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THE LORD'S PRAYER Chorus: Hark, the herald angels sing, “Glory Bearing gifts we traverse afar,

Our Father which are in heaven, to the newborn King!” Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Hallowed be thy name. Following yonder star.
Thy kingdom come, Christ by highest heav’n adored;
Thy will be done in earth; Christ the everlasting Lord! Chorus:
As it is in heaven. Late in time behold Him come, O Star of wonder, Star of night.
Give us this day our daily bread. Offspring of a Virgin’s womb. Star with royal beauty bright,
And forgive us our debts. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Westward leading, still proceeding,
As we forgive our debtors. Hail the incarnate Deity. Guide us to Thy perfect light.
And lead us not into temptation, Pleased as man with man to dwell,
But deliver us from evil. Jesus, our Emmanuel! [Chorus] Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
For Thine is the kingdom and the power, Gold I bring to crown Him again,
And the glory, for ever. Amen Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! King forever, ceasing never,
Hail the Son of Righteousness! Over us all to reign. [Chorus]
SILENT NIGHT Light and life to all He brings,
English words adapted from the original German of Ris’n with healing in His wings. Frankincense to offer have I,
Joseph Mohr; Music by Franz Gruber
Mild He lays His glory by, Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Silent night, holy night,
Born that man no more may die. Pray’r and praising, all men raising.
All is calm, all is bright. Worship Him, God most high. [Chorus]
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Born to give them second birth. [Chorus]
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Sleep in heavenly peace; O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Breathes of life of gathering gloom;
Sleep in heavenly peace. Words by Phillips Brooks; Music by Lewis H. Redner Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
O little town of Bethlehem, Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Chorus]
Silent night, holy night, How still we see thee lie;
Shepherds quake at the sight. Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, Glorious now behold Him arise,
Glories stream from heaven afar, The silent stars go by. King and God and Sacrifice.
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia; Yet in thy dark streets shineth Alleluia, Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born; The everylasting Light; Earth to heav’n replies. [Chorus]
Christ the Savior is born. The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight. O CHRISTMAS TREE
Silent night, holy night, (O Tannenbaum)
Son of God, love’s pure light. For Christ is born of Mary, Traditional
Radiant beams from Thy holy face, And gather’d alt above, O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
With the dawn of redeeming grace, While mortals sleep, the angels keep thy leaves are so unchanging.
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth; Their watch of wond’ring love. O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. O morning stars together thy leaves are so unchanging.
Proclaim the holy birth, Not only green when summer’s here, but also
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN And praises sing to God the King when ‘tis cold and drear.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen; And peace to men on earth. O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
let nothing you dismay. thy leaves are so unchanging.
Remember, Christ our Savior O holy Child of Bethlehem,
was born on Christmas Day Descend to us, we pray; O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r Cast out our sin and enter in; you fill all hearts with gaiety.
when we were gone astray. Be born to us today. O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
We hear the Christmas angels, you fill all hearts with gaiety.
Chorus: O tidings of comfort and joy, The great glad tidings tell; On Christmas Day you stand so tall, affording
comfort and joy! O come to us, abide with us, joy to one and alt.
O tidings of comfort and joy! Our Lord Emmanuel. O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
you fill all hearts with gaiety.
In Bethlehem, in Israel, DECK THE HALLS
this blessed Babe was born, Old Welsh Air O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
And laid within a manger Deck the halls with boughs of holly, wie treu sind deine Blätter.
upon this blessed morn; Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia. O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
The which His Mother Mary Tis the season to be jolly, wie treu sind deine Blätter.
did nothing take in scorn. [Chorus] Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia. Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, nein auch
Don we now our gay apparel, im Winter wenn es schneit.
From God our heav’nly Fa la, la, fa Ia Ia Ia Ia. O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
Father, a blessed angel came; Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, wie treu sind deine BlJtter.
And unto certain shepherds Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.
brought tidings of the same; IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR
How that in Bethlehem was born See the blazing Yule before us, Words by Edmund H. Sears; Music by Richard Storrs Willis
the Son of God by name. [Chorus] Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia. It came upon the midnight clear
Strike the harp and join the chorus, That glorious song of old,
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia la Ia la. From angels bending near the earth
Words by Charles Wesley; Music by Felix Mendelssohn Follow me in merry measure, To touch their harps of gold.
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the Fa Ia, la, fa Ia Ia Ia Ia. “Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy While I tell of Yuletide treasure, From heav’n’s all-gracious King.”
mild, God and sinners reconciled.” Joyful, all Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia. The world in solemn stillness lay
ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies; To hear the angels sing.
With the angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE
in Bethlehem!” Words and Music by John Henry Hopkins Still through the cloven skies they come
We three kings of Orient are, With peaceful wings unfurl’d;
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And still their heav’nly music floats French hens, Two turtle doves. And a
O’er all the weary world. O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL partridge in a pear tree.
Above its sad and lowly plains, (Adeste Fideles)
They bend on hov’ring wing; English words by Frederick Oakeley; Latin words attributed to John
Francis Wade; Music by John Reading
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love
And ever o’er its Babel sounds O come, all ye faithful, gave to me. Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids
The blessed angels sing. Joyful and triumphant, a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem. geese a-laying,
For to! the days are hast’ning on, Come and behold Him, born the King of Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three
By prophets seen of old, angels. French hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge
When with the ever-circling years in a pear tree.
Shall come the time foretold. Chorus:
When the new heav’n and earth shall own O come, let us adore Him, (3X) On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love
The Prince of Peace, their King, Christ, the Lord. gave to me. Ten lords a-leaping, Nine ladies
And the whole of world send back the song dancing, Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans
Which now the angels sing. Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation; a-swimming,
Sing all ye citizens of heav’n above: Six geese a-laying,
JOY TO THE WORLD Glory to God in the Highest. [Chorus] Five golden rings. Four calling birds,
Words by Isaac Watts; Music by Lowell Mason Three French hens, Two turtle doves.
Joy to the world! the Lord has come: And a partridge in a pear tree.
Let earth receive her King. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room, Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory giv’n; On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true
And heav’n and nature sing, (2X) love gave to me. Eleven pipers piping, Ten
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
[Chorus] lords a-leaping, Nine ladies dancing, Eight
maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming,
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns: Six geese a-laying,
Let men their songs employ, Adeste fideles, Laeti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem. Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three
While fields and floods, French hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge
rocks, hills and plains Natum videte, Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus; Venite adoremus; in a pear tree.
Repeat the sounding joy, (2X)
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. Venite adoremus, Dominum.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love
THE TWELYE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS gave to me.
He rules the world with truth and grace, Traditional Twelve drummers drumming, Eleven pipers
And makes the nations prove On the first day of Christmas, my true love piping, Ten lords a-leaping, Nine ladies
The glories of His righteousness sent to me. dancing, Eight maids a-milking,
And wonders of His love, (2X) A partridge in a pear tree. Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying,
And wonders, wonders of His love. Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three
On the second day of Christmas, my true love French hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge
THE FIRST NOEL sent to me. Two turtle doves and a partridge in in a pear tree.
Traditional
1. The first Noel, the angel did say, a pear tree.
Was to certain poor shepherds AWAY IN A MANGER
On the third day of Christmas, my true love Traditional
in fields as they lay; Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
In fields where they lay sent to me.
Three French hens, Two turtle doves; The little Lord Jesus
keeping their sheep, laid down His sweet head.
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. And a partridge in a pear tree.
The stars in the sky
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love looked down where He lay,
Chorus: The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, sent to me. Four calling birds,
Born is the King of Israel. Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a
partridge in a pear tree. The cattle are lowing,
2. They looked up and saw a star, the poor Baby wakes,
Shining in the East beyond them far; But little Lord Jesus
And to the earth it gave great light, On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love
sent to me. Five golden rings. Four calling no crying He makes.
And so it continued day and night. [Chorus] I love Thee, Lord Jesus,
3. And by the light of that same star birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree. look down from the sky,
Three Wise men came from country far And stay by my cradle
To seek for a King was their intent till morning is nigh.
And to follow the star wherever it went. On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love
[Chorus] gave to me. Six geese a-laying, Five golden
rings. Four calling birds, Three French hens, Be near me, Lord Jesus,
3. This star drew nigh to the northwest; I ask Thee to stay
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest, Two turtle doves. And a partridge in a pear
tree. Close by me forever and love me I pray.
And there it did both stop and stay, Bless all the dear children
Right o’er the place where Jesus lay. in Thy tender care,
[Chorus] On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love
gave to me. Seven swans a-swimming, Six And take us to heaven
4. Then entered in those Wise men three to live with Thee there.
Full reverently upon their knee geese a-laying, Five golden rings. Four calling
And offered there in His presence birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves.
And a partridge in a pear tree. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense. Traditional
[Chorus] Angels we have heard on high
5. Then let us all with one accord On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord gave to me. Eight maids a-milking, And the mountains in reply
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Echoing their joyous strains.
And with his blood mankind has bought. Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three
[Chorus] Chorus:
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Gloria in excelsis Deo, (2x) you a Happy New Year, Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near
And God send you a Happy New Year. to us once more.
Shepherds, why this jubilee? We are not daily beggars Through the years we all will be together
Why your joyous strains prolong? that beg from door to door, If the Fates allow.
What the gladsome tidings be? But we are neighbors’ children Hang a shining star
Which inspire your heav’nly song? whom you have seen before. upon the highest bough,
[Chorus] And have yourself
God bless the master of this house, a merry little Christmas now.
Come to Bethlehem and see Likewise the mistress too,
Him whose birth the angels sing. And all the little children I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Come adore on bended knee That round the table go. [Chorus] Words by Kim Gannon; Music by Walter Kent

Christ the Lord, the newborn King. I’ll be home for Christmas;
[Chorus] WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS You can plan on me.
Traditional Please have snow and mistletoe
GOOD KING WENCESLAS We wish you a Merry Christmas; (3X) And presents on the tree.
Words by John Mason Neal; Music Traditional and a Happy New Year. Christmas Eve will find me
1.Good King Wenceslas Where the love-light gleams.
Iook’d out on the feast of Stephen, Chorus: I’ll be home for Christmas
When the snow lay round about, Good tidings to you wherever you are; If only in my dreams.
deep and crisp and even. Good tidings for Christmas
Brightly shone the moon that night, though the and a Happy New Year. CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY
frost was cruel, Words & Music by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh & Frank
Weldon
When a poor man came in sight, gath’ring Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; (3X) The holly green, the ivy green,
winter fuel. and a cup of good cheer. [Chorus] The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
Is Christmas in Killarney
2. “Hither, page, and stand by me. We won’t go until we’ve got some; (3X) With all of the folks at home.
if thou know’st it, telling, so bring some out here. [Chorus] It’s nice, you know, to kiss your beau
Yonder peasant, who is he? While cuddling under the mistletoe,
Where and what his dwelling?” We wish you a Merry Christmas; (at 3X) And Santa Claus you know, of course,
“Sire, he lives a good league hence, and a Happy New Year. [Chorus] Is one of the boys from home.
underneath the mountain; The door is always open;
Right against the forest fence, CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN The neighbors pay a call;
by Saint Agnes’ fountain.” FIRE And Father John before he’s gone
(The Christmas Song) Will bless the house and all.
3. “Bring me flesh and bring me wine, Lyric and Music by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Flow grand it feels to click your heels
bring me pine logs hither. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose, And join in the fun of the jigs and reels;
Thou and I will see him dine, I’m handing you no blarney,
when we bear him thither.” Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up The likes you’ve never known
Page and monarch forth they went, Is Christmas in Killarney
forth they went together, like Eskimos.
With all of the folks at home.
Through the rude wind’s wild
lament and the bitter weather. Ev’rybody knows
a turkey and some mistletoe THE MERRY CHRISTMAS POLKA
Words by Paul Francis Webster; Music by Sonny Burke
4. “Sire, the night is darker now, Help to make the season bright. They’re tuning up the fiddles now,
and the wind blows stronger. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow the fiddles now, the fiddles now;
Fails my heart, I know not how, Will find it hard to sleep tonight. There’s wine to warm the middles
I can go no longer.” now and set your head awhirl.
“Mark my footsteps, my good page, tread thou They know that Santa’s on his way; Around and round the room we go,
in them boldly. He’s loaded lots of toys the room we go, the room we go;
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage and goodies on his sleigh. Around and round the room we go,
freeze thy blood less coldly.” And ev’ry mother’s child is gonna spy so get yourself a girl.
To see if reindeer really know how to fly. Now ev’ry heart will start to tingle,
5.In his master’s steps he trod, When sleigh bells jingle
where the snow lay dinted. And so I’m offering this simple phrase on Santa’s sleigh;
Heat was in the very sod To kids from one to ninety-two; Together we will greet Kris Kringle
which the Saint had printed. Although it’s been said And another Christmas Day.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, many times, many ways,
wealth or rank possessing; “Merry Christmas to you.” Come on and dance
Ye who now will bless the poor the merry Christmas polka;
shall yourselves find blessing. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE Let ev’ryone be happy and gay.
CHRISTMAS Oh, it’s the time to be jolly
Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
HERE WE COME A-CAROLING Have yourself a merry little Christmas; and deck the halls with holly;
(The Wassail Song) Let your heart be light. So let’s have a jolly holiday.
Traditional Come on and dance
Here we come a-caroling From now on, our troubles
will be out of sight. the merry Christmas polka;
among the leaves so green; Another joyous season has begun.
Here we come a-wand’ring Have yourself a merry little Christmas;
Make the Yuletide gay. * Roll out the Yuletide barrels
so fair to be seen. and sing out the carols,
From now on, our troubles
will be miles away. A merry Christmas ev’ryone!
Chorus:
Love and joy come to you, Here we are as in olden days, happy golden
days of yore; Come on and dance
And to you glad Christmas too, the merry Christmas polka;
And God bless you and send Let ev’ry lady step with her beau
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Around a tree to the ceiling who lives across the way; Christmas is bedtime
with lots of time for stealing This little feller’s where no one wants to go.
Those kisses beneath the mistletoe. Christmas is just another day. All the world is tinsel bright,
He’s the little boy that So glad to know
Come on and dance Santa Claus forgot, that Christmas is tonight.
the merry Christmas polka, And goodness knows Christmas, merry Christmas,
With ev’rybody joining in the fun; he didn’t want a lot. When all your wishes come true,
Roll out the barrels that cheer you, He sent a note to Santa Christmas, merry Christmas;
and shout till they hear you, for some soldiers and a drum; May all your wishes come true.
A merry Christmas ev’ryone! It broke his little heart when
he found Santa hadn’t come. SILVER AND GOLD
BLUE CHRISTMAS In the street, he envies Words andi Music by Johnny Marks
Words and Music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson all those lucky boys, Silver and gold, silver and gold,
I’ll have a blue Christmas without you; Then wanders home Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold.
I’ll be so blue thinking about you. to last year’s broken toys. How do you measure its worth?
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree I’m so sorry for that laddie; Just by the pleasure
Won’t mean a thing He hasn’t got a daddy, it gives here on earth.
if you’re not here with me. The little boy that Santa Claus forgot. Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
I’ll have a blue Christmas, that’s certain; CHRISTMAS FOR COWBOYS Silver and gold decorations
And when that blue heartache Words & Music by Steve Weisberg On ev’ry Christmas tree.
starts hurtin’, Tall in the saddle
You’ll be doin’ all right we spend Christmas Day, TAKE ME BACK TO TOYLAND
with your Christmas of white, Drivin’ the cattle Words by Kal Mann; Music by Bernie Lowe

