85. Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah

Text Information
First Line: Light one candle to watch for Messiah
Title: Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah
Author: Wayne L. Wold (1984)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 10.7.9.6
Scripture: Psalm 23:2; Psalm 24:7-10; Isaiah 40:1-11; Matthew 25:1-13
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Jesus Christ: Advent; Light (1 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1984 Fortress Press (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Name: TIF IN VELDELE
Arranger: Wayne L. Wold (1984)
Meter: 10.7.9.6
Key: a minor or modal
Source: Yiddish folk song
Copyright: Arr. © 1984 Fortress Press (admin. Augsburg Fortress)


Text Information:

This text works best when used incrementally during the four weeks of Advent. It underscores the “waiting” theme of the season and concludes appropriately with reference to Matthew 25:1–13. The tune name meaning “deep in the forest” comes from the opening of a Yiddish love song.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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