Have you started singing Christmas songs and carols yet?
When did you start?
For us, it was the week BEFORE Thanksgiving!
That was when this new CD arrived in the mail:
This new CD from one of our all time favorite Christian artists (seriously, Miss Grace SCREAMED when she saw the cover, she was so excited!) came out back in late October, and it is perfect to get you in the holiday mood!
Chris' new album features classic Christmas songs along with a mix of original Christmas songs. Plus there are special guest performances from Lauren Daigle, All Sons & Daughters, Crowder, and Kristyn Getty (Miss Grace's all time favorite Christian singer ("Mom, she's Irish, she knows about faith". Hard to argue with that, LOL).
Check out this behind the scenes look at the CD:
Now about the music!
1. He Shall Reign Forevermore- this modern taking on Jesus' birth will have you singing along literally from the first chorus. If you know Chris' songs, the lyrics will seem SO natural and perfect!
2. Adore- Chris takes on the traditional hymn and breathes new life into it with his excellent arranging, turning it into a worship song!
3. Midnight Clear (Love Song)- you know how this song sounds when song with a whole congregation? How it becomes beautiful and uplifting? Yup, Chris has brought that magic to the song!
4. Noel featuring Lauren Daigle - stunning with Lauren's voice bringing this song to new heights
5. Hymn Of Joy -one of my all-time favorite hymns, I was thrilled to hear it included in this CD, and in such a wonderful arrangement, it may become one of your new Christmas favorites!
6. Silent Night featuring Kristyn Getty - as soon as Miss Grace heard Kristyn's Irish accent she started screaming in joy, having heard her in concert, she KNEW it was her. Her reading really elevates the song above the traditional singing
7. What Child Is This? featuring Sons & Daughters - this song tied with He Shall Reign Forevermore for Miss Grace's second fav song the album. I have to agree, it is the best rendering I've ever heard!
8. It's Christmas- a medley of Away in a Manager and Go Tell It on the Mountain, your kids will love singing along to this classic edition
9. A King Like This- another great song from Chris and Matt (Redman), it praises Jesus' arrival, love and grace for us
10. Bethlehem- from Chris and Ed (Cash) this is a lovely song that brings in O Little Town of Bethlehem and Emmanuel, into a song that is perfect for Christmas worship
11. A Christmas Alleluia featuring Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters - the perfect song to close this album, you can hear the entire congregation singing with full faith and joy of the season. It may bring some tears to your eyes, with its PURE joy!
The CD really DOES share God's grace, faithfulness to us, and the joy of the season, in a way that most secular holiday albums miss. It truly puts Christ back in Christmas. Do NOT miss picking this one up this holiday season!
Miss Grace wanted me to share the first track with you- it's one of her favorites!
Chris will begin touring next week with a special Christmas show, the "Love Ran Red Tour," featuring Ireland's Rend Collective, in support of the album. Check out his website for tour dates!
Chris Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter who has sold nearly 30 million records. Some of his most well-known songs are "How Great Is Our God", "Jesus Messiah", "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)", "Our God" , and "Whom Shall I Fear". His 2013 album Burning Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, only the fourth Christian album ever to open at No.1. Throughout his career, Chris has been nominated for 32 Dove Awards (6 of them collaborative efforts) and he has won 19 of them. Check out his official website and Youtube pages for more info and videos!
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