But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas. on the snow-covered plains. Please take me back to Toyland;
All of the good gifts given today; Ev’ryone’s happy there.
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS Ours is the sky It’s more than a girl and boy land
Music and Lyrié by Jerry Herman and the wide open range. Where dreams just
Haul out the holly; like toys can be shared.
Put up the tree before my Back in the cities, If you believe in Toyland,
spirit falls again. they have diff’rent ways, Believe in things that you cannot see;
Fill up the stocking, Football and eggnog All the world would become a joyland;
I may be rushing things, and Christmas parades. What a wonderful world this would be.
but deck the halls again now. I’ll take the blanket; I’ll take the reins;
For we need a little Christmas, Christmas for cowboys C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Right this very minute, Words by Jenny Lou Carson; Music by Eddy Arnold
and wide open plains. When I was but a youngster,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet. Christmas meant one thing,
A campfire for warmth That I’d be getting lots of toys that day.
Yes, we need a little Christmas as we stop for the night;
Right this very minute. I learned a whole lot diff’rent
The stars overhead when Mother sat me down
It hasn’t snowed a single flurry, are the Christmas-tree lights.
But Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry; And taught me to spell
The wind sings a hymn Christmas this way:
as we bow down to pray; “C” is for the Christ
So climb down the chimney; Christmas for cowboys
Turn on the brightest Child born upon this day;
and the wide open range. “H” for herald angels in the night.
string of light I’ve ever seen.
Slice up the fruitcake; “R” means our Redeemer;
It’s tall in the saddle “I” means Israel;
It’s time we hung some tinsel we spend Christmas Day,
on that evergreen bough. “S” is for the star that shone so bright.
Drivin’ the cattle “T” is for three wise men,
For I’ve grown a little leaner, on the snow-covered plains.
Grown a little colder, They who traveled far.
So many gifts have been opened today; “M” is for the manger where He lay.
Grown a little sadder, Ours is the sky
Grown a little older, "A" is for all He stands for;
and the wide open range. “S” means shepherds came,
And I need a little angel It’s Christmas for cowboys
Sitting on my shoulder, And that’s why there’s a Christmas Day.
and wide open plains.
Need a little Christmas now.
THAT’S WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS WALTZ Words by Irving Caesar; Music by Gerald Marks
For we need a little music, Words by Spence Maxwell; Music by Percy Faith Make my mommy’s life a song;
Need a little laughter, Christmas is sleigh bells; Keep my daddy safe and strong;
Need a little singing Christmas is sharing; Let me have them all year long;
Ringing through the rafter, Christmas is holly; Christmas is caring. That’s what I want for Christmas.
And we need a little snappy Christmas is children
“Happy ever after,” Need a little Christmas who just can’t go to sleep. Let my dolls be made of rags,
now. Christmas is mem’ries, Fireman hats of paper bags.
the kind you always keep. Just write “love” on the Christmas tags;
THE LITTLE BOY THAT SANTA CLAUS Deck the halls and give a cheer That’s what I want for Christmas.
FORGOT For all the things that
Words & Music by Tommie Connor, J. Leach & Michael Carr Christmas is each year.
Christmas comes but once a year When I wake up Christmas Day,
Christmas, merry Christmas, I would like to find a sleigh;
for ev’ry girl and boy, When all your wishes come true.
The laughter and the joy But if I don’t, dear Santa Claus,
they find in each toy. I will not complain because
Christmas is carols What I really want is this:
I’ll tell you of a little boy to warm you in the snow; Sister’s smile and brother’s kiss.
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Fill our land with peace and bliss In the new old-fashioned way. Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
From Maine down ~o the Isthmus;
That’s what I want for Christmas. CHRISTMAS ISLAND Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)
Words and Music by Lyle Moraine Right down Santa Claus Lane.
I don’t want electric trains, How’d ja like to spend Christmas He’s got a bag that is filled with
Twenty-dollar aeroplanes. on Christmas Island? toys for the girls and boys again.
Free our friends of aches and pains; How’d ja like to spend a holiday Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
That’s what I want for Christmas. away across the sea? What a beautiful sight.
How’d ja like to spend Christmas Jump in bed, cover up your head, Cause
I like boots with tops of blue on Christmas Island? Santa Claus comes tonight.
Like my little sisters do; How’d ja like to hang your stockin’
So, if you leave them, leave a few; on a great big coconut tree? Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)
That’s what I want for Christmas. How’d ja like to stay up late Right down Santa Claus Lane.
like the Islanders do, He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor for he
When the reindeer pass my house, Wait for Santa to sail in with loves you just the same.
I’ll be quiet as a mouse. your presents in a canoe? Santa knows that we’re God’s children; That
But, when I wake up, let me see If you ever spend Christmas makes ev’rything right.
Marching round the Christmas tree on Christmas Island, Fill your hearts with a Christmas cheer, Cause
Animals that never bite, You will never stray, for ev’ry day Santa Claus comes tonight.
Never giving any fright, your Christmas dreams come true.
Soldier boys who never fight; Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)
That’s what I want for Christmas. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Right down Santa Claus Lane.
Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Yes, that’s what I want for Christmas. You know Dasher and Dancer He’ll come around when the chimes ring out;
and Prancer and Vixen, then it’s Christmas morn again.
WILL SANTY COME TO SHANTY TOWN? Comet and Cupid and Donner Peace on earth will come to all
Words & Music by Eddy Arnold, S. Nelson & Ed Nelson, Jr. If we just follow the light.
and Blitzen.,
But do you recall Let’s give thanks to the Lord above,
Chorus: Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.
Will Santy come to Shanty Town The most famous reindeer of all?
to a poor little boy like me? SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN
Will he bring me some toys Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Words and Music by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
like the other girls and boys? Had a very shiny nose, You better watch out; you better not cry;
Will Santy come to Shanty Town And if you ever saw it, Better not pout; I’m telling you why:
if he sees our Christmas tree? You could even say it glows. Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
Mommy said he would He’s making a list and checking it twice;
if I promised to be good. All of the other reindeer Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice:
Used to laugh and call him names; Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
For we don’t have a fireplace They never let poor Rudolph He sees you when you’re sleepin’;
or a chimney on our shack Join in any reindeer games. He knows when you’re awake;
Like the other lucky children He knows if you’ve been bad or good;
have who live across the track. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, So be good for goodness sake.
Now, if I say my pray’rs each day, Santa came to say: OhI you better watch out;
when Christmas rolls around, “Rudolph with your nose so bright, you better not cry;
Will Santy come to Shanty Town? Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Better not pout; I’m telling you why;
[Chorus] Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
Then how the reindeer loved him
He didn’t stop last Christmas Eve; As they shouted out with glee, A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS
doesn’t he know we live here? “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Words & Music by Johnny Marks

Will my mommy have to paint You’ll go down in history.” Have a holly jolly Christmas;
my toys the way she did last year? It’s the best time of the year.
Now, if I say my pray’rs each day, I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS I don’t know if there’ll be snow,
Words and Music by Tommie Connor but have a cup of cheer.
when Christmas rolls around, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Will Santy come to Shanty Town? Have a holly jolly Christmas,
Underneath the mistletoe last night. And when you walk down the street,
She didn’t see me creep Say hello to friends you know
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Down the stairs to have a peep;
Words and Music by Johnny Marks and ev’ryone you meet.
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree She thought that I was tucked up in
At the Christmas party hop. my bedroom fast asleep. Chorus: Oh, ho, the mistletoe
Mistletoe hung where you can see Then, I saw Mommy tickle ‘Santa Claus hung where you can see;
Ev’ry couple tries to stop. Underneath his beard so snowy white; Somebody waits for you;
Oh, what a laugh it would have been Kiss her once for me.
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, If Daddy had only seen Have a holly jolly Christmas,
Let the Christmas spirit ring. Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night. and in case you didn’t hear,
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie, Oh, by golly, have a holly
And we’ll do some caroling. HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS jolly Christmas this year.
Words and Music by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
Here comes Santa Claus, (2X) [Chorus]
You will get a sentimental feeling Right down Santa Claus Lane.
When you hear voices singing, Vixen and Blitzen and all his WHEN SANTA CLAUS GETS YOUR
“Let’s be jolly; reindeer are pulling on the rein. LETTER
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.” Bells are ringing, children singing;
Words and Music by Johnny Marks

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, When Santa Claus gets your letter,
All is merry and bright. you know what he will say:
Have a happy holiday. Hang your stockings
Ev’ryone dancing merrily “Have you been good the way
and say your pray’rs,
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you should on ev’ry single day?” But he waved good-bye, sayin’, “Don’t I put a tack on teacher’s chair;
you cry; I’ll be back again someday” Somebody snitched on me.
When Santa Claus gets your letter I tied a knot in Susie’s hair;
to ask for Christmas toys, Thumpety thump thump, Somebody snitched on me.
He’ll take a look in his good book thumpety thump thump, I did a dance on Mommy’s plants,
he keeps for girls and boys. Look at Frosty go; Climbed a tree and tore my pants,
Thumpety thump thump, Filled the sugar bowl with ants;
He’ll stroke his beard, his eyes will glow, thumpety thump thump, Somebody snitched on me. So, [Chorus]
and at your name he’ll peer; Over the hills of snow.
It takes a little time, you know, I won’t be seeing Santa Claus;
to check back one whole year! (ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS) Somebody snitched on me.
My Two Front Teeth He won’t come visit me because
When Santa Claus gets your letter, Words and Music by Don Gardner Somebody snitched on me.
I really do believe, You’ll head his list, Chorus: All I want for Christmas Next year I’ll be going straight;
you won’t be missed, is my two front teeth, Next year I’ll be good, just wait;
by Santa on Christmas Eve. my two front teeth, I’d start now, but it’s too late;
see my two front teeth. Somebody snitched on me. Oh, [Chorus]
UP ON THE HOUSETOP Gee, if I could only
Words and Music by Benjamin Russell Hanby have my two front teeth, So you better be good whatever you do,
Up on the housetop reindeer pause; Then I could wish ‘Cause if you’re bad, I’m warning you,
Out jumps good old Santa Claus, you “Merry Christmas.” You’ll get nuttin’ for Christmas.
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones’ Christmas joys. It seems so long since I could say, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS SONG
“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle.” Words by Clement Clarke Moore, adapted by Johnny Marks; Music by
Chorus: Gosh, oh gee, how happy I’d be Johnny Marks

Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go? (2X) If I could only whistle. Twas the night before Christmas
Up on the housetop, click, click, click, [Chorus] and all through the house.
Down through the chimney with good Saint Not a creature was stirring,
Nick. SUZY SNOWFLAKE not even a mouse.
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett All the stockings were hung
First comes the stocking of little Nell; Here comes Suzy Snowflake, by the chimney with care.
Oh, dear Santa, fill it well; Dressed in a snow-white gown, In the hope that Saint Nicholas
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries, Tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane soon would be there.
One that can open and shut its eyes. [Chorus] To tell you she’s in town. Then, what to my wondering
Here comes Suzy Snowflake; eyes should appear,
Look in the stocking of little Bill; Soon you will hear her say, A miniature sleigh
Oh, just see that glorious fill! “Come out ev’ryone and play with me; and eight tiny reindeer,
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks, I haven’t long to stay. A little old driver so lively and quick,
Whistle and ball and a set of jacks. [Chorus] If you wanna make a snowman, I knew in a moment it must
I’ll help you make one, one, two, three. be Saint Nick.
FROSTY THE SNOW MAN If you wanna take a sleigh ride, And more rapid than
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Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins The ride’s on me eagles his reindeer all came.
Frosty the Snow Man was a jolly, Here comes Suzy Snowflake; As he shouted, “On, Dasher”
happy soul, Look at her tumblin’ down, and each reindeer’s name.
With a corncob pipe and a button Bringing joy to ev’ry girl and boy;
nose and two eyes made out of coal. Suzy’s come to town. And so up to the housetop
Frosty the Snow Man is a the reindeer soon flew
fairy tale, they say; TOYLAND Words by Glen MacDonough; With the sleigh full of toys
He was made of snow, but the children Music by Victor Herbert and Saint Nicholas, too.
know how he came to life one day. Toyland, Toyland, Little girl and boy land, Down the chimney he came
There must have been some While you dwell within it, with a leap and a bound;
magic in that old silk hat they found, You are ever happy then. He was dressed all in fur,
For when they placed it on his head, Childhood’s joyland, and his belly was round.
he began to dance around. Mystic, merry Toyland! He spoke not a word
Oh, Frosty the Snow Man Once you pass its borders, but went straight to his work,
was alive as he could be, You can ne’er return again. And filled all the stockings,
And the children say he could laugh then turned with a jerk.
and play just the same as you and me. NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS And laying his finger aside of his nose,
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
I broke my bat on Johnny’s head; Then giving a nod
Frosty the Snow Man knew Somebody snitched on me. up the chimney he rose.
the sun was hot that day, I hid a frog in sister’s bed; But I heard him exclaim
So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have Somebody snitched on me. as he drove out of sight,
some fun now before I melt away.” I spilled some ink on Mommy’s rug; “Merry Christmas to all
Down to the village with I made Tommy eat a bug; and to all a good night!”
a broomstick in his hand, Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Running here and there all around the Somebody snitched on me. Oh, SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA, U.S.A.
square, sayin’, “Catch me if you can.” Words and Music by Abe Olman and Al Jacobs

