Welcome Christmas

by Bella Ruse

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Welcome Christmas is Bella Ruse's new collection of Christmas favorites and originals.

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released November 23, 2012

Recorded by Joseph and Kay Barker in their Columbus home.

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Track Name: Christmas Presence
I don't want that holly jolly cheer
I don't need 12 long days of Christmas
I just need your Christmas presence here

I don't need those silver bells ringing in Christmas joy
I don't need snow blanketing the ground
I don't need to deck the halls with boughs of anything
I just need your Christmas presence here

I don't hear angel choirs singing
I don’t see sleighs with nine reindeer
I don't hear angel choirs singing
I just need your Christmas presence hear

I don't see those sugar plums dancing in the children's heads
I don't feel the spell of a holy night
I don't wish for stockings hung with tenderness and care
I just need your Christmas presence here
I don't need this day to be the best one of the year
I just need your Christmas spirit here
Track Name: 100,000 Strands of Lights
Don’t leave me here tonight
It ‘s almost Christmas Eve
I’d‘ve done things differently
If you’d told me you would leave

I would sing for you another song
If the first one wasn't perfect
And I wouldn't make you sing along
If you did not prefer it

That food we ate tonight
Was a pathetic final meal
Won't you stay for Christmas day
And I'll make you something real

Goose and cranberries and pumpkin pie
I don’t know what a sugar plum is
But I'd whip it up for you, my dear
If it would make a difference

The decorations, love
Left much to be desired
If you’d stay with me a little more
I'll make sure they're rewired

You deserve a full grown evergreen
With 100,000 strands of lights
And a humongous gift to you from me
Would probably set things right

Please don’t go
Track Name: Oh, Little Town
Oh, little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wondering love
Oh, morning stars together
Proclaim thy holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently
The wonderous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
When meek souls will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in.

Oh, holy child of Bethlehem
Descend to us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born to us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
Oh come to us, abide in us
Our Lord, Emmanuel
Track Name: Welcome Christmas
Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome Christmas, bring your light
Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome in the cold dark night.

Welcome Christmas, fa who ramus
Welcome Christmas, da who damus
Welcome Christmas while we stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand.

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff
Like bingle balls and who foo fluff
Trim up the tree with goowho gums
And bizzlewicks and wums

Trim every blessed window
And trim every blessed door
Hang up who-boo-who bricks
Then run out and get some more

Hand patoonkahs on the ceiling
Pile pankoonas on the floor
Trim every blessed needle
On the blessed Christmas tree
Christmas comes tomorrow
Trim you, trim me!

Trim up the tree with fuzzle fuzz
And whiffer bloofs and wuzzle wuzz
Trim up your uncle and your aunt
With yards of who-flunt flan

Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome Christmas, come this way
Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome Christmas, Christmas day.

Welcome, welcome, fa who ramus
Welcome, welcome, da who damus
Christmas day will always be
Just as long as we have we.

Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer
Fa who forays, da who dorays
Welcome all whos far and near
Track Name: One More Sleep Til Christmas
There’s magic in the air this evening
Magic in the air
The world is at her best you know
When people love and care
The promise of excitement is one the night will keep
After all there’s only one more sleep til Christmas.

The world has got a smile today
The world has got a glow
There’s no such thing as strangers when
A stranger says hello
And everyone is family, we’re having so much fun
After all there’s only one more sleep til Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly and joyous
With a burst of pleasure we feel it alright
It’s the season when the saints will employ us
To share the news about peace and to keep love alive

There’s something in the wind today
That‘s good for everyone
Yes faith is in our hearts today
We’re shining like the sun
And everyone can feel it, the feeling’s running deep
After all there’s only one more sleep til Christmas
After all there’s only one more sleep til Christmas day
Track Name: Midnight Clear
It came upon a midnight clear
That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold
Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heaven’s all gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing

For lo, the days are hastening on
By prophet bards foretold
When with the ever circling years
Comes round the age of gold
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling
And the whole world give back the song
Which now the angels sing
Track Name: Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all the children call
Their favorite time of year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Track Name: God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye, merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly Father
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

“Fear not,” then said the angel
“Let nothing you affright
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure virgin bright
To free all those who trust in Him
Of Satan’s power and might”

Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises
All you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface

Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Track Name: Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo
For auld lang syne
We‘ll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wandered mony a weary fit,
Sin auld lang syne

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
And gie‘s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right gude willy waught,
For auld lang syne