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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (2) – Christmas Songs 2019

OK, here’s another rendition of O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
I’m neither committing one way or the other on whether this will keep going, but if there’s another one tomorrow…
This one is by Matt Maher from his Advent/Christmas themed album The Advent Of Christmas.


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Hold Us Together by Matt Maher – Live At Steinway

A video in which Matt Maher displays some vocal and piano prowess (live at Steinway) with a rendition of Hold Us Together.


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Just As I Am – Sunday Songs

Not the hymn, Just As I Am is a new song from Matt Maher and friends.

The lyrics:

In shackles and chains
I came to your door
And fell on the floor
Of mercy

Guilty I stood
Guilty I was
I couldn’t hide my shame

Just as I am
Just as I am
Jesus you welcomed me
You took me in I’ll never be
The same again
My life held in your hands
Just as I am

You saved a place
Amazing grace
You came all the way
To meet me

Carried me home
With a ring and a robe
Threw your loving arms around me

Just as I am
Just as I am
Jesus you welcomed me
You took me in I’ll never be the same again
My life held in your hands

Just as I am
Without one plea
But that your blood was shed for me
And that you bid me come to thee
Oh Lamb of God I come, I come

Just as I am
Without one plea
But that your blood was shed for me
And that you bid me come to thee
Oh Lamb of God I come, I come

Just as I am
Just as I am
Jesus you welcomed me
You took me in
I’ll never be the same again
My life held in your hands

Just as I am
Just as I am
Jesus you welcomed me
You took me in
I will never be the same again
My life held in your hands
Oh my life is held in your hands
Just as I am
Just as I am

Matt Maher / Ed Cash / Mia Fieldes
(C) 2017 Provident Label Group LLC, a division of Sony Music Entertainment


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Love Comes Down (Christmas Songs 2017 Day 2)

Love Comes Down by Matt Maher has themes advent and Christmas themes.

This is a lyric video.


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Your Love Defends Me – Sunday Songs

We’re planning for 2018.
Your Love Defends Me is on of the songs we’re going to be using.

The lyrics:
1.
You are my joy
You are my song
You are the well
The One I’m drawing from
You are my refuge
My whole life long
Where else would I go
Chorus.
Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like
I’m all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
2.
Day after day
Night after night
I will remember
You’re with me in this fight
Although the battle It rages on
The war is already won
I know the war is already won
Chorus.
Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like
I’m all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
Bridge.
We sing Halleluiah
You’re my portion
My salvation
Halleluiah
Chorus.
Surely my God is
The strength of my soul
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
And when I feel like
I’m all alone
Your love defends me
Your love defends me
Repeat.
Bridge.

Words and Music: Matt Maher / Hannah Kerr
(C) 2017 Provident Label Group LLC, a division of Sony Music Entertainment


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Because He Lives by Matt Maher & Co – Sunday Songs

Matt Maher and a cast of thousands have a song called Because He Lives, which is not the same as the song by the Gaithers, but still manages to borrow a few lines from the Gaither lyrics, so they’re credited along with five others as composers of this.
For all the credited composers it is a likeable song because it’s not long, makes its point and makes it well.
This is a lyric video.

The lyrics:
1.
I believe in the Son
I believe in the risen One
I believe I overcome
By the power of His blood
Chorus 1.
Amen, amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives
Amen, amen
Let my song join the One that never ends
Because He lives
2.
I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away
Chorus 2.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, every fear is gone
I know He holds my life, my future, in His hands

Chris Tomlin | Daniel Carson | Ed Cash | Gloria Gaither | Jason Ingram | Matt Maher | William J. Gaither
© 2014 Hanna Street Music (BMI) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)/ Sony/ATV Tree Publishing / I Am A Pilgrim Songs (BMI) / Sony/ATV Timber Publishing / Open Hands Music (SESAC) / Alletrop Music (BMI) (adm. by Music Services) / worshiptogether.com Songs (ASCAP) Worship Together Music (BMI)sixsteps Music (ASCAP) sixsteps Songs (BMI) S.D.G. Publishing (BMI) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)