He led them down the streets I wish my daddy and mommy


Chorus: would take me all the way
of town right to the traffic cop, I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas;
And he only paused a moment To Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A.
Mommy and Daddy are mad. I’d find the letters for Santa,
when he heard him holler “Stop!” I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
For Frosty the Snow Man the ones that went astray,
‘Cause I ain’t been nuttin’ but bad. In Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A.
had to hurry on his way,
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I’d answer good little girls and boys, Snowflakes ting-a-ling; sleigh bells jing-a-ling; What fun it is to ride and sing
Saying Santa will bring your toys. “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” A sleighing song tonight.
With eight reindeer he’ll appear, All year long we wait just Oh! jingle bells, jingle bells,
riding on a sleigh. to celebrate this Christmas morn, jingle all the way;
Then I’d mail Daddy’s and Mommy’s ‘Cause we want You Oh, what fun it is to ride in
surprise for Christmas Day, From to know we’re so glad You were born. a one-horse open sleigh.
Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A. (3x) Oh, have a merry, Hey! jingle bells, jingle bells,
very Happy Birthday, Jesus. jingle all the way;
MY FAVORITE THINGS Oh, what fun it is to ride
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers Teddy bears get broken, in a one-horse open sleigh!
Raindrops on roses and trains will rust away;
and whiskers on kittens; All the fancy playthings seem LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT
Bright copper kettles to fall apart one day. SNOW!
and warm woolen mittens; But I was very lucky, Words by Sammy Cahn; Music by Jule Styne
Brown paper packages when ev’rybody’s gift was gone, Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
tied up with strings; I still had my present; Momma’s song of But the fire is so delightful,
These are few of my favorite things. Christmas lived on and on: [Chorus] And since we’ve no place to go,
Cream-colored ponies Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
and crisp apple strudels; Christmas is for children, It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
Doorbells and sleigh bells and now I have my own; And I brought some corn for popping;
and schnitzel with noodles; Their eyes are full of wonder The lights are turned way down low,
Wild geese that fly when all the toys are shown. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
with the moon on their wings; But I’ll give them something
These are a few of my favorite things. better than anything that’s on TV, When we finally kiss good night,
Girls in white dresses Something very special, something How I’ll hate going out in the storm;
with blue satin sashes; made forever, this melody: [Chorus] But if you’ll really hold me tight,
Snowflakes that stay All the way home I’ll be warm.
on my nose and eyelashes; IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE
Silver-white winters that CHRISTMAS The fire is slowly dying,
melt into springs; Words and Music by Meredith Willson And, my dear, we’re still good-byeing,
These are a few of my favorite things. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas But as long as you love me so,
When the dog bites, Ev’rywhere you go; Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
When the bee stings, Take a look in the five-and-ten,
When I’m feeling sad, glistening once again With candy canes A MARSHMALLOW WORLD
I simply remember my favorite things, and silver lanes aglow. Words by Carl Sigman; Music by Peter Be Rose

And then I don’t feel so bad. It’s a marshmallow world in the winter
It’s beginning to look When the snow comes to cover the ground.
SLEEP WELL, LITTLE CHILDREN a lot like Christmas, It’s the time for play; it’s a whipped-cream day;
(A Christmas Lullaby) Toys in ev’ry store, I wait for it the whole year round.
Words by Alan Bprgman; Music by Leon Klatzkin But the prettiest sight to see Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
Sleep well, little children, is the holly that will be In the arms of the evergreen trees,
Wherever you are; On your own front door. And the sun is red like a pumpkin head;
Tomorrow is Christmas It’s shining so your nose won’t freeze.
Beneath every star. A pair of hopalong boots The world is your snowball; see how it grows;
Soon the snowflakes will fall and a pistol that shoots That’s how it goes whenever it snows.
And tomorrow you'll see Is the wish of Barney and Ben; The world is your snowball just for a song;
Every wish, one and all, Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk; Get out and roll it along.
Waiting under the tree. Is the hope of Janice and Jen; It’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts;
And Mom and Dad can hardly Take a walk with your favorite girl.
Sleep well, little children, wait for school to start again. It’s a sugar date; what if spring is late;
Pleasant dreams through the night; In winter, it’s a marshmallow world.
Tomorrow is Christmas, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
All merry and bright. Ev’rywhere you go; STAR CAROL
Soon you'll hear the bells ring, Words by Mitchell Parish; Music by Leroy Anderson
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Time for dreams to come true one in the park as well,
As the world wakes to bring ring-ting-tingling, too;
The sturdy kind that doesn’t Come on, it’s lovely weather
Merry Christmas to you. mind the snow. for a sleigh ride together with you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS Outside, the snow is falling
Words by Estelle Levitt; Music by Lee Pockriss
It’s beginning to look and friends are calling “Yoo-hoo”;
Katy got a dolly that cries a lot like Christmas; Come on, it’s lovely weather
and blinks its eyes; Soon the bells will start, for a sleigh ride together with you.
Jimmy got an automatic plane And the thing that will make Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, let’s go;
that really flies. them ring is the carol that you sing Let’s look at the show;
But we were poor that Christmas, Right within your heart. We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.
so Momma stayed up all night long, Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, it’s grand,
Sitting in the kitchen making us JINGLE BELLS Just holding your hand;
Words and Music by James Pierpont
a present; it was this song: Dashing through the snow We’re gliding along with a song of a wintery
In a one-horse open sleigh; fairyland.
Chorus: O’er the fields we go, Our cheeks are nice and rosy, and comfy cozy
Church bells ring-a-ling; angels Laughing all the way. are we;
sing-a-ling; “Happy Birthday, Jesus.” Bells on bobtail ring, We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a
Making spirits bright; feather would be.

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Let’s take that road before us and sing a For the fire goblins flicker on the ceiling, Can’t you hear the sleigh bells asking why
chorus or two; And the wine witch glitters in the glass, we’re single,
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride And the smoke wraiths are drifting, curling, As we fly across the snowy hills and dells?
together with you. reeling, And we’re happy ‘cause the sleigh bells seem
And the sleigh bells jingle as they pass. to jingle
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE [Chorus] In the winter fairyland like wedding bells.
WOODS
Traditional Oh, a god is the fire; Repeat First Two Verses
Over the river and through the woods Pull the pipes, drain the bowl. Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-Iing, jing-a-
To Grandmother’s house we go. Oh, a god is the fire; With a skoal, with a ling, jing-a-Iing, jing-a-ling.
The horse knows the way skoal.
to carry the sleigh Oh, a god is the fire; Pull the pipes with a OUT OF THE EAST
Through white and drifted snow. skoal, Words and Music by Harry Noble
Over the river and through the woods, For the room has a spirit in the embers, Out of the East there came riding, riding,
Oh, how the wind does blow. Tis a god and our fathers knew his name, Three of the wisest of men.
It stings the toes and bites the nose And they worship’d him in long-forgot Dust was their enemy blinding, blinding,
As over the ground we go. Decembers, Even the wisest of them.
And their hearts leap’d high with the flame. Wandering shepherds heard tell their story,
Over the river and through the woods Told in the flickering firelight, tender light, ever
To have a full day of play. JINGLE-BELL ROCK bright Christmas night.
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling, Words and Music by Joe Seal and Jim Soothe Far to the West was there shining, shining,
For it is Christmas Day. Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, Blazing a star in the dawn;
Over the river and through the woods, Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring. Reverent wise men beheld it, saying, “This
‘Trot fast my dapple gray; Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun, night a Savior is born.”
Spring o’er the ground just like a hound, Now the jingle hop has begun.
For this is Christmas Day. Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, Into the West they went riding, riding,
Jingle bells chime in jingle-bell time. Following after the star,
Over the river and through the woods Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square Over a quiet town shining, shining,
And straight through the barnyard gate. In the frosty air. Lighting their way from afar.
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow; What a bright time; it’s the right time Under its glory sat Mother Mary
It is so hard to wait. To rock the night away. Tenderly singing a lullaby, hush-a-by, don’t-
Over the river and through the woods, Jingle-bell time is a swell time you-cry lullaby.
Now Grandma’s cap I spy. To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh. Into the stable came riding, riding,
Hurrah for fun; the pudding’s done; Giddy-yap jingle horse; pick up your feet; Three of the wisest of men;
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie. Jingle around the clock. Gifts did they bring for that Babe in manger,
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat; Gifts for the Savior of men.
HANOVER WINTER SONG That’s the jingle-bell rock.
Words and Music by Richard Hovey and Frederic Field Bullard Lo! in a manger they found Him, found Him,
Ho, a song by the fire; WINTER Bathed in the light of yon star;
Pass the pipes, pass the bowl. Words by Alfred Bryan; Music by Albert Gumble Gold did they bring Him and frankincense,
Ho, a song by the fire Winter, winter, When the snow is softly falling, And myrrh from a land that was far.
With a skoal, with a skoal. That’s the time to squeeze, when it starts to Shepherds crept in singing praises, praises;
Ho, a song by the fire; freeze. Angels kept watch to be near to Him, dear to
Pass the pipes with a skoal, In October and November and December, just Him, one with Him, praising Him.
For the wolf-wind is wailing at the doorways, remember Into the East then went riding, riding,
And the snow drifts deep along the road, Winter, winter, Three of the wisest of men.
And the ice gnomes are marching from their When your sweetheart comes a-calling, Found was the Babe in a lowly manger,
Norways, By the fireside so bright, you’ll sit and tease Crowned was the Savior of men.
And the great white cold walks abroad. her;
That’s the time to squeeze her, when it’s I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Chorus: winter. Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, adapted by Johnny Marks;
But, here by the fire, we defy frost and storm; Music by Johnny Marks

Ha, ha, we are warm, and we have our heart’s JING-A-LING, JING-A-LING I heard the bells on Christmas Day
desire. Words by Don Raye; Music by Paul J. Smith Their old familiar carols play,
For here we’re good fellows, and the Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, And wild and sweet the words repeat
beechwood and the bellows, What fun to hear the sleigh bells jingle. Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.
And the cup is at the lip in the pledge of Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling,
fellowship. They set your heart atingle. I thought as now this day had come,
Oh, here by the fire, we defy frost and storm; I love to hear our laughter mingle, The belfries of all Christendom
Ha, ha, we are warm, and we have our heart’s Ha, ha, ho, ho, through the snow we go. Had rung so long the unbroken song
desire. Of peace on earth, goodwill to men
For here we’re good fellows, and the Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-Iing, jing-a-ling,
beechwood and the bellows, The bells have got the snowflakes dancing. And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no
And the cup is at the lip Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, peace on earth,” I said, “For hate is strong and
In the pledge of fellowship, of fellowship. Ol’ Dobbin’s even prancing. mocks the song Of peace on earth, goodwill to
Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, men.
Pile the logs on the fire; The night is made for sweet romancing.
Fill the pipes, pass the bowl. Ha, ha, ho, ho, through the snow we go. Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
Pile the logs on the fire; “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
With a skoal, with a skoal. Through a winter fairyland we go a-gliding The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
Pile the logs on the fire; In a cotton-candy land of frozen charms, With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”
Fill the pipes with a skoal, And the way the sleigh is slipping and a-sliding
Brings you sliding even closer in my arms. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

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Words and Music by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry The peace of Christmas Day. Now proclaim Messiah's birth.
Simeone
Come, they told me,
(Pa-rum-pu m-pum-pum) Chorus: Chorus:
A newborn King to see; The branch that bears the bright holly, Come and worship, come and worship;
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) The dove that rests in yonder tree, Worship Christ, the newborn King.
Our finest gifts we bring The light that shines for all to see,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) The peace of Christmas Day. Shepherds in the fields abiding,
To lay before the King, Watching o’er your flocks by night.
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, The hope that has slumbered for two thousand God with man is now residing;
rum-pum-pum-pum) years, Yonder shines the infant Light. [Chorus]
So to honor Him A promise that silenced a thousand fears,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) A faith that can hobble an ocean of tears, Sages, leave your contemplation;
When we come. The peace of Christmas Day. [Chorus] Brighter visions beam afar.
Seek the great desire of nations;
Little Baby. (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) Add all the grief that people may bear; Ye have seen Him natal star. [Chorus]
I am a poor boy too; Total the strife and the trouble and care;
(Pa-rum-pu m-pum-pum) Put them in columns and leave them right Saints before the altar bending,
I have no gift to bring there, Watching long in hope and fear.
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) The peace of Christmas Day. [Chorus] Suddenly the Lord descending
That’s fit to give our King. In His temple shall appear. [Chorus]
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, I SAW THREE SHIPS Traditional
rum-pum-pum-pum) 1. I saw three ships come sailing in LO, HOW A ROSE E’ER BLOOMING
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day. Traditional; Arranged by Dan Fox
Shall I play for You Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) 2. I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning. From tender stem hath sprung,
On my drum? Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
3. And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day? As men of old have sung.
Mary nodded; (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) It came a floweret bright
The ox and lamb kept time; 4. And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day in the morning? Amid the cold of winter,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) When half spent was the night.
I played my drum for Him; 5. The Virgin Mary and Christ were there
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; Isaiah ‘twas foretold it,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) The rose I have in mind.
I played my best for Him. With Mary we behold it,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, O HOLY NIGHT
Words by John Sullivan Dwight; Music byAdolphe Charles Adam The Virgin Mother kind.
rum-pum-pum-pum) O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; To show God’s love alright,
Then He smiled at me, It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth. She bore to men a Savior
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) Long lay the world in sin and error pining, When half spent was the night.
Me and my drum. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,. JOSEPH DEAREST, JOSEPH MILD Traditional
CAROL OF THE BELLS For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Joseph dearest, Joseph mild,
Words by PeterJ. Wilhousky; Music by M. Leontovich
Fall on your knees, Oh, hear the angel voices! Help me rock my little Child.
Chorus: O night divine, O night when Christ was born! God will give you your reward in heav’n above,
Hark! how the bells, Sweet silver bells, O night, O holy night, O night divine! The Son of Virgin Mary.
All seem to say, “Throw cares away.”
Christmas is here, Bringing good cheer Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, Gladly, dearest, Mary mine,
To young and old, Meek and the bold. With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. I will rock your Kindelein.
Ding, dong, ding, dong, So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, God will give me my reward in heav’n above,
That is their song, Here came the wise men from the Orient land. The Child of Virgin Mary.
With joyful ring, All caroling. The King of Kings lay in lowly manger,
One seems to hear, In all our trials born to be our friend. Lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Words of good cheer, He knows our need, (Hum music for this line)
From everywhere, Filling the air. To our weakness no stranger. Lulla, lulla, lullaby
O how happy are their tones. Behold your King! before the lowly bend! (Hum music to end of line)
Gaily they ring; While people sing Behold your King! your King! before Him bend! The Son of Virgin Mary.
Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here;
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, Truly He taught us to love one another; CHRISTIANS, AWAKE, SALUTE THE
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, His law is love and His gospel is peace. HAPPY MORN
On, on they send, On without end, Chains shall He break, for the slave is our Words by John Byrom; Music by John Wainwright

