CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM

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Christmas in BethlehemLabel: X5 Music/Universal
Utgivningsår: 2009
Utgivningsland: Sverige
Producenter: Erik Hillested
Inspelad i: Födelsekyrkan, Betlehem (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15); Rainbow Studio, Oslo (1, 6, 12, 15); OAL Studio, Stockholm (1, 4, 6, 11, 15); Nordraak Studio, Oslo (1, 6, 9, 12, 15); Fagerborg Studio (2, 3, 7, 13, 14); Babayev Studio, Baku (2, 3, 7); Cosmos Studio, Stockholm (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14); Sofienberg kyrka, Oslo (2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 14); Stable Studio, Oslo (2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 15); Ris kyrka, Oslo (3, 7, 8, 10); Church of Jakob, Oslo (4, 5, 8, 10, 11) samt Mono Studio, Stockholm (5, 6)

LÅTFÖRTECKNING
01. Heaven in my arms
02. Hark the herald angels sing (feat Aygun Beyler & Mahsa Vahdat)
03. Silent night (feat Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby)
04. Find my way to Bethlehem
05. Poor little Jesus (feat Gladys del Pilar)
06. O holy night (feat Paul Potts)
07. From heaven high
08. Good Christian men rejoice
09. The little drummer boy (feat Blues)
10. O sanctissima
11. Heaven turned out to be a child (feat Linda Lampenius & Julian Erland)
12. O little town of Bethlehem
13. Go, tell it on the mountain
14. This very night the world will change
15. O come, all ye faithful

LÅTTEXTER
HEAVEN IN MY ARMS
(Carola – Erik Hillestad / Engesk text: Terry Cox)
Who has lit the starlight that shines so bright in your eyes?
Who has lit the darkness for the shepherds on this night?
Who has placed the straw crown that sits upon your small brow?
Who has brought the wise men to the stable, precious child?

Are you one of many more or the one they’re waiting for?
You my little child so close to my heart
Have I given you in birth to be the treasure of the earth?
Are you truly heaven laying cradle in my arms?

Why the tears you’re crying? What has made you frightened?
Why do your tiny fingers hold so tightly momma’s hair?
See the dancing shadows, feel how soft the wind blows
It’s following an angel that was only just there

Are you one of many more or the one they’re waiting for?
You my little child so close to my heart
Have I given you in birth to be the treasure of the earth?
Are you truly heaven laying cradle in my arms?

May you greet all others as sisters and as Brothers
And may you be received with only love and gentleness
Wherever time may take you I will not forsake you
Grant this mother’s prayer that your days of mirth be blessed

Are you one of many more or the one they’re waiting for?
You my little child so close to my heart
Have I given you in birth to be the treasure of the earth?
Are you truly heaven laying cradle in my arms?

Who has lit the starlight that’s shining bright in your eyes?
Shining like a diamond over little Bethlehem

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING (feat Aygun Beyler & Mahsa Vahdat)
(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Charles Wesley / H Whitefield / M Madan)
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 new born 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 new born 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 us second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing
”Glory to the new born King!”

Come, Desire of nations, come
Fix in us thy humble home
Rise, the woman’s conquering Seed
Bruise in us the serpent’s head
Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface
Stamp thine image in its place
Second Adam from above
Reinstate us in thy love
Hark! the herald angels sing
”Glory to the new born King!”

Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface
Stamp Thine image in its place
Second Adam from above
Reinstate us in Thy love
Let us Thee, though lost, regain
Thee, the Life, the inner man
O, to all Thyself impart
Formed in each believing heart
Hark! the herald angels sing
”Glory to the newborn King!”

SILENT NIGHT (feat Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby)
(Franz Gruber – Joseph Mohr / Engelsk text: John Freeman Young)
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 saviour, is born
Christ, the saviour, 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

FIND MY WAY TO BETHLEHEM
(Carola / Pelle Ankarberg – Carola / Pelle Ankarberg / Erik Hillestad)
The lights are slowly fading
But I do not fear the dark
My faith is never dying
’Cause with you I place my heart
Along the road I’m walking
To you I turn my prayers
Among all vocies talking
It’s yours the one I hear

I will find my way to Bethlehem
Following the star like the three wise men
I can hear you calling out my name
And I know I’ll never be the same
’Cause I know, ’cause I know
Your love can set us free
And I know that ol’ Bethlehem’s for me

Though my vocie will sometimes
Break because of tears
Weak but still resilient
I’ll sing for you to hear
The strength my song is bringing
Is given by your grace
The song my heart is singing
No one can erase

I will find my way to Bethlehem
Following the star like the three wise men
I can hear you calling out my name
And I know I’ll never be the same
’Cause I know, ’cause I know
Your love can set us free
And I know that ol’ Bethlehem’s for me
’Cause I know, you are calling out my name
And I know that I’ll never be the same

To you I turn
To you I turn
To you I turn my prayers

POOR LITTLE JESUS (feat Gladys del Pilar)
(Traditionell amerikansk spirituell)
O poor little Jesus
This world gonna break your heart
There be no place to lay your head, my Lord
O poor little Jesus

O Mary she the mother
O Mary she bow down and cry
For there’s no place to lay your head, my Lord
O poor little Jesus

Come down all you holy angels
Sing ’round him with your golden harps
For someday he’ll die to save this world
O poor little Jesus

O HOLY NIGHT (feat Paul Potts)
(Adolphe Adam – Placido Cappeau de Roquemaure / Engelsk text: John Sullivan Dwight)
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear saviour’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
’Til he appear’d and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, o hear the angels’ voices
O night divine, o night when Christ was born
O night divine, o night, o night divine

