A Christmas Cornucopia Album

Artist(s): Annie Lennox

Cover Art

Annie Lennox A Christmas Cornucopia Cover Art

Tracklist

Angels From the Realms of Glory

producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
lyricist: James Montgomery
composer: [traditional]

Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight over all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth

Shepherds, in the fields abiding
Watching over your flocks by night
God with us is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light

Come and worship, come and worship
Come and worship Christ, the newborn King

Sinners, wrung with true repentance
Doomed for guilt to endless pains
Justice now revokes the sentence
Mercy calls you, break your chains

Though an Infant now we view Him
He shall fill His Father's throne
Gather all the nations to Him
Every knee shall then bow down

All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son
Evermore your voices raising
To the eternal Three in One

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

length: 3:32
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
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 powers
When we were gone astray
Glad tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
Glad tidings of comfort and joy

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O 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.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O 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
From Satan's power and might."
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O 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.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

length: 3:30
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
composer: Sir John Goss
lyricist: Edward Caswall
See amid the winter's snow,
Born for us on earth below,
See the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.

[Chorus]
Hail, thou ever-blessed morn!
Hail, redemption's happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who throned in height sublime
Sits amid the cherubim.

[Chorus]

Say, ye holy shepherds, say
What your joyful news today;
Wherefore have ye left your sheep
On the lonely mountain steep?

[Chorus]

"As we watched at dead of night,
Lo, we saw a wondrous light;
Angels singing peace on earth
Told us of the Savior's birth".

[Chorus]

Sacred infant, all divine,
What a tender love was thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.

[Chorus]

Teach, O teach us , Holy Child,
By Thy Face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy Sweet humility!

[Chorus]

Il est né le divin enfant

length: 3:37
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
lyricist: [traditional]
composer: [traditional]
[Chorus:]
Il est ne, le divin Enfant,
Jouez, hautbois, resonnez, musettes;
Il est ne, le divin Enfant;
Chantons tous son avenement!

Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous le promettaient les Prophetes;
Depuis plus de quatre mille ans,
Nous attendions cet heureux temps.

[Chorus]

Ah! qu'll est beau, qu'il est charmant,
Que ses graces sont parfaites!
Ah! qu'll est beau, qu'll est charmant,
Qu'il est doux le divin Enfant!

[Chorus]

Une etable est son logement,
Unpeu de paille, sa couchette,
Une etable est son logement,
Pour un Dieu, quel abaissement!

[Chorus]

O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
Tout petit enfant que vous etes,
O Jesus! O Roi tout puissant!
Regnez sur nous entierement!

[Chorus]

The First Noël

length: 4:40
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay,
In fields where they lay
Keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
That was so deep.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far,
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star
Wherever it went.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

This star drew nigh to the northwest
Over Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then did they know assuredly
Within that house the King did lie:
One entered in then for to see,
And found the Babe in poverty:
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in His presence
Their gold, and myrrh and frankincense.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven
And earth of naught
And with His blood
Mankind hath bought.
Noel Noel Noel Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

Lullay Lullay (The Coventry Carol)

length: 3:12
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
Lullay, Thou tiny little Child
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay;
Lullay, Thou tiny little Child,
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

Oh sisters two, how may we do
To preserve this day?
This poor Youngling for whom we sing
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

Herod, the King, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His soldiers in their strength and might,
All children young to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,
And ever mourn and say,
For at thy parting nor say nor sing
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

And when the stars ingather do,
In their far venture stay,
Then smile as dreaming, Little One,
Bye-bye, lulle, lullay.

The Holly and the Ivy

length: 3:37
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown

[Chorus]
O, the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom,
As white as lily flow'r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our dear Savior

[Chorus]

The holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good

[Chorus]

The holly bears a prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
On Christmas Day in the morn

[Chorus]

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as the gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all

[Chorus]

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown

[Chorus]

In the Bleak Midwinter

length: 3:31
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and *** and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother1
In her maiden bliss,
Worshiped the Beloved
With a kiss.

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,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart

As Joseph Was a Walking (The Cherry Tree Carol)

length: 3:59
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
When Joseph was an old man,
An old man was he,
He married Virgin Mary,
The Queen of Galilee,
He married Virgin Mary,
The Queen of Galilee.

As Joseph and Mary
Walked through an orchard green,
There were apples and cherries
Plenty there to be seen,
There were apples and cherries
Plenty there to be seen.

Then Mary spoke to Joseph,
So meek and so mild,
"Joseph, gather me some cherries,
For I am with Child,
Joseph, gather me some cherries,
For I am with Child."

Then Joseph flew in anger,
In anger flew he,
"Let the father of the baby
Gather cherries for thee,
Let the father of the baby
Gather cherries for thee."

Then Jesus spoke a few words,
A few words spoke He,
"Let my mother have some cherries,
Bow low down, cherry tree,
Let my mother have some cherries,
Bow low down, cherry tree."

The cherry tree bowed low down,
Bowed low down to the ground,
And Mary gathered cherries,
While Joseph stood around,
And Mary gathered cherries,
While Joseph stood around.

Then Joseph took Mary
All on his right knee:
"Oh, what have I done, Lord?
Have mercy on me.
Oh, what have I done, Lord?
Have mercy on me."

Then Joseph took Mary
All on his left knee:
"Oh, tell me, little Baby,
When Thy Birthday will be,
Oh, tell me, little Baby,
When Thy Birthday will be."

"On the fifth day of January
My Birthday will be,
When the stars and the elements
Shall tremble with fear,
When the stars and the elements
Shall tremble with fear."

O Little Town of Bethlehem

length: 3:33
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
O 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.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth.
And praises sing to God the King.
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently
The wondrous 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,
Where meek souls will receive Him,
Still The dear Christ enters in.

Where children, pure and happy,
Pray to the Blessed Child;
Where misery cries out to thee,
Son of the Mother mild;
Where charity stands watching,
And faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
And Christmas comes once more.

O Holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in;
Be born in us today!
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!

Silent Night

length: 3:48
producer: Mike Stevens and Annie Lennox
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
arranger: Annie Lennox
additional mixer: Marcus Byrne and Mark Stevens
Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child,
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace!

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ, the Savior, is born!

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

Universal Child

length: 4:14
producer: Annie Lennox and Mike Stevens
vocal: Annie Lennox
mixer: Mike Stevens
engineer: Mike Stevens
additional mixer: Mark Stevens and Marcus Byrne
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
How many mountains must you face before you learn to climb.
I'm gonna give you what it takes, my universal child.

I'm gonna try to find a way to keep you safe from harm.
I'm gonna be a special place, a shelter from the storm.
And I can see you, your everywhere, your portrait fills the sky.
I'm gonna wrap my arms around you, my universal child.

And when I look into your eyes, so innocent and pure.
I see the shadow of the things that you've had to endure.
I see the tracks of every tear that ran ran down your face.
I see the hurt, I see the pain, I see the human race.
I can feel you, your everywhere, shining like the sun.
And I wished to god that kids like you could be like everyone.

How many tumbles must it take before you learn to fly.
I'm going to help you spread your wings, my universal child.

I can feel you everywhere shining like the sun.
And I wished to god that kids like you could be like everyone.
And I wished to god that kids like you could be like everyone