Their joyful tone To ev’ry home. brother, Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
And in His name all oppression shall cease. Whereon the Savior of the world was born.
[Chorus] Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus rise we, Rise to adore the mystery of love
On on they send, On without end, Which hosts of angels chanted from above,
Their joyful tone, To every home. Let all within us praise His holy name. With them the joyful tidings first begun
Ding, dong, ding, dong. Christ is the Lord, Of God incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.
Then ever, ever praise we;
THE PEACE CAROL His pow’r and glory ever more proclaim, Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
Words and Music by Bob Beers His pow’r and glory ever more proclaim. Who heard the angelic herald’s voice: “Behold,
The garment of life be I bring good tidings of a Savior’s birth
it tattered and torn, ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY To you and all the nations upon earth.
The cloak of the soldier Words by James Montgomery; Music by Henry Smart This day hath God fulfilled His promised word;
is weathered and worn, Angels from the realms of glory This day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord.”
But what Child is this that Wing your flight o’er all the earth.
was poverty-born? Ye who sang creation’s story He spake, and straightaway the celestial choir,
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In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire; For Christ our dear Savior on earth now is Through His own redeeming love,
The praises of redeeming love they sang, born. For that Child so dear and gentle
And heaven’s whole orb with alleluias rang. Is our Lord in heaven above.
God’s highest glory was their anthem still, WHAT CHILD IS THIS? And He leads His children on
Peace upon earth and unto men goodwill. Words by William Chatterton Dix; Music Traditional To the place where He is gone.
What Child is this, who laid to rest,
To Bethlehem straight the shepherds ran On Mary’s lap is sleeping? O COME, O COME EMMANUEL Traditional
To see the wonder God had wrought for man, Whom angels greet with anthems sweet O come, O come Emmanuel
And found, with Joseph and the blessed Maid, While shepherds watch are keeping? And ransom captive Israel
Her Son, the Savior, in a manger laid. That mourns in lonely exile here
Amazed, the wondrous story they proclaim, Chorus: Until the Son of God appear.
The earliest heralds of the Savior’s name. This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Chorus:
Let us, like these good shepherds, then Haste, haste to bring Him laud, Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
employ The Babe, the Son of Mary. Shall come to thee O Israel.
Our grateful voices to proclaim the joy.
Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our Why lies He in such mean estate O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
loss, Where ox and ass are feeding? Thine own from Satan’s tyranny.
From His poor manger to His bitter cross, Good Christian, fear for sinners here, From depths of Hell Thy people save,
Treading His steps, assisted by His grace, The silent Word is pleading. [Chorus] And give them vict’ry o’er the grave. [Chorus]
Till man’s first heavenly state again takes
place. So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh; O come, O Day-spring come and cheer
Come, peasant king, to own Him. Our spirits by Thine advent here,
Then may we hope, the angelic thrones The King of Kings salvation brings; And drive away the shades of night,
among, Let loving hearts enthrone Him. [Chorus] And pierce the clouds and bring us light.
To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song. [Chorus]
He that was born upon this joyful day GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE
Words by John Mason Neale; Music Traditional
Around us all His glory shall display. Good Christian men, rejoice WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing With heart and soul and voice. FLOCKS BY NIGHT
Of angels and of angel-men the King. Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brody; Music by George
Give ye heed to what we say; Frederick Handel
News! News! While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Traditional Jesus Christ is born today. All seated on the ground,
The holly and the ivy, Ox and ass before Him bow, The angel of the Lord came down,
When they are both full grown, And He is in the manger now. And glory shone around, (repeat 2x)
Of all the trees that are in the wood, Christ is born today! (repeat 2x)
The holly bears the crown. “Fear not,” he said, for mighty dread
Good Christian men, rejoice Had seized their troubled minds.
Chorus: With heart and soul and voice. “Glad tidings of great joy I bring
The rising of the sun Now ye hear of endless bliss: To you and all mankind, (repeat 2x)
And the running of the deer, Joy! Joy!
The playing of the merry organ, Jesus Christ was born for this. “To you in David’s town this day
Sweet singing in the choir. He hath ope’d the heav’nly door, Is born of David’s line,
And man is blessed evermore. The Savior who is Christ the Lord,
The holly bears a blossom Christ was born for this; (repeat 2x) And this shall be the sign, (repeat 2x)
As white as lily flow’r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ Good Christian men, rejoice “The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To be our sweet Savior. [Chorus] With heart and soul and voice. To human view displayed,
Now ye need not fear the grave: And meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
The holly bears a berry; Peace! Peace! And in a manger laid, (repeat 2x)
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ Jesus Christ was born to save. Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
To do poor sinners good. [Chorus] Calls you one and calls you all Appeared a shining throng
To gain His everlasting hall. Of angels praising God, who thus
AS LATELY WE WATCHED Christ was born to save; (repeat 2x) Addressed their joyful song, (repeat 2x)
Traditional
As lately we watched o’er our fields through
the night, ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY “All glory be to God on high,
Words by Mrs. C. F. Alexander; Music by H. J. Gauntlett And to the earth be peace;
A star there was seen of such glorious light. Once in royal David’s city
All through the night angels did sing, Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Stood a lowly cattle shed, Begin and never cease, (repeat 2x)
In carols so sweet of the birth of a King. Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed. AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD
His throne is a manger, His court is a loft, Mary was that mother mild, Words by William Chatterton Dix; Music by Conrad Kocher
But troops of bright angels in lays sweet and Jesus Christ her little Child. As with gladness men of old
soft, Did the guiding star behold.
Him they proclaim, our Christ by name, He came down to earth from heaven, As with joy they hailed its light,
And earth and sky and air straight are filled Who is God and Lord of all, Leading onward, beaming bright.
with his fame. And His shelter was a stable, So most gracious God may we
And His cradle was a stall. Evermore be led by Thee.
Then shepherds be joyful, salute your new With the poor and mean and lowly
King; Lived on earth our Savior holy. As with joyful steps they sped
Let hills and dales ring to the song that ye To that lowly manger bed, -
sing. And our eyes at last shall see Him There to bend the knee before
Blessed be the hour, welcome the morn,
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Him whom heav’n and earth adore; Angel throngs to meet thee; Voice 2 ~7 Hey, ho, nobody home;
So may we with willing feet On Thy birth we greet thee; Voice 1 Yet will I be merry.
Ever seek Thy mercy seat. All hail Jesus, our Savior King. Voice 2 Meat nor drink nor money have I
Day of holiness, Peace and happiness, none,
As they offered gifts most rare Joyful, glorious Christmas Day. Voice 3 Hey, ho, nobody home;
At that manger rude and bare, Angels tell the story; Of this day of glory; Voice 1 ~ Hey, ho, nobody home;
So may we with holy joy, Praise Christ, our Savior, born this Christmas Voice 2 Yet will be merry.
Pure and free from sin’s alloy, Day. Voice 3 Meat nor drink nor money have I
All our costliest treasures bring none,
Christ to Thee, our heav’nly King. O COME, LITTLE CHILDREN Voice 1 Meat nor drink nor money have I
Words and Music by Christoph von Schmidt and J. A. P. Schulz none,
Holy Jesus ev’ry day O come, little children, from cot and from hall; Voice 3 Yet will I be merry.
Keep us in the narrow way, O come to the manger in Bethlehem’s stall. Voice 1 Yet will I be merry.
And when earthly things are past, There meekly He lieth, the heavenly Child,
Bring our ransomed souls at last So poor and so humble, so sweet and so mild. TWAS IN THE MOON OF WINTERTIME
Where they need no star to guide, (The Huron Christmas Carol)
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. The hay is His pillow, the manger His bed; English words by J. E. Middleton; Original Huron words by Father
The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on His Jean de Brdbeuf Music Traditional

head. ‘Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the


BRING A TORCH, JEANNETTE, ISABELLA birds had fled That mighty Gitchi Manitou sent
Traditional Yet there where He Iieth, so weak and so
Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella; poor, angel choirs instead. Before their light the
Bring a torch, come swiftly and run. Come shepherds and wise men to kneel at His stars grew dim, and wond’ring hunters heard
Christ is born tell the folk of the village; door. the hymn:
Jesus is sleeping in his cradle.
Ah, ah, beautiful is the Mother; Now “Glory to God” sing the angels on high, Chorus:
Ah, ah, beautiful is her Son. “And peace upon earth” heav’nly voices reply. Jesus, your King, is born; Jesus is born!
In excelsis gloria!
Hasten now, good folk of the village; Then come, little children, and join in the lay
Hasten now, the Christ-Child to see. That gladdened the world on that first Within a lodge of broken bark, the tender Babe
You will find him asleep in the manger; Christmas Day. was found;
Quietly come and whisper softly, A ragged robe of rabbit skin enwrapped His
Hush, hush, peacefully now He slumbers; THE FRIENDLY BEASTS beauty round.
Hush, hush, peacefully now He sleeps. Traditional And as the hunter braves drew nigh, the angel
Jesus our brother, kind and good, song rang loud and high:[Chorus]
MELE KALIKIMAKA Was humbly born in a stable rude,
(The Hawaiian Christmas Song) And the friendly beasts around Him stood, O children of the forest free, O sons of
Words and Music by R. Alex Anderson Jesus our brother, kind and good. Manitou,
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say The Holy Child of earth and heav’n is born
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day. “I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown, today for you.
That’s the island greeting that we send to you “I carried His mother up hill and down; Come kneel before the radiant Boy who brings
From the land where palm trees sway. I carried her safely to Bethlehem town.” you beauty, peace and joy: [Chorus]
Here we know that Christmas will be green “I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown.
and bright, STANZA 1 IN HURON
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at “I" said the cow, all white and red, Estennialon de tsonoue
night. “I gave Him my manger for a bed; Jesous ahatonhia. Onnaouateoua d’oki
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way I gave Him my hay to pillow His head.” N’onouandaskouaentak
To say “Merry Christmas to you. “I’ said the cow, all white and red. Ennonchien skouatrihotat
N’onouandilonrachatha
THE COVENTRY CAROL “I,” said the sheep with curly horn, Jesous ahatonhia.
Traditional “I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm;
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, He wore my coat on Christmas morn. BURGUNDIAN CAROL
Bye-bye, lulloo, lullay. “I:’ said the sheep with curly horn. French Carol; English lyrics and Music adaptation by Oscar Brand
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, 1. The winter season of the year
Bye-bye, lulloo, Iullay. “I" said the dove from the rafters high, When to this world our Lord was born,
“Cooed Him to sleep that He should not cry; The ox and donkey, so they say,
O sisters, too, how may we do We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and 1." Did keep His holy presence warm.
For to preserve this day? “I,” said the dove from the rafters high. How many oxen and donkeys now,
This poor Youngling for whom we sing, If they were there when first He came,
Bye-bye, lulloo, lullay. “I,” said the camel, yellow and black, How many oxen and donkeys you know,
“Over the desert, upon my back, At such a time would do the same?
Herod the king in his raging I brought Him a gift in the Wise Men’s pack.” 2. And on that night it has been told
Charged he hath this day “I,” said the camel, yellow and black. These humble beasts so rough and rude,
His men of might, in his own sight, Throughout the night of holy birth,
All children young to slay. Thus every beast by some good spell, Drank no water, ate no food.
In the stable dark was glad to tell How many oxen and donkeys now,
Then woe is me, poor Child for Thee, Of the gift he gave Emmanuel, Dressed in ermine, silk and such,
And ever morn and day, The gift he gave Emmanuel. How many oxen and donkeys you know,
For Thy parting nor say nor sing, At such a time would do as much?
Bye-bye, Iulloo, lullay. HEY, HO, NOBODY HOME 3. As soon as to these humble beasts
Traditional; Arranged by Dan Fox (Sung As a Round) Appeared our Lord so mild and sweet,
O SANCTISSIMA Traditional Voice 1 Hey, ho, nobody home; With joy they knelt before His grace,
O thou happy, O thou holy, Voice 1 Meat nor drink nor money have I And gently kissed His tiny feet.
Glorious peace bringing Christmastime. none, If we, like oxen and donkeys then,

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In spite of all the things we’ve heard, I asked the Lord to aid me, Two was a Paul and Silas, and
Would be like oxen and donkeys then, And He showed me the way: One was the little itty Baby,
We’d hear the truth, believe His word. Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
Chorus:
ALL HAIL TO THEE Go tell it on the mountain, Children, go where I send thee.
Words by Ernest W Olson; Music by Philipp Nicolai Over the hills and ev’rywhere; How shall I send thee?
All hail to thee 0 blessed morn, Go tell it on the mountain, I’m gonna send thee five by five, ‘cause
To tidings long by prophets borne. Our Jesus Christ is born. Five was the gospel preachers, and
Hast thou fulfillment given, Four was the poor came
0 sacred and immortal day, When I was a seeker, knockin’ on the door, and
When unto earth in gloricus ray I sought both night and day; Three was the Hebrew children, and
Descends the grace of heaven, I asked the Lord to help me, Two was a Paul and Silas, and
Young and old, their voices blending, And He taught me how to pray. [Chorus] One was the little itty Baby,
Praise are sending unto heaven Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
For the Savior to us given. Down in a lowly manger
Tue humble Christ was born; Children, go where I send thee.
He comes for our redemption sent, And God sent out salvation How shall I send thee?
And by His glory heav’n is rent That blessed Christmas morn. [Chorus] I’m gonna send thee six by six,
To close upon us never; Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Our blessed Shepherd He would be, I WONDER AS I WANDER Five was the gospel preachers, and
Whom we may follow faithfully. Words and Music by John Jacob Niles Four was the poor came
To live with Him forever VERSE1: I wonder as knockin’ on the door, and
Unto realms of glory winging I wander out under the sky Three was the Hebrew children, and
Praises, singing to the Father How Jesus the Savior Two was a Paul and Silas, and
and the Son and Spirit ever. did come for to die. One was the little itty Baby,
For poor on’ry people like you and like I; Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
BUON NATALE I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
(Merry Christmas to You) Children, go where I send thee.
Words and Music by Bob Saffer and Frank Linale When Mary birthed Jesus,
Chorus: Buon Natale means How shall I send thee?
‘twas in a cow’s stall, I’m gonna send thee seven by seven,
“Merry Christmas to you.” With wise men and farmers
Buon Natale to ev’ryone, Seven for the seven that went up to heaven,
and shepherds and all. and
Happy New Year and lots of fun. But high from God’s heaven,
Buon Natale, may all your wishes come true. Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
a star’s light did fall, Five was the gospel preachers, and
Buon Natale in Italy means a And the promise of ages it then did recall.
“Merry Christmas to you.” Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing, Three was the Hebrew children, and
Far away across the sea; In sunny Italy, A star in the sky or a bird on the wing,
There’s a quaint little town, Two was a Paul and Silas, and
Or all of God’s angels One was the little itty Baby,
Not a clock has been wound in heav’n for to sing,
for over a century. Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
He surely could have it,
They don’t know the time or year, ‘cause He was the King. [Verse1]
And no one seems to care, Children, go where I send thee.
And this is the reason How shall I send thee?
CHILDREN, GO WHERE I SEND THEE I’m gonna send thee eight by eight,
the Christmas season Traditional
is celebrated all year. [Chorus] www.allcarols.com/c/children_go_where_i_send_thee.html Eight for the eight that stood
Children, go where I send thee. at the gate, and
PAT-A.PAN How shall I send thee? Seven for the seven that went up to heaven,
Traditional I’m gonna send thee one by one; and
Willie, take your little drum; One’s for the little itty Baby, Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Robin, take your flute and come. Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem. Five was the gospel preachers, and
When we hear the tune you play Four was the poor came
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan; Children, go where I send thee. knockin’ on the door, and
When we hear the tune you play, How shall I send thee? Three was the Hebrew children, and
How can anyone be glum? I’m gonna send thee two by two, ‘cause Two was a Paul and Silas, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and One was the little fly Baby,
When the men of olden days One was the little itty Baby, Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
Gave the King of Kings their praise, Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.
They had pipes on which to play Children, go where I send thee.
Tu-re-Iu-re-Iu, pat-a-pat-a-pan. Children, go where I send thee. How shall I send thee?
They had drums on which to play, How shall I send thee? I’m gonna send thee nine by nine,
Full of joy on Christmas Day. I’m gonna send thee three by three, ‘cause Nine for the nine that got
Three was the Hebrew children, and left behind, and
God and man this day become Two was a Paul and Silas, and Eight for the eight that stood
Joined as one with flute and drum. One was the little itty Baby, at the gate, and
Let the happy tune play on Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem. Seven for the seven that went up to
Tu-re-Iu-re-Iu, pat-a-pat-a-pan. heaven, and
Flute and drum together play Children, go where I send thee. Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
As we sing on Christmas Day. How shall I send thee? Five was the gospel preachers, and
I’m gonna send thee four by four, ‘cause Four was the poor came
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN Traditional Four was the poor came knockin’ on the door, and
When I was a sinner, knockin’ on the door, and Three was the Hebrew children, and
I prayed both night and day; Three was the Hebrew children, and Two was a Paul and Silas, and

