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Here is Joy

by Cardiphonia Music

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    A collection of Advent and Christmas music recorded with our friends at Hope College Worship and Bellwether Arts music.
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    PDF Songbook (emailed after ordered) of our Christmas EP "Here is Joy" with chords and leadsheets.
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    Get all 24 Cardiphonia Music releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Lord is King (Glory! Glory!), Stewarding Praise (Psalms 107-112), Joy to the World (Psalms 90-106), Here is Joy, Daughter Zion's Woe, Songs for Lent, Psalm 119, Songs for the Sojourn, Vol 1, and 16 more. , and , .

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The people who in darkness walked  have seen a glorious light;  the heavenly dawn broke forth on those  who dwelt in death and night,  To greet you, Sun of Righteousness,  the gathering nations come,  rejoicing as when reapers bring  their harvest treasures home,  CHORUS: To us the promised child is born,  to us a son is given;  and on his shoulders ever rests  all power in earth and heaven,  His peace and righteous government  shall over all extend;  on judgment and on justice based,  his reign shall never end. Bridge:  His name shall be the Prince of Peace  forevermore adored,  the Wonderful, the Counselor,  the Great and Mighty Lord, 
God who came to earth this morn, In a manger lying, Hallow'd birth by being born, Vanquish'd death by dying Vanquish'd death by dying, Rallied back the flying, Ended sin and sighing Alleluia ! When the world drew near its close. Came our Lord and Leader From the Lily sprang the Rose, From the Bush the Cedar From the Bush the Cedar, From the judg'd the Pleader, From the faint the Feeder Alleluia ! Here is joy for ev'ry age, Ev'ry generation Prince and peasant, chief and sage Ev'ry tongue and nation Ev'ry tongue and nation, Ev'ry rank and station, Hath today salvation Alleluia!
1. A day, a day of glory A day that ends our woe A day that tells of triumph Against the vanquish'd foe Yield, summer's brightest sunrise To this December morn Lift up your gates, ye Princes And let the Child be born 2. With Gloria in excelsis Archangels tell their mirth With Kyrie eleison We answer upon earth And angels swell the triumph And mortals raise the horn Lift up you gates, ye Princes And let the Child be born 3. He comes, His throne the manger He comes, His shrine the stall The ox and ass His courtiers Who made and governs all The "House of Bread" His birth place The Prince of wine and corn Lift up your gates, ye Princes And let the Child be born 4. Then bar the gates, that henceforth None thus may passage win Because the Prince of Israel Alone hath entered in: The earth, the sky, the ocean His glorious way adorn Lift up your gates, ye Princes And let the Child be born
There no more parting, no more pain, The distant ones brought near, The lost so long are found again, Long lost but longer dear: Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard Nor heart conceived that rest, With them our good things long deferred, With Jesus Christ our Best. - We weep because the night is long, We laugh, for day shall rise, We sing a slow contented song And knock at Paradise. "Watchman, what of the night?" we cry, Heart-sick with hope deferred: "No speaking signs are in the sky," Is still the watchman's word. Weeping we hold Him fast Who wept For us,—we hold Him fast; And will not let Him go except He bless us first or last.
1. Long in darkness Israel wandered; Long in mortal shadows, we Walked in bondage and self-pity, Trod in paths of sin and grief. In the prophets’ words He told us, Long the God of Israel spoke; He alone in strength would save us From the hands of all our foes. Every valley be exalted! Every mountain be made plane! Crooked ways repent and straighten; All creation bend in praise! 2. He shall raise a mighty Savior; Born of David’s lineage, He Comes in cov’nant love to claim us From our sins to set us free. Light to those who dwell in darkness Life to those from death who flee Joy unto the earth, and gladness, To your pathways dawning peace! Refrain 3. Jesus, Lord, and mighty Savior, David’s Son and yet his King, Dawning light of our salvation, Of your saving pow’r we sing! Stand, Oh lame, and dance ye broken, Know the Savior’s healing grace; Come, Oh deaf and hear him singing; Turn, Oh blind, behold his face! Refrain
Our Lord, from virgin womb He crowns In majesties of blood, He cries aloud He breathes his first, The Everlasting Word. The virgin veils the great I AM In raiment for His throne, The infant rags and manger lay Are His, and His alone. That face no prophet ever saw, The virgin’s eyes arrest; For God, sustainer of the earth, Now feeds from woman’s breast Our Lord, with cracks of breaking bread, Disturbs the Paschal feast. He renders each a single piece “Now take my flesh and eat.” He grasps the wine with sounds of thanks From mouth to mouth he leans, “Now drink my covenantal blood For you it pours and streams.” Each mouth enthroned the great I AM, Each tongue the victim held, For God, sustainer of the earth, Now feeds it with himself. Chorus O Lamb of God, a hymn we'll sing A festal ode to our great King till heaven and earth are filled with saints in glorious feasting.


A collection of Advent and Christmas tunes written and recorded over the past few years in grateful collaboration with Bellwether Arts Music and Hope College Worship.

Album download includes a songbook

Album notes at the Cardiphonia blog - cardiphonia.org/2020/12/14/here-is-joy-new-album-for-christmas-2020/


released December 13, 2020

Original art by Kyle Ragsdale
Design by Mitch Conrad & Blake Johnson
Mixed and Mastered by Drew Elliot


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