Flight To Egypt

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Old man waiting in the temple courts
he said it from the start:
The hope of nations, and of men
But he’ll do things to pierce your heart
and divide the world.

The silent night is passed and gone
And tyrants plan Your fate
But all the while, their response to You
Will determine their own way:
The road to joy or sorrow

A mighty flame flickers to a spark
There are three on the lonely road;
With the fear of kings back in the dark.
the tidings of great joy postponed
For the mothers back in Bethl’am.

He’s come to comfort the weeping ones, and
call their dead back to life, to life, and
O the blood that you failed to shed tonight
Will one day flow for such as you
If only you were humbled.

Our refugee will hurt more than this
He will be weaker still
But let your strength not make you blind
Run him off or have him killed
His peace will come with power.

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from Good News, released December 1, 2016

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They met in a “History of Christian Worship” class in seminary, where they discovered a shared love for old songs in danger of being forgotten. The band’s oeuvre seamlessly weaves the hymns of generations past with their own new songs—often indistinguishably—producing a
sound that ranges from bluegrass-tinged Americana to sacred harp hymn arrangements.
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