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One was the little itty Baby, Long time ago in Bethlehem Music by Max R~eger

Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem. So the Holy Bfble say, Amid the roses Mary sits and rocks her Jesus-
Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ, Child,
Children, go where I send thee. Was born on Christmas Day. While amid the treetops sighs the breeze so
How shall I send thee? Hark, now hear the angels sing, New King’s warm and mild,
I’m gonna send thee ten by ten, born today, And soft and sweetly sings a bird upon the
Ten for the Ten Commandments, and And ‘man will live forevermore bough,
Nine for the nine that got Because of Christmas Day” Ah, Baby, dear one,
left behind, and Slumber now.
Eight for the eight that stood While shepherds watched their flocks by night, Happy is Thy laughter; holy is Thy silent rest.
at the gate, and They saw a bright new shining star, Lay Thy head in slumber fondly on Thy
Seven for the seven that went And heard a choir from heaven sing; mother’s breast.
up to heaven, and The music came from afar. Ah, Baby, dear one,
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and Hark, now hear the angels sing, Slumber now.
Five was the gospel preachers, and "New King’s born today,
Four was the poor came And man will live forevermore BREAK FORTH, O BEAUTEOUS,
knockin’ on the door, and Because of Christmas Day
" HEAVENLY LIGHT
Words and Music’ by Johann Rist and Johann Schop; Harmonized by
Three was the Hebrew children, and Johann Sebastian Bach
Two was a Paul and Silas, and Now Joseph and his wife Mary Break forth, 0 beauteous, heav’nly light
One was the little itty Baby, Came to Bethlehem that night; And usher in the morning.
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem. They found no place to bear her Child; Ye shepherds, shrink not with affright,
Not a single room was in sight. But hear the angel’s warning.
RISE UP SHEPHERD, AND FOLLOW By and by they found a little nook This Child now weak in infancy
Traditional In a stable all forlorn, Our confidence and joy shall be;
There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn; And in a manger cold and dark, The pow’r of Satan breaking,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. Mary’s little Boy Child was born. Our peace eternal making.
It will lead to the place where the Savior’s Trumpets sound and angels sing;
born; Listen to what they say, FOR THY MERCY AND THY GRACE Words by
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. That man will live forevermore Henry Oownton;
Music by Georg Christoph Strattner
Because of Christmas Day. For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Chorus: Follow, follow,
Rise up, shepherd, and follow; Constant through another year,
PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS Hear our song of thankfulness,
Follow the star of Bethlehem; Words by Ballard Macdonald; Music by Leon Jessel
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. The toy shop door is locked up tight, Father and Redeemer hear.
And ev’rything is quiet for the night.
If you take good heed to the angel’s words, When suddenly the clock strikes twelve, Dark the future; let Thy light
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. The fun’s begun. Guide us, bright and morning star.
You’ll forget your flocks; you’ll forget your The dolls are in their best arrayed; Fierce our foes and hard the fight,
herds; There’s going to be a wonderful parade. Arm us Savior for the war.
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. [Chorus] Hark to the drum, oh,
here they come, Cries ev’ryone. In our weakness and distress,
SWEET LITTLE JESUS BOY Hear them all cheering, Now they are nearing; Rock of strength be Thou our stay;
Words and Music by Robert MacGimsey There’s the captain stiff as starch. In the pathless wilderness,
Sweet little Jesus Boy, Bayonets flashing, Music is crashing Be our true and living way.
They made You be born As the wooden soldiers march.
in a manguh (manger). Sabers a-clinking, Soldiers a-winking Keep us faithful; keep us pure;
Sweet little Holy Chil’, At each pretty little maid. Keep us evermore Thine own.
Didn’t know who You wus (was). Here they come, repeat (4x) Help, 0 help us to endure;
Didn’t know You’d come to save us Lawd, Wooden soldiers on parade. Fit us for the promised crown.
To take our sins away.
MARCH OF THE KINGS RING OUT, WILD BELLS Words by Alfred, Lord
Our eyes wus bline (was blind); Tennyson; Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Traditional; Arranged by Noble Cain
We couldn’t see; Three great kings I met at early morn, Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
We didn’t know who You wus (was). With all their retinue were slowly marching. Thy flying cloud, the frosty light.
Long time ago You Three great kings I met at early morn The year is dying in the night;
wus bawn (was born), Were on their way to meet the newly born, Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Bawn in a manguh (manger) low, With gifts of gold brought from far away
And valiant warriors to guard the royal Ring out the old, ring in the new;
Sweet little Jesus Boy. treasure; Ring, happy bells, across the snow.
De worl’ (the world) treat With gifts of gold brought from far away, The year is going, let him go;
You mean Lawd, Their shields all shining in their bright array. Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Treat me mean too,
But please, Ce matin, j’ai rencontrd le train Ring out false pride in place and blood,
Suh, fuhgive (Sir, forgive) us Lawd; Be trois grands rois qui allaient en voyage. The civic slander and the spite;
We didn’t know ‘twas You, Ce matin, j’ai rencontrd le train Ring in the love of truth and right;
Be trois grands rois dessus le grand chemin, Ring in the common love of good.
Sweet little Jesus Boy. Tout charges d’or les suivaient d’abord,
Bawn (born) long time ago, Be grands guerriers et les gardes du trésor; Ring in the valiant man and free,
Sweet little Holy chil’, Tout charges d’or Ies suivaient d’abord; The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
An’ we didn’t know who You wus (was). Be grands guerriers avec /eurs boudiers. Ring out the darkness of the land;
Copyright tI 1934 by G. Schirmer. Inc. Ring in the Christ that is to be.
MARY’S LITTLE BOY CHILD
Words and Music by Jester Hairston THE VIRGIN’S SLUMBER SONG WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE
English words by Edward Teschemacher; Words and Music by Frank Loesser

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Maybe it’s much too early in the game, (It is the star of Bethlehem.) and joyful memories there.
Ah, but I thought I’d ask you just the same, For Him who was born free from sin.
“What are you doing New Year’s, (It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus] Christmas time is here;
New Year’s Eve?” 2. The wise men travel’d from the East. We'll be drawing near;
Wonder whose arms will hold you good and (It is the star of Bethlehem.) Oh that we could always see,
tight, To worship Him, the Prince of Peace. such spirit through the year.
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night, (It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus]
Welcoming in the NewYear’s, 3. A song broke forth upon the night. Christmas time is here,
New Year’s Eve. (It is the star of Bethlehem.) God of love appeared.
Maybe I’m crazy to suppose From angel hosts all robed in white. Perfect time, Oh, so sublime,
I’d ever be the one you chose (It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus] great music fills the air.
Out of the thousand invitations you’ll receive. For this world, God cares,
Ah, but in case I stand one little chance, BREATH OF HEAVEN (MARY'S SONG) Angel did declare.
Here comes the jackpot question in advance, I have traveled many moonless nights Olden times and ancient rhymes
“What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Cold and weary with a babe inside; and love and dreams to share.
Eve?” And I wonder what I've done; Holy Father you
have come Sleigh bells in the air;
AULD LANG SYNE And chosen me now, To carry your son God of love we share,
Words by Robert Burns; Music Traditional Yuletide by the fireside
Should auld acquaintance be forgot I am waiting in a silent prayer and joyful memories there.
And never brought to mind? I am frightened by the load I bear Christmas time is here,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot In a world as cold as stone; Must I walk this God only we fear.
And days of Auld Lang Syne? path alone Came as friend, from God to men. Eternal life
[Chorus] For AuId Lang Syne, my dear, Be with me now, Be with me now so near.
For AuId Lang Syne;
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet Chorus: DING DONG! MERRILY ON HIGH
For Auld Lang Syne. Breath of heaven, Hold me together Ding Dong! Merrily on High (repeat 2x)
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven In heav'n the bells are ringing:
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend, Breath of heaven, Lighten my darkness Ding dong! verily the sky
And gives a hand o’ thine; Pour over me your holiness is riv'n with angel singing.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet For you are holy, Breath of heaven Refrain: Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
For Auld Lang Syne. [Chorus]
Do you wonder as you watch my face E'en so here below, below,
A-CAROLING WE GO If a wiser one should have had my place Let steeple bells be swinging, And "I-o, i-o, i-
A caroling, a caroling, A caroling we go. But I offer all I am, For the mercy of your plan o!"
Hearts filled with music Help me be strong, Help me be, Help me By priest and people swinging.
and cheeks a glow. [Chorus] (2x) [Refrain]
From house to house,
We bring the message CHRISTMAS ALPHABET Pray you, dutifully prime
of the King again. C is for the Candy trimmed around the Your matin chime, ye ringers;
Christmas tree. May you beautifully rime
Chorus: H is for the Happiness with all the family. Your evetime song, ye singers.
Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men (2x) R is for the Reindeer prancing by the window [Refrain]
pane.
We bring you season's greetings I is for the Icing on the cake as sweet as sugar DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR
and we wish the best to you. cane. Said the night wind to the little lamb,
Any may our wish last S is for the Stocking on the chimney wall. do you see what I see
the whole year through. T is the Toys beneath the tree so tall. Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Come join us if you will as we are singing once M is for the Mistletoe where ev’ryone is kissed. do you see what I see
again. [Chorus] A is for the Angels who make up the A star, a star, dancing in the night
Christmas list. With a tail as big as a kite (2x)
Now you may have your holly S is for old Santa who makes every kid his pet.
and perhaps some mistletoe. Be good and he'll bring you everything in your Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
Maybe a fir tree and maybe snow. Christmas Alphabet. do you hear what I hear
But wouldn't it be wonderful Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
if we could have again. [Chorus] CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE do you hear what I hear
(Charlie Brown) A song, a song, high above the trees
A caroling, a caroling, a caroling we go, Christmas time is here, With a voice as big as the sea (2x)
Hearts filled with music happiness and cheer.
and cheeks aglow. Fun for all that children; Said the shepherd boy
From house to house call their favorite time of year. to the mighty king,
We bring the message do you know what I know
of the King again. [Chorus] Snowflakes in the air, In your palace warm, mighty king,
carols everywhere, do you know what I know
BEHOLD THAT STAR Olden times and ancient rhymes A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Chorus: and love and dreams to share. Let us bring Him silver and gold (2x)
Oh, Behold that star!
Behold that star up yonder, Sleigh bells in the air; Said the king to the people everywhere,
Behold that star! beauty every where; listen to what I say;
It is the star of Bethlehem. Yuletide by the fireside Pray for peace, people everywhere!
listen to what I say
1. There was no room found in the inn. The Child, the Child,

