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Christmas Concert Podcast 2021

And his name shall be called Wonderful - A Christmas Concert Podcast

Information, Playlist and Program

Julia Wade

And his name shall be called

Wonderful

A Christmas Concert Podcast

Starring

Julia Wade


With Special Guests

Jenny Burton

Jenny Burton

Jenny Burton has had a long and varied career as a superb vocalist working successfully in Pop, R&B, Gospel, and Inspirational Music. For 10 years, Jenny starred in the award-winning inspirational group, The Jenny Burton Experience. She recently released an album of healing music as a prayer for the world called “New World.”

Rebecca Minor

Rebecca Minor

Rebecca Minor, a Soloist of The Mother Church in Boston, is a singer and songwriter of sacred music, having just released her second album, “Because God Loves Us.” She not only performs her own original sacred compositions, but soloists around the world sing her songs as well.

Peter Link

Peter Link

Peter Link is the producer and director of this Christmas Concert Podcast, as well as the composer of many of the songs in the concert.   He has spent his career composing music, writing lyrics, orchestrating and producing music for many artists.  Over the last 15 years, he has dedicated his time to writing and producing inspirational and healing music. His works are heard and performed nationally and internationally.


Discover Julia’s Christmas Album
A beautiful collaboration with Jenny, Rebecca and Peter!
It’s the foundation of the Christmas Concert Podcast.

A Note from Julia

“Working on this album with Jenny Burton, Rebecca Minor and Peter Link has been a true joy and privilege. We had a wonderful time singing together in the ensembles — and each of these guest artists shine in their own brilliant light in their solo work.

The songs on the album beautifully illuminate aspects of the Christmas story while highlighting the presence of the Christ in our lives today — and there are several songs that are pure, unabashed fun! I hope you feel the love and joy that went into the making of this album with these talented artists and my good friends.

May the music bring you a sense of the sacred as well as the celebration and wonder of this holiday season. Merry Christmas!” ~Julia Wade

Julia Wade and Friends - A Christmas Album

Julia Wade began her career as an Opera Vocalist and performed leading roles worldwide including the Rome Opera and Teatro Massimo in Palermo.  She then began a dramatic evolution into a Classical Crossover performer and has since been hailed as the Female Josh Grobin. She served as Soloist of The Mother Church, the international church center for the Christian Science church in Boston for seven years and then toured nationally, having developed a worldwide audience.  Julia has recorded 14 albums of inspirational and sacred music.


Playlist and Program

And his name shall be called Wonderful
A Christmas Concert Podcast

Listen to samples and view the lyrics of each song in the Christmas Concert Podcast. The songs all come from various albums which you can access here. Click the “View Product” link in each song listing below to further explore, purchase and download the music. Thank you for listening!

Part 1 – The Christmas Story

  • Title: The Coming
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Traditional
  • Duration:
    05:16
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Medley:

    O Come Emmanuel
    Music: Traditional – 15th Century Gregorian Chant, France
    Lyrics: Traditional translated from the 12th Century Latin

    Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
    Music by Rowland Pritchard
    Lyrics by Charles Wesley

    Arranged by Peter Link, Shelton Becton and Julia Wade
    Piano: Shelton Becton
    Background Vocals Arranged and Produced by Margaret Dorn
    Background Vocals: Dennis Deal, Margaret Dorn, La Tanya Hall, Darryl
    Tookes

    ------------------------------------------------------

    Veni veni Emmanuel
    Captivum solve Israel

    O come O come Emmanuel
    And ransom captive Israel
    That mourns in lonely exile here
    Until the son of God appear
    Rejoice rejoice
    Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel

    O come thou day-spring
    Come and cheer our spirits
    By thine advent here
    Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
    And death’s dark shadows put to flight
    Rejoice rejoice
    Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel

    Oh------------------

    Come thou long expected Jesus
    Born to set thy people free
    From our fears and sins release us
    Let us find our rest in thee
    Israel’s strength and consolation
    Hope of all the earth thou art
    Dear desire of every nation
    Joy of every longing heart

