Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song

by Sovereign Grace Music

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Sharon Wood
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Sharon Wood Some new and non traditional...beautiful renditions of the Nativity Story put to song...."A Light".."that all the darkness could never and will never overcome! Amen." Favorite track: One Still Night.
William Simmons
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William Simmons It tells us the Reason Christ came to Earth. It also shares the complete Gospel with the world. He Who is Mighty is only one of my Favorites. The Unbelievable is a close second, and this version of O' Holy Night is third. The album was well done and very much my favorite Christmas album. Favorite track: He Who Is Mighty.
Marsha Craft
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Marsha Craft Wow it is VERY HARD to pic a favorite! This is by far the most wonderful music I have heard and especially for Christmas. God Bless, will be looking for additional music from you Favorite track: Prepare Him Room.
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VERSE 1 Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem Come and behold Him, born the King of angels REFRAIN O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him Christ the Lord VERSE 2 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning Jesus, to Thee be all glory given Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing VERSE 3 True God of true God, Light from Light eternal Humbly, He enters the virgin’s womb Son of the Father, begotten, not created Original words by John F. Wade, circa 1743. Verses translated by Frederick Oakeley. Original music attributed variously to John Wade, John Reading, or Simao Portogallo. Alt. words and music by David LaChance, Jr. © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 Oh, the mercy our God has shown To those who sit in death’s shadow The sun on high pierced the night Born was the Cornerstone PRE-CHORUS Unto us a Son is given, unto us a Child is born CHORUS He Who is mighty has done a great thing Taken on flesh, conquered death’s sting Shattered the darkness and lifted our shame Holy is His name VERSE 2 Oh, the freedom our Savior won The yoke of sin has been broken Once a slave, now by grace No more condemnation BRIDGE Now my soul magnifies the Lord I rejoice in the God Who saves I will trust His unfailing love I will sing His praises all my days Words and Music by Rebecca Elliott and Kate DeGraide © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 What Child is this Who, laid to rest On Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King Whom shepherds guard and angels sing Haste, haste, to bring Him laud The Babe, the Son of Mary VERSE 2 Why lies He in such mean estate Where ox and lamb are feeding? Good Christian, fear, for sinners here The silent Word is pleading Nails, spear shall pierce Him through The cross be borne for me, for you Hail, hail the Word made flesh The Babe, the Son of Mary VERSE 3 So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh Come peasant, king to own Him The King of kings salvation brings Let loving hearts enthrone Him Raise, raise a song on high The virgin sings her lullaby Joy, joy for Christ is born The Babe, the Son of Mary Words by William C. Dix (1865). Music: Greensleeves, 16th Century English melody. Public Domain.
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VERSE 1 Prophets promised long ago A King would come to bring us hope And now a virgin bears a son The time to save the world has come VERSE 2 Humble shepherds run in haste To see the One the angels praised In cattle stall they find a girl Who holds the hope of all the world CHORUS Emmanuel has come to us The Christ is born, Hallelujah! Our God made low to raise us up Emmanuel, has come to us VERSE 3 As He sleeps upon the hay He holds the moon and stars in place Though born an infant He remains The sovereign God of endless days VERSE 4 For all our sins one day He’ll die To make us sons of God on high Let every heart prepare Him room The promises have all come true Words and Music by Jason Hansen and Bob Kauflin © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear VERSE 2 O come, Thou, Dayspring from on high And cause Thy light on us to rise Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadow put to flight Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel VERSE 3 O come, O come, true prophet of the Lord And turn the key to heaven’s door Be Thou our comforter and guide And lead us to the Father’s side Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall by His word our darkness dispel VERSE 4 O come, our great High Priest, and intercede Thy sacrifice, our only plea The judgment we no longer fear Thy precious blood has brought us near Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Has banished every fear of hell VERSE 5 O Come, Thou King of nations bring An end to all our suffering Bid every pain and sorrow cease And reign now as our Prince of Peace Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come again with us to dwell Original words (vv. 1-2) translated by John M. Neale (1851). Music: Veni Emmanuel. Alt. and add. words (vv. 3-5) by Steve Cook and Bob Kauflin © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 One still night, Mary awoke Stirred by an angel, she trembled as he spoke One small child would soon be born The King of kings will wear a crown of thorns CHORUS “Glory to God,” the angels sang “Immanuel was born for you this day Peace on earth, good will toward men Immanuel has come to Bethlehem Immanuel has come to Bethlehem” VERSE 2 One still night, while Joseph dreamed He saw a vision within his troubled sleep One small child, his bride would give Deliverer delivered to save us from our sin BRIDGE And to His kingdom there’ll be no end And to His kingdom there’ll be no end And to His kingdom there’ll be no end VERSE 3 One still night, a light was shown That all the darkness could never overcome Words and Music by Neil & Kate DeGraide © 2014 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Before the skies were stretched abroad From everlasting was the Word God was He; the Word was God And He must be adored By the Word all came to be The universe and all contained Showing God’s authority His power and His reign CHORUS Glory, glory Glory in the highest Glory, glory Glory God is with us With us VERSE 2 Though His glories still proceed Never changing from our Lord He laid down His majesty And took on human form Mortals here beheld His face The Heav’nly Father’s perfect Son Full of truth and full of grace The Savior now has come! VERSE 3 He gave up His life in love So our lips could gladly tell Christ, the Word, has come to us Our Lord, Immanuel Original words by Isaac Watts, Alt. and add. words and music by Doug Plank © 2014 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 On a starlit hillside, shepherds watched their sheep Slowly, David’s city drifted off to sleep But to this little town of no great renown The Lord had a promise to keep VERSE 2 Prophets had foretold it, a mighty King would come Long awaited Ruler, God’s Anointed One But the Sovereign of all looked helpless and small As God gave the world His own Son CHORUS And who would have dreamed or ever foreseen That we could hold God in our hands? The Giver of Life is born in the night Revealing God’s glorious plan To save the world VERSE 3 Wondrous gift of heaven: the Father sends the Son Planned from time eternal, moved by holy love He will carry our curse and death He’ll reverse So we can be daughters and sons Words and Music by Jason Hansen and Bob Kauflin © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 O holy night, the stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! VERSE 2 Humbly He lay, Creator come as creature, Born on the floor of a hay-scattered stall. True Son of God, yet bearing human feature, He entered earth to reverse Adam’s fall. In towering grace, He laid aside His glory, And in our place, was sacrificed for sin. Fall on your knees! O hear the gospel story! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! VERSE 3 Come then to Him Who lies within the manger, With joyful shepherds, proclaim Him as Lord. Let not the Promised Son remain a stranger; In reverent worship, make Christ your Adored. Eternal life is theirs who would receive Him; With grace and peace, their lives He will adorn. Fall on your knees! Receive the Gift of heaven! O night divine, O night when Christ was born O night, O holy night when Christ was born Original words (v. 1) by Placide Cappeau. Translated by John S. Dwight. Music by Adolphe C. Adams (1847). Add. words (vv. 2-3) by Kevin Hartnett © 2014 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 There blooms a rose in Bethlehem From tender stem hath sprung Of Jesse’s line this flower grows As men of old have sung Isaiah told us long ago About this rose we’d find In virgin arms we shall behold The Savior of mankind VERSE 2 The glories of the heavens Surrounded shepherds bright The angels sang, a sign was shown The Christ was born that night What mystery they came upon The sign the heralds laud In manger slept the Holy One In flesh, the Son of God VERSE 3 This flow’r in bloom, a scent so sweet That greets us in the air It has dispelled with hopefulness The sting of death’s despair Foretold, this rose was born to die But would not see decay So those who place their faith in Him Shall blossom from the grave Words and Music by Neil DeGraide © 2014 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 Come and see the inconceivable And believe the unbelievable God has come to dwell with us Begotten Son born into Adam’s earth Promised One fulfilling ancient words God has come to dwell with us BRIDGE Who could ever know the depths Of the myst’ry of Your grace? Though our minds can’t take it in Lord, our hearts are filled with praise VERSE 2 He will heal the unhealable He will save the unsavable God has come to dwell with us Heaven’s joy will drink our bitter cup Emptied out as He is lifted up God has come to dwell with us VERSE 3 Lord we’re lost in overwhelming awe At the thought of such amazing love God has come, God has come God has come to dwell with us Words and Music by Steve & Vikki Cook © 2014 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)
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VERSE 1 O behold, the mystery now unfolds See the star shine on the virgin foretold Angels sing and light up the sky Hope rings out in a newborn’s cry Swing wide, you ancient gates For Christ is born today! CHORUS Prepare Him room Prepare Him room Let the King of glory enter in VERSE 2 God with us, the promise has come to be This, the one the prophets were longing to see In the darkness a blazing light To the hungry the words of life His kingdom now is near For those with ears to hear VERSE 3 Oh, our hearts, as busy as Bethlehem Hear Him knock, don’t say there’s no room in the inn Through the cradle, cross, and grave See the love of God displayed Now He’s risen and He reigns Praise the Name above all names! Words and Music by Rebecca Elliott and Dave Fournier © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth, and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled!” Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With angelic host proclaim “Christ is born in Bethlehem!” REFRAIN Hark! the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!” VERSE 2 Christ, by highest Heav’n adored Christ the everlasting Lord Late in time, behold Him come Offspring of a virgin’s womb Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail th’incarnate Deity Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel BRIDGE Gloria, Gloria, Gloria VERSE 3 Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in His wings Mild, He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Words by Charles Wesley (1739). Music: MENDELSSOHN, Felix Mendelssohn. Add. words and music by David LaChance, Jr. © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)
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VERSE 1 Joy to the world! The Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing VERSE 2 Joy to the world! The Savior reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy VERSE 3 No more let sins and sorrows grow Nor thorns infest the ground He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found Far as the curse is found VERSE 4 He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love And wonders of His love TAG Let heaven and nature sing (Our God reigns) Original words by Isaac Watts (1719). Original music: ANTIOCH. Add. words and music by David LaChance, Jr. © 2014 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI)