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sleeping in the night [Chorus]
He will bring us goodness and light (2x) IN MOMENTS LIKE THESE
In moments like these I sing out a song, Special Chorus:
ECHO OF CHRISTMAS I sing out a love song to Jesus. He's so wonderful (8x)
(Christmas Hymn) In moments like these I sing out a song, He's my King! (repeat and fade)
(While By My Sheep I Watched At Night) I sing out a love song to the Lord....
by Unknown JINGLE, JINGLE, JINGLE
1. While by my sheep I watched at night, Singing I love you Lord; By Johnny Marks
Glad tidings brought an angel bright: Singing I love you Lord Jingle, jingle, jingle, You will hear my sleigh
Singing I love you Lord; I love you. bells ring,
Chorus: I am old Kris Kringle, I'm the King of Jingling
How great my joy, (great my joy), JESUS IS BORN ON THIS DAY
Joy, joy joy, (Joy, joy joy,) Today a child is born on earth, Jingle, jingle, reindeer, Through the frosty air
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high. (Today a child is born on earth) they go,
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high. Today the glory of God shines everywhere They are not just plain deer,
2. There shall be born, so He did say, For all the world They're the fastest deer I know (Ho! Ho!)
In Bethlehem a Child today: [Chorus] Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our light and
3. There shall He lie in manger mean, salvation You must believe that on Christmas Eve
Who shall redeem the world from sin: Oh Jesus born on this day, He is the King of I won't pass you by, I'll dash away in my magic
[Chorus] all nations sleigh
4. This gift of God we'll cherish well, Flying through the sky
That ever joy my heart shall fill. [Chorus] Behold the lamb of God has come
5. Lord, evermore to me be nigh, (Behold the lamb of God has come) Jingle, jingle, jingle, You will hear my sleigh
Then shall my heart be filled with joy! Behold the Savior is born bells ring
[Chorus]. Sing of His love to everyone I am old Kris Kringle, I'm the King of Jingling
Oh Jesus born on this day, Heavenly child in a (Ho! Ho!)
FELIZ NAVIDAD manger
CHORUS: Feliz Navidad, (repeat 3x) Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our Lord and THE STAR CAROL
Prospero Año y Felícidad. [Chorus] Savior Long years ago on a deep winter night.
High in the heav'ns a star shone bright.
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas (repeat Today our hearts rejoice in Him While in a manger a wee infant lay,
3x) (Today our hearts rejoice in Him) Sweetly a sleep on a bed of hay.
From the bottom of my heart. Today the light of His birth
Fills us with hope and brings peace on earth Jesus, the Lord was that Baby so small.
FUM, FUM, FUM, Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our light and Laid down to sleep in a humble stall;
Spanish Carol Then came the star and it stood over head.
On this joyful Christmas Day, salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is the King of Shedding its light 'round His little bed.
Sing fum, fum, fum
On this joyful Christmas Day, all nations
Dear Baby Jesus, how tiny Thou art,
Sing fum, fum, fum I'll make a place for Thee in my heart,
For a blessed Babe was born Today a child is born on earth
(Today a child is born on earth) And when the start in the heavens I see,
Upon this day at the break of morn Ever and always I think of Thee.
In a manger poor and lowly
Lay the Son of God most holy, (He is light, He is love, He is grace, Born on
Christmas day) (Repeat) JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS
Fum, Fum, Fum! 1. Jolly old Saint Nicholas,
JESUS, OH WHAT A WONDERFUL CHILD Lean your ear this way!
Thanks to God for holidays, Don't you tell a single soul,
Sing fum, fum, fum; Chorus: Jesus, Jesus
Oh, What a wonderful child. What I'm going to say;
Thanks to God for holidays, Christmas Eve is coming soon;
Sing fum, fum, fum; (Singing) Jesus, (Singing) Jesus
He's so holy meek and mild. Now, you dear old man,
Now we all our voices raise Whisper what you'll bring to me;
And sing a song of grateful praise New life, new hope, to all he brings
Listen to the angels sing. Tell me if you can.
Celebrate in song and story 2. When the clock is striking twelve,
All the wonders of His glory, Glory, Glory, glory to the newborn King!
(Repeat) When I'm fast asleep,
Fum, fum, fum Down the chimney broad and black,
Verse: With your pack you'll creep;
THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ All the stockings you will find
Frosted window panes, He was herald by the angels, born on
Christmas 'morn. Hanging in a row;
candles gleaming inside Mine will be the shortest one,
Painted candy canes on the tree He took Mary as His mother, and Joseph as
his earthly father. You'll be sure to know.
Santa's on his way, 3. Johnny wants a pair of skates;
He's filled his sleigh with things, Three wise men came from afar,
They were guided by a shining star. Susy wants a dolly;
Things for you and for me Nellie wants a story book;
It's the time of year, Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King!
[Chorus] She thinks dolls are folly;
When the world falls in love As for me, my little brain,
Every song you hear, Seems to say Isn't very bright;
Merry Christmas It was a long time ago in a City called
Bethlehem Choose for me, old Santa Claus,
May your new year dreams come true. What you think is right.
And this song of mine, A little baby boy was born,
In three quarter time, Born to be King of Kings
Three wise men, they came MISTLETOE AND HOLLY
Wishes you and yours, Oh, by gosh, by golly;
The same thing too. King Jesus was his name
Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King! It's time for mistletoe and holly
Merry Christmas to you Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents;
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Country sides covered with snow Is in the manger lone; His palace is a stable, One can hear the falling snow.
And Mary’s arms His throne. 2. Sleep, sleep, sleep,
Oh, by gosh, by jingle; 'Tis the eve of our Savior's birth.
It's time for carols and Kris Kringle Refrain: The night is peaceful all around you,
Over eating, merry greetings Ring out the bells for Christmas, Close your eyes,
From relatives you don't know The merry, merry Christmas, Let sleep surround you.
Ring out the bells for Christmas, Sleep, sleep, sleep, 'Tis the eve of our Savior's
Then comes that big night, The happy, happy day. birth.
Giving the tree the trim 3. Dream, dream, dream,
You'll hear voices by starlight On Beth’lem’s quiet hillside, Of the joyous day to come.
Singing a Yuletide hymn In ages long gone by, While guardian angels without number
In angel notes the glory floats, Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Oh, by gosh, by golly; "Glory to God on high." Yet wakes the sun as Dream, dream, dream,
It's time for mistletoe and holly joyous; As when the Lord was born, Of the joyous day to come
Fancy ties an' granny's pies And still He comes to greet you
An' folks stealin' a kiss or two On ev’ry Christmas morn. [Refrain] CAROLING, CAROLING
As they whisper, "Merry Christmas" to you
Where’er His sweet lambs gather, Caroling, caroling, now we go,
THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY OF THE Within this gentle fold, Christmas bells are ringing.
YEAR The Savior dear is waiting near, Caroling, caroling thru the snow,
By Johnny Marks As in the days of old. Christmas bells are ringing.
A pack full of toys means a sack full of joys In each young heart you see Him, Joyous voices sweet and clear,
For millions of girls and for millions of boys In ev’ry guileless face, You see the holy Jesus, sing the sad of heart to cheer.
When Christmas Day is here; Who grew in truth and grace. [Refrain] Ding dong, ding dong,
The most wonderful day of the year! Christmas bells are ringing.
In many a darksome cottage,
A jack in the box waits for children to shout, In many a crowded street, Caroling, caroling thru the town,
"Wake up, don't you know that it's time to In winter bleak, with shiv’ring cheek, Christmas bells are ringing.
come out!" The homeless child you meet. Caroling, caroling up and down,
When Christmas Day is here Gaze upon the pale, wan features, Christmas bells are ringing.
The most wonderful day of the year! The feet with wand’ring sore. Mark ye well the song we sing,
You see the souls He loveth, gladsome tidings now we bring.
Toys galore; Scattered on the floor; The Christ Child at the door. [Refrain] Ding dong, ding dong,
There's no room for more, Christmas bells are ringing!
And it's all because of Santa Claus! Then sing your gladsome carols,
And hail the newborn Sun; Caroling, caroling, near and far,
A scooter for Jimmy, a dolly for Sue For Christmas light is passing bright, Christmas bells are ringing.
The kind that will even say "How do you do." It smiles on everyone; Following, following yonder star,
When Christmas Day is here And feast Christ’s little children, Christmas bells are ringing.
The most wonderful day of the year. His poor, his orphans call, Sing we all this happy morn,
For He Who chose the manger, Lo, the King of heav'n is born!
MARY HAD A BABY He loveth one and all. [Refrain] Ding dong, ding dong,
Christmas bells are ringing.
1. Mary had a baby, oh, Lord, Rockabye Jesus
Mary had a baby, oh my Lord, Rockabye Jesus sweet, MARY, DID YOU KNOW?
Mary had a baby, oh Lord, close will I hold Thee, Mary, did you know that your baby boy
CHORUS: People keep a-comin' an' the train As Mary's loving arms would one day walk on water.
done gone. then did enfold Thee. Mary, did you know that your baby boy
2. What did she name him? would save our sons and daughters.
3. She named him Jesus. Chorus: Did you know that your baby boy
4. Named him King Jesus. Rockabye Jesus, has come to make you new;
5. Now where was he born? my soul's fairest treasure, This child that you delivered
6. Born in a stable. Rockabye Jesus, will soon deliver you.
7. And where did she lay him? my love knows no measure.
8. She laid him in a manger. Rockabye Jesus, Mary, did you know that your baby boy
9. Who heard the singing? my soul's fairest treasure, will give sight to a blind man.
10. Shepherds heard the singing. Rockabye Jesus, Mary, did you know that your baby boy
11. Who came to see him? my love knows no measure. will calm the storm with His hand.
12. Shepherds came to see him. Did you know that your baby boy
13. Star keeps shining. See how the world has walked where angels trod?
14. The wise men kneeled before him. lies in sorrow and sadness; When you kiss your little baby,
15. King Herod tried to find him. Give us Thy blessing, you kiss the face of God!
16. Moving in the elements. O bring Heaven's gladness! [Chorus]
17. They went away to Egypt. Oh, Mary, did you know?
18. Traveled on a donkey. STILL STILL STILL Oh, Mary, did you know?
19. Angels watching over him.
1. Still, still, still, The blind will see, the deaf will hear
RING OUT THE BELLS FOR CHRISTMAS One can hear the falling snow. the dead will live again.
For all is hushed, the lame will leap, the dumb will speak
Ring out the bells for Christmas, The world is sleeping, the presence of the lamb.
The happy happy day; Holy Star its vigil keeping.
In winter wild, the holy Child Still, still, still, Mary, did you know that your baby boy
Within the cradle lay. O wonderful! the Savior
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is Lord of all creation Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed. With their hearts humming at your home,
Mary, did you know that your baby boy Next year I could be just as good Coming and that merry yule tide spirit in the
will one day rule the nations. If you'd check off my Christmas list Boo doo air.
Did you know that your baby boy bee doo
is heaven's perfect lamb? Christmas bells, Christmas bells,
This sleeping child you're holding Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that's Ringing loud and strong.
is the great I am. Not a lot. Follow them, Follow them,
Been an angel all year Santa baby, you've been away too long.
MARY'S BOY CHILD so hurry down the chimney tonight There is no Christmas like a home
Long time ago in Bethlehem Christmas for that's the time of,
So the Holy Bible say Santa cutie, one thing I really do need, the year all roads lead home.
Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ deed.
Was born on Christmas Day To a platinum mine Santa cutie, WINTER WONDERLAND
So hurry down the chimney tonight. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
Chorus: Hark, now hear the angels sing Santa baby & fill my stocking with a duplex & in the lane, snow is glistening
"New King's born today checks A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
And man will live forevermore Sign your 'X' on the line Santa Cutie walking in a winter wonderland
Because of Christmas Day." And hurry down the chimney tonight.
Gone away is the bluebird
While shepherds watched their flocks by night Come and trim my Christmas tree here to stay is a new bird
They saw a bright new shining star With some decorations bought at Tiffany's He sings a love song, as we go along
And heard a choir from heaven sing I really do believe in you. walking in a winter wonderland.
The music came from afar Chorus Let's see if you believe in me Boo doo bee doo
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a In the meadow we can build a snowman
Now Joseph and his wife Mary ring. Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
Came to Bethlehem that night I don't mean a phone Santa baby, He'll say: Are you married?
They found no place to bear her Child So hurry down the chimney tonight we'll say: No man,
Not a single room was in sight. Chorus Hurry down the chimney tonight But you can do the job,
Hurry down the chimney tonight when you're in town!
By and by they found a little nook
In a stable all forlorn SILVER BELLS Later on, we'll conspire, as we dream by the
And in a manger cold and dark City sidewalks, busy sidewalks . fire,
Mary's little Boy Child was born. Chorus Dressed in holiday style. To face unafraid,
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. the plans that we've made,
Trumpets sound and angels sing Children laughing, People passing, walking in a winter wonderland.
Listen to what they say Meeting smile after smile,
That man will live forevermore and on every street corner you'll hear. In the meadow we can build a snowman
Because of Christmas Day Chorus and pretend that he's a circus clown
Chorus: We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Silver bells, silver bells, Until the alligators knock him down!
PRETTY PAPER It's Christmas time in the city
Crowded streets, Busy feet, Hustle by him. Ring-a-ling, hear them sing, When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh. Soon it will be Christmas day Though your nose gets a chilling
There he sits, All alone, On the sidewalk. We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Hoping, That you won’t, Pass him by. Strings of street lights, Even stop lights walking in a winter wonderland
Blink a bright red and green
Should you stop, Better not, Much too busy. As the shoppers rush home with their Walking in a winter wonderland (repeat)
You’re in a hurry, My how time does fly. treasures
In the distance, The ringing of Laughter Hear the snow crunch, YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS
And in the midst, Of the laughter, He cries See the kids bunch Look at us now, part of it all
This is Santa's big scene In spite of it all, we're still around
Pretty paper, Pretty ribbons of blue, And above all this bustle you'll hear Lovers in love, just like we were
Wrap your presents, To your darling from you. Being apart's a lonely sound
[Chorus] When people ask how we stay together
Pretty pencils, To write, “I love you”. I say you never let me down
Pretty paper, Pretty ribbons of blue. Pretty THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING
blue How I love that Christmas feeling And you make it feel like Christmas
How I treasure its friendly glow Even when things go wrong
SANTA BABY See the way a stranger greets you I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
Mister "Claus," I fell as though I know ya Just as though you'd met him Christmases ago All year long
So you won't mind if I should get fammilya, will
ya. Christmas helps you to remember Look at the sun shining on me
To do what other folks hold dear Nowhere could be a better place
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me What a blessed place Lovers in love, that's what we are
I've been an awful good girl Santa baby, the world would be I reach for that star out there in space
so hurry down the chimney tonight If we had that Christmas feeling all year
Santa baby, an fifty four convertible too, light 'Cause you make it feel like Christmas
blue There Is No Christmas Even when things go wrong
I'll wait up for you dear Santa baby, Like A Home Christmas I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
so hurry down the chimney tonight There is no Christmas like a home Christmas, All year long
With you Dad and Mother, Sis and Brother
Think of all the fun I've missed there. Sleepy we are, but happy together

