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PROVERBS 30:5 – Shields and Icestorms!

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PROVERBS 30:5 

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 

We talked in a previous lesson about how the Word of God is pure, clean and holy.  There is nothing like it!  And EVERY word of God is pure.  There is not one verse or one word that is evil.  It is ALL pure and clean.  

Well, what about the verses and parts of the Bible where God commanded Moses or Joshua to destroy a city and to kill every living thing in it from the men, to the women, to the children, to even the animals?  How is that pure and clean?

When you begin to study these ancient people, you find that they were very evil and wicked.  They worshipped idols or false gods and as part of their worship they would sacrifice and burn their innocent babies to death in fire.  Some of the things they did in the name of worshipping their gods we cannot even discuss here because they are so evil including prostitution, bestiality (which explains why God told them to kill the animals), pornography, promiscuity and even religous orgies.  If you do not know what these things are, don’t worry.  You really do not even want to know.  Your parents can decide if you are old enough.  

They also held a very low value on human life and just about anything was okay – including murder.  Many also practiced witchcraft and trying to work magic through devils.  This is why God told the Israelites to destroy these nations.  They had become so evil that God commanded Israel to completely destroy them.  Judgment came just like in Noah’s day before the flood.  

This verse also says that God is a SHIELD unto them that put their trust in him.  Here is a picture of a man holding a shield below.  A shield is something that protects someone during battle.  The shield below is a medium-sized shield but some warriors and armies in history have used shields that were large enough to cover your entire body.

This is why it is so important to trust in the LORD.  When you trust in God, he protects you from so many things.  Are you going to have a perfect life with zero problems?  Of course not.  But the amount of problems and trouble you have are going to be much less when you trust in God.

The Bible says in Ephesians 6:16 that the enemy tries to throw and shoot fiery darts or arrows at us.  So imagine it like this.  You are going through your day and the enemy tries to throw a fiery problem at you.  Maybe it is something bad like something you should not look at.  Or maybe somebody tries to say something to make you mad.  But when you trust in God, he protects you and gives you the power to do the right thing.

One time I was riding down the road with my aunt, uncle and brother.  We were in the backseat and it was winter time in Oklahoma.  There was a lot of ice on the road, and we were trying to drive very safely.  My aunt and uncle had grown up in Oklahoma so they were used to this.  We came to a stoplight and my aunt hit the brakes and the car would not stop.  We continued to slide forward on the ice.  

Now when this happens in an older car, you are supposed to flutter the brakes (hit them rapidly over and over again) to help it stop.  Newer cars do this for you automatically.  I’m sure she did this but we continued to slide forward.  It was night time and dark, and the BAD news was that we continued to slide forward into the middle of the intersection where cars were coming from the other direction!

I remember looking out the window and there was a car coming straight toward us.  I could see the headlights in my eyes, and it was close and moving fast!  We yelled “Jesus” and somehow we suddenly moved forward incredibly fast right out of the incoming car’s way.  Of course, we know the “somehow” was God working a miracle protecting us.  He was a shield for us and moved us out of harm’s way even though physically and scientifically there was NO WAY that could have happened.

Another time, some people in my family were driving and they looked up in the rearview mirror just in time to see a car coming from behind them moving VERY fast and straight towards them.  There was nowhere for it to go because there were cars in the lanes beside them.  It was going to crash into them from behind very shortly, probably killing everyone.  They yelled “Jesus” and they said the next thing they knew was the car was in front of them speeding away.  It had gone straight through their vehicle!

These stories may sound incredible because they are!  God is a shield and protector for those that trust in him!  So maybe the next time you are in trouble and don’t know what to do – just call on “JESUS”!

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PSALMS 119:130 – How to Solve ANY Problem!

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Psalms 119:130 

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 

This verse goes along with the last lesson for Psalm 119:105.  Do you remember that verse talking about how the Word is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path?

The word “entrance” means like something “entering” or “coming in”.  You can imagine yourself in a dark room and someone shining a light to help you see of course.  The light entered the dark room and helped you to see!  OR imagine yourself being in a tough situation or problem where you are trying to decide what is the right thing to do.  Maybe you even have other people around you and you are all trying to make a decision. You are in a “dark” place and you need some “light” to help you make a good decision!   