    Born thy people to deliver
    Born a child and yet a king
    Born to reign in us forever
    Now thy gracious kingdom bring
    By thine own eternal spirit
    Rule in all our hearts alone
    By thine all sufficient merit
    Raise us to thy glorious throne
    Rejoice rejoice
    Emmanuel is come to thee O Israel

    Christ is come to thee O Israel

    Veni veni Emmanuel

  • Title: Wonderful
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Mary Baker Eddy
  • Source: John
  • Duration:
    04:43
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Wonderful
    Text by Mary Baker Eddy
    Lyrics adapted from the Book of John
    Music by Peter Link

    The wakeful shepherd beholds
    The first faint morning beams,
    Ere cometh the full radiance
    Of a risen day.
    So shone the pale star
    To the prophet-shepherds;
    Yet it traversed the night, and came
    Where, in cradled obscurity, lay
    The Bethlehem babe,
    And his name shall be called Wonderful,
    Wonderful

    The people that walked in darkness
    Have seen a very great light:
    For unto us a child is born,
    And a son is given:
    And the government shall be upon his shoulder:

    And his name shall be called Wonderful,
    Counselor,
    The Mighty God,
    The Everlasting Father,
    The Prince of Peace
    Yes his name shall be called Wonderful

    Now the Son of man is glorified,
    Yes and God is glorified in him.
    Verily, he says unto you,
    “He that believeth on me,
    The works that I do shall he do also;
    And greater works than these shall he do;

    If ye love me, keep my commandments.
    And I will pray the Father,
    And he shall give you another Comforter”

    The prophet of today
    Beholds in the mental horizon
    The signs of these times,
    The reappearance of the Christianity
    Which heals the sick
    And destroys error,
    And no other sign shall be given.

    When a new spiritual idea is borne to earth,
    The prophetic Scripture of Isaiah is renewedly fulfilled:
    Saying “Unto us a child is born, . . .”
    “Unto us a child is born, . . .”

    And his name shall be called Wonderful.”
    Counselor,
    The Mighty God,
    The Everlasting Father,
    The Prince of Peace
    Yes his name shall be called Wonderful
    Wonderful
    Yes he is wonderful
    Wonderful!

    Words used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

  • Title: I Hear The Prophet Callin'
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Pepper Choplin
  • Duration:
    05:33
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    Music and Lyrics by Pepper Choplin

    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

    COME AND MAKE STRAIGHT
    THE WAY IN THE DESERT
    A HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD
    COME AND MAKE STRAIGHT
    THE WAY IN THE DESERT
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

    I HEAR ISAIAH CALLIN’
    “FEAR NOT YOUR GOD HAS COME”
    I HEAR ISAIAH CALLIN’
    “FEAR NOT YOUR GOD WILL COME”

    THEN WILL THE EYES OF THE BLIND BE OPENED
    THE EARS OF THE DEAF WILL HEAR
    AND THEN THE MUTE WILL SHOUT FOR JOY
    THE MUTE WILL SHOUT FOR JOY
    SHOUT FOR JOY
    THEY’LL BE SHOUTING FOR JOY
    THEY’LL BE SHOUTING FOR JOY

    AND THE DESERT WILL BE JOYFUL
    AND BLOSSOM AS A ROSE
    AND THE DESERT WILL BE JOYFUL
    AND BLOSSOM AS A ROSE

    WE SHALL REJOICE WITH JOY AND SINGING
    AND SEE THE GLORY OF GOD
    WE SHALL REJOICE WITH JOY AND SINGING
    AND SEE THE GLORY OF GOD
    AND SEE THE GLORY OF GOD

    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
    I HEAR THE PROPHET CALLIN’
    PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
    PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD

  • Title: My Friend Gabriel
  • Artist: Rebecca Minor
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:44
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    My Friend Gabriel
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    My friend Gabriel
    As long as I have known him
    Could play that trumpet
    Oh yes, he could play

    I would hear him in the night
    Soaring
    Oh Lord he could play that horn

    I would hear him in the day light
    Pouring out those brilliant notes
    And sounding forth the music of God

    Oh my
    Oh yes
    That Gabriel
    He could play

    My friend Gabriel
    Was also quite the angel
    Besides that trumpet
    Oh yes, he could speak

    He was always God’s first call
    That Gabriel
    To bring the word of God unto the world

    And whenever God had something
    Something mighty big to say
    My friend Gabriel was the messenger of God

    Why I remember way back when,
    His immortal words,
    As he changed the face of the world

    He said, “I am Gabriel
    And I stand in the presence of God;

    “Oh fear not, Mary: for thou hast found God’s favor
    And, behold, thou shall conceive,
    And bring forth a son,
    (Oh yeah
    I wish I could play my horn)
    And you shall call his name JESUS.”

