It's ok with me!

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It's ok with me!

Listen to the sound

Added 12th October 2013

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NB This song has two different choir arrangements. 'Choir score' is a straight four-part harmony 'Concert Bundle' has a more creative arrangement designed to fit with a band and lead vocalist.

Listen to the sound of the angels singing
their gospel song.
Listen to the joyful news they're bringing:
Jesus has come!
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
peace on the earth.
Hope is rising, fear subsiding,
where the song is heard.

So let your gospel song be heard,
raise your voice in all the earth;
join the angels singing 'glory'.
Let your festive anthem sound;
hope and joy and peace abound,
as we sing the Christmas story.

Come with a song of celebration,
come to your king.
Fall to your knees in adoration
and worship him.
He is the Lord of earth and heaven,
God's only son.
Lift up a shout to all creation:
Jesus has come!

Sing, sing, sing
to the king, king, king
who has come!

Bible Passages: Luke 2

This is a Christmas call to worship which, for quite a simple song, took several years to write. I had most of it for a long time, but it wasn't until I moved it into a more bluegrass style that I found the right tone for the chorus, carrying through idea of a gospel song that begins with the angels and continues through us. Then the end section came out of a jam with Chris Pearse and seemed the perfect joyful response. Finally, the the Weeks brothers got hold of it when producing our Christmas Songs album and transformed it into a contemporary, edgy anthem. It's amazing the journey a song can go on! I hope it brings something a bit different into the Christmas celebration.

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Just started looking for material for this year's Carol Service at the prison and this fits the bill perfectly - easy but catchy melody, great potential for some percussion and words that have meaning. Great, and thank you! Resound always comes up trumps for me as we approach another Christmas.
Richard Woolley at 12:55 on 23rd July 2017
I love this so much, we sung it last Christmas at Mass and the church was full of smiling people. So looking forward to singing it again this Christmas.
Peggy Morrissey at 23:31 on 16th November 2015
WHAT AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS SONG!!!!!
And the bluegrass style is THE ABSOLUTLY RIGHT STYLE to sing it. I loved it from the first time I heard it.
We have to sing this song at this christmas, yeah!!
Please give us more of those..... :-))
Manuela Fries at 14:56 on 15th April 2014
Joel - cracking song - we've been singing this all Christmas at St James and everyone's loved it.
Chris Pearse at 11:48 on 2nd January 2014
Added a real sparkle to our Carols by Candlelight with a C & W backing. Many thanks.
Peter Wilkinson at 12:26 on 23rd December 2013
Great song, Joel. I'm just thinking about the banjo-playing student we have in the team at present... interesting possibilities.
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Mike Dunn at 10:20 on 16th November 2013
Just uploaded a new chord chart with a capo 3 version added.
Joel Payne at 10:15 on 4th November 2013
Love this upbeat Christmas song. It's a nice change to have a bopping along joyous Christmas song that is likely to be enjoyed by Children too.
I am a beginner/intermediate Guitar player. Using a Capo, are there any easier chords I could use instead of the ones shown? Thank you.
michael rutherford at 17:36 on 3rd November 2013
Nice song. I really enjoyed it.
Christopher Schopmeyer at 00:31 on 3rd November 2013
Wonderful! Very enjoyable and uplifting. :)
LeAnn Helle at 01:51 on 23rd October 2013
Excellent!!
Charlotte Leeke at 19:55 on 22nd October 2013