And it could be a decision about anything!  So the next time you are facing a problem, why don’t you try this?  Think of a Bible verse that talks about whatever decision you are trying to make.  Then read that verse or those verses and pray about your decision.  Often this will help you and the answer will come!  Or you can just go to the Bible and begin to read, and the answer often will come to you. 

Now, if you cannot think of a Bible verse that fits the problem, then go search in your Bible OR use a concordance (either a hard copy one like a book that you hold in your hands or use one online – like the one at this website www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html).  

Now what is a concordance?  A concordance is a book or tool that will allow you to do a word search.  So you can look up any word and it will show you ALL the verses in the Bible that have that word.  For example, if you looked up the word “entrance”, it would show you the 11 Bible verses that have this word.  

Also, the words of the LORD give understanding unto the simple.  Another verse says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”  “Liberally” means he gives it freely and he gives a LOT of it!  “Upbraideth not” basically means God won’t even make you pay for it!  So if you feel like you need understanding or wisdom, the words of the LORD are the key!

Have you ever wished you could be smarter than you are?  Begin to study and read the Word of God or do it more.  It will also bring you closer to God.  I have known many youth and children that struggled with just plain reading and focusing.  After being in a Bible memorization and Bible study program called “Bible Quizzing” they began to read better, and they became better at focusing.  They also started doing much better in school as a result!  The Word of God is powerful!

Here’s a picture of a concordance.  Strong’s is a very famous and well-known one.

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Psalm 119:105 – A Light to Your Path and Funny Story

Memorize this verse by saying it 15 times.

Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 

This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible!  The Word of God is a lamp to our feet – showing us exactly where we are standing right now and what is going on around us in the middle of a dark world!  It is also a light unto our path – showing us where to go next.  

Have you ever wondered what the next step in your life should be or have you ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life or WHO you are supposed to be?  Well the Word of God can give you light and show you which way to go!  It is a bright light to the path of our life in a dark world!

Have you ever walked down a really dark road – either by yourself or with someone?  It can be pretty scary right?  Shadows are everywhere and especially if there is no moon that night then it can be REALLY dark!  I remember being on a youth missions trip in a different country one time with about 20 young people.  I was 20 years old and most of the others were about my age.

We were staying at a campgrounds way up in the mountains in the country of the Dominican Republic.  It was very beautiful!  The sanctuary where we had services was probably a half mile or a mile away from our cabins.  You could take the bus back to the cabins or you could walk.  Well, one night after service I and two of the guys decided to walk back instead of riding on the bus.  

Well as we were walking, we heard a group of about 5 of the girls laughing and talking a little ways behind us.  So on this walk back, (which we knew well because we had taken it many times that week) there was a little spot where the rocks narrowed and it was VERY dark with shadows.  So dark, that if someone was hiding in the shadows under the rocks you would not be able to see them – even if your eyes were adjusted to the dark.  

So I told the guys, “hey let’s hide in the shadows and scare the girls when they come by.”  It’s probably hard to believe I would do that since I’m such a nice guy.  Hehe.  So here they came and as they came up to the dark shadows they stopped laughing and got more quiet like they were a little scared.  I knew this was going to be good.  As they came walking through, we jumped out, shouting and yelling and boy were they scared!

One girl was so scared she literally was jumping and turning around in circles!  We got them really good and all had a good laugh afterwards!  Now imagine with me that one of those girls would have had a BIG flashlight to light their way!  They would have seen us hiding and it would have been much easier and less scary to walk also!  They also would have had less of a chance of maybe stepping in a hole or tripping on a rock or something!

Well that’s what the Word of God does for our lives when we study and obey it!  It lights our way so that we can see what’s ahead.  It also keeps up from tripping and making mistakes or maybe even falling flat on our faces!  It can also keep us from stepping in places we shouldn’t step where we could get hurt and maybe even twist or break an ankle – slowing us down from reaching our full potential and goals!

So the next time you have a question about what you should do with your life or which direction you should go, remember that when you keep the Word of God close to you and obey it with all your heart, it has the answers for your life and the light for your path and next STEPS!  

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The Power of Scripture Memorization

Sadly, statistics and studies show, in general, that 90% of youth who grow up or attend church will leave the church (backslide).  (For the purpose of this article, we will also include “new converts” in the category of “youth” because they are “young in Christ” and the concepts apply.)  This is true even of youth who come to Sunday School and “Spirit-filled church” every Sunday, Bible Study every Wednesday, youth service every Friday, and who are involved in great ministries such as music, youth, and even teaching and preaching.  This is truly heart-breaking!

