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AcaDisc #62- Acappella Christmas by The Acappella Company (The Series)

Original Release: 1992 Word, Inc.
Available through The Acappella Company
Producer: Keith Lancaster
Production Assistant: Gary Miller and Larry Sparks
Engineers: Gary Miller, John Laws, and Gary Miner
Assistant Engineers: Paul Sale, Jay Smith, Darin Cochran, and Russell Lamb
Recording Studio: Clifty Studios- Paris, TN
Mastered by: Hank Williams at Master Mix
Cover Design: Tufts Design Studio
Vocals: Listed by Song

Song List

There Were Angels
A Tiny Child
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Joseph's Song
That's What I Love About Christmas
No Other Day
Christmas Medley
Now You're Here
Merry Christmas
The Reason For the Season

There Were Angels

Words and music: Randy Gill © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Wayburn Dean

Lyrics:

Angels (there were angels)
Angels (singing that night)
Angels were singing (angels were singing that night)

For the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Light
There were angels singing that night (singing that night)

No one could have known what would be revealed
On a quiet night near Bethlehem to the shepherds in the field
They were out with the flocks that night
Gathered round the fire
When they heard the sound of an angel, an angel in the choir

Chorus:
There were angels singing that night (angels singing)
There were angels singing
About the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Light
There were angels singing that night (angels singing that night)

Bridge:
One minute everything was still, not a soul was standing there
The next minute the sky's on fire and music fills the air

Repeat Chorus

Glory to the King, glory to the Master (King of Kings)
Glory to the King, glory to the Savior (the Savior is Born)
Glory to the King (angels singing that night)
Prince of Peace and the Lord of Light (the Savior is born)
(Born in Bethlehem, Christ the Lamb)
I'm singing glory to the newborn King
You're the King of glory
You're the King of Kings and the Lord of glory
Even the angels sing your glory

Repeat Chorus

About the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Light
There were angels singing that night (angels singing that night)
They were singing about the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Light

Scriptural Reference:

"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.'"  Luke 2:10-11

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A Tiny Child

Words and music: Gary Miller © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company and Hear It In Our Voice: Volume II by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Duane Adams and Gary Moyers (interlude)

Lyrics:

A promise spoken in the beginning
A prophet's words in the night
An angel's message to a young lady
A brilliant star in the sky

Chorus:
Who would be coming?
How were they knowing?
What's it all about?
Why was He coming?
Where was He going?
When will they all find out?
A tiny child (tiny child)!
Almighty God (mighty God)!
A tiny child!
An almighty God!

A lonely village, a lowly carpenter
No proper shelter in sight
Their room a stable, manger a cradle
Angelic hosts on high

Repeat Chorus

A little baby boy, the hope of peace and joy
A tiny beacon of light
Divine creator becomes creation
His holy promise of life

(interlude)

Bridge:
He came to people (the Son of man), born of the people (became a man)
So that the people could be free (so that we could see)
He lived with people (He blessed their lives), He blessed the people (He broke through time)
The people nailed Him to a tree (they crucified Him)

A tiny child (a tiny little child)!
Almighty God (an awesome, an almighty God, tiny little baby)!
A tiny child!
An almighty God (almighty)!
A tiny child (a tiny child)!
Almighty God (an awesome, an almighty God)!
A tiny child (almighty God)!
Almighty, almighty God

Scriptural Reference:

"You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus."  Luke 1:31

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Go Tell It On the Mountain

Words: John W. Work, Jr. (1907)
Music: African-American Traditional Spiritual
Arrangement: Keith Lancaster © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on The First Christmas by Rescue.
Lead: Keith Lancaster (intro), Brent Dean, and Melissa Lancaster

Lyrics:

Background:
Go and tell it up on the mountain top
O'er the hills you can go tell it everywhere
Go and tell it, tell everyone
That Jesus Christ is born, tell it everywhere

Chorus (with background):
Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

Repeat Chorus (with background)

The shepherds all were watching (they were watching)
Well, seated on the ground (a light from heaven came down)
A light from heaven descended (glory shown around)
And glory shown around

Repeat Chorus (with background)

Spoken Vocal:
Ok, son.  You sing it and I'll back you up, ok?

