Songs and Scenes: Christmas Eve 2013

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1. Bidding Song: O Come, All Ye Faithful – Words and Tune: attr. John Francis Wade (1742), tr. Frederick Oakeley (1841), Music: Irregular (Adeste Fiedeles) Arrangement by Chris Tomlin

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be 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!


Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Words: Charles Wesley (1745), Music: Christine Cover and Greg Weile, Arrangement: The Crossing Music

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.


Lesson 1: Isaiah 7:13-14, 9:2, 6-7

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – LM 88 88 (Veni Emmanuel), Words: Latin, 12th Cent; tr. composite Tune: “Processionale:, 15th cent. ; adpt. Thomas Helmore (1854), Adapted from an arrangement by Phil Wickham

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.


Lesson 2: Luke 1:26-38

Savior of the Nations, Come – Words: Ambrose (4th Century), Martin Luther (1523), Traditional: Calvin Seerveld (1984), Music: Enchiridia, Erfurt (1524), Arr. Bruce Benedict (2009)

Savior of the nations, come,
Show yourself, the virgin’s son.
Marvel heaven, wonder earth,
That our God chose such a birth

Not by human power or seed
Did the woman’s womb conceive;
Only by the Spirit’s breath
Was the Word of God made flesh.

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Lesson 3: Luke 2:1-7, Matthew 1:22-23

Once in Royal David’s City – Words: Cecil Alexander (1848), Music: Henry J. Gauntlett (1849), Adapted from an arrangement by Sufjan Stevens

Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.


Lesson 4: Luke 2:8-20

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Words: Charles Wesley (1739)
Music: 77 77 D w/refrain Felix Mendelssohn (1840), Adapted by Williams H. Cummings (1856)

Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”


Angels We Have Heard On High – Words: Traditional French carol, Music: Traditional French melody, Based on an arrangement by Hillsong.

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

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Lesson 6: John 1:1-14

Joy to the World – Words: Isaac Watts (1719) (based on Psalm 98), Music: ANTIOCH C.M.rep. George Frederick Handel (1742), Arr. Lowell Mason (1836), Based on an arrangement by Austin Stone

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.

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Communion Song: Unto Us by Rueben Morgan and Ben Fielding

Crown Him the Son of Righteousness.
Crown Him the King above all kings.
Let the nations declare He is Lord.
Sing, Emmanuel, the Saviour, is born.

He shall be called,
“Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting One.”
He shall be called,
“Jesus, the Saviour, Peace to earth has come.”
We worship and adore Him, The Lord.

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Communion Song: A Day of Glory by Chris Collins, Justin Cofield, Aaron Ivey, Matt Carter (based on hymn text by John M. Neale)

In flesh His entrance humble,
the swaddling clothes His robe
The meek displayed in power,
the Prince of Peace now known

Let angels shout the triumph
as mortals raise their voice,
“Behold the Son of heav’n and earth,
the King of Kings is born!”


All Glory Be to Christ – Words: Dustin Kensrue, Music: Traditional, Arrangement: King’s Kaleidoscope.

When on the day the great I Am,
the faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain,
is making all things new.

Behold our God shall live with us
and be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be,
all glory be to Christ!

All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign will ever sing,
all glory be to Christ!


Silent Night – Words: Josef Mohr (circa 1816-1818), Music: Franz X. Gruber (circa 1820), Based on an arrangement by Red Mountain Music

Still the night, holy the night
God’s dear Son, bringing light,
Saving us all from sin’s dark thrall
Giving life and love to all,
Christ the Light of the World,
Christ the Light of the World.


Special thanks to Scott Patrick Myers for the wonderful photos of the Christmas Eve services.

Music and Tech Teams for Christmas Eve 2013:

Walt Beeson – bass
Andrew Camp – vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar
Kristen Camp – vocals
David Cover – acoustic and electric guitars, percussion
Sadie Curry – violin
Ashley Gross – vocals, percussion
Rhett Johnson – electric guitars, six-string banjo
Scott Johnson – worship leader, piano, acoustic guitar, vibes
Andrew Luley – drums
Patrick Miller – liturgist
Benedict Sin – violin
Ethan Vizitei – vibes, glockenspiel, celesta, harmonium

Jay Atkins – camera operator
Tracy Christman – camera operator
Luke Curry – video engineer
Kevin Fletcher – camera operator
Jeff Fox – video engineer
Scott Jones – video engineer
Ken Kroll – light board operator
Sam Munce – camera operator
Gerik Parmele – video director
Kate Shanks – live-stream music cg
Ryan Stoll – camera operator
Phil Vinyard – technical director
Chantel Wandel – sermon and front-of-house music cg
Jake Wandel – production manager, light designer/director
Tim Worstell – front of house audio
Brandon Wright – camera operator

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