    “And of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

    It was Gabriel spoke these words
    That live on today
    Yes the night I remember most
    Was the night I heard him play
    On the night the child was born
    And I got so excited
    They had to carry me away

    I remember that night
    Oh my that Gabriel he could play
    Yes the night I remember most
    Was the night I heard him play
    The night the child was born

    Doncha know that angel could play that horn
    Oh my that Gabriel could play

  • Title: It's All About Love - The Song
  • Artist: Jenny Burton, Julia Wade, Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link, Dora Redman
  • Duration:
    06:39
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    It's All About Love
    Music by Peter Link
    Words by Dora Redman and Peter Link

    There was no room for us in the inn
    And before he could close the door
    I begged and wept,
    "There is no other place around
    For my wife is with child
    And she just needs a place to lie down"
    But with a callused heart and without a care
    Much to my despair he began to close the door
    "Wait now, good sir! We cannot be denied.
    For the child comes forth tonight
    And if not a room the stable will do
    And a candle to light our way
    Oh please, good sir, find it in your heart
    For we have not a place to stay"

    But he could not allow a fire in the stable
    And she could never give birth without light

    The light? the light!
    Do you see the light?
    It comes down from the Heavens
    The star? The star!
    Do you see the star?
    The star that lights the way?

    The song! The song!
    Do you hear the voices of angels
    That sing in the night
    The hope! The wonder!
    Can you not feel the promise?
    Of the coming of the Son of God
    It's in the air! It's everywhere!
    It's in the air! It's everywhere!
    And It's all about love
    It's all about love

    So, he let us go down to the stable
    As he turned back inside the Inn
    As the night went on
    The light it came down all around
    And the Shepherd boys prayed
    And the wise men brought gifts from afar
    And then the angels sang till the heavens rang
    And the babe was born in the glory of that night
    And the innkeeper stood in his window and watched
    As the manger was bathed in light
    And on that night with spirit reborn
    In his heart he found love at last
    With basket of bread and a jug of wine
    He then joined us and shared his repast

    There was so much peace
    In this meek little place
    And it beckoned to set his heart free.
    So we all sang, the angels, the shepherds, the wise men,
    The innkeeper, Mary and me.

    The Child! The Child!
    Do you see the child?
    That came down from the Heavens
    The Peace! The Peace!
    Do you feel the peace?
    That flows on through his eyes
    The Song! The Song!
    Do you hear the voices of angels?
    That sing in the dawn
    The hope! The wonder!
    Can you not feel the promise?
    Of the coming of the Son of God

    It's in the air! It's everywhere! x2
    And It's all about love,
    Can you not feel the promise?
    Yes it's in the air! It's everywhere! x2
    And It's all
    The hope, the wonder
    about love,

    It's in the air! It's everywhere! x2
    And It's all about love,
    This my child, the Son Of God!
    Hallelujah!

  • Title: Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: John Jacob Niles
  • Duration:
    03:54
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD

    ADAPTED FROM THE SINGING OF THREE PEOPLE IN HARDIN
    COUNTRY, KY
    ADAPTED BY JOHN JACOB NILES
    ARRANGED BY PETER LINK

    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED
    ALL THE EVIL FOLK ON EARTH
    SLEEP IN FEATHERS AT THEIR BIRTH
    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED

    HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT OUR JESUS
    HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT HIS FATE
    HOW HIS MAMMY WENT TO THAT STABLE
    ON THAT CHRISTMAS EVE SO LATE
    WINDS WERE BLOWING COWS WERE LOWING
    STARS WERE GLOWING GLOWING GLOWING

