What Kind Of King? from Carolyn Arends is a couple of years old, so not brand new, but new by Advent/Christmas music standards.

A bass vocal rendition of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen with some nice harmonies from Southern Raised.

Joyful by Paul Zach featuring Taylor Leonhardt and Nick Dahlquist.
A track from Paul’s Christmas Hymns.

The lyrics:
Come, O Lord, and make us joyful
as you came to Mary’s womb;
buried deep beneath our sorrows,
where our hopes take root and bloom.
Be the promise that sustains us
through the seasons of the years
’til at last we see your radiance
when you shine beyond our tears.
Come, O Lord, and show your mercy
as you came in Bethlehem;
let us see the sunlight bursting
through the shadows once again.
Let us hear the song of glory
where the silence held us fast.
We will come to you rejoicing
from the shackles of the past.
Come, O Lord, as living water;
make our deserts green again
where the wellspring of our laughter
will refresh us like the rain.
After all the years of waiting
for the promise long foretold,
come at last, and let the day break
in the morning of your joy!

Words: Kate Bluett / Music: Paul Zach (c) 2022

Another newly discovered song.
Lord Remind Me by Jon and Valerie Guerra, who have adopted the name Praytell as a duo.
A song that invokes very familiar Christmas imagery, but does so to encourage the longing for Jesus’ return.
This is from the first of three Christmas themed albums from the duo, the first as Jon and Valerie Guerra (It’s Almost Christmas), the second and third as Praytell (It’s Almost Christmas Volume 2, and It’s Almost Christmas Volume 3).

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