Advent Songs

by Holy City Hymns

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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
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
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
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
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


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.


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 is a liturgical music collective based in
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