Lighting the Flame of Hope
Words and music by Ruth Elaine Schram
2-Part Mixed Choral Octavo
Melody based on the Traditional French Carol "Carol of the Birds"
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Lighting the Flame of Hope is meant to accompany the weekly ritual act of illuminating each of the candles in the Advent wreath. With an optional obbligato flute part and several flexible performance options (as well as optional scriptural narrations) this graceful anthem is meant to provide additional substance to this long-established and cherished liturgical action. Utilizing the traditional French carol, Carol of the Birds, this anthem will make a delightful addition to worship during the Advent season.