    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED
    ALL THE EVIL FOLK ON EARTH
    SLEEP IN FEATHERS AT THEIR BIRTH
    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED

    TO THE MANGER CAME THEN WISE MEN
    BRINGING THINGS FROM HIN AND YON
    FOR THE MOTHER AND THE FATHER
    AND THE BLESSED LITTLE SON
    MILKMAIDS LEFT THEIR FIELDS AND FLOCKS
    AND SAT BESIDE THE ASS AND OX

    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED
    ALL THE EVIL FOLK ON EARTH
    SLEEP IN FEATHERS AT THEIR BIRTH
    JESUS JESUS REST YOUR HEAD
    YOU HAS GOT A MANGER BED

  • Title: Bird Song
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:54
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Bird Song
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Silver bird fly
    Spiritual bird sing
    Bird song
    The Christ is born
    Spread the word
    Let fly
    The song of peace
    Sweet release
    Sail on silver bird
    Across the world
    Spread the word
    A new age dawns
    As the silver bird streaks
    Across the red sun
    Across the rising sun

    Sail on silver bird
    Across the world
    Sail on little bird
    And take this message
    That the son of God
    Has joined us on this earth
    And brings us nothing but the good word

    It’s the word of God
    He brings to all
    It’s a kind of peace
    That lasts forever
    It’s a love that radiates
    From one to one another
    Never fading away

    Sail and sing your song, Bird
    As you soar among the mountains
    As you wind along the rivers of life
    Sing it to each heart
    Sing into the mind of mankind

    Silver bird fly
    From this stable
    Humble
    Where Christ is born
    Spread the word
    Go forth
    His Kingdom come
    A pendulum
    Back and forth between
    The prophesy
    And the unforeseen
    The time has come
    A new age dawns
    And the world will now change
    From one of sorrow
    To one abounding hope

    Sail on silver bird
    Across the world
    Sail on little bird
    And take this message
    That the son of God
    Has joined us on this earth
    And brings us nothing but the good word

    Sail and sing your song, Bird
    As you wing your way through cities
    Through the masses and the chaos of life
    Sing it to each soul
    Sing it to the shambles of man

    Silver bird fly
    Unto the people
    Tell them
    The Christ is born
    Silver bird fly
    And sing your song
    The Christ is born
    This Christmas morn
    The Christ is born
    This Christmas morn
    The Christ is born
    This Christmas morn
    The Christ is born

  • Title: Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Artist: Jenny Burton, Julia Wade, Peter Link, Rebecca Minor
  • Composer: Gloria Shayne
  • Lyricist: Noel Regney
  • Duration:
    04:20
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Music and Lyrics by Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne

    Do you see
    Do you hear
    Do you know
    Listen

    Said the night wind to the little lamb
    Do you see what I see
    Way up in the sky little lamb
    Do you see what I see

    A star, a star
    Dancing in the night
    With a tail as big as a kite
    With a tail as big as a kite

    Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
    Do you hear what I hear
    Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
    Do you hear what I hear

    A song, a song
    High above the trees
    With a voice as big as the sea
    With a voice as big as the sea

    Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
    Do you know what I know
    In your palace warm mighty king
    Do you know what I know

    A child, a child
    Shivers in the cold
    Let us bring him silver and gold
    Let us bring him silver and gold

    Said the king to the people everywhere
    Listen to what I say
    Pray for peace people everywhere
    Listen to what I say

    The child, the child
    Sleeping in the night
    He will bring us goodness and light
    He will bring us goodness and light

    Do you hear what I hear
    He will bring us goodness and light

  • Title: Quite a Time
  • Artist: Julia Wade, Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:41
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Quite a Time
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Isn’t it quite a time
    Holy
    Isn’t it quite a day
    Christ is born
    Isn’t it quite a place
    This manger
    Here in the Father’s house
    On this day

    Isn’t he quite the child
    Sleeping
    Feel the peace he brings
    Child of God
    Isn’t it quite a thing
    Of wonder
    Here in the miracle
    Of this day

    In this simple backcountry stable
    The Father’s son, the savior is born
    Born into this humble straw cradle
    And now the world awaits the promise of this
    Glorious morn

