Merry Christmas!

by Alex Cook

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    A gift for you to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace.

     

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This has been a wonderful year for me in no small amount because of my beautiful community, folks around the country who have been digging my music, and my generous, glorious friends. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it makes me remember the wondrous experience of Christ being born in my own heart. What a salvation! So, here's a little gift - some songs for you - my celebration of my savior's birth.

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released December 18, 2012

The Baby Was Born For Me is an Alex Cook original. O Holy Night and Silent Night are older. I played and sang all the parts and clapped all the hands.

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Track Name: The Baby Was Born For Me
A baby was born a long time ago like a pinprick in the night
Silently, in obscurity, he came to ignite
A fire in your heart, white hot and rising like the sea
Burning up our bitterness, our hatred and fear and vanity
And all for sakes, so that you and I can be free

The baby Jesus was as strange to the Earth as a star that fell from the sky
The people came to see the child but they scarcely knew why
Just a burning in the heart, calling like a beacon on the waves
Opening the eyes of the blind and pulling sinners from their graves
And all who find their way to the child
Find themselves saved. Safe.

The baby baby was born for me
The baby baby was born for you
That little Jesus baby, whom everybody thought was crazy
He came to show us the way through

The Christ is born every day in the willing heart
And lives with those who will walk in paths set apart
So let his goodness reign
With selfishness in pieces on the ground
And hear a happy song from those who were lost and are found
For we have left it all, yeah, we're glory bound.

The baby baby was born for me
The baby baby was born for you
That little Jesus baby, whom everybody thought was crazy
He came to show us the way through
That little Jesus child, whom the world reviled
He came to make everything new
Track Name: Silent Night
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, All is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so Tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleleulia
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord at thy birth,
Jesus Lord at thy birth.
Track Name: O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees,
Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Which draws all people from far across the land.
The King of kings lay in a lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!