Advent Mixtape

Advent is here. This season is usually associated with cheesy, sentimental, and “happy” music. And yet, from the earliest days of the Church, there has also been embedded in this time a sense of meditation, tension, angst, and longing. Because, yes, the hero has stepped into the story; but he has left, and the story, in so many profound ways seems to have both been radically changed and yet not altered at all. We feel the darkness into which the infant God had to enter to taste our need. We let the light of his Coming pierce our darkened sight and feel the difficulty, even now, generations removed, of adjusting our eyes to the new reality around us. We celebrate his Coming, all while longing for it all the more.

In that spirit, this Advent Mixtape is designed to focus us on the more meditative and beautiful qualities of this season. Feel free to download and share it as you like, and may it bless you this Advent.

For Advent Meditation. Click here to download or click play to stream

  1. Advent-Mixtape-CoverO Come, O Come EmmanuelBifrost Arts
  2. Joy Joy!! – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri
  3. In the Bleak Midwinter – Sarah Thompson & Stephen Dahmer
  4. O Come, O Come EmmanuelPaul Burkhart
  5. We Three Kings – Hillsong
  6. God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenJars of Clay
  7. Silent NightDustine Kensrue
  8. Veiled in DarknessMatt Bauer & Maeve
  9. What Child is This?Sleeping at Last
  10. This is the Christ – Sandra McCracken
  11. Joy to the World – Paul Burkhart
  12. Angels We Have Heard on High – Future of Forestry
  13. O Come Let Us Adore Him – Joel Rakes
  14. Go Tell it on the Mountain – Dustin Kensrue
  15. O Holy Night – Sufjan Stevens
  16. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Hillsong
  17. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus/Joy to the World – Folk Angel
  18. Salvation is CreatedAimee Wilson