Growing Family

This year we have something extra to be thankful for: the arrival of our new daughter, Eliza Mae Gregory, who came on Monday.

Eliza Mae


Advent Songs

NOTE: This booklet has been updated for 2011, here.

Linked below is a booklet of Advent songs and prayers I’ve compiled for use by families and small groups.  It started out as a private project, but I figured others might find it useful as well.  The songs all include four-part notation, and there are daily scripture readings for both Advent and Christmas.

PDF download: The Lord is Near

Table of Contents:

  • Songs
    • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
    • Creator of the Stars of Night
    • Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding
    • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    • On Jordan’s Banks, the Baptist’s Cry
    • Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers
    • Watchman, Tell us of the Night
  • Prayers
    • Weekly Collects
    • The Great O Antiphons
    • Preface to Advent I
    • Prayers from The Liturgy of the Hours
  • Scripture Readings