However, what if we could take that statistic and flip it on its head?  There is a way to give youth a 90% likelihood of living for God and a 10% chance of walking away.  

Let’s look at the questions and answers below.  Have you ever seen something like this before?  This is “catechism”.  Catechism is “a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.”  It is a program used by the Catholic church (who are very successful in growth and member retention) to educate its members in the Catholic faith and doctrine.  This is a sample lesson of one of HUNDREDS of these type of lessons.  This one is from “Old Testament History for Beginners, Book 1, Lesson 1: Creation (Genesis 1).  

  1. What does the first verse of the Bible teach us?
    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Gen. 1:1
  2. In how many days did God create all things?
    God created all things in six days.
  3. What did God create on the first day?
    God created the earth, and also the light.
  4. What did God create on the second day?
    God created the firmament, or, the sky.
  5. What did God make on the the third day?
    God made dry land, the trees and the plants.
  6. What did God create on the fourth day?
    The sun, the moon, and the stars.
  7. What did God make on the fifth day?
    God made the fish and the birds.
  8. What did God form on the sixth day?
    God formed the animals and man.
  9. Did God create a helper for Adam?
    Yes, God created Eve while Adam slept.
  10. Where did God place Adam and Eve?
    In paradise, which was a picture of heaven.

“No problem” you may say.  “My children go to church every time the doors are open AND I take my kids to youth service and Sunday School.”  That’s great…but 90% of them are still backsliding.  WHY?  Because they are NOT memorizing the Word and being TESTED on it.  Only 1 hour a week on a Sunday morning being taught a lesson or a few hours on a Friday night (even with a dynamic youth leader) is not enough.  

Imagine if that’s how you went to school – taking one or two classes a week for a few hours.  No matter how good the teacher – you would never graduate.  Sunday School, youth service and great church are important but they are not enough.

There is only one program that is having high success rates of retention.  Over a period of 20 years, we tracked youth who went through a Scripture Memorization program similar to Catholic Catechism and attended it for at least 3 consecutive years.  20 years later, 90% of the youth who went through it for a minimum of 3 consecutive years were still living for God.  And in one study, of the remaining 10% that backslid, 90% of them came back to the church.  However, 90% of those who only attended the program for around a year or who did not attend left the church (backslid)

So the AWESOME news is we have discovered a Proven Retention System for our youth and new converts!  Who wouldn’t agree that EVERY SINGLE ONE of our youth and new converts should go through a program like this?  This should be REQUIRED.  

The purpose of these Scripture Memorization lessons with short, fun devotionals and quizzes is to obey the Scriptural mandate that we have to teach the Word “diligently unto our children”. 

Yes it takes work and time and yes it is hard.  But what is harder is living with the fact that our children, youth and new converts are leaving the church and not returning.  Let’s choose our “hard”.  Our youth NEED a powerful, life-changing, proven system that puts God’s Word in their mind and heart, so they will not decide to go out on their own and do whatever they want.  They must “receive a love of the truth that they might be saved.”  

It’s time to teach our children beautiful Scriptures like these:

“9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Psalm 119:9-11)

Why are we putting so much emphasis on involvement in music ministry, youth ministry, secular education, etc, when the only ministry with a high retention success rate for our youth, children and new converts are those teaching the Word and Scripture Memorization?

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20 YEAR SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION STUDY BELOW:

These are all people I personally knew and/or grew up with. Study done by Richard Smith. This is an opinion study.

My five personal tricks to mastering any song

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It’s a new week and time to learn something new!  Make it your goal to learn at least two new songs this week.  And by learn I mean, memorize.  

Here is what I used to do when I learned a new song.

1) Learn the song on the bass guitar (or just use your left hand on the keyboard/piano)

2) Practice with the song until I could play it with the recording with a chord sheet.

3) (Hardest) – Play the song by memory WITHOUT​​​​​​​​ the chord sheet or the recording.

4) Play the song with the recording again but turn my volume way down to make sure I’m not missing anything.

5) Play the song​​​​ with the recording at regular volume.


Hope this helps!​​

​​It took me over 10 years of practice before I finally figured out how to play!  Our goal is to give you a complete system so that is doesn’t take YOU that long!  

