Good News! It's Christmas!

by Noah Glenn

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This record is name your own price, meaning you are welcome to grab it for free! If you enjoy the record, take whatever you think it is worth and donate that to World Relief Memphis, or your local World Relief office. World Relief welcomes refugees to the United States by helping them secure housing, employment and education, providing immigration legal service, and guiding refugees and immigrants along the path towards U.S. citizenship.

"Good News! It's Christmas!" is an ongoing, ever-expanding Christmas album, 8 years in the making (and counting!).

Back in 2009, I came up with a fun way to mash up 2 of my favorite holiday songs, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Auld Lang Syne" and I decided to record it to share with some friends and family. The next year I wrote an original song, "Christmas Sweaters" and it all began to snowball from there.

Each year I've added one or two songs. It's a good mix of original compositions and covers of favorite Christmas songs.

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released December 2, 2016

Performed, recorded, and mixed by Noah Glenn.
Album art by Lindsey and Noah Glenn.

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Noah Glenn is a musician, composer, and audio engineer living in Memphis, TN.

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Track Name: Christmas Missed Us
Poor be lifted
Justice written
Blind have vision
Peace enlisted
If this Christmas
Just this wishlist
Is as wished as
Gifts and riches
This elixir
Fits our illness
May it lift us
May it fill us

Jesus help us
Christmas missed us
Jesus help us
Christmas missed us
Christians curse us
Dickens dissed us
Jesus help us
Christmas missed us
Track Name: Christmas Sweaters
I just can't wait for Christmas weather
When my whole family comes together
The snow is falling down
The fire is the place we gather round
Our singing makes a joyful sound
Oo ah oo ah oo

Can't wait to put on Christmas sweaters
I'm sending all my best friends letters
I'm signing them with love
And telling them the things I'm dreaming of
We're all hand in hand and hand in glove

I've loved her ever since I met her
Still want to get to know her better
Baby, come in from the snow
And stand with me beneath the mistletoe
The Christmas lights are dim next to your glow
I'll tell you anything you want to know

Jesus, the God who walked among us
Reached down and took all our sin from us
Jesus, upon you, there the dove is
You gave up all to show what love is
That a criminal like me
Could have my chains unbound and be set free

That a criminal like me
Could have his chains unbound and be set free
That a criminal like me
Could have his chains unbound and be set free
A criminal like me
Could have his chains unbound and be set free
What better Christmas gift could there be?
Track Name: We Need a Little Christmas
Haul out the holly
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again
Fill up the stocking
I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now

For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
Candles in the window
Carols at the spinet
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
It hasn't snowed a single flurry
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry

So climb down the chimney
Turn on the brightest string of light I've ever seen
Slice up the fruitcake
It's time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough

For I've grown a little leaner
Grown a little colder
Grown a little sadder
Grown a little older
And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder
I need a little Christmas now

Oh we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
Candles in the window
Carols at the spinet
And we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
It hasn't snowed a single flurry
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry

So wrap up the presents
It's been a long time since I felt good, neighborly
Pour me some cider
It's time we hung some tinsel on that mayberry bough

For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
Candles in the window
Carols at the spinet
And we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute
We need a little Christmas now
We need a little Christmas now
Track Name: It's Christmas Time Again
Let's pack our suitcase and
Visit your dad and mama
Tie up our bootlaces
Wear 'em with our pajamas

I'll grind the coffee beans
You get the kettle ready
You shred the magazines
I'll help you toss confetti

I'm so glad it's Christmas time again


You have a cup of cocoa
I’ll sip some apple cider
Your aunt will play the oboe
I’ll pick guitar beside her

Your hipster cousin, Gerald
shaved his Movember moustache
We go out singing carols
We'll sing whatever you ask

I'm so glad it's Christmas time again

Let’s stay an extra day
And start some new traditions
Hey, it’s the holidays
Forget about nutrition

Wait just a moment with me
Under the mistletoe
Peak out the window and see
An angel in the snow

I'm so glad it's Christmas time again

But Christmas is more than candy canes
And sugarplum fairies in our brains
Not just another day to stuff our face
like on Thanksgiving

Christmas is full of the sweetest sounds
Cause once we were lost but now we’re found
Jesus was born in Bethlehem
that we may go on living

Once we were dead but now we live
Once we just took, but now we give
Amazing Grace, Amazing Grace
Track Name: Year of the Lord
Good news to the poor
He was sent to proclaim
New sight to the blind
Liberty in His name

Captive men shall He free
Broken hearts shall He mend
Comfort to those who mourn
Prison stays he shall end

It’s the year of the Lord
Let us all celebrate
It’s the year of our Lord
May it not pass away

Strengthen my weak hands
make firm my feeble knees
Wipe clean my heart
Take all malice from me

We will sing out in joy
And put on festive clothes
Even deserts rejoice
And blossom as a rose

It’s the year of the Lord
Let us all celebrate
It’s the year of our Lord
May it not pass away
Track Name: The Good News Is Better Than You've Heard
The baby in in the hay
Pure as winter snow
In depth of darkest night
Comes height of brightest glow
The promise of the world
The everlasting word
The Good News is better than you've heard.

The well of endless truth
Abandoned in our pride
The desert of our hearts
Resists the cleansing tide
A soul as dry as mine
Was difficult to stir, but
The Good News is better than you've heard.

A crime must be atoned
In sin, our life is lost
The penalty we owe
Is laid upon the cross
His justice has erased
The debt that we incurred
The Good News is better than you've heard.
Better than you’ve heard
The Good News is better than you've heard.

But if we close our hearts
And turn the sick away
And twist His Word to mean
The things it doesn’t say
Our lies cannot obscure
His truth held in His Word, cause
The Good News is better than you've heard.
The Good News is better than you've heard.
Better than you’ve heard
The Good News is better than you've heard.
Track Name: Have Yourself an Auld Lang Syne
Poor be lifted
Justice written
Blind have vision
Peace enlisted
If this Christmas
Just this wishlist
Is as wished as
Gifts and riches
This elixir
Fits our illness
May it lift us
May it fill us

Jesus help us
Christmas missed us
Jesus help us
Christmas missed us
Christians curse us
Dickens dissed us
Jesus help us
Christmas missed us