    Isn’t it quite a time
    Hosanna
    We welcome ascendant man
    This sweet child
    Here in our Father’s house
    Holy
    And oh how the world will change
    From this day forth

    It’s time to sing hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelu
    Hallelujah
    Isn’t it time to sing hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelujah
    Hallelu
    Hallelu

    Here beneath a star we have gathered
    Here in that manger
    Here to celebrate this moment sublime
    Knowing that we stand on this threshold
    Glorifying God in this moment in time

    Isn’t it quite the hour
    Holy
    Isn’t it quite the time
    To celebrate
    Gloria
    It’s a new day of promise
    Isn’t it quite the day
    Of promise
    Isn’t it quite a time
    The Christ is born
    Isn’t it quite a time
    Isn’t it quite a time
    Isn’t it quite a time for Heaven
    To come and visit Earth
    Isn’t it quite a time
    Whoo Whoo Whoo Whoo

Part 2: The Impact of the Christ Child on the World Today

  • Title: What Child Is This?
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link, Traditional
  • Lyricist: Peter Link, William C. Dix
  • Duration:
    03:53
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    What Child Is This?
    Original Melody: Greensleves
    Lyrics by William C. Dix
    Additional Music & Lyrics by Peter Link

    What child is this who, laid to rest
    On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
    Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
    While shepherds watch are keeping?

    This, this is Christ the King,
    Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
    Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.
    Why lies He in such mean estate,
    Where ox and ass are feeding?
    Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
    The silent Word is pleading.

    Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
    The cross be borne for me, for you;
    Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.
    What Child is this whom angels greet
    This is the Christ, the king
    So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
    Come peasant, king to own Him;
    The King of kings salvation brings,
    Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
    Raise, raise a song on high,
    The virgin sings her lullaby;
    Joy, joy for Christ is born,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.
    What Child is this whom angels greet
    This is the Christ, the king
    What child is this
    On Mary’s lap lay sleeping

  • Title: Heaven in His Eyes
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Dora Redman
  • Duration:
    05:49
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Heaven in His Eyes
    Lyrics by Dora Redman
    Music by Peter Link

    The star hovered above a stable
    And the light from the star lit up the space
    I just stood there at a distance
    Above this meek and lowly place
    This wasn’t what I expected to find
    And I wondered why the savior of mankind
    Would come to us in this humble way
    Just lying there on a mere bed of hay

    But I saw heaven in his eyes
    It’s not a distant place way up in the skies
    Above the moon and stars
    With pearly gates and streets of gold
    And all the other wondrous things that I’ve been told
    But much to my surprise
    I found that Heaven is within
    It’s a home inside my heart where I’ve always been
    And I carry it with me
    Yes I carry it with me everywhere I go
    Yes I found Heaven
    When I saw heaven in his eyes

    So I stood there right there before the manger
    Only stillness and calm could be found
    Even though I’m called a wise one
    I was too moved to voice a sound
    Anticipation led me right to my knees
    And the sweetest of moments
    Filled me with such ease
    And lifted my perception so I could see
    When the Christ child in delight looked at me

    Then I saw heaven in his eyes
    It’s not a distant place way up in the skies
    Above the moon and stars
    With pearly gates and streets of gold
    And all the other wondrous things that I’ve been told
    But much to my surprise
    I found that Heaven is within
    It’s a home inside my heart where I’ve always been
    And I carry it
    Yes I carry it with me everywhere I go
    Yes I found heaven
    When I saw heaven in his eyes
    Then I saw heaven in his eyes

  • Title: Some Children See Him
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Lyricist: Wihla Hutson
  • Duration:
    03:38
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM

    MUSIC BY ALFRED BURT
    LYRICS BY WIHLA HUTSON

    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM LILY WHITE
    THE BABY JESUS BORN THIS NIGHT
    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM LILY WHITE
    WITH TRESSES SOFT AND FAIR

    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM BRONZED AND BROWN
    THE LORD OF HEAV'N TO EARTH COME DOWN
    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM BRONZED AND BROWN
    WITH DARK AND HEAVY HAIR

    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM ALMOND-EYED
    THIS SAVIOUR WHOM WE KNEEL BESIDE
    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM ALMOND-EYED
    WITH SKIN OF GOLDEN HUE