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land
The king of kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend

He knows our need, to 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 shall he break for the slave is our brother
And in his name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise his holy name

Christ is the Lord, o praise his name forever
His power and glory evermore proclaim
His power and glory evermore proclaim

FROM HEAVEN HIGH
(Tysk folkmelodi – Martin Luther / Engelsk text: Winfred Douglas)
From heaven high I come to you
I bring you tidings good and new
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
Whereof I now will say and sing

To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen virgin mild
This little child, of lowly birth
Shall be the joy of all the earth

This is the Christ, our God and Lord
Who in all need shall aid afford
He will himself your Saviour be
From all your sins to set you free

These are the tokens ye shall mark
The swaddling-clothes and manger dark
There ye shall find the Infant laid
By whom the heav’ns and earth were made

Now let us all with gladsome cheer
Go with the shepherds and draw near
To see the precious gift of God
Who hath his own dear Son bestowed

Welcome to earth, thou noble Guest
Through whom the sinful world is blest
In my distress thou com’st to me
What thanks shall I return to thee

Praise God above on his high throne
Who giveth us his only son
The angel hosts rejoice in bliss
To chant a glad new year like this

GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE
(Latinsk hymn – Engelsk text: John Mason Neale)
Good Christian men rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Give ye heed to what we say
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today
Ox and ass before Him bow
And He is in the manger now
Christ is born today
Christ is born today

Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Now ye hear of endless bliss
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this
He hath opened the heavenly door
And man is blessed evermore
Christ was born for this
Christ was born for this

Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice
Now ye need not fear the grave
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save
Calls you one and calls you all
To gain His everlasting hall
Christ was born to save
Christ was born to save

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (feat Blues)
(K Davis / H Simeone / H Onarti)
Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

O SANCTISSIMA
(Traditionell siciliansk folkmelodi)
Thou happy
O thou holy
Glorious peace bringing Christmas time
Angel throngs to meet thee
On thy birth we greet Thee
Hail to Christ, the Son of God, our newborn king

Oh, how joyfully
Oh, how merrily
Christmas comes with its grace divine
Grace again is beaming
Christ the world redeeming
Hail, ye Christians
Hail the joyous Christmas time

HEAVEN TURNED OUT TO BE A CHILD (feat Linda Lampenius & Julian Erland)
(Carola – Erik Hillestad)
CAROLA:
Who believe the tales we heard?
Such a strange and mighty story
from an ancient sender
So illogical and wild
Still we value this old word
That when heaven full of glory
came to show its splendor
It turned out to be a child

JULIAN:
Shepherds, cattle, a stable poor
What a frame for kings, what a scenery
Far from all wealth on an earthy floor
This is how God tells us His love is free

CAROLA:
Then into my life He came
He was born in my heart’s chamber
Rose from my horizon
like a sun so strong and mild
When He called me by my name
I awoke from my sweet slumber
And He became my wise man
I received Him like a child

JULIAN:
Life’s so sinful and thoughts unclear
What a place for someone so true divine
Far from all power, from force and fear
This is how God tells me His love is mine

CAROLA:
Heaven came so strong and mild
It turned out to be a child

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
(Lewis Redner / Philip Brooks)
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep the Angels keep
Their watch of wondering love

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in

Where children pure and happy
Pray to the blessed child
Where misery cries out to thee,
Son of the mother mild
Where charity stands watching
And faith holds wide the door
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks
And Christmas comes once more

O holy child of Bethlehem
Descend to us, we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel

GO, TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
(Traditionell amerikansk spirituell melodi)
When I was a learner
I sought both night and day
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall
And if I am a Christian
I am the least of all

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Our Jesus Christ is born

And so, when they had seen it
They all bowed down and prayed
Then they traveled on together
To where the Babe was laid

THIS VERY NIGHT THE WORLD WILL CHANGE
(Carola / Mikael Axelius / Stefan Almqvist / Peo Thyrén – Erik Hillestad)
Bethlehem’s resting so lonely and grey
Still angels will come to give praise and to play
Shepherds will wake up again they will say
Let’s go to the stable to see
Night after night ancient soldiers have spent
Watching the place from a tower or a tent
But walls that surround the old town can’t prevent
God’s wonders from setting us free

This very night the world will change
In ways so wondrous and so strange
A song from earth will rise anew
When heaven’s dreams come true

In a poor stable God’s people will thrown
Right where God’s peace and our freedom belong
Holy this moment and blessed our song
It rings from our faith and our love
Heaven now fills with a scent of the earth
God is embraced like a child after birth
No one can measure what this night is worth
Not even the stars up above

This very night the world will change
In ways so wondrous and so strange
A song from earth will rise anew
When heaven’s dreams come true
This night the shepherds’ laughs reside
Three wise men keeps this holy ground
As Bethlehem is ready found that all the world is new

From hill to hill a song rings tonight
From town to town a new hope has grown
Doors open up and walls are torn down
When Jesus is born in each and everyone

This very night the world will change
In ways so wondrous and so strange
A song from earth will rise anew
When heaven’s dreams come true
This night the shepherds’ laughs reside
Three wise men keeps this holy ground
As Bethlehem is ready found that all the world is new

Bethlehem’s resting so lonely and grey
Still angels will come to give praise and to play
Shepherds will wake up again they will say
Let’s go to the stable to see

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
(John Reading / J F Wade)
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
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

O sing, choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy Word
Give to our Father glory in the highest
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

All hail!
Lord, we greet thee
Born this happy morning
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord