Free Advent songsheet

This is a one-sheet-of-paper (ie two A4 page) selection of "free-use" hymns and songs for Advent, which are widely-known in English-speaking countries.

All hymns are in the public domain.  This means they can be sung anywhere, and the sheet can be copied for free.


  • To download a file, click a link above. You’ll be taken to a page were can either print it or save a copy of it onto your own computer.
  • This printable is for your own parish / school / etc.
  • To share it with friends and associates, please give them the link to this post.

How to use the Free Advent song-sheet

Simply open and print this sheet, and sing from it - no preparation is required!

But you are welcome to adapt it:
  • The pages are designed to be printed back to back.

  • There is a season-heading at the top of the page.  You could change this to show your own logo or church-name.
  • For on-off use, print it on paper.   For a longer-lasting resource, print on lightweight card, or be laminate the pages.
  • Change the hymns which are included:   
    The PDF version give you a file that prints exactly as it looks on screen. 
    The  Microsoft Word version can be edited.  The only request -  if you add any hymns that are not public-domain (eg because your church / school etc has permission to make copies), then please remove the page-footer.


The hymns the Advent hymn-sheet  are listed below, along with brief author details.  Click on the link for full details, including PowerPoint slides and sheet music where available.

No Hymn Author
1O Come O Come Emmanuel John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
2Come O Long-Expected Jesus Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)
3On Jordan’s Bank John Chandler (1806-1876), translated from Charles Coffin (1676-1749)
4Hail to the Lord’s Anointed James Montgomery (1771–1854)
5O Come Divine Messiah Sister Mary of St. Philip, SND, aka Mary Frances Lescher (1825-1904), translated from M. l'abbé Simon-Joseph Pellegrin (1663-1745)
6Creator of the Stars of Night John Mason Neale (1818-1866), translated from Conditor alme siderum
7Rejoice in the Lord unknown, based on Philippians 4:4
8Prepare ye the Way A short phrase used in Isaiah, and by John the Baptist: Some common tunes may be copyright, but the words are not
9Hark! A Herald Voice is Calling Edward Caswall (1814-1878), from En clara vox redarguit.
10Gabriel’s Message Sabine Baring-Gould (1834 – 1924)

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