The thing we hear about our program over and over again from students is that they wished they would have found our program sooner before they had wasted so much money on things that did not work for them.

Apostolic Praise is systematic.  We start you simple and then go big with tons of songs along the way!

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What’s Your Big Why?

Why do you want to learn to play? Maybe it’s so you can help out at your local church / ministry. I’ve never really thought about it but I’ve never been at a church where they didn’t have music because I can play.
Or maybe it’s to fulfill a lifelong dream – no matter your age. I wanted to play since I was six years old but it was 10 long years before God helped me put the pieces together.
Then I worked at a church and Christian school teaching piano lessons to others to help solidify and help me put into words and lessons a systematic approach that anyone can use to learn!
The one thing we hear consistently about our lessons is that they are “so different” from other lessons out there. Many of our students say it has helped them “put the pieces together -even after taking years of lessons from other teachers”!
(And I’ve taught people from the ages of 6 to 70+!)
However, the biggest thing I’ve noticed about those who learn to play and keep getting better versus those who stay stuck in a rut playing the same things over and over again is that winners have an “I can do this mentality” and “non-winners” have an excuse mentality (I’m too old, my hands are too small, I just don’t have it).
So 1) remember WHY you are learning – keep your BIG WHY front and center and 2) remember that you can do ALL things through Christ and “if any lack wisdom, let him ask of God that gives to all liberally”.
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Free Chord Sheet – Battlefield!

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First two lessons of our new course AP 601 SHOUT – Free

Our new AP 601 SHOUT Course is on the way!

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The video below does not “go with” the PDF Study Guides above. The video below is just an example showing some of the techniques we will be teaching in this 12 lesson class. Each lesson will have its own video demonstrating what is being taught in each lesson – just like the rest of our courses. The class syllabus is below. Click here to PRE-ORDER AP 601 and SAVE $$$!

PLEASE NOTE: AP 601 is not 100% completed and is currently available for Pre-Sale at a discounted rate.  This course will be completed by April 30, 2020 and the lessons will be uploaded as they are completed.  You will not want to miss this amazing and fun course that makes playing shouts so EASY!  God bless!

AP 601 SHOUT LESSON SYLLABUS

Lesson 1: What is a shout, Leading up to a shout, Playing a basic shout in Key of C.

Lesson 2: Variations on Lead-ins and Walkouts 

Lesson 3: Taking the Shout to All 12 Keys

Lesson 4: How to Play a War Cry

Lesson 5: Variations on I to IV and I to V shouts

Lesson 6: b7 to 6 Shout Variations, Tritone Shout and Additional Shout Fills

Lesson 7: Examining popular shout songs – I’m a Soldier / I’m on the Battlefield

Lesson 8: Examining popular shout songs – There Is Power in the Blood

Lesson 9: Examining popular shout songs – Shout Now

Lesson 10: Examining popular shout songs – To God Be the Glory

Lesson 11: Examining popular shout songs – I’m Gonna Put a Praise On It

Lesson 12: Examining popular shout songs – I Give You Glory

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If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right!

Listen, learning to play WAY more than just motivation and mindset.

You know, I’ve met and taught a LOT of music students over the years – both in-person and virtually.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that your perception of yourself is almost always right when it comes to learning how to play music.

I’ve seen people that were 60+ years of age that made up their minds to learn and they learned!

Then I’ve seen 40 year-olds that said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
And guess what?  They were ALL right.  Because they wouldn’t try.

I’ve also talked to 20 and 30 year-olds that said “if only I had started learning younger I could be good but now I’m too old. 

I mean really?!

I didn’t start learning how to play gospel music until I was 16 and now I can learn and play any song I want (with a little practice, of course).

It’s all about mindset and attitude!

You don’t have to start learning at the age of 2 or 3 to be good.

It’s like the old proverb says:  

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Choose to be positive about your abilities and not negative!

And remember Philippians 4:13:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

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Hi Richard forgive me writing a testimony in the wrong place but I am so excited about your website! I have spent tons of money on lessons with teachers in person, on the internet, books, DVDs but I have never seen one like this! Your program for teaching church musicians is AWESOME! 

I told you before I play in church already.   I thank God for you because it is all making sense to me now! What a great concept! I went back to the 100 series and really learned some things even though I have been playing in church every Sunday that I didn’t know! Thanks also for the wonderful selection of songs that you have too which is very motivating! 