This light showed in the heavens (light showed in the heavens)
To cover all the earth (cover all the earth)
It was a sign to tell the brothers and sisters (about His birth)
About our Saviorís birth (sign to tell them about His birth)

Repeat Chorus (with background)

The wisemen came to worship (they came to worship Him)
The holy child that day (that holy child)
They found Him in the manger (sleeping)
A-sleepin' on the hay (hay)

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus (with background) (x4 and fade)

Scriptural Reference:

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified."  Luke 2:8-9
"When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them."  Luke 2:17-18

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Joseph's Song

Words and music: Mike Rogers © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
Lead: Gary Miller

Lyrics:

My son, born a virgin birth, but still my son
My sweet boy, came down from heaven above but still my joy, my pride and joy
Some say I should be ashamed but I believe
The Spirit of my God, He did conceive

Look at me, I'm a carpenter with such responsibility
How can I ever lead the one who gave me my life, my very life
More worthy for this role I need to be
But now the God I love is in this boy and he needs me

Chorus:
I will always love you
And I'll do the best I can until our work on earth is done
Yes I will always (always) love you
And on the other side we'll meet again
My father and my son

Little child, my helpless, fragile boy so soft and mild
You'll grow strong, I wonder what you'll learn and what you know, what do you know
(Pull you close) I pull you close and hold you in my arms
(Through my eyes) You look right through my eyes into my heart

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
I'll be there for you
I'll take care of you
I'll be there to hold you when the storms of life roll through
(I do) Promise, I do

Yes I'll be there for you (there)
Yes I'll take care of you (care)
Yes I'll be there (there) to lead you through the troubles you'll go through
My love is true, my love is true (true)

Repeat Chorus

My savior you're my son
My father and my son

Scriptural Reference:

"At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, 'I am the bread that came down from heaven.' They said, 'Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven'?"  John 6:41-42

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That's What I Love About Christmas

Words and music: Gary Moyers © 1992 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
All Vocals: Gary Moyers

Lyrics:

That's what I love about Christmas...

Hooking up the Christmas lights, last minute shopping spree
Putting decorations on the evergreen tree
Oh I can hardly wait, that's what I love about Christmas

Shaking packages, mistletoe above the door
Eating too much food and laying down on the floor
Lots of memories, that's what I love about Christmas

Chorus 1:
Everyone's sneaking a holiday sweet
No one wants to leave
Little kids acting like they're asleep
While they're trying to catch Santa on Christmas Eve

Mom is cooking dinner, presents underneath the tree
It's a Wonderful Life is showing on TV
Wouldn't change a thing 'cause that's what I love about Christmas

Chorus 2:
Stockings stuffed with gifts galore
Home is feeling warm
If you want a good cup of Christmas cheer
Watch a child's expression on Christmas morn

Look at all the Christmas cards, kids playing in the hall
Dad's in the easy chair watching football
Yes it's finally here, that's what I love about Christmas
It took it's time getting here, that's what I love about Christmas
Hope you feel it, that's why I wish you a Merry Christmas

Scriptural Reference:

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'"  Luke 2:13-14

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No Other Day

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Brian Randolph

Lyrics:

No other day was quite like that day
None other like Christmas morn
No other day was quite like that day
Day when the Savior was born

No other day was quite like that day
Day that the prophets foresaw
No other day was quite like that day
Giver fulfilling the law

No other day was quite like that day
None other saw greater things
No other day was quite like that day
Born to the earth King of Kings

Repeat All

No other day was quite like that day
Born to the earth King of Kings (born to the earth King of Kings)
Born to the earth King of Kings

Scriptural Reference:

"When they saw the star, they were overjoyed."  Matthew 2:10

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Christmas Medley

Music: Mix of several traditional Christmas tunes
Arrangement: Gary Moyers © 1992 Clifty Music (BMI)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
Lead: Gary Moyers, Gary Miller, and Duane Adams

Lyrics:

(humming interlude)

Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria
Gloria, gloria

La la la la la la la, la la la la la la
La la la la la la la, la la la la la
La la la la la la la, la la la la la

(humming interlude)

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Now You're Here

Words and music: Keith Lancaster © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
All Vocals: Keith Lancaster

Lyrics:

Lay down your head, go off to sleep
Dream of our love and future so sweet
Dream of the days that are waiting out there
Of all of the joy our family will share

Chorus:
Now you're here and you're more than we had dreamed of
Now you're here and you know we think the world of you
I thank my God who has answered our prayers and delivered you safe in His care
Cause now you're here

