Advent – a hopeful start

November 30, 2008

Light the advent candle one, now the waiting has begun

Hope fill our hearts upon our way, time to think of Christmas day

Candle, candle burning bright, shining in the darkest night

Candle, candle burning bright, fill our hearts with Christmas light. 


I read this beautiful advent poem, which continues over the four weeks of advent at Sarah’s blog last year.   I have changed it slightly to fit with what we are reflecting on in our advent  (no winters here for a start!). Tonight we will light the first candle of our wreath, and say the first verse of the poem.  Tomorrow we will start  opening our advent calendar windows, unwrapping one piece each day from our nativity set set up on the nature table, and reading a story from “The Light in the Lantern”  a lovely advent book of stories by Georg Dreissig (Wynstones press) of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. 

Blessings of Hope for the first Advent week


8 Responses to “Advent – a hopeful start”

  1. Jay Says:

    Actually, that is the lyrics of a song written in 1975 by Mary Lu Walker. There are a total of 5 different verses. This year our church is adding a verse each week as we light the next candle.

  2. sarah Says:

    so lovely 🙂 we are leaving our advent until 12 days before … probably! I may just surprise my little girl tomorrow morning …

  3. myartemismoon Says:

    Sarah, I love how your life is full of little suprises.

    Jay, thankyou for the original source of lyrics.

    May you both enjoy your advent celebrations.

  4. Linda Says:

    This all sounds beautiful! Have a wonderful Advent.

  5. sarah Says:

    Have a lovely advent! I got all inspired to needlefelt an Advent calendar and need to finish it TODAY!

  6. suse Says:

    Happy first light of Advent!

  7. Lisa Says:

    It’s a lovely song/poem. I just looked up the whole thing and printed it. Thank you for posting the link.

    Your table looks beautiful!

  8. myartemismoon Says:

    Wow, thankyou for all your wonderful comments!

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