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Immerse yourself in a dynamic roundtable discussion featuring Jay Rouse, Rose Aspinall, and Randy Vader as they unravel the intricacies behind the creation of PraiseGathering Music Group’s “Three Gifts” Musical. Witness the music come to life, explore a comprehensive video transcript, and opt for the full DVD to enhance your viewing experience.

Three Gifts

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In this engaging roundtable session, Jay Rouse, Rose Aspinall, and Randy Vader provide insights into the creation of PraiseGathering Music Group’s “Three Gifts” Christmas Musical. The musical, released in 2014, delves into the profound significance of the gifts presented to the Christ Child—gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These symbolic offerings are paralleled with the greater gifts humanity can bring to the Lord: life, heart, and praise.

Recorded with meticulous attention to detail, the musical encapsulates the spirit of Christmas with its vitality and rejoicing. The creators, including Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Rose Aspinall, collaborated to weave a narrative that transcends tradition, offering a fresh perspective on the age-old story.

Watch the behind-the-scenes recording of “Three Gifts” Christmas Musical here.

The musical comprises various titles, each contributing to the emotional tapestry of the narrative. From the opening track, “Three Gifts Opening,” to the worshipful moments with “Gloria!” and the reflective “Now That He Is Here,” the audience is taken on a 42-minute journey of worship and celebration.

The roundtable discussion also touches on the inspiration behind specific songs, such as “Prophets of Old,” “A Midwinter Noel,” and “This Christmas Morn,” each leveraging familiar melodies with new, evocative lyrics.

Notably, the session emphasizes the unique worship experience during the recording, capturing the essence of the Christmas story. The creators aim to provide a meaningful and transformative encounter, showcasing the true treasures sought by the King—our hearts, lives, and praise.

As the musical unfolds, the narrative explores the paradoxical nature of Christmas, where earthly gifts meet divine grace. The discussion concludes with a sneak peek into the song “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy,” infusing a timeless carol with the distinctive touch of PraiseGathering Music Group.

