Do You See What I See? - Christmas Music


In honor of Derek and I decorating for Christmas today (which I'm quite excited about), I thought I'd share with you all one of my favorite Christmas CDs.

I've always liked Todd Agnew's voice, so a few years ago I decided to get his Christmas CD, Do You See What I See?. Todd Agnew sings a few songs on this CD, but it also features several other artists as well.

What I like about this CD is that it's completely centered on the true meaning of Christmas, which is to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. The CD is presented almost in the form of a play, with each song on the CD written from the perspective of a different character in the Christmas story.

Some of my favorites include "Do You Hear What I Hear?", "This Is All I Have To Give" (Joseph), "Magnificent" (which is based off of Mary's Song in the Bible, and is applicable to everyone's life, I think), and "Did You Know" (which is played on the radio quite a bit).

The last song on the CD, "In The First Light/Postlude", is probably one of my favorite Christmas songs ever. It's a reflection back on Christ's birth after he is born, but it also looks forward to His sacrifice for us on the cross, His Resurrection, and the fact that He's coming again!

I'd highly recommend this CD for Christmas - the music on this CD really focuses me back to the reason why we're celebrating this time of year, and I know it will do the same for you.


In The First Light/Postlude


In the first light of a new day no one knew he had arrived,
Things continued as they had been while a newborn softly cried,
But the heavens, wrapped in wonder, knew the meaning of his birth,
In the weakness of a baby, they knew God had come to Earth.

As his mother held him closely, it was hard to understand that her baby, not yet speaking, was the word of God to man,
He would tell them of his kingdom, but their hearts would not believe,
And they would hate him and, in anger ,they would nail him to a tree, oh.

But the sadness would be broken as the song of life arose,
And the firstborn of creation would ascend and take his throne,
He had left it to redeem us, but before his life began he knew he'd come back, not as a baby, but as the Lord of every man.

Hear the angels as they're singing on the morning of his birth,
But how much greater will our song be when he comes again, when he comes again . . .
Hear the angels as they're singing on the morning of his birth,
But how much greater will our song be when he comes again to Earth,
When comes to rule . . .

Said the king to the people everywhere, "Listen to what I say,"
Pray for peace, people eveywhere, and listen to what I say.

A child, a child, sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light,
A child, a child, sleeping in the night,
He will bring us goodness and light,
When he comes to the Earth, (he will bring us goodness)
He will bring us goodness and light.



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Julie S. said...

I might have to check this out! I am all about new Christmas tunes! One of my favorites is the Kenny G Christmas album, and of course, N*SYNC! :)

Brittany said...

I love Todd Agnew! I've been thinking about getting a Christmas cd for this holiday season, but having a hard time deciding on which one to get! I may have to try this one!

Rachel and John said...

We sang that song once at Church and I LOVE IT. Thanks for reminding me.

Anonymous said...

Callie,

I've been perusing your blog for quite a while now. I love reading your thoughts! Thank you for your commitment to not only the Lord, but also to being a Christ-filled wife and soon-to-be mother!

Ashley said...

The Hubs and i were just checking out christmas music on itunes last night..we are totally going to have to check this out..I really enjoy Todd Agnew. Have fun decorating!

cait said...

thanks for sharing! I will have to check this out! I've been looking for some new Christmas music. Enjoy your decorated home! :D

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