Advent Songs

by Holy City Hymns

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Holy City Hymns is a music collective out of Charleston, South Carolina. It is music by the Church, for the Church.

This first project was recorded, mixed, and mastered in 3 days at Ocean Industries in Charleston, South Carolina.

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released December 2, 2012

Produced by Patrick Schlabs
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Jeff Leonard Jr. and Eric Ricker.

Vocals- Patrick Schlabs, Meg Schlabs, Turner Merritt, Taylor McCleskey, Jon Lowder, Andrew Avent, Faith Falla, Andraya Northrup
Guitars- Patrick Schlabs and Turner Merritt
Dobro, Banjo, Lap Steel, Piano- Patrick Schlabs
Mandolin- Turner Merritt
Accordion- Andrew Avent
Upright Bass and Percussion- Steven Sandifer

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Holy City Hymns Charleston, South Carolina

Holy City Hymns is a liturgical music collective based in
Charleston, South Carolina. We make music by the Church, for the Church.

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Track Name: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Intro: E C#m A A

Verse1:
E A
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
C#m A
Born to set Thy people free
E A
From our fears and sins release us
C#m A E
Let us find our rest in Thee

Chorus:
B F#m
Israel’s Strength and Consolation
C#m A B
Hope of all the earth Thou art
E F#m C#m B
Dear Desire of every nation
E A B E C#m A A
Joy of every longing heart

Verse2:
E A
Born Thy people to deliver
C#m A
Born a child and yet a King
E A
Born to reign in us forever
C#m A E
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring

Chorus 2:
B F#m
By Thine own eternal Spirit
C#m A B
Rule in all our hearts alone
E F#m C#m B
By Thine all sufficient merit
E A B E C#m A A
Raise us to Thy glorious throne

Tag:
E F#m A
Come Lord Jesus Come
E F#m A
Come Lord Jesus Come
Track Name: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Verse1:
Am G
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
F C G
And with fear and trembling stand
Am G
Ponder nothing earthly minded
F C E7
For with blessing in His hand
Am G F E7
Christ our God to earth descendeth
F G Am
Our full homage to demand

Verse2:
Am G
King of kings, yet born of Mary
F C G
As of old on earth He stood
Am G
Lord of lords, in human vesture
F C E7
In the body and the blood
Am G F E7
He will give to all the faithful
F G Am
His own self for heavenly food

Chorus:
F C G Am
Alleluia Lord Most High
F C G
Christ to earth descends
F C E7 Am
Alleluia Lord Most High
F G Am
Christ will come again

Verse3:
Am G
Rank on rank the host of heaven
F C G
Spreads its wings on the way
Am G
As the Light of light descendeth
F C E7
From the realms of endless day
Am G F E7
That the powers of hell may vanish
F G Am
As the darkness clears away

Verse4:
Am G
At His feet the six wingèd seraph
F C G
Cherubim with sleepless eye
Am G
Veil their faces to the presence
F C E7
As with ceaseless voice they cry
Am G F E7
Alleluia, Alleluia
F G Am
Alleluia. Lord most High
Track Name: Creator of the Stars of Night
Verse 1:
D A/C# Bm A
Creator of the stars of night
G D/F# Bm A
Thy people’s everlasting Light
D A/C# Bm A
Jesus, Redeemer, save us all
G DF# Bm A G Bm A A
Hear thy servants when they call

Verse 2:
D          A/C#   Bm       A
Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
       G           D/F#   Bm   A
Should doom to death a universe
    D         A/C#      Bm      A 
Hast found the med’cine, full of grace
G         D/F#   Bm  A  G   Bm  A  A          
To save and heal a ruin’d race

Refrain:
Em D A
Come, O Come
Em D A
Come, O Come
Em D A
Come, O Come
G Bm A A Em D A A
To us

Verse 3:
D          A/C#   Bm       A
To God the Father, God the Son
      G         D/F#   Bm   A
And God the Spirit, Three in One
    D         A/C#        Bm    A 
Laud, honour, might, and glory be
G       D/F#  Bm A   G     Bm  A A      
From age to age eternally
Track Name: Love Came Down at Christmas
Verse 1:
Bm G D A
Love came down at Christmas
Bm G D A
Love incarnate, love divine
Bm G D A
Love was born at Christmas
Bm G A D
Star and angels gave the sign

Chorus:
G A Bm
Emmanuel
D A
Our God with us
G A Bm
Emmanuel
G A
Our hope, our trust

Verse 2:
Bm G D A
Worship we the Godhead
Bm G D A
Love Incarnate, Love Divine
Bm G D A
Worship we our Jesus
Bm G A D
But wherewith for sacred sign
Track Name: Joy to the World
Verse1:
A F#m E A
Joy to the world , the Lord is come
D E F#m
Let earth receive her King
A F#m Bm E
Let every heart prepare Him room
A F#m
And heaven and nature sing
Bm E
And heaven and nature sing
A F#m E A F#m Bm E
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing

Verse2:
A F#m E A
Joy to the world, the Savior reigns
D E F#m
Let men their songs employ
A F#m Bm E
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
A F#m
Repeat the sounding joy
Bm E
Repeat the sounding joy
A F#m E A F#m Bm E
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy

Verse4:
A F#m E A
He rules the world with truth and grace
D E F#m
And makes the nations prove
A F#m Bm E
The glories of His righteousness
A F#m
And wonders of His love
Bm E
And wonders of His love
A F#m E A F#m Bm E
And wonders, wonders, of His love