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everybody welcome to the three gifts
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digital reading session my name is J
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Ross I’m here with Rose Aspen all Randy
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Vader hi and we’re glad that you’re here
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with us today we’re just sorta going to
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have a round table conversation without
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this musical and sort of how we put it
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together actually you’ll actually get to
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see a portion of music as well we’re
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going to cut away occasionally and
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you’ll see see and hear the music itself
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and also I want to let you know that
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full video DVD which we have a beautiful
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DVD Jodi all did a wonderful job on the
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DVD that’s also available at praise
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gathering calm so if you want to see the
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DVD go there and check that out but
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let’s start with the title round ooh
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tables head noisy um three gifts is a
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song that we wrote a handful of years
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ago song that I loved yeah you did I got
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you for a fun to begin specifically the
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idea always resonated with me and at
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first glance you might think it’s about
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the Wiseman and it sort of is but
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there’s more to it well there’s this I
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mean this is paradox entra para DOX we
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got going here because the wise men of
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course they were they were monarchs they
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were rich and the gifts they brought
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were earthly treasures but in the
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kingdom what we have here is this baby
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who was in fact God now and how do we
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interact with that I mean we can’t give
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gifts in a king would give but what is
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it that this king really wants and what
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he wants the three gifts from us are
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those special ones that he was he wants
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our heart he wasn’t praise once I life
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so that really was the baseball look for
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the whole song is interesting to note
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that I people say this is really the
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when the wise men story was the first
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time that Christmas gifts were exchanged
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that was kind of set to tradition for
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giving gifts but it’s important to note
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that they didn’t give to each other yeah
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they gave to the Lord I think it’s
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important to note to the narration you
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wrote going into that song is one of my
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favorites in things rarely in our life
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have we ever reuse the narration but
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it’s the exact same narration that we
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originally use on the musical and
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for our glorious the musical that was in
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first some okay and then we go from that
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into prophets of old right prophets of
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old you know over the years I’ve taken
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so many Christmas songs melodies that we
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don’t sing a church alive right new
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lyrics to them so we can this is a good
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example that we don’t often sing
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Coventry Carol it’s such a it’s so
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heart-wrenching it’s after the children
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being slaughtered in Bethlehem it is
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such a beautiful melody and so what I
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thought is let’s take this melody that
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we don’t get the same unless let’s pair
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it with it a lyric that has the same
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kind of feel that same kind of language
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that you would expect and we talked
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about the prophets so that’s how they
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came about and I’m really I was just
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delighted with the way it turned out
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beautiful yeah and in Rose that’s
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followed by a song that was sort of
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started with Rose right no Gloria oh
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yeah yeah yeah yeahs fair idea was well
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when you have scripture what do you and
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the angels appear what happens they
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always say no no no don’t be afraid yeah
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well there’s a reason why they say don’t
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be afraid they are awesome beings and so
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what I just felt like we needed to have
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a song that had angels with some tattoos
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on their hands that’s exciting we want a
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song with their wings like my theology
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does not allow for that career so that’s
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why the rest you guys wrote that song
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alright well so we’re going to take a
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minute and let you see some of the
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opening three gifts opening some of
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prophets of old and Gloria take a look
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at this
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I
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come come close listen carefully there
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is on this night good news to tell a
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story like none other a story both
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ancient and new it is a wonder a joyous
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expectancy so come come to this night of
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stars and angels and glorious this night
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of shepherds and miracles and kings the
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great maker of promises has spoken and
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from his heart a child comes a savior
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born for us promised Messiah God’s Word
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in touch and he brings with him these
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gifts redemption forgiveness hope we
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have waited for so long now the fullness
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of time is upon us a long incomplete and
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the great chasm between God and us has a
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bridge
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come and worship you lay gifts at his
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feet your life your heart your praise
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call me faithful come let us adore him
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Christ
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Oh
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leave
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sure
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Oh
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Oh
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you too
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engine
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my life surrender for my heart now
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tender my praise and all four
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Lord to you I breed
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my life committee
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my heart submitted
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my praise
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Oh for me
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give me as I say
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Oh
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Oh
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Oh
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e
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Chelsea’s do
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and so the story ancient is this in the
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beginning was the word before mountains
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before earth from everlasting to
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everlasting eternal footsteps full mercy
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in love full of grace and truth entered
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our world and stepping forth from a bowl
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he came surely the Lord God does nothing
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unless he reveals his secret to his
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servants the prophets but you Bethlehem
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though you are little among the