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Sounds of forever greet the day "Glory to the newborn King! Now let us fell the joy the Mary felt on that day.
So wake up the kids, put on some tea Jesus the light of the world. Chorus
Light up the tree. It's Christmas day There were shepherds on the hill side.
THE LORD IS MY LIGHT Who were startled by a bright light.
Yeah, you make it feel like Christmas The Lord is my Light & my salvation (repeat The angel brought good tidings of great joy.
Even when things go wrong 2x) And the wise men as with shepherds
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song Whom shall I fear. and all the host of heaven.
All year long, With thankful hearts, they praised the Christ
In the Time of Trouble, He Shall Guide me Child baby boy.
Light up the tree; it's Christmas time (2X)
Whom shall I fear. Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
YOU'RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
You're all I want for Christmas, Wait on the Lord and be of good courage (2x) place.
All I want my whole life through; He shall strengthen thine heart. Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
Each day is just like Christmas, Let there be joy, joy, joy, Feel the joy,
Anytime that I'm with you. The Lord is the strength of my life. (2x) exceeding great joy be in this place, in this
You're all I want for Christmas, Whom shall I fear. place.
And if all my dreams come true;
Then I'll awake of Christmas morning, THE LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
And find my stocking filled with you. The living Christmas Tree By Francis Scott Key
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
stands tall in splendor;
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last
WHITE CHRISTMAS It's star illuminates the nativity. gleaming?
by Irving Berlin The branches full and Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the
The sun is shining, the grass is green, green ever reaching out perilous fight,
The orange and palm trees sway, As God's love reaches out O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly
There's never been such a day in Beverly for you and me. streaming?
Hills, L. A. And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
But it's December the twenty fourth, God's children can rejoice Gave proof through the night that our flag was still
And I am longing to be up north. there.
for this living Christmas Tree;
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
It symbolizes life of God's own Son. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, The many, many lights so brighly shining in
Just like the ones I used to know, the night On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the
Where the tree tops glisten and children listen That Jesus is the light for ev'ryone (2x) deep,
To hear sleigh bells in the snow, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, And as I view the tree I think of Calvary, reposes,
With ev'ry Christmas card I write: Of the cross that bore the Savior for me. What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering
"May your days be merry and bright steep,
But this tree lives; it lives; He lives; Christ
and may all your Christmases be white." As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
lives! Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first
beam,
HE The Living Christmas Tree! In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
He alone decides who writes a symphony CHRISTMAS IN SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
He lights ev'ry star that makes the darkness Christmas in splendor and majesty,
bright Celebrate that Jesus is born, And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
He keeps watch all through each long and That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
Voices strong join others
lonely night A home and a country should leave us no more!
to sing His song; Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps'
He still finds the time to hear a child's first Bells ring out on Christmas morn. pollution.
prayer Shout the news, No refuge could save the hireling and slave
Saint or sinner calls and always finds him Send greetings both far and near, From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
there Light the lights on the Christmas tree. And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
Children sing; Let praises of angels ring. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
[Chorus] May ev'ry gift we bring
Though it makes him sad to see the way we Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Honor the matchless King;
live Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Celebrate Christmas Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n
He'll always say "I forgive" in splendor and majesty. rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us
He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to ENDING: Splendor! Majesty! a nation.
gold Celebrate! Christmas! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
He knows every lie that you and I have told And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
Though it makes him sad to see the way we LET THERE BE JOY IN THIS PLACE And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
live O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
He'll always say "I forgive" Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
He forgives GOD BLESS AMERICA
place.
God Bless America. Land that I love
Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Stand beside her, and guide her
Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
Walk in the light. The beautiful light Thru the night with a light from above.
place.
That comes where the dew drop of mercy From the mountains, to the prairies ,
shine bright. To the oceans, white with foam
After Mary heard the angel's news
Shine all around us by day and by night. God bless America. My home sweet home.
she rejoiced in God, her Savior;
Jesus the light of the world. She began to praise and magnify His name. MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE (AMERICA)
Mary sang to God so mighty,
Hark! the herald angels sing, My country tis of thee,
"Lord, You hath done to me great things."
Jesus the light of the world. Sweet land of liberty,
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Of thee I sing. I know my redeemer lives I don't want a lot for Christmas;
Land where my fathers died! All of creation testifies. There is just one thing I need.
Land of the Pilgrim's pride! This life within my cries. And I don't care about the presents,
From every mountain side, I know my redeemer lives Underneath the Christmas tree.
Let freedom ring! I don't need to hang my stocking,
The very same God There upon the fireplace.
My native country, thee, that spins things in orbit. Santa Claus won't make me happy,
Land of the noble free, Runs to the weary the worn With a toy on Christmas Day.
Thy name I love. and the weak I just want you for my own,
I love thy rocks and rills, And the same gentle hands More than you could ever know.
Thy woods and templed hills; that hold me when I'm broken Make my wish come true:
My heart with rapture fills The conquered death to bring my victory All I want for Christmas is you, you baby, oh.
Like that above. [Chorus]
I won't ask for much this Christmas;
Let music swell the breeze, He lives to take away my shame I won't even wish for snow.
And ring from all the trees And he lives for every I'll proclaim And I I'm just gonna keep on waiting,
Sweet freedom's song. The payment for my sin, Underneath the mistletoe.
Let mortal tongues awake; was the precious life he gave.
Let all that breathe partake; But now he's alive and there's an empty grave. I won't make a list and send it,
Let rocks their silence break, [Chorus] to the North Pole for Saint Nick.
The sound prolong. I won't even stay awake
I know my redeemer lives. (2x) to hear those magic reindeer click.
Our father's God to, Thee, I just want you here tonight,
Author of liberty, WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE LORD holding on to me so tight.
To Thee we sing. When I think about the Lord. What more can I do?
Long may our land be bright How he saved me. All I want for Christmas is you, you baby, oh.
With freedom's holy light; How he raised my.
Protect us by Thy might, How he filled me with the Holy Ghost. All the lights are shining so brightly ev'rywhere,
Great God, our King! How he healed my to the uttermost. and the sound of children's laughter fills the
When I think about the Lord. air.
ONE SMALL CHILD How he picked me up and turned me around. And ev'ryone is singing,
One small child in a land of a thousand How placed my feet on solid ground. I hear those sleigh bells ringing.
One small dream of a savior tonight Santa won't you please bring me what I really
One small hand reaching out to the starlight It makes me wanna shout. Hallelujah. Thank need?
One small savior of love (2x) you Jesus. Lord your worthy of all the glory. Won't you please bring my baby to me? Oh,
And all the honor and all of the praise.
One king bringing His gold I don't want a lot for Christmas,
and His riches. It makes me wanna shout. this is all I'm asking for:
One king ruling an army of might A LA NANITA NANA I just want to see my baby
One king kneeling with incense (HEAR LULLABIES AND SLEEP NOW) standing right outside my door.
Traditional Spanish Melody
and candlelight. I just want him for my own,
One king bringing us life (2x) Hear lullabies and sleep now, yes,
more than you could ever know.
go to sleep now, yes, go to sleep.
Make my wish come true:
My sleepy Jesus, may God
See the shepherds kneeling before Him All I want for Christmas is you. Ooh baby.
your slumber keep, God your slumber keep.
See the king's on bended knee
Hear how the fountain babbles,
See the mother praising the Father (repeat) All I want for Christmas is you, baby.
splashing its waters.
See His tiny eyelids fall
Nightingales in the woods ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
calls all sons and daughters. Welsh Folksong
One small child in a land of a thousand
Rest as the cradle calms Sleep, my child, and peace attend Thee,
One small dream of a savior tonight
you now with it swinging. All through the night;
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small savior of life (2x) Hear lullabies and sleep now, Guardian angels God will send Thee,
while I am singing. All through the night.
See the shepherds kneeling before Him Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
My little bunch of roses, Hill and vale in slumber sleeping.
See the king's on bended knee
with face be guiling, with face beguiling. God His loving vigil keeping,
See the mother praising the Father
See His tiny eyelids fall (repeat a lot) what are you dreaming now, All through the night.
that I see you smiling, I see you smiling?
See the shepherds
Hear how the fountain babbles, While the moon her watch is keeping,
See the kings
splashing its waters. All through the night;
See His mother
Nightingales in the woods While the weary world is sleeping,
See His tiny eyelids fall
calls all sons and daughters. All through the night.
REDEEMER What do you see in dreamland? Through your dreams you're swiftly stealing,
By Nicole C. Mullen Tell me, my dearest. Visions of delight revealing,
Who taught the sun What do you see in dreamland? Christmas time is so appealing,
where to stand in the morning, Tell me, my dearest. All through the night.
And who told the ocean
you can only come this far Birds calling, fountains rushing, You, my God, a Babe of wonder,
And who shows the moon and blowing breezes, and blowing breezes: All through the night;
Where to hide 'til evening Repeat this smiling dream as Dreams You dream can't break from thunder,
Whose words alone can catch a falling star? my baby pleasures, my baby pleases. All through the night.
Children's dreams cannot be broken;
[Chorus:] Well I know my redeemer lives, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Life is but a lovely token.
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Christmas should be softly spoken, I truly believe (So very nice) I'll hold your hands they're just
All through the night. That hope is the greatest like ice.
Of the gifts we'll receive. (My mother will start to worry) Beautiful watch
ALMOST DAY As long as there's Christmas you're wearing.
by Huddie Ledbetter We'll all be just fine. (My father will be pacing the floor) Listen to the
1. Chickens a crowin' for midnight, it's almost A star shines above us, fireplace roar.
day. (2x) Lighting your way and mine. (So really I'd better scurry) Beautiful please
2. Santa Claus is coming, It’s almost day. (2x) don't hurry.
3. Candy canes and sugar plums on As long as there's Christmas, (Well maybe just half a drink) Put some
Christmas Day. (2x) I truly believe records on while I pour.
4. Mama'll stuff a turkey on Christmas Day. That hope is the greatest (The neighbors might think) Baby it's bad out
(2x) Of the gifts we'll receive. there.
5. Quit your peeping ‘round the corner, It’s As long as a guiding star (Say what's in this drink) No cabs to be had
almost day. (2x) Shines above, out there.
6. Hang your stocking on the chimney For There'll always be Christmas, (I wish I knew how) Your eyes are like starlight
Christmas day. (2x) So there'll always be a time, now.
7. I want a size fifty stocking for Christmas When the world is filled (To break this spell) I'll take your hat your hair
day. (2x) with peace and love. looks swell.
8. Santa Claus is coming On Christmas Day. (I ought to say no no) Mind if I move in closer.
(2x) AWESOME (At least I'm going to say I tried) What's the
9. Chickens a-crowin’ for midnight, It’s almost by Charles Jenkins sense of hurting my pride.
day. (2x) My God is Awesome. (I really can't stay) Baby don't hold out.
He can move mountains. (Both) Baby it's cold outside.
AMEN Keep me in the valley.
Amen, Amen, Hide me from the rain. (I simply must go) Baby it's cold outside.
Master hear you servant's prayer once again. (The answer is no) Baby it's cold outside.
I'll be honest I'll be fair, My God is Awesome. (The welcome has been) How lucky that you
Lord I'll own you anywhere. Heals me when I'm broken. dropped in.
This is your servant's prayer. Amen. Strength where I've been weakened. (So nice and warm) Look out the window at
Forever He will reign. (repeat) the storm.
Amen, Amen, (My sister will be suspicious) Gosh your lips
Master hear you servant's prayer once again. My God Is Awesome, Awesome, look delicious.
Take my heart and touch my soul, Awesome, Awesome. (My brother will be there at the door) Waves
Hard as stone and growing cold. My God Is Awesome, Awesome, upon a tropical shore.
You alone can make me whole. Amen. Awesome, Awesome. (My maiden aunt's mind is vicious) Gosh your
lips are delicious.
Amen, Amen, My God is Awesome. (But maybe just a cigarette) Never such a
Master hear you servant's prayer once again. Savior of the whole world. blizzard before.
Take my hands, my feet my all, Giver of Salvation. (I got to get home) But baby you'd freeze out
Bend my ears to hear Your call. By His stripes I am healed there.
Savior, keep me lest I fall. Amen. Amen. (Say lend me a comb) It's up to your knees out
Amen. My God is Awesome. there.
Today I am forgiven. (You've really been grand) I thrill when you
AS LONG AS THERE'S CHRISTMAS His grace is why I'm living. touch my hand.
Lyrics from "Beauty and the Beast: Praise His Holy name.
The Enchanted Christmas" (But don't you see) How can you do this thing
Written by Rachel Portman and Don Black to me.
There is more to this time of year. My God Is Awesome, Awesome, (There's bound to be talk tomorrow) Think of
Than sleigh bells and holly, Awesome, Awesome. (2x) my life long sorrow.
Mistletoe and snow. (At least they'll be plenty implied) If you caught
Those things will come and go. Vamp: He's Mighty (4x) Awesome, Awesome. pneumonia and died.
He's Holy (4x) Awesome, Awesome. (I really can't stay) Get over that old doubt.
Don't look inside a stocking, He's Great (4x) Awesome, Awesome. (Both) Baby it's cold outside.
Don't look under the tree. Deliverer (4x) Awesome, Awesome.
For one thing we'll looking for Provider (4x) Awesome, Awesome. BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS
Is something we can't see. Protector (4x) Awesome, Awesome. (FOR ALL THE CHILDREN)
by Barry Manilow
Far more precious than silver, My God is Awesome. Tonight the stars shine for the children,
And more splendid than gold, He can move mountains. and light the way for dreams to fly.
This is something to treasure, Keep me in the valley. tonight our love comes wrapped in ribbons,
But it's something we can't hold. Hide me from the rain. the world is right and hopes are high.
and from a dark and frosted window,
As long as there's Christmas My God is Awesome. a child appears to search the sky
I truly believe, Heals me when I'm broken. because it's Christmas, because it's Christmas
That hope is the greatest Strength where I've been weakened.
Of the gives we'll receive, Praise His Holy Name. Tonight belongs to all the children,
We'll receive. tonight their joy rings through the air.
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE and so we send our tender blessings,
As we all prays together, by Dean Martin to all the children everywhere ,
Is it's time to rejoice. (I really can't stay) But baby it's cold outside. to see the smiles and hear the laughter,
And though we may look diff'rent, (Got to go away) But baby it's cold outside. a time to give, a time to share,
We'll all sing with one voice. (This evening has been) Been hoping you'd because it's Christmas for now and forever,
drop in. for all of the children
As long as there's Christmas and for the children in us all.
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CHANUKAH SONG, THE (WE ARE LIGHTS) The only Child of God begotten,
BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE Lyrics: Steve Young Music: Stephen Schwartz in my arms I hold.
by Martha Munizzi A lamp that kept on burning; To us is born Emmanuel.
Because of who you are I give you glory A miracle, they say.
Because of who you are I give you praise but the world has kept on turning; Holy child of Hope Perfect
Because of who you are I will lift my voice and are there miracles, today? child of Peace,
say, Everyone who lights the candles Born to be the Lord of life in me.
Lord, I worship you because of who you are. has a bit of ancient spark. Oh my precious son Heaven's
(2x) We are miracles, lighting up the dark. child has come,
To make of me a child of God.
Jehovah Jireh, my provider Chorus:
Jehovah Nissi, Lord you reign in victory We are lights, lights of memory, I am just a peasant girl
Jehovah Shaalom, my prince of peace remembering times long gone. of simple honest means.
And I worship you because of who you are! we are glowing, growing miracle. Who am I to hold the Savior,
we are light, we are light, sent to set men free,
Lord I worship you because of who you are. we are light shining on and on. To know the Child that I gave life will,
(2x) give His life for me?
A row of burning candles shines The angels sing Emmanuel.
BELIEVE light upon your face
From: The Polar Express (2004) linking you and me and all of us;
Children, sleeping. Snow is softly falling. Holy child of Hope Perfect
to a far off holy place. child of Peace,
Dreams are calling, Like bells in the distance, But the blazing of the candles
We were dreamers, Not so long ago, Born to be the Lord of life in me.
is not the only light. Oh my precious son Heaven's
But one by one, we, All had to grow up. Look at all of us shining here tonight.
When it seems the magic slipped away. child has come,
[Chorus] To make of me a child of God.
We find it all again on Christmas Day.
THE CHERRY TREE CAROL, Oh my precious son Heaven's
Believe in what your heart is saying, Traditional English Carol
Hear the melody that's playing, As Joseph was a-walking child has come
There's no time to waste, he heard an Angel sing: To make of me a child of God.
There so much to celebrate. This night shall be the birth time Oh, To make of me a child of God.
Believe in what you feel inside, of Christ the heavenly king.
Give your dreams the wings to fly. CHRIST WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY
http://www.allcarols.com/c/christ_was_born_on_christmas_day.html
You have ev’rything you need, His birth bed shall be neither 1. Christ was born on Christmas Day;
if you just believe. In housen nor in hall, Wreathe the holly, twine the bay;
Nor the place of Paradise, Christus natus hodie:
Trains move quickly, To their journey's end. but in an ox's stall. The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.
Destinations, Are where we begin again. 2. He is born to set us free,
Ships go sailing, Far across the sea. He neither shall be clothed He is born our Lord to be,
Trusting starlight, To get where they need to in purple nor in pall, Ex Maria Virgine:
be. But in the fair white linen The God, the Lord, by all ador’d forever.
When it seems that we have lost our way. That wear young babies all. 3. Let the bright red berries glow
We find ourselves again on Christmas Day. Ev’rywhere in goodly show;
He neither shall be rocked. Christus natus hodie:3
Believe in what your heart is saying, In silver nor in gold. The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.
Hear the melody that's playing, But in a wooden manger, 4. Christian men, rejoice and sing;
There's no time to waste, That resteth on the mould. ‘Tis the birthday of a King,
There so much to celebrate. Ex Mariâ Virgine:4
Believe in what you feel inside, A CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM The God, the Lord, by all ador’d forever.
And give your dreams the wings to fly. Traditional Danish Melody

