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An Advent Hymn and A Christmas Hymn


Do all the good you can by all the means you can
In all the ways you can in all the places you can
At all the times you can to all the people you can
As long as ever you can (John Wesley)

Click here for Hymn: The Manger is Stranger
Click here for Hymn: Hope Waits for Us at Advent
Click here for Audio of: The Manger is Stranger
Click here for Audio of: Hope Waits for Us at Advent
***Shorter recordings of Hope Waits for Us at Advent are available by contacting Amanda at in case you want to introduce the hymn one new verse per week.
Amanda Udis-Kessler is a songwriter and published composer of sacred music (;, a writer (sermons, other worship materials, adult faith formation curricula, a sociology monograph, and other writings), and community educator on matters of religion, social inequality, and social justice. She has a sociology doctorate from Boston College and a certificate from the Iliff School of Theology. She is the Director of Assessment and Program Review at The Colorado College. Contact her at

Topics: Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Resource Types: Audio MP3, Celebrate, Gather, Hymns, Liturgical Element, Music, and PDF Download.

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