You have provided a systematic way to success for musicians! God Bless! I’ve finally found what I needed! Now I know I will be better at church!

– Mary R.

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My Story – 10 Years and still not playing

​I was sixteen years old and had been playing the piano for 10 years and I still couldn’t play like I wanted to.  I definitely could NOT play by ear.

Maybe I just didn’t have it.  Should I give up?

But I couldn’t…there was just something inside that just wouldn’t quit.  It wouldn’t allow me to give up.  I was going to play one day!

So I sat down at the piano again and played one of those old classical pieces that a teacher had taught me years ago.

Enough of that!  I wanted to PLAY!  “God help me to learn…”

Then a package came in the mail (thanks Mom and Dad)!  
A gospel music series…workbooks…chords…

At the same time I started playing bass at a church that did gospel music in Tampa, FL.

I was the only Caucasian guy on the platform (Lol).  “You need to learn to play by ear.”  “Watch the keyboardists left hand a few times and you should have it.”  “Memorize it.”  “Take this CD and learn these songs.”

So I spent hours trying to figure out these bass notes by ear off the CD…the patterns did not seem to make sense.

But the workbooks I had taught me the Roman Numeral System…and it all started to click…a pattern…chord progressions…scales.

It took me 10 years to learn and then I learned more in 10 MONTHS than I had in the previous 10 years.  

How?  I believe that God gave me a system of understanding how music works.

At Apostolic Praise we use a systematic, organized approach to teaching music.

You will learn to play
1) by Chord Sheet
2) by ear
3) by Theory 

(and eventually)
4) by sight-reading (the least important one for playing church music – so we don’t focus on it until later on in our courses.)

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Hi Richard forgive me writing a testimony in the wrong place but I am so excited about your website! I have spent tons of money on lessons with teachers in person, on the internet, books, DVDs but I have never seen one like this! Your program for teaching church musicians is AWESOME! 

I told you before I play in church already.   I thank God for you because it is all making sense to me now! What a great concept! I went back to the 100 series and really learned some things even though I have been playing in church every Sunday that I didn’t know! Thanks also for the wonderful selection of songs that you have too which is very motivating! 

You have provided a systematic way to success for musicians! God Bless! I’ve finally found what I needed! Now I know I will be better at church!

– Mary R.

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God bless!

Free Chord Sheet – Awesome Worship Song!!

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Free Chord Sheet PLUS NEW Play-Along – Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus

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Chord sheet for Keys

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Free Chord Sheet – O Come All Ye Faithful

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Song: O Come All Ye Faithful

G9 = B D F A (or just play a D minor chord as a substitute)

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Free Chord Sheet – Old Worship Song + Newer Song

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Free Chord Sheet – Great Worship Song + BONUS Awesome Baby Dedication

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Worship Song TXT File (Great for Onsong)

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Baby Dedication Song PDF Free Chord Sheet

Baby Dedication RTF File

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Free Chord Sheet and Choir Parts – Freedom

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Great Worship Song – Amazing Love

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How to Read Apostolic Praise Chorusbooks

How To Transpose Songs to Different Keys​

Beg​​inner = Mainly Major and Minor Chords
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The Complete Worship Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (440 songs) 

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The 2018 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (130 songs) 

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The 2015 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (140 songs)

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The Extreme Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (300 songs)

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The 2014 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (100 songs)

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The All-in-One Apostolic Praise (about 200 songs)

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The 2013 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook  (100 songs) 

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The 2009 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook  (120 songs)

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Apostolic Praise Winter Chorusbook:  Traditional Christmas and Holiday Songs​​ 22 Favorites Including:

Away In a Manger​ (Try it for free!) Blue Christmas​ Christmas Time Is Here Deck the Halls Frosty the Snowman​ Go Tell It On the Mountain​ Hark the Herald Angels Sing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas​ I’ll Be Home for Christmas​ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year​ Jingle Bells
Joy to the World Little Drummer Boy O Come All Ye Faithful​ O Holy Night​ Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer​ Silent Night​​​​​​​​​​​ Silver Bells​ The Christmas Shoes​ We Wish You a Merry Christmas​ White Christmas Winter Wonderland

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(All Winter Chorusbook songs are written in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)​​
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