The Light Has Come

by Matt Spainhour

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released December 13, 2009

Performed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered(ish) by Matt Spainhour

with some help from my friend, Ryan Andrew Newson.
www.myspace.com/ranewson

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Track Name: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
Who mourns in lowly exile here -
until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to us O Israel!

O come thou Dayspring,
Come and cheer our hearts by Thine Advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night-
and death's dark shadows put to flight

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to us O Israel!

O come, O come Thou Lord of might
who to thy tribes on Sinai's height,
in ancient times, didst give the law -
in could and majesty and awe.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to us O Israel!
Track Name: Do You See What I See
Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb
Do you see what I see?

A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite


Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?


A song, a song
High above the tree
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea


Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king
Do you know what I know?


A Child, a Child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Let us bring Him silver and gold


Said the king to the people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!


The Child, the Child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
Track Name: I Saw Three Ships
I saw three ships go sailing in
on Christmas Day in the morning.

And what was in those ships all three,
on Christmas day in the morning?

Our Savior Christ and his Lady,
on Christmas day in the morning.

And they sailed into Bethlehem
on Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the bells on earth shall ring
on Christmas Day in the morning.

And all the angels in Heaven shall sing
on Christmas Day in the morning.
Track Name: In the Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall fade away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
Track Name: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
Track Name: Homefires (christmas distance are you far?)
Where can you go when winter gets in your eyes
and you're all alone by the firelight?
Here comes the rain.
Its flooding on Christmas morn.
You didn't sleep last night, and the TV's on.

When the rain gets underneath-
there's still a light to come.

I'm sorry for those things I said
so many years ago.
And when I get this far away
everything screams your name.
They're telling me it's time to go home.

I've got a plan.
I've got a big idea.
Remember those Christmas cards on the fireplace?
Well, light a few logs.
This is my Christmas Card.
I'm saying, "I miss you now.
Oh, I miss you now."

I'm sorry for those things I said
so many years ago.
And when I get this far away
everything screams your name.
They're telling me it's time to go home.

I'm sorry for those things I said
so many years ago.
And when I get this far away
everything screams your name.
They're telling me it's time to go home.
They're telling me it's time to go back home.
It's time to go back home.
Track Name: O Holy Night
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
Track Name: Hide Me
I have heard you singing over me
and breathing new life in my lungs,
but i forget how to surrender.
Does the devil have my tongue?

When the darkness covers over,
and the day gives way to night,
oh when all I see are shadows,
the dark is light to you.

So hide me, Father, hide me under your wings.
Give me a new song, Father, hide me under your wings.

If I take the wings of morning
to the deepest piece of sea-
even there your hands will hold me,
even there you hands will hold me.

So hide me, Father, hide me under your wings.
Give me a new song, Father, hide me under your wings.

You know when I lie down
You know when I rise up
You know when I lie down
You lift my eyes up.