Spirit of Christmas Media Kit

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SONG LYRICS


Savior Of The World

By the warming fire, I gaze out the window,
At a world that’s wrapped in white.
And I feel a quiet peace gently falling,
On a Holy winter’s night.

Through the window of my heart,
I see His face,
As he’s cradled in His mother’s arms.
And I wonder if she knows,
All the things to come,
As she keeps Him safe from harm.

Savior of the world,
Is lying in a manger,
As the angels sang Noel.
Savior of the world,
This helpless little baby,
Would defy the gates of hell.

And the world outside’s asleep,
Never knowing of the love that He can bring.
And a restless world so lost ever seeking,
To find this childlike King.

Through the windows of our hearts,
On This Christmas Day,
May we find Him in this holy place.

Savior of the world,
Is lying in a manger,
As the angels sang Noel.
Savior of the world,
This helpless little baby,
Would defy the gates of hell.

Prince of peace almighty God,
He is the great I am!
Wonderful, our Counselor.
The beginning and the end!

This child alone and helpless,
Has always been our Savior,
The keeper of our souls.
Stepping out from glory,
Stepping in to save us,
Only He can bring us home.

Savior of the world,
Is lying in a manger,
As the angels sang Noel.

Savior of the world,
This helpless little baby,
Would defy the gates of hell.

Prince of peace almighty God,
He is the great I am.
Wonderful, our Counselor,
The beginning and the end.

Savior of the world,
Is lying in a manger,
As the angels sang Noel.

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

And the bells are ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir they’re singing (peace on earth)
In my heart I hear them (peace on earth)
Peace on earth, good will to men

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men

But the bells are ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir singing (peace on earth)
Does anybody hear them? (peace on earth)
Peace on earth, good will to men

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does he sleep (peace on earth, peace on earth)
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men

Then ringing singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men

And the bells they’re ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir they’re singing (peace on earth)
And with our hearts we’ll hear them (peace on earth)
Peace on earth, good will to men

Do you hear the bells they’re ringing? (peace on earth)
The life the angels singing (peace on earth)
Open up your heart and hear them (peace on earth)
Peace on earth, good will to men
Peace on earth, peace on earth
Peace on earth, Good will to men

Agnus Dei / O Come All Ye Faithful

Alleluia, Alleluia,
For the Lord God Almighty reigns.
Alleluia, Alleluia,
For the Lord God Almighty reigns.
Alleluia!

Holy, Holy,
Are You Lord God Almighty.
Worthy is the Lamb,
Worthy is the Lamb,
You are Holy!
Holy, Are You Lord God Almighty.
Worthy is the Lamb,
Worthy is the Lamb,
Amen

O Come All Ye Faithful,
Joyful and triumphant.
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing, ring-ting tingle-ing, too
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “yoo hoo”
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy-up, Giddy-up, Giddy-up, let’s go, let’s look at the show
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow
Giddy-up, Giddy-up, Giddy-up, it’s grand, just holding your hand
We’re riding along with a song of a wintry fairy land
Our cheeks are nice and rosy, and comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together, like two birds of a feather would be
Let’s take that road before us, and sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather, for a sleigh ride together with you

There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray
It’ll be the perfect ending a perfect day
We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop
At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop; Pop! Pop! Pop!
There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
When they pass around the cocoa and the pumpkin pie
It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives!
These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling, “Yoo hoo”
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Oh, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
I said it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you

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?

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 lamb are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spears shall pierce him through,
The cross he bore 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

Silver Bells

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, Hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, even stoplights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all the bustle you hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, Hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas Day
Soon it will be Christmas day

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!

You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
And as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch!
You’re a bad banana,
With a greasy black peel!

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch!
Your heart’s an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders.
You’ve got garlic in your soul,
Mr. Grinch!
I wouldn’t touch you
With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!

You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You’ve got termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch!
Given the choice between the two of you
I’d take the seasick crocodile!

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch!
With a nauseous super naus!
You’re a crooked jerky jockey,
And you drive a crooked hoss,
Mr. Grinch!
You’re a tripe-decker sauerkraut
and toadstool sandwich,
With arsenic sauce!

Where Are You Christmas?

Where are you Christmas, why can’t I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter you used to bring me
Why can’t I hear music play
My world is changing, I’m rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too

Where are you Christmas do you remember?
The one you used to know
I’m not the same one see what the time’s done
Is that why you have let me go
Christmas is here everywhere
Christmas is here if you care
If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

Oh, I feel you Christmas I know I’ve found you
You never fade away, oh
The joy of Christmas stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love
Where are you Christmas fill your heart with love.

Caroling, Caroling

Caroling, caroling now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing
Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding, dong, ding, dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Caroling, caroling through the town
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling up and down
Christmas bells are ringing
Mark ye well the song we sing
Gladsome tidings now we bring
Ding, dong, ding, dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Caroling, caroling now we go
Christmas bells are ringing
Caroling, caroling through the snow
Christmas bells are ringing
Joyous voices sweet and clear
Sing the sad of heart to cheer
Ding, dong, ding, dong
Christmas bells are ringing

Ding, dong, ding, dong,
Christmas bells are ringing!

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born 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 new-born King!

Christ, by highest heaven adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king

Oh, Hail! the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!”

Silent Night / Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht! Heil’ge Nacht!
Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar.
Holder Knab’ im lockigen Haar,
Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh!

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth

David Britton Bio

World class baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist David Britton is excited to introduce his latest full-length album, The Spirit Of Christmas, to the stage.

The Spirit Of Christmas, is David’s second holiday offering, which showcases his unique voice and musical style.  He wraps his incredibly rich baritone voice into and around these timeless holiday classics, creating a pop-classical sound (with a twist of anthemic rock).

Britton’s live performances are always a thrilling event, with a tremendous vocal display, delivering powerful and emotional moments, sprinkled with a delightful dose of humor throughout the evening. Recent projects have focused on creatively combining musical genres, resulting in a film-score-like style, recognizable by its soaring melodies, underpinned by a rich orchestral foundation with complex rock influences.

CAREER

The classically trained Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with various opera companies and at performing arts venues around the world, effortlessly merges his diverse influences.

After playing drums and trumpet in high school, David began studying classical voice at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, where he discovered a love for opera and art song. He continued to refine his voice earning an advanced degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has performed under the auspices of Opera San Jose, with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Opera Theater of Lucca, Opera Santa Barbara, Nagoya Opera in Japan, Festival Opera, Intermountain Opera, and others.

Britton made his Carnegie Hall debut as Townsend Harris in the world premiere of The Dawn of Japan by Toroku Takagi. With more than twenty roles in David’s catalogue, highlights include his well-received interpretations of Mozart’s Count Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro), and Don Giovanni.

EARLY LIFE

Born to international missionary parents, David Britton spent his early years on the island of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles and in Europe. During childhood, he developed his love for music and diverse cultural styles while singing in churches around the world with his family and learning language skills in English, Dutch, Italian, French and German.

David now resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and 2 children. He is a frequent guest soloist at Scottsdale Bible Church with one of the largest contemporary worship congregations in the southwest region.

VISION

He shares a little of his vision and hope: “In a world that is is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair.

I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things. That they may feel enriched by the texts I am privileged to sing, and that they may be inspired to dig in and hold fast to those things that matter most. And that all glory may go to God, the caretaker of my soul. Soli Deo Gloria!