Let There Be Peace (Dona Nobis)


Let There Be Peace (Dona Nobis)
Performed By Adalya
Album UPC 888174622132
CD Baby Track ID TR0000302803
Label Adalya
Released 2012-11-01
BPM 120
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh1498832
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 28
Writer Rebekah M McGhee
Pub Co Hadar Publications
Writer Johan Pachelbel
Pub Co Public Domain
Writer Traditional English and Latin Carols
Pub Co Public Domain
Composer Johan Pachelbel, Rebekah M McGhee, Traditional English and Latin Carols
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceEasy Clear
Rights Controlled Master and Public Domain
Rights Easy Clear: Public Domain
Original/Cover/Public Domain public domain
Country United States - Arizona


One listener claimed this is the best Christmas CD ever! Okay, so that was my husband, but he's entitled to his opinion! This CD is a celebration of Jesus through worship-filled traditional and original Christmas carols.


When Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, Magians from the east came to Jerusalem, saying: Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him. Matthew 2:1-2

One of the central truths of the Gospel that seems to be buried beneath other proclamations is the fact that in and through
Jesus, the God of Israel did what He had promised to do—He became King. However, His kingship would not come about in the usual way through military or political conquest. He would only be able to claim His crown once He had suffered an
agonizing death. The crown of glory would not come without the crown of suffering. Glory and suffering are inseparably woven together.

Our prayer is that this Christmas season, you will see beyond the baby of Bethlehem and behold the radical revolutionary about whom Isaiah wrote, “It is too little that you should be My servant in that I raise up the tribes of Jacob and restore the survivors of Israel: I will also make you a light of nations, that My salvation may reach the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6

Music by Gustav Holst / Lyrics by Christina Rosetti; Additional Lyrics by A. Hadar
Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2007 Hadar Publications

Long ago in Bethlehem, God came down to earth;
Born a helpless baby, through the virgin birth,
Angels proclaimed Him, God Emmanuel--
Jesus the Messiah, King of Israel.

Prophets had foretold it, though few would understand,
God would save His people with His mighty hand.
Glory to God on high, He was born that night--
Jesus the Messiah, He’s God’s own glorious light.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.
If I were a wise man, I would do my part,
But what can I give Him, give Him my heart.

LET THERE BE PEACE (Dona Nobis Pacem / The First Nowell)
Music by Johan Pachelbel / Traditional Latin and English Carols
Additional Lyrics and Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2006 Hadar Publications

Music by R.H. Prichard / Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2006 Hadar Publications

Traditional French Carol
Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2010 Hadar Publications

Music by A. Hadar / Lyrics by Phillips Brooks; Additional Lyrics by A. Hadar
Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2003 Hadar Publications

Traditional Latin, Translation by John Mason Neale and Henry Sloane Coffin

Music and Lyrics by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2006 Hadar Publications

You promised He would come, You said He’d set us free,
He would be a shining light for all the world to see.
What You did not say, what was hidden from our sight,
Was the slaughter of our children that cruel, bitter night.
Adonai Elohim, how can this thing be?
I believed in You and I trusted You, now I just can’t see.
My heart is crushed, my faith is shaken,
And Rachel is weeping, she is weeping for her children,
And she will not be comforted.

A child has been born, your faith to renew,
He is the Messiah, God gives His Son to you.
He will bear your pain, He will carry your grief.
You will find true life in Him and know such sweet relief.
Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears.
Your sorrow will be lifted and laughter will fill your ears.
I know it seems impossible, but there is hope for you,
A time when you will know Him and your heart will be made new,
And He will dry all your tears.

Music by Franz Gruber / Lyrics by Josef Mohr
Arrangement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2004 Hadar Publications

Music by Georg Frideric Handel / Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Arramgement by A. Hadar / Copyright © 2003 Hadar Publications

NOTE: Although this song is sung at Christmas, the lyrics do not speak of
Jesus’ birth but of His return. I felt it fitting to end the CD with a proclamation
of the joy which will be ours when Jesus finally and fully claims His rightful throne!

Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Rebekah McGhee: Vocals, handbells, Reason programming, mixing
Gannon McGhee: Acoustic guitar, engineering, mixing, mastering
Caleb Preston: Cajon, darbouka, doumbek, djembe

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