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A Wondrous Journey – Lyrics

A Wondrous Journey
words & music by Stephen Bautista

little sleeping babe
lying in a bed of hay
amidst the sounds of a mother’s lullaby
but there’s more to this sweet scene
than most mere mortal eyes could glean
to know this was no ordinary child

Chorus:
this little baby had traveled so far
from glories out beyond yonder star
trading his crown for the lowliest birth
to become the one true hope on earth
sent here to set the captives free
this babe was on a wondrous journey

true God, King of Kings
the Mighty One who made all things
took on flesh as a little humble babe
it was all part of his great plan
to save the souls of fallen man
and win for us the victory o’r the grave

Chorus:
this little baby had traveled so far
from glories out beyond yonder star
trading his crown for the lowliest birth
to become the one true hope on earth
sent here to set the captives free
this babe was on a wondrous journey

Instrumental

Chorus:

 


Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel

Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come O Root of Jesse free,
Your own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of hell your people save;
And bring them in vict’ry o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Bridge:
Oh, come, Oh come emmanuel
Oh, come emmanuel
Oh, come emmanuel

Oh, come, O Key of David, come,
And open wide our heav’nly home;
Make safe the way that leads to thee
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

 


What A Night That Must Have Been
words & music by Stephen Bautista

a peaceful night and starry skies
were all we saw from earthly eyes
the night you came into our midst
but I wonder what that night was like
on the other side of heaven’s light
when you embarked for your visit

I’d imagine giving up your throne
wasn’t just business as usual
or another ordinary day
did you have a grand send-off by chance
complete with pomp and circumstance
where all the souls of heaven came

Chorus:
when you laid your crown down on your throne
did you walk out on the streets of gold
where the angels lined up to bid farewell
did they cheer as you went through the gate
to reverse the course of mankind’s fate
were they solemn as you began your earthly dwell
from the annals of what goes on in heaven
what a night that must of been

in the moments before you arrived
did your kingdom really come alive
with a flurry of activity
were the final orders then conveyed
to initiate the plans you made
at the dawning of all history

Chorus:

were the patriarchs all gathered there
intently watching you prepare
to bare the task that they foretold
did they stand in awe and contemplate
that you’d leave behind your royal place
to save a world of fallen souls

Chorus:

 


Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plain
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strain

Chorus:
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heavenly songs?

Chorus:

Bridge:
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria
In excelsis Deo

Instrumental:

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King
Chorus:

 


Who Would’ve Thought
words & music by Stephen Bautista

who would’ve thought that this tiny babe
so fine and delicate and humbly made
would one day be called to suffer for all
who would’ve thought that our savior would be so small

who would’ve thought an infant so pure
a babe born of innocence would one day endure
the darkness and depth of our guilt and shame
who would’ve thought this sweet baby would take the blame

and who would’ve thought this precious child
would one day be scorned and so reviled
who would’ve thought he’d bare such misery

who would’ve thought from this quiet night
a newly born baby so filled up with life
would one day be pierced and nailed to a tree
who would’ve thought that this baby would die for me

who would’ve thought as peaceful, he lay
he’d be cradled again by his mother someday
then lifeless and cold, he’d be laid in a tomb
so far away from the warmth of his dear mother’s womb

and who would’ve thought he’d rise again
and conquer death and wash all sin
who would’ve thought this babe would set up free

who would’ve that this humble babe
would fulfill the promise the Father has made
who would’ve thought a child so small
would be the redeemer and savior of all.

 


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

From God our heavenly Father
A blessed angel came;
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tiding of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

“Fear not, then,” said the angel,
“Let nothing you affright;
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan’s power and might. ”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy!

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
Doth bring redeeming grace
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy

 


Silent Night

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing “Alleluia”!
Christ, the Savior is born
Christ, the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

 


It Must Be Christmas
words & music by Stephen Bautista

the neighbors are creating
a magical winter scene
with sparkling lights on the eaves
it must be Christmas

they’re getting that festive mood
playing old Christmas tunes
indulging in party foods
it must be Christmas

Chorus:
but how can it be Christmas
with no mention of Jesus
and how he was heaven sent
that holy night
how can it be Christmas
when we just focus on us
how can it be Christmas
without Christ

I see the Black Friday sales
offering smokin’ deals
with prices below wholesale
it must be Christmas

the kids in the crowded mall
are waiting for Santa Claus
to tell him just what they want
it must be Christmas

Chorus:
but how can it be Christmas
with no mention of Jesus
and how he was heaven sent
that holy night
how can it be Christmas
when we just focus on us
how can it be Christmas
without Christ

Instrumental

Chorus:

can it still be Christmas
without

 


Ha La Lelujah
words & music by Stephen Bautista

from heav’n God looked down
and saw our broken lives shattered on the ground
then he answered the call
to pick up the pieces from our great fall
he came in humbled state
a little below the angels he made
to a place dark and cold
to fulfill the promise made long ago

Chorus:
and we sing hallelujah to the newborn king
the bright star of heav’n, the hope of the redeemed
lift up your voice and let it ring
singing hallelujah to the newborn king
ha la la la la la lelujah
ha la la la la la lelujah

shepherds gathered there
underneath a bright star shone in the air
wise men bearing gifts
stood in awe and wonder gazing at him
they saw the tiny hands
that one day would be pierced for the sins of man
they looked at little feet
that someday he’d stand on in sweet victory

Chorus:

now we’re safe and secure
spared from the harsh fate we all deserve
because God surely came
on a cold, starry night as a tiny babe

Chorus:

 


The Sweetest Dream of All
words & music by Stephen Bautista

colored lights are glowing through the window pane
’tis the night before the most wonderful day
lay your head and slumber, let the sandman come
soon when you awake it will be Christmas morn’

Chorus:
close your eyes and let those dreams dance inside your head
and take you out beneath the brightest star
where you can gaze upon a child in a manger bed
and dream the sweetest dream of all

dream of how a baby lying peacefully
humble though he looked was God the Almighty
dream of how he came here to our fallen world
to become the savior for the undeserved

Chorus:

‘though this night may find you giddy and wide-eyed
wondering what awaits beneath the wrap and twine
I pray you will know this baby in your dreams
is the greatest gift you ever could receive

Chorus:

dream the sweetest dream of all

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