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Love Shall Be Our Token

by High Street Hymns

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Celebrating Advent and Christmas with new spins on classic hymns as well as a few original melodies.

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released November 20, 2009

Produced by Justin Rosolino
Recorded by Brad Hill at Hill Studios in Nashville, TN
Additional recording by James Gammon at James Gammon Productions in Charlottesville, VA
Mixed and mastered by Brad Hill

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Reclaimed hymns for the good of the church.

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Track Name: Creator of the Stars of Night
Creator of the stars of night
Thy people’s everlasting light
O Christ, Redeemer of us all
We pray you hear us when we call

Come, oh come
Come, oh come
Come, oh come
To us

When this old world drew on toward night
You came, but not in splendor bright
Not as a monarch, but the child
Of Mary blameless mother mild

Come, oh come
Come, oh come
Come, oh come
To us
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 appears

O come, Thou Dayspring from on high
And cheer us by thy drawing nigh
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night

And death’s dark shadows put to flight

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

O come, Desire of nations, bind

In one the hearts of all mankind
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease
And be Thyself our King of Peace

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
Track Name: Love Came Down at Christmas
Love came down at Christmas
Love incarnate, love divine
Love was born at Christmas

Star and angels gave the sign

Emmanuel
Our God with us
Emmanuel
Our hope, our trust

Love shall be our token
Love be yours and love be mine
Love to God and neighbor
Love for plea and gift and sign

Emmanuel
Our God with us
Emmanuel
Our hope, our trust

Worship we the Godhead
Worship we the Godhead
Worship we the Godhead
Love divine


Emmanuel
Our God with us
Emmanuel
Our hope, our trust

Love came down at Christmas
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.

O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises
All you within this place
And with true love and charity
Each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas
Doth bring redeeming grace

O tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
Track Name: O Little Town of Bethlehem
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



For Christ is born of Mary

And gathered all above

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wondering love


O morning stars together

Proclaim the holy birth

And praises sing to God the King

And Peace to all the earth



We hear the Christmas angels

The great glad tidings tell
O come to us, abide with us

Our Lord Emmanuel
Our Lord Emmanuel
Track Name: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Infant holy, Infant lowly
For His bed a cattle stall
Oxen lowing, little knowing
Christ the Babe is Lord of all
Swiftly winging angels singing
Noels ringing, tidings bringing
Christ the Babe is Lord of all
Christ the Babe is Lord of all

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
Vigil till the morning new

Saw the glory, heard the story
Tidings of a Gospel true
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow
Praises voicing, greet the morrow
Christ the Babe was born for you
Christ the Babe was born for you

Swift are winging angels singing
Noels ringing, tidings bringing
Christ the Babe is Lord of all
Christ the Babe is Lord of all

Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow
Praises voicing, greet the morrow
Christ the Babe was born for you
Christ the Babe was born for you
Track Name: What Child is This
What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud
The Babe, the Son of Mary

Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading
Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you
Hail, hail the Word made flesh
The Babe, the Son of Mary

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant, king to own Him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone Him
Raise, raise a song on high
The virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born
The Babe, the Son of Mary

This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
Track Name: In the Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow
Snow on snow
In the bleak midwinter
Long ago

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air
But his mother only
In her maiden bliss
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss

What can I give him
Poor as I am
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
Yet what I can I give Him
Give my heart
Track Name: Love's Redeeming Work is Done
Love’s redeeming work is done
Fought the fight, the battle won
Death in vain forbids Him rise
Christ has opened paradise

Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King
Where, O death, is now thy sting
Once He died our souls to save
Where thy victory, O grave

Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led
Following our exalted Head
Made like Him, like Him we rise
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies

Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Alleluia!
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 th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest Heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time, behold Him come
Offspring of a virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail th’incarnate Deity
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell
Jesus our Emmanuel

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Mild He lays His glory by
Born that we no more may die
Born to raise us from the earth
Born to give us second birth
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Light and life to all He brings
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace!

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”