Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Worship, Paul Baloche | Christmas Versions - Your Name and What Can I Do


Paul Baloche is a phenomenal Christian song-writer who God has used to greatly influence modern Christian worship. I can almost guarantee you've sung at least one of his songs in worship--he wrote "Open the Eyes of my Heart," "Above All," and "Hosanna," to name just three of the songs on his 13 album releases.

Baloche's most recent CD is simply called, "Christmas Worship" and I've really been enjoying it this holiday season. In addition to some nice carol/worship song mashups and new original songs, he released two of his popular worship songs, "Your Name" and "What can I do", re-written as Christmas renditions. I wanted to see the lyrics for these, so I wrote them out this evening, and thought I'd share them with you.

Your Name - Christmas Version Lyrics
Paul Baloche 

Verse 1 (New Lyrics)
Humbly to the earth You came
Born into this world to save
God with us, Emmanuel
Now we adore Your Name

 Chorus:
Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
'Cause nothing has the power to save
But Your Name


Verse 2: (Original Verse 2)
Jesus, in Your Name we pray
Come and fill our hearts today Lord,
give us strength to live for You
and glorify Your Name

 (Chorus)

 Bridge: Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of Peace

 (Repeat Chorus)

Ending:
God with us, Emmanuel
God with us, Emmanuel
God with us, Emmanuel
Now we adore Your Name


What Can I Do - Christmas Version Lyrics
Paul Baloche

Verse 1: (New Lyrics)
From the High and Holy to a manger lowly
The greatest mystery the world has ever known
How You left Your majesty to embrace humanity
It awes and humbles me to be loved by a God so High

Chorus:
What can I do but thank You, What can I do but give my life to You
Hallelujah, hallelujah
What can I do but praise You, Everyday make everything I do
a hallelujah A hallelujah, hallelujah

Verse 2 (New Lyrics)
To the least and lowest You became as one of us
In our grief and brokenness You suffered by our side
From the cradle to the cross, rising up victorious
Messiah, Jesus, unto us on that Holy Night

(Chorus)
(Ends with a piano rendition of Oh Come Let Us Adore Him)

Support Paul Baloche and purchase the album in iTunes or from his website, leadworship.com. You can also listen to the album on Spotify.

I received nothing for this review and recommendation--I just liked this music and wanted to let you know about it!

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