    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM DARK AS THEY
    SWEET MARY'S SON TO WHOM THEY PRAY
    SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM DARK AS THEY
    AND OH THEY LOVE HIM SO

    THE CHILDREN IN EACH DIFFERENT PLACE
    WILL SEE THE BABY JESUS' FACE
    LIKE THEIRS BUT BRIGHT WITH HEAV'NLY GRACE
    AND FILLED WITH HOLY LIGHT

    O LAY ASIDE EACH EARTHLY THING
    AND WITH THY HEART AS OFFERING
    COME WORSHIP NOW THE INFANT KING
    'TIS LOVE THAT'S BORN TONIGHT

    O LAY ASIDE EACH EARTHLY THING
    AND WITH THY HEART AS OFFERING
    COME WORSHIP NOW THE INFANT KING
    'TIS LOVE THAT'S BORN TONIGHT

  • Title: To Carry On
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    02:54
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    To Carry On
    Music by Peter Link
    Lyrics adapted from Psalms 30
    Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

    Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing
    Thou hast put off my sackcloth and ashes
    Thou hast girded me with gladness
    And Thou hast raised me up
    Hallelujah
    Thou hast stretched out the heavens before me
    And given me the strength to carry on

    And oh the wondrous possibilities of our lives
    As we climb the lofty pinnacles of Mind
    Always the promise, the expectation of the Christ
    Filling our eyes with the newness of the morning

    The chance to begin again
    The will to go on and on
    The hope of a new dawn
    And the impulse to carry on

    Yes the chance to begin again
    The will to go on and on
    The hope of a new dawn
    And the impulse to carry on

    Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing
    Thou hast put off my sackcloth and ashes
    Thou hast girded me with gladness
    And Thou hast raised me up
    Hallelujah
    Thou hast stretched out the heavens before me
    And given me the strength to carry on
    You’ve given me the strength to carry on
    God’s given me the strength to carry on


  • Title: Joy to the World
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Source: Ps
  • Duration:
    03:50
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Joy to the World
    Music by Handel, arranged by Lowell Mason
    Lyrics by Isaac Watts, the Psalms of David

    Joy to the world
    Joy to the world
    Joy to the world

    Joy
    Joy

    Joy to the world the Lord is come
    Let earth receive her king
    Joy to the world the Lord is come
    Let every heart prepare him room
    And heaven and nature sing
    And heaven and nature sing
    And heaven and heaven and nature sing

    Joy to the earth the savior reigns
    Let men their songs employ
    While fields and floods rocks hills and plains
    Repeat the sounding joy repeat
    Repeat the sounding joy repeat
    Repeat repeat the sounding joy

    These are the palms of peace
    Given in these times of strife
    These are the palms we gathered
    Thanking you for your life

    Joy
    These are the palms of joy
    Given in these times of trial
    These are the palms of homage
    Bearing you mile to mile

    Joy
    Joie
    Joy
    Joya
    Joy to the world
    Joy
    Joy
    Joy to the world
    Joy joy joy joy
    Joy

    He rules the world with truth and grace
    And makes the nations prove
    The glories of His righteousness
    And wonders of His love
    And wonders of His love
    And wonders wonders of His love
    Joy to the world the Lord is come

    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat the sounding joy
    Repeat the sounding
    Repeat repeat the sounding joy!

Part 3: Celebrating Christmas for the Young at Heart!


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  • Title: I Live the Joy
  • Artist: Jenny Burton
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:53
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    I Live the Joy
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    I live the joy of Christmas
    I feel it every day
    I keep the Christ in me
    Tucked away

    And when the mountain comes my way
    I climb with him
    I feel the joy
    I live it
    I reach right down inside
    To touch the Christ
    I live the joy

    I live the joy of Christmas
    I feel the hope within
    I know the rush of life
    Under my skin

    I feel the angels in the air
    They watch over me
    They gather ‘round me
    They ground me
    They remind me of
    Just who I am
    I live the joy

    Joy joy joy joy
    I’m livin’ the joy of Christmas
    I’m feelin’ it all here inside of me
    I’m feelin’ the joy hmmm

