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Mary’s Arms by Sandra McCracken – Christmas Songs 2019 Day 31

For New Year’s Day on the days of Christmas we return to Mary and her faithfulness in receiving the blessing God bestowed upon her.
Mary’s Arms by Sandra McCracken.

1.
From the skies above the shepherd’s field
To the rolling moonlit hills
Come and see the signs, the evidence
Of the mercy now revealed
Here the baby rests in tender form
Helpless to survive alone
Here the King, the Savior Christ is born
With a manger for His throne
Refrain.
Now is the time
Songs fill the skies
Redeeming love
A baby child
Resting in Mary’s arms
2.
I will magnify the blessed One
He has done great things for me
Lifted up the lowly from the dust
And set the captives free
Refrain.
Now is the time
Songs fill the skies
Redeeming love
A baby child
Resting in Mary’s arms
Repeat refrain.
Bridge.
He shall become wonderful
He shall become counselor
He shall become mighty God
He shall become Prince of Peace
Repeat bridge.
Expanded refrain.
Now is the time songs fill the skies
Now is the time songs fill the skies
Redeeming love, a baby child
Redeeming love, a baby child
Resting in Mary’s arms

Words and Music: Sandra McCracken.
© 2019 Integrity Worship Music/Paper News Publishing/ASCAP (adm worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com, excluding the UK & Europe which is adm by Integrity Music)


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Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly by Kate Rusby – Christmas Songs 2019 Day 30

New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay) falls during the twelve days of Christmas.
A carol that refers directly to the change of year is Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly.
I like Kate Rusby’s rendition from 2014’s Angels And Men.
“Fast away the old year passes,
Hail the new, both lads and lasses…”

Blessed New Year everyone.


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Salute The Morn by Kate Rusby – Christmas Songs 2019 Day 24

Salute The Morn is the carol Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn (here styled People Awake…) from Kate Rusby’s album Holly Head.

We awoke, we saluted, soon we will slumber, and tomorrow will be another morn where the Saviour of the world will greet us and bid us live in the mystery of God’s love.


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Christmas Is Merry by Kate Rusby

Christmas Is Merry, a track from Holly Head, Kate Rusby’s latest (and fifth!) album of Christmas folk songs.


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Hippo For Christmas by Kate Rusby

A charming rendition of I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas from Kate Rusby.
It is possible that some people have never heard this song.
This should happily rectify that.


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The Wanderer by Kate Rusby

The Wanderer by Kate Rusby.
A song about those who wander because their minds no longer can remember who they are.


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The Squire And The Parson by Kate Rusby

The Squire And The Parson is a song based on a local fable that features the titular squire and parson, a struggle in the dark, and mistaken identity.
Whimsical fun.