I learned a few things along the way.
1. People can have a hard time counting to 50, or else the joy of commenting on a post can cause a person to wax eloquent and ignore silly contest rules, e.g., a 50 word limit.
2. O Come, O Come Emmanuel is a really popular Christmas song.
3. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day has more content than I thought. I had forgotten how meaningful the words are:
“Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep! The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, good will to men.’”
I picked five winners for their creative entries. Here they are:
Labor of Love (Andrew Peterson)
There in a hole in a ground, there was a manger. It was a filthy hole, a hole full of oozy smells. No Hobbits dwelt here, or would ever want to. There was agony, a foreshadowing of what was to come later on a tree. Blood and tears flowed mingled down onto the straw floor. But amongst the first screams of the newborn, hope had finally breathed it’s first breath as well. This is the True Tall Tale of the Birth of Christ.
From Aryan Kevin Catalnan:
it is A song about the Newborn kinG, it is an Elegantly Lovely Song. FROM its simplest, it is about THe angEls heRalding this great news about thE infAnt in the manger who wilL eventually be our Mighty Savior. cOme Forth and join in GLoriously wORshipping Yeshua the newborn king.
One of my favorites is “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”. And yes, I also appreciate the irony of calling people to worship with a song that calls for silence.
From Tim Sharpe:
My juvenile humor one first — I always enjoy I hear a recording of “What Child is This?” because I try to guess what words they’ll use for Verse 2: Why lies he in such mean estate Where ***** and ***** are feeding? Current favorite of this would be Chad Lister, who forsakes the ox and the lamb and the donkey, and just goes with “Where animals are feeding.” Makes me chuckle like an immature middle schooler.
I’m hoping for a random selection.
And the following people were selected by the Random Number Generator, whose every decision, of course, is determined by the Lord (Prov. 16:33).
Thanks to everyone who participated! You’ll be receiving an email shortly with your download code.
And if you’re still up for a contest, you can go over to Twitter and try to win an album there!
In the meantime, please help us get the word out about Prepare Him Room – Facebook, Twitter, iTunes or Amazon ratings and reviews… I think this is one of the best projects Sovereign Grace Music has produced and would love to see as many people as possible benefit from these songs that highlight the glory of the Savior who was born an infant to redeem us from our sins and reconcile us to the Father.
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