Infuse your Advent and Christmas season with Matt Maher's first holiday album.. With The Advent of Christmas, Matt will inspire everyone in your home to use the Advent season for anticipation and preparation for the coming of Christ. Featuring his take on some traditional Christmas carols, as well as some new songs of his own, we can count on Matt to keep Christ in Christmas with the pure and rich tones of his style and his lively orchestration.
Here is what Matt has to say...
“From the very beginning and through the history of Christianity, the season of Advent has been a way of remembering (more fully) the mystery of God becoming human,” Maher shares. “Long before the Macy’s Day Parade, red Starbucks cups and The Elf on a Shelf, Christians marked the passage of time in the four weeks before Christmas by remembering and embracing the sense of anticipation around the arrival of the promised Messiah; to prepare for the coming of Jesus. When you have relatives and friends coming for the holidays, you try to take time to get ready. The whole point is to prepare. I wanted to have a collection of songs – some that are familiar and many that are new – that prepare us for the four weeks of Advent and how each week is devoted to the concepts of hope, peace, joy and love.”
Amen Matt! Thanks for the tunes!
The Advent of Christmas CD Details:
- Matt Maher
- Contemporary Christian Music for the Holidays
- New Songs & Fresh Take on Traditional Carols
- Release Date: November, 2018
1. Gabriel's Message
2. He Shall Reign Forevermore
3. Born on That Day
4. Jingle Bells
5. The First Noel
6. Hope for Everyone
7. Glory (Let There Be Peace)
8. O Come O Come Emmanuel
9. Always Carry You
10. Love Came Down to Bethlehem
11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
12. Little Merry Christmas
13. When I Think of Christmas