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thousands of Judah it out of you shall
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come forth to me the one to be ruler in
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Israel Messiah
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Oh
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balls and screws
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sir
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d
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Oh
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Oh
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Oh
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ha
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he
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Oh
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in the time
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in a jar
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Oh
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pee in a jar
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Oh
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yo get a chance
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in the time
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Oh
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I
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Gloria yeah I love that song we did a
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great job yeah well it’s fun it’s
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terrified those poor shangela yeah okay
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from there we go to midwinter noel which
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i love this idea from the beginning it
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started as a piano plus it’s the lyric
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of sing we now of christmas and the
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melody the music is in the Bleak
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Midwinter yeah well here again there’s
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another example of a melody we don’t say
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much at Christmas time and both the
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melody and the lyrics are are you know
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we can recognize them right but with
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this one it just sets the whole thing on
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a different key land so we use the first
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person that I wrote a couple verses and
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well Alleluia we there’s a young chorus
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in that we added sort of a worship kind
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of setting it’s just did great on the
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it’s beautiful and then similarly Randy
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this this Christmas morn which is a new
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lyric from you yeah but the music is I
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felt free I was kind of in a group
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well here again that I saw three ships
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number one I’ve never done anything with
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that because I don’t understand what
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that means I don’t think nautical
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thought I think exactly but exactly but
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here again you know is such a lively
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beautiful bug ya tryin to Carol and I
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remember though I wanted to do it real
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fast and you guys suppose well another
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thing about that I didn’t know that like
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I sort of went into that arrangement
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thinking about how the chorus sort of
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set because you wrote like a different
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lyric for the chorus and then my person
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I played it for you I was just sort of
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surprised but then we sort of morphed
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our idea yeah and it became what it was
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one of my I’ve always says what my
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favorite songs did you get the metronome
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I sing in the man oh my no that’s okay i
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didn’t read all the way to the back okay
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okay and then one special thing that
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we’ve been doing now for the last at
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least three or four xmas musicals is a
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special moment with with Mary and Joseph
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and that’s where Rose always comes in
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and shines and again this year it’s
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called now that he is here yeah well you
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know we like to joke around a lot about
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how i infiltrated the boys clothes
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yester well look you’re sitting that’s
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something yeah yeah in no other place is
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that more evident than here when I just
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feel like the
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the richness that the heart of a woman
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you know has been layered into this and
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so we did now that he is here and I just
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absolutely love the duality of that
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verse because I feel that way I feel
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just like Mary a lot of times now that
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he’s here everything will be okay when I
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have hard days if I know that Jesus is
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here you know and so you get you get
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kind of both of that in that song and it
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just it just turned out so lovely yeah
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and the video is is a gorgeous too and
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it’s just a really a beautiful moment in
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the musical and if you get chance to use
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the DVD will take a look at it now no
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more waiting no more wondering at last
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he was here
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nothing could have prepared Mary for the
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rush of love she felt when she looked at
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her baby she whispered his name the very
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name the angel had proclaimed to her
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Jesus ah it was perfect as perfect as he
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Jesus now everything would change the
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Lord God the Holy One had done a
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mysterious thing and on this night this
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very quiet familiar night Mary took
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Joseph’s hand in hers and wept Joseph
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come and see your child won’t you cradle
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him a one can you see the father in the
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Sun
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come to eat the famous of our Holy One
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he is he that’s all I know now we can
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and watch him grow small prints I sleep
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2nite he’s
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c and o
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is
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that he is
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we see
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change
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was me new snow
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Oh
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is he
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afro
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rings
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now that he is here
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I do
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you
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Joseph come
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and see your child
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you
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you
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it’s beautiful rose I love that song you
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know I was thinking it with that song
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that rose wrote a lot of people ask us
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how you gonna top that song how you’re
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going to top that song well they’re
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different they’re all of our Mary songs
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that roses really all have their own
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feel too just like all these musicals
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that we’ve done over the years they’re
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unique that’s really God’s blessing to
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rent as we approach this every time with
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you know similar obviously same story
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but trying to give it some new life and
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God is always gracious yeah alesis your
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eyes and blessed okay we’re going to add
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a little bit out of order the way the
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musical runs but I wanted you to say
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something about gifts for pit gifts yes
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it for a king a king yeah what I wanted
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in all honestly I wanted a Motown yeah
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king’s son I’m from Michigan okay I’m
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back but I you know John Peterson are
