A Star Carol

by SimpleGifts

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1.
"Long years ago, on a deep winter night. High in the heavens, a star shone bright. While in the manger, a small baby lay. Sweetly asleep, on a bed of hay. Jesus our lord, was that baby so small. Lay down to sleep, in a humble stall. Then came the star, and it stood over head. Shedding its light, 'round his little head. Dear baby Jesus, how tiny thou art. I'll make a place, for thee in my heart. And when the stars, in the heavens I see. Ever and always, I'd think of thee. And when the stars, in the heavens I see. Ever and always, I'd think of thee. 'Tis love that's born tonight!"
2.
Oh Mary 04:09
"Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Oh Mary Can you hear that Boy? Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Do you know the voice you’re hearing is the Lord’s? Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Oh Mary Can you hear that Boy? Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Do you know the voice you’re hearing is the Lord’s? Oh Joseph Can you see the wise men coming? Oh Joseph Come to see that Boy Oh Joseph Can you see the wise men coming? Do you know the One they come for is the Lord? Oh Mary Can you hear the Angels singin’? Oh Mary Singing for that Boy Oh Mary Can you hear the Angels singin’? Do you know the One they sing for is the Lord? Mary! Joseph! Can you feel the world is changing? Mary! Joseph! Changing cuz that Boy! Mary! Joseph! Can you feel the world is changing? Can you feel the world has changed forevermore? Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Oh Mary Can you hear that Boy? Oh Mary Can you hear Your Baby cryin’? Do you know the voice you’re hearing is the Lord’s?"
3.
"Good people all, this Christmas time, Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending His belovd Son. With Mary holy we should pray To God with love this Christmas Day In Bethlehem upon the morn There was a blest Messiah born. The night before that happy tide The noble virgin and her guide Were long time seeking up and down To find a lodging in the town. But mark how all things came to pass From every door repelled, alas! As long foretold, their refuge all Was but a humble oxen stall. Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep To whom God's angels did appear Which put the shepherds in great fear. Prepare and go - the angels said To Bethlehem Be Not Afraid For there you’ll find upon this morn A princely babe, Sweet Jesus born."
4.
"Deilig er jorden Prektig er Guds himmel Skjønn er sjelenes pilgrimsstall Gjennom de fagre Rytter på jorde Går vi til paradis med sang Tider skal komme Tider skal henrulle Slekt skal følge slektersgang Aldri forstumme Tonen fra himmelen I sjelens glade pilgrimssang Englene sang den Først for markets hyrde Skjønt fra sjel til sjel til død Fred over jorden Menneske fryd deg Oss er vil evig frelser født"
5.
"It was not a silent night, there was blood on the ground You could hear a woman cry in the alleyway that night on the streets of David's town And the stable was not clean and the cobblestones were cold And little Mary full of grace with tears upon her face had no mother's hand to hold It was a labor of pain, it was a cold sky above But for the girl on the ground in the dark with every beat of her beautiful heart It was a labor of love Noble Joseph by her side, callused hands and weary eyes No midwives to be found on the streets of David's town in the middle of the night So he held her and he prayed, shafts of moonlight on his face But the baby in her womb, he was the maker of the moon He was the Author of the Faith that could make the mountains move It was a labor of pain, it was a cold sky above But for the girl on the ground in the dark with every beat of her beautiful heart It was a labor of love For little Mary full of grace, with tears on her face It was a labor of love It was not a silent night, on the streets of David's town"
6.
"Sleep, Holy Babe, Upon Thy Mother's breast. Great Lord of earth and sea and sky, How sweet it is to see Thee lie In such a place of rest. In such a place of rest. Sleep, Holy Babe, Thine angels watch around All bending low with folded wings Before th'Incarnate King of kings, In rev'rence awe profound. In rev'rence awe profound. Sleep, Holy Babe, Upon Thy Mother's breast. Oh Lord of earth and sea and sky, How sweet it is to see Thee lie In such a place of rest. (Repeat x3)"
7.
"When Joseph was a young man, a young man was he, he courted sweet Mary the Queen of Galillee He courted sweet Mary the Queen of Galillee Mary and Joseph were walking one day, there were apples and cherries enough to behold, there were apples and cherries enough to behold Mary said to Joseph, so meek and so mild, Go Joseph, gather cherries for I am with child. Go Joseph, gather cherries for I am with child Then Joseph spoke to Mary so rough and unkind, No I’ll not gather cherries to give to thy kind No, I’ll not gather cherries to give to thy kind Then the cherry tree bowed down all in a sweet bow and Mary gathered cherries enough to behold"
8.
"Oh come, all ye faithful,Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him, Born the King of angels, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord Sing choirs of angels, Sing in exultation, O sing, all ye Citizens of heaven above; Glory to God, Glory in the highest O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory given Word of the Father Now in flesh appearing O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord"
9.
"Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King 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 world, the Savior reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods Rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat, the sounding 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."
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released November 21, 2019

Billy McLaughlin Guitar
Jeni-Lyn Starr Wind Instruments
Carin Vagle Vocals
Billy Oehrlein Percussion
Karen Paurus Vocals
Heather Garborg Vocals

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SimpleGifts White Bear Lake, Minnesota

For 30 years, Billy Mclaughlin redefined the way people listened to acoustic guitar. His group, SimpleGifts blends three amazing female vocals, renaissance instruments and brilliant new arrangements that allow you to fall in love with your favorite Christmas carols all over again ... more

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