A Singing Communion of Churches

During this Advent season, LWF member churches are sharing hymns from their congregations to show how the Lutheran communion regions prepare for Christ’s coming into this world.

We want to use this period to reflect on and celebrate the diversity, uniqueness and oneness of God’s gifts to us.

Martin Luther wrote:

I would certainly like to praise music with all my heart as the excellent gift of God which it is and to commend it to everyone. . . it has been instilled and implanted in all creatures, individually and collectively. For nothing is without sound or harmony. Even the air. . .

              – Preface to Georg Rhau’s Symphoniae iucundae (Delightful Melodies), 1538.

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1st December

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia

Soikoon Virsi Riemuinen – Let the joyful song sound forth!

2 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark

Dejlig er den himmel blå – Lovely is the midnight sky

3 December

Lutheran Church in Chile

Vamos pastores, vamos – Let’s go shepherds, let’s go

4 December

Lutheran Church of Australia

Look at the World

 

5 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland – Savior of the nations, come

6 December

Malagasy Lutheran Church

Teraka Jesosiko – My Jesus is born

 

1st December

The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria

Zo mu je Baitalami – Come, let us go to Betlehem

2 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy

Stille Nacht - Silent Night

3 December

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong

The Most Precious Gift

4 December

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary

O come, o come Redeemer

 

5 December

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Suriname

Dem Jerusalem Pikin

6 December

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging

7 December

Augustinian Lutheran Church of Guatemala

Tradicional Villancico Guatemalteco

 

9 December

Evangelical Church of the River Plate

Todos los Días nace el Señor

10 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

Nóttin var sú ágæt ein

11 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Mwokozi Yesu Salama

 

13 December

United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India

Angels We Have Heard on High

14 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

15 December

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon

Bénissons le Messie

16 December

Union of Protestant Churches of Alsace and Lorraine

Wie soll ich dich empfangen

 

 

21 December

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

Five hymns for Advent and Christmas

22 December

Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Ang Pinakadakilang Handog

23 December

Church of Norway

Et barn er født i Betlehem