Merry Christmas​.​.​.

by Paul Bell

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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, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the World, the Saviour reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. 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, And wonders, wonders, of His love. Tag: Joy to the world!
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Poor Mary, almost due. In the festive rush hour queue Waiting for the miles to pass Sitting on her tired... donkey This journey's no short hop Imagine all the toilet stops Joseph, this is Virgin on the ridiculous... Miles from home, has Caesar taken leave of his census? I guess it's as true now as as it was then You can't leave Christmas to the men ==== Parked outside another inn The time has come for checking in Mary sends old Joe a look Seems like he forgot to book Imagine her frustration He could have arranged some accommodation See Mary roll her eyes “I don’t care if this was prophesied" They never planned to be... the original stable family And they couldn't stay with Joseph's folks You can't leave Christmas to the blokes === Following a special star Melchior, Caspar, Balthasar Heading off on a whim To find the child and worship him Their gifts, though valuable Weren't exactly practical So when you buy that Christmas treat "Always include the receipt" Don't you know... you can't go wrong with a voucher I thought you said these men were wise You can't leave Christmas to the guys === So this song’s for every man Doing the very best he can Buying gifts the night before From the 24 hour convenience store God rest ye! Merry Gentlemen Once the washing up’s been done And Tonight across the world Let's hear it for the girls Don't you know, we'd be lost without them I guess it's as true now as as it was then You can't leave Christmas to the men
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Under the light of a billion stars It’s easy to feel small On the streets of Bethlehem It’s easy to go unnoticed Heaven is closer than you know Under the light of a billion stars A baby boy is born Lying safe in his mother’s arms The promise of salvation Heaven is closer than you know Heaven is closer than you know Chorus: See the son of God arrives Under Bethlehem Skies He is right before your eyes Under Bethlehem Skies All our hopes and fears are met in him tonight See the son of God arrives Under Bethlehem Skies Echoing over a thousand years A father whispers love The Saviour can still be found In unexpected places Heaven is closer than you know Heaven is closer than you know Chorus Bridge You are the great light Jesus our Saviour Out of the darkness We see you shining Chorus
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The Bounty and the Snickers Are always left til last Of all the Celebrations The bounty is the worst The rustling of the wrappers The shaking of the tin I wish that I'd bought Heroes For they are all quite nice The Bounty bears a texture... Quite like a Milky Way That has been mixed with sawdust Scraped from a stable floor The rustling of the wrappers The shaking of the tin I wish that I'd bought Heroes For they are all quite nice The Bounty bears a flavour Like Aldi shower gel It tastes of disappointment And the feeling of regret The rustling of the wrappers The shaking of the tin I wish that I'd bought Heroes For they are all quite nice The Snickers is a Mars bar That someone's spoiled with nuts It holds within the potential For an anaphylactic shock The rustling of the wrappers The shaking of the tin I wish that I'd bought Heroes For they are all quite nice The Bounty and the Snickers Are always left til last Of all the Celebrations The bounty is the worst The rustling of the wrappers The shaking of the tin I wish that I'd bought Heroes For they are all quite nice
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Starting small The acorn that gently falls Grows into a tree so tall Starting small Starting small Lay the first brick of the wall It's somewhere to begin, that's all. Starting small Away from palaces and power Out of the spotlight, off the stage Everything has changed Starting small The king of kings and Lord of Lords A baby in a cattle stall Starting small Starting small It may not seem like much at all But heaven’s looking on it all Starting small Away from palaces and power Out of the spotlight, off the stage Everything has changed

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released November 25, 2016

Recorded at The Old Chapel, Nutborne, UK.
Produced and mixed by Dan Weeks and Matt Weeks

Copyright Paul Bell (C) 2016

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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"Melodic Bliss" - BBC Introducing.

Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing. Appeared at Greenbelt, Big Church Day Out, Spring Harvest and other UK Festivals

Gigs in Coffee Shops, Churches, Pubs, Festivals.

Fifth and most recent album "First Light" recorded in Stockholm, Sweden.
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