Close little eyes, rest your sweet head
Mom & Dad will pray for you and put you to bed
We'll be your friends as we're watchin' you grow (while watching you grow)
And help you learn the things you should know (things you should know)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:
It seemed like such a long, long time (well it seemed so long)
Until the promised bonding time (such a long time)
Couldn't know how special you would be (how special now we see)
Now your with us at this place
We see your smiling face
The newest member of our family

Lay down your head, go off to sleep
Dream of our love and future so sweet
Dream of a joy overflowing to live
That only our creator can give

Repeat Chorus

You're here

Scriptural Reference:

"When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.  But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus."  Matthew 1:24-25

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Merry Christmas

Words and music: John Green and Max Plaster © 1992 Anthony K. Music (ASCAP)
This song also appeared on Acappella Family Christmas by The Acappella Company.
Lead: John Green and Max Plaster

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Merry Christmas
Christ was born let's celebrate
Merry Christmas
God sent love to show the way
Merry Christmas
Shout the news to every land
Merry Christmas
A Savior's born in Bethlehem

Giving the gift of love through Christ His son
Shining a star far to the east
Pointing the way to where Immanuel lay
Guiding them to the Prince of Peace

Heavenly hosts appeared to men that night
Praising the Lord and saying this (peace on earth)
Let there be peace on earth to men tonight
On whom His favor rests

Repeat Chorus

Herod the king heard of the Savior's birth
Claiming, "I must go worship Him"
Calling together wise men to come forth
All in search of the King of Kings

Reaching the place of the newborn baby child
Humble, they fell on bended knee
Offering gifts of incense, myrrh, and gold
To lay at Jesus' feet

Merry Christmas
Bring Him your gift of love and say
Merry Christmas
Bow before our King today

Bridge:
Little did they know (little did they know)
Christ would be King (He'd take care of it)
Giving the greatest gift of love
As He took away their sins (took it away)
Merry Christmas

Repeat Chorus

So when you think of how this all began
A celebration seems just right
Sing hallelujah on this Christmas day
We've been given the gift of life

Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life
Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life
Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life
Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life

Merry Christmas (given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
(Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
Merry Christmas (given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
(Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
Merry Christmas (given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
(Given the gift, the gift, the gift of life)
Merry Christmas

Scriptural Reference:

"Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.  He sent them to Bethlehem and said, 'Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.'"  Matthew 2:7-8

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The Reason For the Season

Words and music: George Pendergrass © 1992 Clifty Music (BMI)
Lead: George Pendergrass, John Green, and Brian Randolph

Lyrics:

Chorus 1:
Have you heard about the season, the time in which we celebrate (season we take time to celebrate)
It's an annual occasion that little children anticipate (they can't wait)
But there's someone more important than Santa Claus and mistle-toe
He's the reason for the season, the answer that we all want to know (yes He is the reason, the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know)

We give this day Jesus, this Christmas to you
We'd love just to praise you, how if only we knew
Our hearts are longing for someone to fill this space
On this date we celebrate because of you

Chorus 2:
Happy kind of feeling, the kind that you can feel with your heart (feel it within your heart)
All the Christmas decorations and the seasons greeting you impart (what a start)
When you make your invitations of people that you want by your side
Don't forget about the Savior, your heart is where He wants to abide (don't forget the Savior, your heart is where He wants to abide)

So let us Lord Jesus, your Spirit invite
As you live inside us, Lord let us unite
Lord we are just frail scared jars discarded and all alone
But Lord if you will we can be whole in your hands

Bridge:
Lord I want (Lord I want) just to be (just to be) a lot closer to thee (closer and closer and closer to thee)
Though the things that I do make it so hard to see
Here and now (here and now) in this place (in this place) I give all I can give
I give my heart, I give my soul, I give you me

So fill me Lord Jesus till your glory's seen
And teach me Lord Jesus 'til I know what you mean
Just a tiny vapor am I, today and tomorrow I'm gone
But Lord through your words I'll be a small, a small breath of life

Chorus 3:
Remember He's the reason, the reason that we celebrate
You may need to get to know Him to learn about your heavenly fate (please don't wait)
He gives Christmas all the meaning, the holidays with Him are a-glow
He's the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know (yes He is the reason, the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know)

He gives Christmas all the meaning, the holidays with Him are a-glow
He's the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know (yes He is the reason, the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know)
He's the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know (yes He is the reason, the reason for the season, the answer we all want to know)

Scriptural Reference:

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel--which means, 'God with us.'"  Matthew 1:23

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