lift Up Your Voice – The Brilliance

20. Comfort Ye – Daniel Renstrom

21. Hope Come Down – Sara Taylor

22. Yahweh – The Brilliance


23. Maranatha – Hunter Thompson

24. Emmanuel – Hillsong Worship

25. Emmanuel – Steve Angrisano

3 Bonus Songs About Mary

26. Magnificat – Koiné

27. Ave Maria – Christina Perri

28. My Soul Rejoices – Jackie Francois

Spotify Playlist

For a full playlist subscribe to my Advent (contemporary) Playlist on Spotify. I am constantly updating the list around this time of year as I find new music to fit the season. You can also see my YouTube Playlist.

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