God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Single)

Ever since first hearing Bing Crosby belt out God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen some long-forgotten Christmas, Oxsen has been haunted by the classic Christmas carol. Though his attention and imagination were captured many years ago, the history of the song and the outmoded use of English only further deepened his appreciation and love for the song. Originating sometime in the sixteenth century or earlier, the carol's title means "God keep you bountiful or prosperous" and contains a number of phrases used and recorded in the 1500s.


Oh My Love (Single)

"Oh My Love," is a personal and allegorical exploration of heart and home. Oxsen wrote the song in the early hours of the morning following an automobile accident that totaled his car. The song's brevity complements its composition: Oxsen wrote the song as his wife lay sleeping nearby.


The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic (Album)

Adam's debut album is as eclectic in style as it is in content. Ranging from Coldplay-esque pop rock (Of Princesses and Towers) to acoustic ballad (Psalm 57) to progressive rock reminiscent of Smashing Pumpkins (Upon Your Shoulder), the album is sonically diverse. The lyrics are equally wide-ranging, exploring such topics as man-as-machine (We Are Not Machines) to Jesus weeping over Jerusalem (O Jerusalem). The title (The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic) successfully sums up the expansive nature of this adventurous and ambitious album.


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A. Christopher Oxsen is a singer-songwriter from Oklahoma. He lives in the country with his wife and three children.

 
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