An Advent, Part II

by Seth Bjornrud

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These songs are a result of an advent art challenge to write a song a day during advent in 2012.


released December 20, 2014

Seth Bjornrud - vocals, guitars, bass
Ezra Overly - drums
Corban Mckain - electric guitar on "He Was A Boy", BGVs on "Cattle On A Thousand Hills"
Mark Bjornrud - BGVs on "Cattle On A Thousand Hills"

All music written by Seth Bjornrud
Recorded by Mark Bjornrud



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Track Name: I Almost Slept Through Christmas
I never thought this would happen to me
I was too proud wouldn't let myself see
Now I admit that I should have known better
Now looking back I can read it like a letter
So I can tell you how

I almost slept through Christmas this year

There was a blizzard outside, I was inside where its warm
I had a heavy lunch, I had way too much eggnog
so I laid down on the couch, thought it wouldn't do no harm
I started to doze off but forgot to set my alarm
and thats how

I almost slept through Christmas this year
Track Name: He Was A Boy
He was a boy just like me
He had a mom just like me
He learned to walk just like me
He learned to talk just like me

But He had a way with words
He had a way of speaking the truth
He had an air about Him
When He talked the mountains moved

He was a man just like me
He had a heart just like me
He had eyes just like me
He had hands and two feet

But He had a way of picking fights
He had a way of picking friends
He had a way of seeing
He could see into the hearts of men

He had sweat just like me
He had tears just like me
He had blood just like me
He had a spirit just like me

But He had a way of living
He was a stranger He was alone
He had a way of forgiving
He had a way of going home
Track Name: Holy
Track Name: Cattle On A Thousand Hills
Lord God, Mighty One, Ruler of the nations
Righteous God, Holy One, Justice of all creation
Redeemer God, Saving One, Forgiver, Slow to Anger
Father God, Living One, Maker, Self Sustainer

What can I offer You, Oh God?
When You've got cattle on a thousand hills all I can do is thank you

Thank you Lord God, Thank you Mighty One,
Thank you Ruler of the nations
Thank you Righteous God, Thank you Holy One,
Thank you Justice of all creation
Thank you Redeemer God, Thank you Saving One, Thank you Forgiver, Slow to Anger
Thank you Father God, Thank you Living One, Thank you Maker,
Thank you Self Sustainer
Track Name: His Name Will Be John (or The Song Of A Bearded Man After 9 Months Of Silence)
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
for he has visited and redeemed his people
and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us;
to show the mercy promised to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High
(His name will be John)
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways
(His name will be John)
to give knowledge of salvation to his people
in the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace
Track Name: So He Can Come
Who are you? What have you done?
Like an arrow shot at the sun
Who are you? What have you done?
You're the last one

We've all been waiting for you so he can come
You're the last one