Based on Isaiah 40, this Advent anthem for youth or adult choirs joyfully anticipates the birth of Jesus Christ. Syncopated rhythms and an upbeat tempo heighten the sense of excitement as the text reminds us that Christ is the Light of the World and comes to bring peace, love, and joy to all people. The unison men's part makes the anthem especially useful for choirs with limited or maturing male voice singers.
Composer: John Helgen
Lectionary: Year B - Advent - Second Sunday of Advent; Year B - Epiphany - Fifth Sunday of Epiphany.
Scripture: Isaiah 40