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you seized on you got to be careful with
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the desert song the desert song as the
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one you really want to you know have a
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novelty to it and this one I just loved
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I love the way you know it’s one thing
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to think wow this melody might were like
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that but when you put it with a rhythm
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section and a groove happens when you
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get somebody help you write some lyrics
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and get it all straight oh well honestly
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it’s one of the things you always bring
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you have that sort of groove thing I
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think it’s all the stuff you listen to
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your car maybe I’m just saying that is
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not true get breaking take a look at
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this
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the narrative of the Christmas story
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provided for us in Scripture offers
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little information about the wise men we
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know they came from a great distance a
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new star in the heavens guiding them we
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know that Herod did not deceive them and
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that they brought with them priceless
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treasures when they finally had their
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audience with the child King they
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presented their gifts then they bowed
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down and worshiped him
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due to my dears
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made a star
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seeking my child
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train forever
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reconcile
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chiming in no
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sooo
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son
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p
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right
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see
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he a monkey
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to see
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right
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let’s Miley
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see
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I
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you
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good job ready motown yeah little yeah
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go michigan state yeah i think exactly
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nice okay from here the musical goes to
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a beautiful time of worship we it’s been
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really important to us over the years to
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have that time worship around the manger
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where we can just sort of focus on the
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full meaning of what Christmas is yeah
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and I think one of the things you’ve
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done that I just I’m so pleased with is
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that you don’t try to make something
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happen here in these worship times you
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would let that it you let it occur and
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it’s even when we’re recording I know
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when you’re in that zone and and it
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comes through the tape it’s it’s one of
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my favorite things that right and
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ultimately I think it makes the
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experience feel that way too has a rose
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a lot of experience our spiritual stuff
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so yeah just really have so in that
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setting consists of three gifts the song
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that we wrote oh come all ye faithful
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and then the musical actually ends with
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a song we wrote a couple years back to
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call tell over the mountains which is
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another just ton of fun I don’t reach
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out of your seat yeah way too close
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musical but to close our digital reading
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session we wanted to end with a song
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that I know it’s one of your favorites
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the virgin mary had a baby boy well I’ve
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been wanting to do this for a long time
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and you just just didn’t feel right but
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I also wanted to because it’s a PD song
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something that has our mark on it so
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right we did oh yeah yeah we did the
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Virgin Mary and then we put that chorus
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from born in Bethlehem worked perfectly
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it worked really well so this is I mean
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we’ve done so many of these over the
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years but again it has its own feel its
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own well in since this is the last thing
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we’ll see what is the takeaway ran like
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the oh we always say that you know we
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want this musical to be the big so wat
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moment with what we sort of call it i
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mean if you answered that for this
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musical what you know where what’s your
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head thinking well number one is we
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don’t have to be in competition with
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kings and royalty number two the
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treasures that are the most important
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are not treasures of Earth those things
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will pass away it’s the eternal
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treasures and and focusing on that that
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yes these were something special and
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these were used by God during Jesus life
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the money used to they say was used
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help send them to Egypt all these
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different gifts that came but what we
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brought is what he wanted he wanted our
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hearts he wanted our life and that just
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resonates with me so much I love that
24:53
idea so let me remind you to praise
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gathering calm you can watch the full
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video and what you’ll see now is the
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music as we close to the virgin mary had
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a baby boy thanks for joining us Merry
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Christmas yeah
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and they say that you see
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you
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we go
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he come from
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because he come from the door
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he comes up what we’re asking
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yes
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baby what’s wrong angel
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and they say
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thanks
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come from
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kum Fong
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rios kingdom
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he pees on
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geelong
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on me
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he come from the body he come come the
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boy asked
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Oh pick up
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love you
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he come from the door I ask you

Randy Vader

Randy Vader

Randy Vader stands as a stalwart figure in the realm of Christian music, boasting a brilliant and distinguished career that spans an impressive four decades. His multifaceted talent as a best-selling composer, lyricist, and Dove Award-winning producer has left an indelible mark on the industry.

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Jay Rouse

Jay Rouse

Jay Rouse, seated at the piano, beckons listeners not just to enjoy a performance but to embark on a worshipful journey. Beyond the notes, his thoughtful engagement, personal artistry, and undeniable talent create sacred spaces between the melodies. The piano becomes a vessel, transporting both the musician and those in the room into a realm of worship.

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Rose Aspinall

Rose Aspinall

Rose Aspinall has been an integral part of the PraiseGathering Music Group staff for three decades. She spent more than twenty of those years providing direction for the print-on-demand division of the company’s orchestration services. In later years, she moved over to the creative side of the business where she served as co-writer, lyricist, and associate producer for all original publications.

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