Advent No. 2

by Holy City Hymns

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released 07 December 2014

Recorded and Produced by Holy City Hymns in Charleston, SC
Mixed by Neilson Hubbard at Mr. Lemon's Studios in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios in Nashville, TN

Andrew Avent - Vocals
Warren Bazemore - Vocals
Louis Castellano - Keyboards, Accordion, Ukulele
Neilson Hubbard - Keyboards, Percussion
Jon Lowder - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Anna Radebaugh - Vocals
Meg Schlabs - Vocals
Patrick Schlabs - Guitars, Dobro, Banjo, Vocals
Blake Shorter - Drums, Percussion
Jeremy Stone - Lap Steel
Ryan Thompson - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Shane Williams - Vocals

Design Artwork - Sophie Treppendahl, Amy Ropp
Layout - Jon Lowder

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Track Name: Angels We Have Heard On High
Verse 1:
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Verse 2:
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Chorus:
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria
In excelsis Deo!

Verse 3:
Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Verse 4:
See Him in a manger laid,
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While our hearts in love we raise.
Track Name: Jesus Comes With Clouds Descending
Verse 1:
Jesus comes with clouds descending;
See the Lamb for sinner slain!
Thousand, thousand saints attending
Join to sing the glad refrain:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ the Lord returns to reign!

Verse 2:
Every eye shall then behold You
Robed in awesome majesty;
Those who jeered and mocked and sold You,
Pierced and nailed You to the tree,
Shamed and grieving, Shamed and grieving,
Shall their true Messiah see.

Verse 3:
Yes, Amen! Let all adore You
High on your eternal throne;
Crowns and empires fall before You,
Claim the kingdom for Your own:
Come, Lord Jesus, Come, Lord Jesus
Everlasting Christ, come down!
Track Name: Savior of the Nations Come
Verse 1:
Savior of the nations, come
Virgin’s Son, here make Thy home
Marvel now, O heaven and earth
That the Lord chose such a birth

Verse 2:
Not by human flesh and blood
By the Spirit of our God
Was the Word of God made flesh
Woman’s offspring, pure and fresh

Chorus 1:
He will come, He will come
He will come down and rescue us. (2X)

Verse 3:
Brightly doth Thy manger shine,
Glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin conceal this light;
Ever be our faith thus bright

Verse 4:
Thou, the Father’s only Son,
Have o’er sin the vict’ry won.
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be
When shall we its glories see

Chorus 2:
Jesus come, Jesus come
Jesus come down and rescue us
Track Name: We Three Kings
Verse 1:
We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

Verse 2:
Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

Chorus:
O star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light

Verse 3:
Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, voices raising
Worshipping God on high

Verse 4:
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone cold tomb

Verse 5:
Glor-ious now behold Him arise
King and God and sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Sounds through the earth and skies
Track Name: Jesus Shall Reign
Verse 1:
Jesus shall reign wherever the sun
Does its daily journeys run
His kingdom will stretch from shore to shore
Till moons will wax and wane no more

Verse 2:
Power well becomes His hands;
All Heav’n submits to His commands;
His justice shall avenge the poor,
When pride and rage prevail no more.

PreChorus:
Blessings abound wherever He reigns
He suffered to set us free

Chorus 1:
O, Great God, Your holy sway
The known and unknown worlds obey
Heaven and earth pour out their songs
Our hearts join in

Verse 3:
With power He vindicates the just,
And treads th’oppressor in the dust:
His honor and His fear shall last
Till hours, and years, and time be past.

PreChorus 2:
His love and His justice will never be lost
poured like a fury out on the cross

Chorus 2:
Give every kingdom to Your Son
Extend his reign, exalt His throne
Forever we sing this victory song.
Jesus reigns!
Track Name: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Verse 1:
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 the angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 2:
Christ by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 3:
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Track Name: Lo, What a Glorious Sight Appears
Verse 1:
Lo! what a glorious sight
Appears to our believing eyes
The earth and sea are passed away
And the old rolling skies
From the third heaven, where God resides
That holy, happy place
The new Jerusalem comes down
Adorned with shining grace

Chorus:
How long, How long
How long will you delay
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time
And bring the welcome day

Verse 2:
The God of glory down to men
Removes His blest abode
Men, the objects of His grace
And he the loving God
His own hand will wipe the tears
From every weeping eye
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears
And death itself, shall die