    Oh it’s joy
    Joy joy joy joy
    Oh it’s joy
    I’m livin’ the joy of Christmas
    Livin’ the joy of Christmas
    I’m feelin’ it all here inside of me
    All here
    I’m feelin’ the joy hmmm
    Joy

    I live the joy
    I live the joy of Christmas
    I live the joy

  • Title: Jingle Bells
  • Artist: Jenny Burton, Julia Wade, Peter Link
  • Composer: James Lord Pierpont, Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link, James Lord Pierpont
  • Duration:
    04:15
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Jingle Bells
    Original Music and Lyrics by James Lord Pierpont
    Additional Music and New Lyrics by Peter Link

    Dashing through the snow
    In a one-horse open sleigh
    O'er the fields we go
    Laughing all the way

    Bells on bob tail ring
    Making spirits bright
    What fun it is to ride and sing
    A sleighing song tonight

    Oh jingle bells, jingle bells,
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

    Hey! jingle bells, jingle bells,
    Jingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

    A night or two ago
    We thought we’d take a ride
    Dashing through the snow
    Across the countryside

    The moonlight through the trees
    And all the wintry white
    Was such a wondrous sight to see
    We forgot it was the night

    Oh what a night it was
    Oh what a time it was

    We lost all time that night
    But finally turned around
    Exhausted by the night’s delight
    And sadly homeward bound

    The air was cold and grey
    The quiet most profound
    The clip clop of the horse’s hooves
    And bells the only sound

    Ooooooh jingle bells, jingle bells,
    They jingle all the way;
    Oh my what a great night it was to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

    Jingle bells, jingle bells,
    Laughing all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    As we slide across the countryside
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

  • Title: The Night I Met St. Nick
  • Artist: Julia Wade
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    06:05
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    The Night I Met St. Nick
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    I was hiding ‘hind the sofa
    When he came down the chimney
    Cuz I did not believe
    He could ach-ally come down the chimney
    But he came down the chimney
    Just like they always said he would
    Uh hum yeah
    With a grunt and a whoosh ... and kerplop!

    It amazed me so, I forgot I was hiding
    So, I stood up in amazement at a fat man in a red suit
    With a scowl upon his face.
    “What in tarnation are you doing up now
    At this ungodly hour, young lady?”
    He said as he texted on his iPhone back up North to his elf

    “Well, Mr. Claus,” I replied, most polite,
    “I guess I just had to see for myself!”

    “Well now you’ve gone an’ done it!”
    As he pulled out his list.

    “Let’s see here uuuuuuhhhhh, you must be young Julie
    Is that right?”
    “Well, that’s right!” said I.
    “Well you’re now in big trouble, sure as pie”

    “I got a most busy schedule now you’re makin’ me late
    Right now I oughta be back in my sled instead
    So go ahead now ... an’ go back to bed!
    And doncha be peekin’ through the keyhole.”

    When I got up that morning — that Christmas morning—
    There was nothing in my stocking but a lump of coal
    Rats

    I woulda cried my eyes out, but remember, good people
    It was just a dream
    Just a dream ...
    It was just a dream about the night I met St. Nick

    I dunno if he was a saint, but he sure was cute!
    OK, don’t go away. There’s more to this story.

    Next Christmas Eve I was hidin’ again ‘hind the sofa
    As he whooshed down the chimney
    “I remember you,
    You’re that girl, you’re Julie,”
    That’s right, cutie pie.
    “You were trouble from the git go
    An’ now you’re back again, my friend.
    Uh hum yeah
    This ain’t right an’ it’s just got to stop”

    “Only this time ach-ally I’m kinda glad ta’ see ya’,
    I’m a little bit stuck here
    Got a flat tire on a reindeer
    An’ I’m plum done outta spares.”

    Who ever heard of such a thing like that?
    Well now remember, good people
    It was just a dream
    Just a dream …
    It was just a dream about another night I met St. Nick

    I never promised it would make much sense.

