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Merry Christmas Songs

by Numbers And Letters

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Bruce Carter
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Bruce Carter Tuneful and melodic Just beautiful. Favorite track: Still, Still, Still (2008).
Victoria Martinez
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Victoria Martinez i'm obsessed with christmas Favorite track: Alleluia Anyway (2007).
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Lights burning out on the family tree Tepid Regard when good gifts are received No decent part in the nativity play Alleluia anyway Dear little child, how I hardly know thee Your parents were poor but kept good company You slept in a barn and you cried when awake Alleluia anyway This child becomes man and then Calvary won With a promise of peace when his Kingdom is come Praise God forever, or at least for the day Alleluia anyway
In the bleak midwinter, icy wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow on snow had fallen, snow on snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long and long ago. Angels and archangels may have gathered there, Cherubim and seraphim rising in the air; Oh but holy Mary, in her maiden bliss, Worshipped the beloved with a mother's kiss. Heaven cannot hold Him, nor can earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign. What then can I give Him, empty as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would know my part; What then can I Him? I will give my heart.
O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny From depths of Hell Thy people save And give them victory o'er the grave Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death's dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, O come, Thou Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height, In ancient times did'st give the Law, In cloud, and majesty and awe. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.
The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown CHORUS O the rising of the sun And the running of the deer The playing of the merry organ Sweet singing of the choir The holly bears a blossom As white as lily flower And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be our sweet Saviour .... The holly bears a berry As red as any blood And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To do sinners good ... The holly bears a prickle As sharp as any thorn; And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ On Christmas Day in the morn. ... The holly bears a bark As bitter as any gall; And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all. ...
From wilds within the wilderness came John in humble wooly dress In camel hair, and at his faith's behest: We seek the Son, the blessed Prince, in boarded crowded tenements And on his cheek the Mother Mary's kiss Make road clear for a savior Newborn crowned inside a manger With stirring that lies still within my chest I heard a cry I heard a cry I heard a cry in the wilderness Now angels sing and nations rise Emmanuel, the kingdom nigh The desert sands all boasting his design I lose you not in the wild My star and compass holy child An ageless sound to quiet every pride Adoration loud and speechless Heaven's strength in infant weakness And longing, forth and without dissonance I heard a cry I heard a cry I heard a cry in the wilderness


Every year, Numbers And Letters and their friends get together and make a new Christmas song together -- some carols, others standards or hymns, other originals. It's our annual gift to our fans and way to focus on simple storytelling.


released December 1, 2006


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