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Behind the Music

Simply Christmas was delighfully inspired by my traditional choral and classical music training. There's a side of me that hears "Christmas Carols" a certain way that reminded me of all my Christmas past when I was a child.

Every time I listen to this Simply Christmas CD,those holiday sounds fill my heart with Christmas joy again! The sincerity of each song arrangements comes from my spirit & from my heart. From this, came the title of the CD, Simply Christmas.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Years
  love & peace, Shirley  ~:~

Listen to relaxing piano music & instrumentals by Shirley Cason online free
Listen to relaxing piano music & instrumentals by Shirley Cason online free
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What people say about

SIMPLY CHRISTMAS

Kathy Parson : Mainly Piano.com

"Simply Christmas" would make a great musical backdrop for a Christmas Eve supper or for opening gifts around the tree. By keeping the arrangements simple, Cason has allowed us to fall into our own Christmas memories as well as her own."     read more

CAROL - Amazon review

" I am a piano teacher and found Ms. Cason's arrangements of popular holiday music refreshing. I like how she combined traditional sounds while adding some new twist to keep it interesting."

K.A Carter - Amazon review

Wonderful Christmas music! Relaxing, subtle, but full of the spirit of Christmas. I LOVE this CD!! Wish I could find more like it.

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SIMPLY CHRISTMAS
Album Notes & Lyrics

1.  WE THREE KINGS        

We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder Star.

Chorus:
O, star of wonder, star of might,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain;
Gold I bring to crown Him again;
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.
(Chorus)

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God on High.
(Chorus)

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
(Chorus)

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice;
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Peals through the earth and skies
(Chorus)

2.  AWAY IN THE MANGER    

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky,
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.


Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!
Your boughs are gray in summer's clime
And through the snows of wintertime.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me?
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me?
When off at joyous Christmastime
Your form inspires my song and rhyme.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
What happiness befalls me ?

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Chirstmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson


4.  GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour
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 tiding of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.
Refrain

"Fear not, then," said the angel,
"Let nothing you affright;
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's power and might."
Refrain

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
Doth bring redeeming grace.
Refrain

5.  SILENT NIGHT

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,
Sleep in heavenly peace,

Silent night, holy night;
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from Heaven afar,
Heav'nly hosts sing "Alleluiah";
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night;
Son of God, love's pure light;
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of 006600eeming grace;
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

6.  NOEL

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Refrain

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Refrain

This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took it rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Refrain

Then enter in those wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee,
and offe006600 there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frakincense.
Refrain

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with his blood mankind hath bought.
Refrain

7.  OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

Oh come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
Oh come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him,
Born the King of angels;
Oh come, let us adore him,
Oh come, let us adore him,
Oh Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin's womb:
Very God,
Begotten, not created;
Refrain

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest;
Refrain

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither
Bend our joyful footsteps;
Refrain

Child, for us sinners
Poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee, with love and awe;
Who would not live thee,
Loving us so dearly?
Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
Refrain

 

9.  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 Christian fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh
Come peasant king to own Him
The King of kings, salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone Him

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary

8.  OH HOLY NIGHT

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear'd and the soul felt His worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and cloudless morn!
Fall on your knees,
Oh hear the angel voices;
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born,
Oh night divine, Oh night , Oh night divine.

Truly He taught us to love one another.
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break
for the slave is our brother,
And in His name
all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy
in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise
His holy name.
Fall on your knees,
Oh hear the angel voices,
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born,
Oh night divine, Oh night , Oh night divine.

Led by the light
of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle to stand;
Led by the light
of the star so brightly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land;
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and cloudless morn!
Fall on your knees,
Oh hear the angel voices,
Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born,
Oh night divine, Oh night , Oh night divine.


10.  CAROL OF THE BELLS


11.  HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
From now on our troubles will be far away

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

 

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