Here are some songs of Christ's coming that "speak to me, and speak for me."
This year's presentation consists of several YouTube playlists. Most of these are live 2018 performances of Keith and Kristyn Getty, including videos licensed to YouTube. In performance, Kristyn read the Bible passages listed here to introduce the songs that follow.
Christmas with the Gettys Part 1 (25 minutes)
Sing We Now Of Christmas (alt)~ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ Inishowen ~ Sleigh Ride Medley ~ Elizabeth, w Ellie Holcomb
Christmas with the Gettys Part 2 (16 minutes)
From Isaiah chapter 9
The people walking in darkness have seen
a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel ~ Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus ~ O Children Come, w Ladysmith Black Mambazo ~ Silent Night, w Phil Keaggy ~ Wexford Carol/Magnificat
Christmas with the Gettys Part 3 (19 minutes)
From Luke chapter 2
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news that will cause great joy
for all the people. Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah,
the Lord. This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby
wrapped in cloths
and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of
the heavenly host
appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those
on whom his favor rests.”
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel, w Matt Boswell & Matt Papa ~ Joy Has Dawned/Angels We Have Heard On High ~ Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor ~ Go Tell It On The Mountain
Christmas with the Gettys Part 4 (38 minutes)
In the Bleak Midwinter ~ In Christ Alone ~ Joy to the World ~ An Irish Christmas Blessing ~ O Come All Ye Faithful. Bonus: Getty Kids on the move
Christmas Cheer (38 minutes)
White Christmas, The Drifters ~ Songs of Praise Christmas Big Sing 2018, BBC One ~ We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Illinois State Madrigal Singers
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