Comfort & Joy

by EBF Family Band

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released December 8, 2013

Recorded August-November 2013 at EBF Studios, Evanston, IL
Produced by Andy Hudson, Ben Cook, and Pat Rochleau
Engineered and Mixed by Ben Cook & Pat Rochleau
Assistant Engineer, Justice Reed
Mastered by Ben Cook
Cover design by Kelly Rochleau
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…for Sue.

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Track Name: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
And with fear and trembling stand
Ponder nothing earthly minded
For with blessing in His hand
Christ our God to Earth descendeth
Our full homage to demand

King of kings yet born of Mary
As of old on Earth he stood
Lord of Lords in human vesture
In the body and the blood
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food

Rank on rank the hosts of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way
As the light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away

At his feet the six winged seraph
Cherubim with sleepless eye
Veil their faces to His presence
As with ceaseless voice they cry
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord most high
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
Raise us to Thy glorious throne

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: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

O come desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease
And be Thyself our King of Peace
Track Name: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly Father a blessed angel came,
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind
And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm, and wind
And went to Bethlehem straightway this blessed Babe to find

Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas all other doth efface