I came across this song that works so well for Advent. The chorus is incredibly simple, but creates a beautiful space for the congregation to reflect on where in their life they may need to ‘Prepare Room’ for Christ.
One way you could use this for your Advent series is to sing the song each week. For example you might want to read a scripture or have a prayer, light a candle, then sing the song or at least the chorus a few times.
Another idea would be to put up some questions on the projectors prompting people to reflect. (i.e. “Where do you need to prepare room for God this season?”)
Studio session recording of “Prepare Him Room” by Rebecca Elliott and Dave Fournier.
Lead Vocal: Rebecca Elliot
Electric Guitar and BG Vocals: Neil DeGraide
BG Vocals: Kate DeGraide
Piano: Jonatan Barahona
Acoustic Guitar: Devon Kauflin
O behold, the mystery now unfolds
See the star shine on the virgin foretold
Angels sing and light up the sky
Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry
Swing wide, you ancient gates
For Christ is born today!
Prepare Him room
Prepare Him room
Let the King of glory enter in
God with us, the promise has come to be
This, the one the prophets were longing to see
In the darkness a blazing light
To the hungry the words of life
His kingdom now is near
For those with ears to hear
Oh, our hearts, as busy as Bethlehem
Hear Him knock, don’t say there’s no room in the inn
Through the cradle, cross, and grave
See the love of God displayed
Now He’s risen and He reigns
Praise the Name above all names!
Words and Music by Rebecca Elliott and Dave Fournier
© 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI) All rights reserved.
Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song
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