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Who would have dreamed, or ever foreseen
That we could hold God in our hands?

The reality of the incarnation, the Son of God taking on our flesh and bones to save us, will be an eternal source of wonder, gratefulness, and joy. These fourteen songs are our attempt to capture that mystery in song. The long night is over and the light of the world has come. Prepare Him room.

For more information the album page on our website:
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released September 29, 2014

Produced by Neil DeGraide
Assistant Producer: Steve Cook
Executive Producer: Bob Kauflin
Creative Team: Steve Cook, Neil DeGraide, Devon Kauflin, David LaChance, Jr.

Tracks Recorded by Neil DeGraide at Bitter Blood Studios (Louisville, KY), Steve Cook at the Sovereign Grace Studio (Louisville, KY) and BlueHaven Productions (Orange, CA)
Assistant Engineering by Tyler Anderson, Benjamin Hoppe
Mixed by Craig Alvin at The Great Gazoo Reading Room (Nashville, TN)
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering (Prospect, KY)

Lead Vocalists: Meghan Baird (7, 11), Kate DeGraide (2, 6, 10), Rebecca Elliott (2, 5, 12), Chris Jackson (1, 4, 9, 14), Devon Kauflin (5, 7, 11), McKenzie Kauflin (3, 8, 13)

Production Coordinator: Brittany Kauflin
Editorial: Bob Kauflin
Album Artwork: McKenzie Kauflin
Album Design: Brittany Kauflin

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