Waiting - Advent​/​Christmas EP

by The Many

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    Included in the download are PDF lead sheets for Waiting for You and Find Our Way to Love as well as a PDF of a liturgical experience created for The Longest Night, an Advent gathering of lament and longing. This Longest Night gathering incorporates the songs on this album as well as litanies, scriptures, poems, prayers, and visual suggestions.

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Advent is traditionally a time of waiting...when we sit with the way things really are, as painful and broken as they really are, in our world and in our lives, and hold them tenderly and gently, with the hope for how things are meant to be. Advent is about saying there is this beautiful world we all want to believe in and be living in. And there is a terrible not-yet-ness about that world. Advent is about facing the truth of what is right now, and remembering what it takes to get to a Christmas kind of world.

That's what the songs on this EP reflect.

The waiting of Advent. The looking for signs of hope. The lament and the longing to find our way to love. Written for people to sing together...in congregations, small groups, wherever you gather to worship, pray, imagine, hope for and work towards a new day, a new way, where love and mercy win.


released November 23, 2016

"We are Waiting" features Kerry Ann Pritchard, Darren Calhoun, Leslie Michelle and Hannah Rand on vocals. Paul Harris, drums, Jack Harris, guitar. Hannah Rand, piano. Written by Hannah Rand, Lenora Rand and Gary Rand. Produced by Gary Rand, engineered by Dorian Gehring, mixed and mastered by Blaise Barton, November 2016.

"Comfort, Comfort Ye My People" is a traditional Advent hymn arranged and performed by Hannah Rand. Mixed by Dorian Gehring, mastered by Blaise Barton.

"With Nothing" written by Hannah, Gary and Lenora Rand, originally appeared on the Me You & Her "A 'lil more Christmas" EP (2012) and features Hannah Rand, Alaina Stacey and Olivia Harris on vocals. Produced by Gary Rand, engineered, mixed and mastered by Doug McBride.

"Find Our Way To Love," inspired by John 3:16, and Matthew 25: 31-40, written by Gary and Lenora Rand, features vocals by Hannah Rand. Produced and recorded by Gary Rand.

Album cover photo credit: Bronte Lockwood via photopin (license)




The Many

Weaving together many musical influences, from folk to gospel to pop to indie, into one unique sound somewhere between them all, The Many deliver songs filled with questions and doubts, pushing toward a faith that’s real and honest, that doesn’t settle for easy anything, always with an eye out for the God who so loves the world. . ... more

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