As a worship leader, I struggle quite a bit choosing new music at Christmas time. It's hard to avoid getting into a rut and doing the same songs year after year. So I thought I would share this song that I arranged a while back.
It's my rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful. My goal was to take a traditional Christmas carol and arrange it into a more current worship song. I like building dynamics through repetition, and this arrangement clocks in at over seven minutes long. I modified the original chorus to lend itself more toward repetition, added some Alleluias, and here you go. It's a bit lengthy, and it starts out slowly. There's even a breakdown toward the middle with the original latin lyrics (Venite Adoremus). But give it a full listen and see where it goes from there. Hopefully, if you're like me, you will appreciate having a new option for Christmas music selections this year.
O Come Le Us Adore Him
Here's the link to the direct .mp3 download.
Here's the link to the chord chart in Word .doc format.
This particular recording was done on a benefit project for Emanuel Children's Hospital here in Portland. It features the ISing Community Choir and the worship band at Our Place Christian Church.