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Gabriel’s Message – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 24

It’s amazing how quick these twenty-five songs go by each year.
It’s also amazing how quick each year is coming around.

Gabriel’s Message is becoming a recurring visitor to this annual collection.
Here’s a rendition by The Good Shepherd Band.

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Psalm 126 – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 23

Here’s the final weekly Advent/Christmas song by the Orchardist.
This time it’s Psalm 126.
“Those who sow with tears reap songs of joy”

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Canticle Of The Turning – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 22

Buddy Greene’s rendition of the Canticle Of The Turning has a great folk feel that suits the background of the melody well.
I’ve sung the hymn I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say to this tune, but I haven’t used this hymn (yet).
The lyrics evoke the Advent season’s sense of anticipation.

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On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 21

On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry is definitely on the Advent end of the seasonal song spectrum.

Here’s a choral rendition.

This is a retuned contemporary version by Emerald Hymns.

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Love’s Coming Down (Isaiah’s Song) – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 19

Love’s Coming Down is from Melanie Penn’s recently released Christmas themed album, Immanuel.
The songs on Immanuel are original compositions by Penn, all dealing with the biblical theology of the incarnation.

Love’s Coming Down (Isaiah’s Song) is the first track on the record.

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Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 18

The second Advent themed recording from The Orchardist, courtesy of the Rabbit Room.
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.

The Lyrics.
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse’s lineage coming
As men of old have sung

It came a flow’ret bright
Amid the cold of winter
When half-spent was the night

Isaiah ’twas foretold it,
The rose I have in mind
With Mary we behold it,
The virgin mother kind

To show God’s love aright
She bore to men a savior
When half-spent was the night

This flower, whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness everywhere

True man, yet very God,
From sin and death he saves us
And lightens every load

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The Lord Is Coming – Christmas Songs 2017 Day 16

The Lord Is Coming by Scott Mulvahill is not a Christmas Carol, but it certainly is an Advent appropriate song.
It’s also pretty cool.