In the video below, Eric Wall, assistant professor of sacred music and dean of the chapel at Austin Seminary, talks about Advent and Christmas music and introduces us to this year's Advent Devotional.
For Christians, Advent marks a time of great anticipation of the coming of the Christ child. We adorn our homes, reflect on the year, and sing with joy as a way of preparing our hearts and minds for the hope, peace, and love promised by God through the gift of Jesus Christ.
This Advent Devotional is our gift to you. The hymns and songs chosen for this devotional are found in the hymnals used for worship in Shelton Chapel at Austin Seminary: Glory to God, The United Methodist Hymnal, African-American Heritage Hymnal, and Santo Santo Santo. They have been thoughtfully curated by Eric Wall, assistant professor of sacred music and dean of Shelton Chapel.
Read the Advent Devotional online (below) or download a copy here: