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Dave Whitcroft (KDMusic) - A Wexford Carol (Do Not Be Afraid) (CCM - Xmas)

Dave Whitcroft (KDMusic) - A Wexford Carol (Do Not Be Afraid)
Dave Whitcroft (KDMusic) has released a  Christmas Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called A Wexford Carol (Do Not Be Afraid).

The new version of this Irish carol from the 12th century offers additional bridges as well as choral parts intended for use as part of Christmas services by both novice and experienced choirs. The song is based on the story of Luke chapter 2: the shepherds, angels, and young Mary. As opposed to the original version, which elegantly skips past the shepherds' shock and fear at the encounter with the angel, this version emphasizes the central biblical words of the angel: "Do not be afraid!'', and the heavenly proclamation: 'Glory to the King, whose time has come, born for everyone!'. Heaven's most common instruction to mankind is, "DO NOT BE AFRAID." It is an especially powerful and pertinent message from God's word as we enter the second winter of the current COVID pandemic.  

The lyrics, chords, lead sheet, mp3, this video, backing tracks, AND stems for recording a video performance are all FREE to download from the KDMusic website (https://kdmusic.co.uk).

PS: Don't forget you need CCLI licenses for church or school use AND for streaming. 

Lyrics:

Verse 1

Good people all this Christmas time
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending His beloved Son
Like Mary lowly we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born

Verse 2

Near Bethlehem did shepherds keep
Their flocks of lambs and feeding sheep
To whom God's angels did appear
Which put the shepherds in great fear
Arise and go the angel said
To Bethlehem be not afraid
For there you'll find this happy morn
A princely babe sweet Jesus born

Bridge

Do not be afraid do not be afraid
Do not be afraid do not be afraid
Do not be afraid do not be afraid
Do not be afraid

Verse 3

With thankful heart and joyful mind
The shepherds went that Babe to find
And as God's angel had foretold
They did our Saviour Christ behold
Within a manger He was laid
And by his side the virgin maid
As long foretold upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born

Bridge

Glory to the king hear the angel sing
Now his time has come born for everyone
Glory to the king hear the angel sing
Now his time has come born for everyone
Glory to the king Hear the angel sing
Do not be afraid Do not be afraid
Glory to the king Hear the angel sing
Do not be afraid

Verse 4

Good people all this Christmas time
Consider well and bear in mind
What our good God for us has done
In sending His beloved Son
Like Mary lowly we should pray
To God with love this Christmas day
In Bethlehem upon that morn
There was a blessed Messiah born

CCLI Song # 7184141


You can listen to the track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3BPdieasi8BfyMrjDwjLv1

Here is a link to the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bqQH5CrCOM

Would you like to hear more CCM music? Then check out our Christian playlists on: https://www.christiandance.eu/playlists

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