    So I grabbed him my ol’ trusty bicycle pump
    An’ we went swoosh up the chimney in a flash

    And there stood Dasher, Dancer, Prancer an’ the others
    I fixed that ol’ flat tire in the blink of a lash
    An’ old Saint Nick was off like a shot

    He’s shoutin’ “Merry Merry Christmas” across the sky
    “To all a Happy Happy New Year”
    He never looked back
    He never said thanks
    He just disappeared into the clouds

    Hold on, just wait a minute, Santa!
    Here I am stuck on the roof!
    An’ no way I’m goin’ back down that chimney
    It’s too darn dirty an’ I just don’t have it in me
    An’ besides you never even said thank you

    When I got up that morning — that Christmas morning —
    My stocking was filled to the brim and overflowing
    Presents in the kitchen
    Presents in the bath tub
    Presents in the attic and presents in the shed
    And even one more under the pillow in my bed.

    I coulda cried my eyes out
    At all the presents he left me
    But then again my friend
    It was just a dream
    It was just a dream about the night I met
    Or was it?
    Nah …
    It was just a dream about the night I met St. Nick

  • Title: Christmas In My Soul
  • Artist: Jenny Burton, The WFM Collection
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    05:53
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    Christmas In My Soul
    Music and Lyrics
    by
    Peter Link

    It looks as though
    There won't be snow on Christmas
    And the holly and the mistletoe
    Were sold out long ago
    The midtown rush was just a little too much
    And this year santa and his reindeer
    Never left the pole

    Suddenly it just don't seem like Christmas
    Suddenly it don't seem so natural

    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul
    Takin' my time
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul

    But somehow a church bell caught my ear
    Somehow a little child caught my eye
    Somehow an old man playing on his trumpet
    Stopped that drummer in me
    With a ty- rie -die-dee-i
    Rie -die-dee-i
    Rie -die-dee-i-i-i-i

    And suddenly it all seemed very simple
    And suddenly it all seemed so natural

    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul

    Somehow the whole affair almost slipped on by
    I nearly lost the childhood dream
    I plumb forgot the reason why
    And all my Christmas longings
    Were simply left behind
    As I went running through the wrappings
    And the ribbons and the rhyme
    And rollin' through december
    Like a man against time

    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Looking for Christmas
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul
    Takin' my time
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul
    Takin' my time
    Trying to find a little Christmas in my soul

  • Title: I Remember Christmas
  • Artist: Peter Link
  • Composer: Peter Link
  • Lyricist: Peter Link
  • Duration:
    04:16
  • Sample:
  • Lyrics:

    I Remember Christmas
    Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

    Names and moments and faces and words
    Names and moments and faces and words
    Names and moments and faces and words
    The things of my past now a little bit blurred

    Ya’ see sometimes my mind gets hung up in the fluff
    Yeah it’s mostly superfluous useless stuff
    But occasionally something of note gets lost
    My neurons and synapse and wires get crossed
    And it drives me a little bit crazy
    When it’s all a little bit hazy
    Then is gone in the blink of an eye

    Now the ol’ mem’ry’s usua’ly pretty good I trust
    Most of the time
    It works just fine
    But some of the time
    Well, it just turns to dust

    But I remember Christmas
    And I remember tinsel
    And I remember stockings hung with care
    I remember children and bells
    And angels with wings and ribbons of silk
    And chimneys and cookies and milk

    I remember mistletoe
    And men of snow
    And reindeer prancing on tiptoe
    French toast a’toasting and chestnuts a’roasting,
    And silent night
    Oh what a night!

    Yes I remember Christmas
    And I remember angels
    And I remember light in Bethlehem
    I remember Mary and Joseph
    And that little babe that lay in the hay
    And the shepherds and the wise men three

    And I know that God was there
    And hope was there
    And the music came down from the heavens
    And the star above sang
    Of the promise of peace
    In a silent night
    And all was so bright

    Well ya’ know I must have forgotten more than I know
    But at least I know what I’ve not forgotten
    The insignificant lost long ago
    The mostly unnecessary lost long ago

    But I remember Christmas
    I remember tinsel
    And I remember stockings hung with care
    I remember children and bells
    And angels with wings and ribbons of silk
    And chimneys and cookies and milk
    I remember mistletoe and men of snow

    Yes I remember Christmas
    I remember Christmas
    Yes I remember Christmas

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