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Behold The Lamb Of God 2019 recording by Andrew Peterson and Friends – Christmas Songs 2019 Day 1

Christmas Songs starts on December 2 this year.
Now, I know that technically in Church music terms the weeks before Christmas are not meant to be filled with carols, but too bad.
I’m not posting carols in January.
As always, I begin with Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb Of God album, which has been re-recorded and released a month or two ago.
Peterson and friends perform this live year after year, and the re-recording is a wonderful way to hear their familiarity with the songs, with each other, and to mark their growth in skill and maturity as musicians.
It’s available on streaming services; sadly physical media probably won’t be available in Australia until after Christmas, unless you order from overseas.

Here’s the album on YouTube playlist with lyric videos.


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Behold The Lamb Of God 2019 – Official Lyric Video

Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb Of God has been re-recorded and re-released.
A beautiful work of musical biblical theology it is my Christmas soundtrack.
It should be available from most Christian retailers in time for December listening.
If you don’t have it it, get it.
If you do have it, you’ll be purchasing this edition anyway.

Here’s the title track, which serves as both introduction and conclusion.
The beginning and the end.


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In The Night by Peterson, Greene, Taylor, and Gullahorn

Andrew Peterson, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, Andy Gullahorn are four musical friends have an impromptu and unrehearsed jam of Andrew Peterson’s song In The Night.


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Last Words (Tenebrae) by Andrew Peterson

Last Words (Tenebrae) is from Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Prologue EP.


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Gather ‘round Ye Children, Come – Christmas Songs 2018

I’m a little late with Christmas Songs this year. It was a big weekend.
But that doesn’t mean this year’s start will be different from any other.
Here’s Gather ‘round Ye Children, Come, the first track on Andrew Peterson’s album Behold The Lamb Of God.
There’s a playlist of the whole album that follows so you can hear the whole thing.
There’s always the chance that someone out there hasn’t heard it, so here it is again.


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Is He Worthy? – Sunday Songs

Is He Worthy? was released on Andrew Peterson’s Resurrection Letters Volume 1 and I’ve already feature it here.
It’s been included by Chris Tomlin on his upcoming album Holy Roar.
Which probably means its going to be sung in lots of churches quite a lot pretty soon.
I’m not sure how it works in congregational setting, but call and response is a legitimate but not often used form.

The lyrics and song structure are very strong (it is an Andrew Peterson composition, after all), and the melody is regular enough to be singable.

Here’s Tomlin’s version.

And, here’s Peterson’s

The lyrics:
Do you feel the world is broken?
(We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen?
(We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through?
(We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new?
(We do)
Is all creation groaning?
(It is)
Is a new creation coming?
(It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst?
(It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?
(It is)
Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this?
He is
Does the Father truly love us?
(He does)
Does the Spirit move among us?
(He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves?
(He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us?
(He does)
Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe
Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son
Is He worthy?Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?
He is!
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
He is!
He is!

Words and Music: Andrew Peterson / Ben Shive
(c) 2018 Jakedog Music and JunkBox Music.


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Psalm 27 (I Will See Your Goodness) by Greg LaFollette featuring Andrew Peterson

Psalm 27 by Greg LaFollette featuring Andrew Peterson.
From an ep by LaFollette called Do Not Destroy.