A Savior Is Born

264b1a986c554fef8060dca0fa799eb1--christmas-jesus-christmas-nativityOn Christmas Eve, 1992, I wrote my first-ever Christmas song. It was during an extremely ¬†productive period of my life, where God was blessing me with a new song practically every day. Because of the time of the year, my creativity turned toward the reason for the season, and this song, “A Savior Is Born”, was the result.

I remember thinking at the time that it would be cool to someday put together an album of original Christmas music. That thought became reality in the fall of 2007 when I wrote and recorded the “Fresh Hope” album, of which this song is a part.

This song is simply a heartfelt song of praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a baby, lived a sinless life as a human being, became the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and rose again, conquering death once and for all! Praise the Savior, and enjoy this little song!

Lyrics:

Into the world a Savior is born
To save us all from sin
The quest for eternal life
Here is where it begins

A Savior is born to dwell among
The ones he would later save
And when he dies, they won’t realize
Eternal life he gave

Into the world a Savior is born
To save us all from sin
The quest for eternal life
Here is where it begins

A Savior is born to dwell among
The ones he would later save
And when he dies, they won’t realize
Eternal life he gave

Praise the Savior! Praise the Lord!
Praise the King Almighty!
Praise the Savior! Praise the Lord!
Praise the King Almighty!

Amen!

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Recording Dad

I don’t know why it’s taken me two years to write this post, but here we go…

Dad

Just a little over two years ago, I had an opportunity to do something as a recording studio operator/ producer that a lot of guys don’t get the chance to do: I recorded my Dad.

It all started back in 2012… or, as I like to call it, the “year of change”. Many things happened in 2012 for me and my family: my wife opened a daycare in our home, my children became “homeschoolers”, I changed positions at my day job, and we changed churches.

One other significant change was the construction of my recording studio in the garage. It was quite a daunting task, and one that I could have never done all by myself. Fortunately I had the help and expertise of some good friends and especially my Dad. Having spent many years remodeling my folks’ old house in the country, Dad was invaluable in building and soundproofing walls, rerouting electrical wires, etc. It was during the process of building the studio that he and I discussed recording and music.

I grew up listening to my Dad sing in church. He was one of the main song leaders and, with his strong deep voice, he was everybody’s favorite leader. When he wasn’t leading, he would sit on our pew and sing bass, switching to tenor for at least one verse of every song. Sitting between him and my Mom (who would do the same thing singing soprano and alto), I couldn’t help but be influenced musically.

While we were working on the studio, he expressed interest in recording an album of traditional Christmas hymns as a gift for friends and family. He said he wanted to sing all the parts like I do on my albums, but he would need my help. Three years later, we finally did it.

Keep in mind, when Dad entered the studio to record for the very first time in his life, he was 77. He had never even heard his own recorded voice before! You wouldn’t know it by listening, though:

If you like very traditional sounding Christmas music, all a cappella, this CD (or download) needs to be in your collection. Get one for yourself and give one for Christmas to someone!

Enjoy!

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