Hope For The Holidays

by Mark Smeby

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released November 4, 2016

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I create products, resources, and live events all focused around the topic of hope. There's nothing more that I enjoy than helping people wake up to hope, whether it's through my music, speaking, or writing.

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Track Name: Biggest Birthday Party Of The Year
Tonight we're getting started
The biggest birthday party
Of the year - oh yeah, yeah!

Verse one:
They say it's your birthday
But do they know what that means
That wasn't just a baby, lying in a manger
It's the King of all kings!
2000 years we've been rocking it this way
that's a whole lot of candles on the cake

Chorus:
Tonight we're getting started
Celebrate the mighty one
Everyone's invited
Let's hear it for God's only son
Come on everybody and be of good cheer
it's the biggest, baddest
Birthday party of the year

Verse two:
We're stacking up the presents
Up underneath the tree
I'm here to testify, nothing can compare
To the one he gave me
The party's not stopping, anytime soon,
So Jesus, this one's for you!

Chorus:
Tonight we're getting started
Celebrate the mighty one
Everyone's invited
Let's hear it for God's only son
Come on everybody and be of good cheer
it's the biggest, baddest
Birthday party of the year

Instrumental solo

Joy to the world
Joy to the world
Joy to the world
Joy to the world
The Lord is come!

Chorus:
Tonight we're getting started
Celebrate the mighty one
Everyone's invited
Let's hear it for God's only son
Come on everybody and be of good cheer
it's the biggest, baddest
Birthday party of the year

Hap-happy happy happy birthday
Hap-happy happy happy birthday
Track Name: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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 the-angelic host proclaim
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald-angels sing
"Glory to the newborn king"

Christ, by highest heaven adored
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb:
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the-incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald-angels sing
"Glory to the newborn king"

Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen 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
Hark! The herald-angels sing
"Glory to the newborn king"
Track Name: It Won't Be Christmas Without You
VERSE ONE:
They said I gotta say - happy holidays
Cause Christmas is the wrong thing to say
Well I sure gotta confess - this really is a mess
And there's one thing I never will erase
You can't take Jesus out of Christmas
He is the reason we're making all this fuss

CHORUS:
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
A Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
But Jesus, it won't be Christmas without you

VERSE TWO:
The gifts are brightly wrapped - underneath the tree
But the best one - is written on my heart
Until you finally see - this gift that's truly free
We'll keep singing - bout this Jesus holiday!
You can't take Jesus out of Christmas
He is the reason we're making all this fuss

CHORUS
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
A Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
But Jesus, it won't be Christmas without you

BRIDGE:
So play your carols -- come on ring those bells
Emmanuel has come
All together now
let heaven and nature sing!

INSTRUMENTAL

You can't - take - Jesus - out of Christmas
He is the reason we're making all this fuss

CHORUS:
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
A Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
But Jesus, we want you with us
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
A Merry, Merry, Merry, Christmas
It's gonna be a Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas
But Jesus, it won't be Christmas without you
Track Name: 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
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

See Him in a manger laid,
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior's birth
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Track Name: O Come, All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the King of Angels:
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!
Glory to God, glory in the highest:
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory given!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him, (3×)
Christ the Lord.
Track Name: Let Me Be Joy To The World
I am simply one voice
Standing alone on this stage
But when we sing together-
Our song can change the world
Through the noise through the pain
I will point the way
Through the dark, of the night
The sun will shine again. 

Let me be joy to the world
With a heart that sings your song
Of unconditional love
For everyone to hear
Let my voice be a guiding star
That will lead us to the King
Shining loves pure light
Til we all live in peace 

While the whole world is sleeping
I'll keep singing my song
Til every heart prepares him room
And we all start singing along
When the way seems uncertain
We'll repeat the sounding Joy
So everyone can truly find
The wonders of his love

Let me be joy to the world
With a heart that sings your song
Of unconditional love
For everyone to hear
Let my voice be a guiding star
That will lead us to the King
Shining loves pure light
Til we all live in peace 
Track Name: It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistletoe-ing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistletoe-ing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
Track Name: Kiss For Christmas
Little Scotty grew up without a family,
Moved from here to there so long
He kept waiting for a place to land,
Learned to be strong and stand his ground

And every December it was the same thing
If you asked him what Santa should bring
 
I'd like to have a kiss for Christmas
Someone to call me their own
I'll show you what love can do
If you open your heart to mine
I know you're coming soon, so I'll keep
Waiting for a kiss for Christmas

He found a home with a loving family
Thankful he's found his place
He grew up brave, learned to be a man
He believed God and knew he was loved

And this December it's something new
Got his eye on the girl next door

Asking her, to have a kiss for Christmas
Wouldn't you like to call me yours
I'll show you what love can do
If you open your heart to mine
I'm here until you see, so I'll keep
Waiting for a kiss for Christmas

Through the years he had built a family
Raised a song of his own
Stubborn pride took hold, and words were said
His son turned his back, and walked away

So this year there's nothing more he wants
Except when he think of his son, he prays

God, won't you bring me a kiss for Christmas
I'll always call him my son
You've shown me what love can do
When I opened my heart to you
So please bring him home soon, I'm here
Waiting for a kiss for Christmas
Track Name: Deck The Halls
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yuletide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Track Name: Hallelujah Chorus
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
For the Lord God reigns
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
For the Lord God reigns

This world is become
The Kingdom of our Lord
And of His Christ, and of His Christ

And he shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign for ever and ever

King of Kings, forever and ever
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Lord of Lords, forever and ever

And he shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign for ever and ever

King of Kings, forever and ever
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Lord of Lords, forever and ever

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Track Name: Winter Wonderland
Sleigh bells ring Are you listening
In the lane Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, oh We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the blue bird
Here to stay, is the new bird
He sings a love song, As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say are you married (me), We'll say no man
But you can do the job when you're in town

Later on, We'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, The plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Track Name: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on our troubles
Will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on our troubles
Will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us, once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow/Lord allows
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now