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Christian Christmas Music Day 2

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

Day 2 – Kelly Clarkson – My favorite American Idol with the queens of country.

Wrapped in Red  Song – Silent Night  ft. Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire

I love Kelly Clarkson.  From American Idol to the 2000s anthem Since you’ve been gone, Kelly has been one of those personalities that just lets her singing to all the talking.  Silent Night is one of those songs that ANYONE can sing and make you feel sentimental.  What makes Kelly’s version different is that her version has a very jubilant feel.  I guess it has to do with the country feel that Trisha and Ms. McEntire bring.

Enjoy! -PJSLB

Day 1 – Pentatonix – Hallelujah

Christian Christmas Music Day 1

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family.  Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

 

Day 1 – Pentatonix – An updated feel and sound to a timless hit.

A Pentatonix Christmas Song – Hallelujah

[Scott:]
I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Avi:]
Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to the kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Kirstie:]
Well baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a vict’ry march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Mitch:]
Well, maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[All:]
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Christmas Album 2016 – Lauren Daigle – BEHOLD

A few days ago, I reviewed (from a Christian standpoint) Lauren Daigle’s 2015 album How Can It be. I am a huge fan of Ms. Daigle and was ecstatic to see that Apple Music recommended her new album entitled BEHOLD A Christmas Collection to me.  If it wasn’t for Apple, I would of never known that Lauren just released a Christmas Album

The track list for BEHOLD A Christmas Collection:

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As the title says, this is an album of Christmas classics which are being sung by one of the smoothest voices out there today.  I can’t wait to get to the car this afternoon and enjoy this album with my daughters.

Do yourself (and your family) a favor and get this album.  You will not be disappointed.  You can find out more about Lauren Daigle on her website.

-PJSLB

 

Lauren Daigle – “How can it be” is an album that the Holy Spirit uses to inspire

(Authors note – this isn’t a review of the album from a music perspective. This is my personal experience listening to the album and what it has does for me as a Christian.)

What a beautiful voice. I am a imaginative person. I love getting into a zone where my minds just wanders and all of life’s infinite possibilities are possible. That is the way I am when I pray or reflect about Christ. I just let my imagination go. Lauren Daigle’s – How Can It Be (2015) is one album that allows me to just let my imagination run wild about Christ and all that he is and all that he will be. From the song “First” to a song that will drop you to your knees and praise God – “trust in you“, this is an album that will be on repeat at my office for the foreseeable future.

In May, my daughter who was 9 at the time experienced a life changing event.  I know that sounds weird to hear for a 9 year old, BUT we all remember our first encounter with Christ. In the midst of all the sorry, tears, and confusion in that very moment; the song Trust In You started playing.  I took her in my arms and prayed as she was crying.  Her tears were gone soon enough and in time the memory of that event is one of the song and how it got her thru something that was a very big deal for her.  Thank You @Lauren_Daigle for this song!


The last track on the album “Once and for All” is a song that strips everything that keeps us away from Christ. For any Christian, the lyrics is one that will give you goose bumps and tears.

 

God I give You all I can today
These scattered ashes that I hid away
I lay them all at Your feet
From the corners of my deepest shame
The empty places where I’ve worn Your name
Show me the love I say I believe
Oh Help me to lay it down
Oh Lord I lay it down
Oh let this be where I die
My lord with thee crucified
Be lifted high as my Kingdom’s fall
Once and for all, once and for all
There is victory in my Saviors loss
And In the crimson flowing from the cross
Pour over me, pour over me yes
Oh let this be where I die
My lord with thee crucified
Be lifted high as my Kingdom’s fall
Once and

The lonesome piano playing in “Once and for All” along with the somber lyrics makes How Can It Be an album that is perfect for your time of reflection with Christ.
The album has been out for awhile but i am sure that any Christian would be thrilled to receive this on this holiday season.    You can find out more on Lauren on her website. Have a good one folks…God Bless
Don’t forget to check out my reviews on Ryan Stevenson and The Afters