CHRISTMAS IS FOREVER
Unchanging Love in an Ever Changing World
Created by Gary Rhodes and Claire Cloninger
Arranged by Gary Rhodes
Our world is fast-paced and unpredictable. Amidst every new challenge and through every change, we struggle to keep rooted in what we know for sure — seeking comfort and peace in what is timeless and permanent. Perhaps that is what is so magical about Christmas — wrapped up with family traditions passed through each generation is the simple truth of the season. The Christmas story never changes. Christmas and the One whom it celebrates is secure, lasting, eternal and forever. Christmas Is Forever, the latest Christmas musical from best-selling creators Gary Rhodes and Claire Cloninger, joyfully celebrates the unchanging love of Christmas that keeps us steady in a changing world.
Christmas Is Forever reveals the sparkling depth and wonder of Christmas with “Come on Christmas!” — a fun medley showing the excitement that children feel about Christmas as well as the bittersweet passing of time as they grow up before our eyes. Traditional carols blended with fresh expressions of worship capture the nostalgic joy of the season. Christmas Is Forever also presents the full gospel from the beginning of time — the fall of Adam and Eve — through God’s plan of salvation from the manger to the cross — in a very creative, impactful way. Complete with an accompaniment DVD and fully orchestrated tracks this powerful musical provides abundant opportunities for congregational worship including a candlelight medley.
Christmas Is Forever with His Love Is Alive and No Eye Had Seen ? Come on Christmas! includes Christmas Is a Time for Families, Come on Christmas! and School Is Out, Time for Fun! ? The Night Before Christmas ? Glory to God! ? It Came Upon the Midnight Clear ? This Is Our Son with No Eye Had Seen ? Jesus, Savior, Friend ? Light of Jesus, Shine Forever with The First Noel, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, I Could Sing of Your Love Forever and O Come, Let Us Adore Him ? The Name Lives On ? Finale includes Glory to God!, Christmas Is Forever, Lord Most High, Joy to the World! and Hallelujah Chorus
· A new Christmas musical from the creators of Lift Up Your Eyes, My Utmost for His Highest and He's Alive
· Provides options to involve children and youth choirs
· Celebrates the unchanging love of Christ’s birth in a changing world
· Features opportunities for congregational worship including a candlelight medley
· Accompaniment DVD available to visually enhance experience
· Audio samples, DVD samples and clip art available at www.wordmusic.com
Voicing: SATB Performance Length: Approx. 49 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate Available: May 2006