You have ev’rything you need, A Child is born in Bethlehem,


in Bethlehem, CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)
if you just Believe. Just believe. by Phil Spector
And joy is in Jerusalem: Christmas, The snow's coming down,
THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL Alleluia, Alleluia! Christmas, I'm watching it fall,
Traditional English Carol Christmas, Lots of people around,
The boar’s head in hand bring I, A lowly maiden all alone, so all alone, Christmas, Baby please come home.
Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary. Gave birth to God's own Holy Son:
I pray you, my masters, be merry, Alleluia, Alleluia! Christmas, The church bells in town,
Quot estis in convivio. Christmas, All singing in song,
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino. She chose a manger for His bed, Christmas, Full of happy sounds,
for Jesus' bed; Christmas, Baby please come home.
The boar's head, as I understand, God's angels sang for joy o'er head:
Is the rarest dish in all this land, Alleluia, Alleluia! Chorus: They're singing
Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland, Deck The Halls,
Let us servire cantico. Give thanks and praise eternally, eternally, But it's not like Christmas at all.
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino. to God, the Holy Trinity: 'Cause I remember when you were here
Alleluia, Alleluia! And all the fun we had last year.
Our steward hath provided this,
In honor of the King of Bliss; CHILD OF GOD Christmas, Pretty lights on the tree,
Which, on this day to be served is, Written:Grant Cunningham/Matt Huesmann
This is not the way I dreamed Christmas, I'm watching them shine,
In Reginensi atrio. Christmas, You should be here with me.
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino. my story would unfold:
A stable and a bed of hay, Christmas, Baby please come home.
[Chorus]
a night so clear and cold
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Christmas, Hope He brings. Please to put a penny
Christmas, If there was a way, Christmas, Joy bells ring. in a poor man’s hat.
Christmas, I'd hold back this tear, Christmas by the River. If you haven’t got a penny,
Christmas, But it's Christmas Day. Christmas (5x) then a half penny will do.
Please, Please, Please, Please, Please If you haven’t got a half penny,
Baby please come home. Merry Christmas, by the river. may God bless you.
Christmas. (4x) Christmas, Chilly cold. God bless you, gentlemen,
Please join us by the bank. God bless you!
CHRISTMAS AULD LANG SYNE Jesus will meet you. If you haven’t got a have penny,
by Mann Curtis Touch your soul. may God bless you.
When mistletoe and tinsel glow,
Paint a yuletide valentine. Christmas, Christ is born. Christmas is a coming,
Back home I go to those I know Christmas, My victory. the lights are on the tree.
For a Christmas auld lang syne. Christmas, Spread Good News. How about a turkey leg for dear old me?
Christmas, I'm set free. If you haven't got a turkey leg,
And as we gather 'round the tree, Christmas by the River. a turkey wing will do.
Our voices all combine Christmas (5x) If you haven't got a turkey wing
In sweet accord to thank the Lord may God bless you!
For a Christmas auld lang syne. A CHRISTMAS CAROL God bless you, gentlemen,
From "Scrooge" (Leslie Bricusse) God bless you!
When sleigh bells ring and choirs sing Sing a song of gladness and cheer. If you haven't got a turkey wing,
And the children's faces shine, For the time of Christmas is here. may God bless you!
With each new toy we share their joy Look around about you and see.
With a Christmas auld lang syne. What a world of wonder this world can be. Christmas is a coming,
Sing a Christmas carol, the egg is in the nog.
We sing His praise this day of days Sing a Christmas carol, Please to let me sit around
And pray next year this time Sing a Christmas carol your old yule log.
We'll all be near to share the cheer Like the children do. If you’d rather I didn’t sit around,
Of a Christmas auld lang syne. And enjoy the beauty, To stand around will do.
All the joy and beauty If you’d rather I didn’t stand around,
THE CHIPMUNK SONG That a Merry Christmas can bring to you! may God bless you!
by Alvin and the Chipmunks
Christmas, Christmas time is near. God bless you, gentlemen,
CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE by Alabama God bless you!
Time for toys and time for cheer. By now in New York City,
We've been good, but we can't last. If you rather I didn’t stand around,
there's snow on the ground. may God bless you!
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast. And out in California,
Want a plane that loops the loop. the sunshine's falling down.
Me, I want a hula hoop; CHRISTMAS IS ALL IN THE HEART
And, maybe down in Memphis, by Steven Curtis Chapman
We can hardly stand the wait. Graceland's all in lights In a one bedroom apartment
Please Christmas, don't be late. And in Atlanta, Georgia, On the humble side of town,
there's peace on earth tonight. There stands a little Christmas tree;
Christmas, Christmas, Christ was born. It looks a lot like Charlie Brown's.
Early on December’s morn. CHORUS: Christmas in Dixie, And underneath, there's one little gift for him
God sent angels to declare. it's snowin' in the pines. And one little gift for her.
Great Salvation, Love to Share. Merry Christmas from
Captive people are set free. Dixie, to everyone tonight. After six months on the new job,
Mercy, Grace and Liberty. They're still barely getting by.
Lord and King sent from above. It's windy in Chicago. So in the way of decorations,
To show us God’s TRUE LOVE. The kids are out of school. There's nothing there to catch your eye.
There's magic in Motown. But both of them would be the first to say,
CHRISTMAS BY THE RIVER The city's on the move. We're together, we're gonna have
by Ron Porter
Merry Christmas, by the river. In Jackson, Mississippi, the merriest Christmas anyway.
Christmas is care free. to Charlotte, Carolin’.
Please join us by the bank. And all across the nation, 'Cause Christmas is all in the heart;
Glorious, Glorious, Christmas, it's the peaceful Christmas time. That's where the feeling starts.
Come and see. [Chorus] And like a fire inside, it touches every part,
Christmas is all in the heart.
Christmas Mistletoe, CHRISTMAS IS A-COMIN'
(May God Bless You) And even if no white snow falls,
Christmas, There will be snow. (Frank Luther)
Christmas, Girls and boys. Well, that's all right because,
When I'm feeling blue,
Christmas, Santa's toys. The joy can still be found, wherever you are.
when I'm feeling low,
Christmas by the River. Christmas is all, all in the heart.
I start to think about
Christmas (5x) the happiest man I know. CHRISTMAS IS JESUS' BIRTHDAY by Ron
Now he doesn't mind the snow, Porter
Merry Christmas, by the river. And he doesn't mind the rain, I'm so excited with blessed
Christmas, See the tree. But all December you will hear carols filling thi air.
Please join us by the bank. him at your window pane, I'm so expectant with stocking
Miracle working power. Singing again and again and on the chimney with care.
Come and see. again and again and again: I'm anxiously waiting for
pretty paper under my tree.
Christmas, Caroling. Christmas is a coming I love to celebrate Jesus,
Christmas, The choirs will sing. and the geese are gettin’ fat. who gave His life just to save me.
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[Chorus] CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME TO SAY I LOVE Those Christmas lights,
Thank you Jesus, Son of God, YOU Light up the street,
Prince of Peace, Anointed one, by Billy Squier Maybe they'll bring her back to me.
that's what Christmas means to me. CHORUS: Then all my troubles will be gone.
Christmas Jesus' Birthday. Christmas is the time to say "I love you." Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.
Happy Birthday Jesus. Share the joys of laughter and good cheer.
I know He lives forever. Christmas is the time to say "I love you" Oh Christmas lights, Light up the street,
Blessed sweet Nativity. And a feeling that will last all through the year. Light up the fireworks in me.
So I celebrate the Son of God. May all your troubles soon be gone.
I celbrate the birth of Christ. On the corner carolers are singing. Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.
Jesus is the reason for the There's a touch of magic in the air.
season at Christmas. From grownup to minor no CHRISTMAS WRAPPING
Jesus is the reason for the one could be finer. (Chris Butler) The Waitresses - 1981

season at Christmas. Times are hard but no one Bah, humbug! but that's too strong,
Jesus is the reason for the seems to care. 'Cause it is my favourite holiday.
season at Christmas time. Christmas Eve and all the But all this year's been a busy blur.
world is watching. Don't think I have the energy,
I'm so excited our pictures Santa guides his reindeer
with Saint Nick on the door. through the dark. To add to my already mad rush
I'm so expectant the catalogs From rooftop to chimney, Just 'cause it 'tis the season.
all spread on the floor. from Harlem to Bimini, The perfect gift for me would be
I'm anxiously waiting the They will find a way into your heart. Completions and connections left from.
cookies candy cider and tea. [Chorus]
I love to celebrate Jesus, Last year, ski shop encounter,
He gave to us the victory. [Chorus] Just outside the window snow is falling. Most interesting.
But here beside the fire we Had his number, but never the time.
I'm so excited the pretty share the glow Most of eighty-one passed along those lines.
lights are everywhere. Of moonlight and brandy,
I'm so expectant the Christmas sweet talk and candy, So, deck those halls, trim those trees,
movies we love to share. Sentiments that everyone should know. Raise up cups of Christmas cheer.
I'm anxiously waiting the Christmas Memories of the year that I just need to catch my breath.
parties a grand affair. lays behind us, Christmas by myself this year.
I love to celebrate Jesus, Wishes for the year that's yet to come.
I'm sure that I will find Him there. [Chorus] And it stands to reason (2 bars Inter.)
that good friends in season,
CHRISTMAS IS JUST ABOUT HERE Make you feel that life has just begun. Calendar picture, frozen landscape,
by Loonis McGlohon [Chorus] Chilled this room for twenty-four days.
It's fun hanging 'round in the kitchen, Evergreens, sparkling snow;
where ev'rything smells so nice. So when spirits grow lighter Get this winter over with!
Oh, Mama is baking a fruitcake And hopes are shinin' brighter
with apples, honey and spice. Then you know that Christmas time is here. Flashback to springtime, saw him again.
The children are getting excited Would've been good to go for lunch.
whenever gray clouds appear. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Couldn't agree, we're both free.
The almanac promised a snowfall, by Guy Berryman We'd try, we said we'd keep in touch.
and Christmas is just about here. Christmas night, another fight.
Tears we cried a flood. Didn't, of course, 'til summertime
Tis the season to be jolly, Got all kinds of poison in, Out to the beach to his boat, could I join him
ev'rybody feels young. Poison in my blood. No, this time it was me.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly Sunburn in the third degree.
and let the stockings get hung. I took my feet To Oxford Street,
We'll soon have a visit from Saint Nick, Trying to right a wrong. Now the calendar's just one page.
and maybe he'll bring reindeer. Just walk away, Those windows say, Of course, I am excited.
We never outgrow the warm feeling But I can't believe she's gone. Tonight's the night, I've set my mind.
when Christmas is just about here. Not to do too much about it.
When you're still waiting for the snow to fall,
It's great fun when Papa will take us Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all. (2 bars Inter. Interlude)
to pick out a Christmas tree.
Mom says to be sure that we choose one Up above candles on air flicker, Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
that's big and taller than me. Oh they flicker and they flow, But I think I'll miss this one this year
It's time to start wrapping the presents And I'm up here holding on Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
for ev'ryone we hold dear, To all those chandeliers of hope. But I think I'll miss this one this year
then hiding them back in the closet. Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
'cause Christmas is just about here. Like some drunkard this city. But I think I'll miss this one this year
I go singing out of tune, Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Singing how I always loved you darling, But I think I'll miss this one this year
fill up the candy jar. And I always will.
Light a candle in the window Hardly dashing through the snow,
and hang up the Christmas star. Those Christmas lights, Because I bundled up too tight,
I like ev'rything about Christmas, Light up the street, Last minute, have to do,
the holly and holiday cheer. Down where the sea and city meet. A few cards, a few calls,
Let's hurry up and get ready May all your troubles soon be gone.
'cause Christmas is just about here. Oh Christmas lights keep shining on. Because it's R.S.V.P
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No thanks, no party lights. and it's a world of dread and fear,
It's Christmas Eve, gotta relax Christmas! Ring the bells! Where the only water flowing is
Turned down all of my invites. Oh, ring the bells of Christmas, the bitter sting of tears.
Christmastime!
Last fall I had a night to myself Christmas! Ring the bells! And the Christmas bells that ring there,
Same guy called, Halloween party. Oh, ring the bells of Christmas, are the clanging chimes of doom.
Waited all night for him to show Christmastime [Chorus] Well tonight thank God it's them.
This time his car wouldn't go. instead of you.
COLD DECEMBER NIGHTS
Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late by Michael McCary and Shawn Stockman Ant there won't be snow
Trudge on home to celebrate. Cold December nights like in Africa this Christmas;
In a quiet way, unwind this make me really scared. the greatest gift they'll
Doing Christmas right this time. You're not really there get this year is life.
And my tree is really bare. Of, where nothing ever grows,
(Instrumental Break) Another lonely night no rain or rivers flow,
No gifts, no toys underneath my tree. do they know it's Christmas time at all?
A & P has provided me Can this really be?
With the world's smallest turkey. I'm singing Christmas carols Here's to you; Raise a glass to ev'ryone.
Already in the oven, nice and hot And there's no Christmas for me. Here's to them underneath the burning sun.
Oh! darn, guess what I forgot. do they know it's Christmas time at all?
CHORUS: Why aren't you next to me
So on with the boots, back out in the snow Celebrating Christmas? Feed the world, let them
To the only all-night grocery. Why can't you see what hurts so bad? know it's Christmas time again. (repeat)
When what to my wandering eyes should How can you go without paying
appear mind to my sorrow. FAMOUS ONE
In the line is that guy I've been chasin' all year. You can't imagine.. by Chris Tomlin
How I feel on this cold December night. Chorus: You are the Lord,
"Spending' this one alone," he said, The famous One, famous One.
"Need a break, this year's been crazy." The stars shine bright as the night air. Great is Your Name in all the earth.
I said, "Me too, but why are you, And the thought of you not being here The heavens declare You're glorious, glorious.
You mean you forgot cranberries too." Makes me shed a tear. Great is Your fame beyond the earth.
And yet matters remain unclear
Then suddenly we laughed and laughed About why you're gone, And for all You've done and yet to do.
Caught on to what was happening. Or if you'll ever return to this broken heart. With every breath I'm praising You.
That Christmas magic's brought this tale Life is so torn apart And God knows, Desire of nations and every heart.
To a very happy ending. Lord knows where I need to start re-building. You alone are God.
[Chorus] You alone are God. [Chorus]
(Instrumental Break)
CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA, A The Morning Star Is shining through,
by Ron Porter And every eye is watching you.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Chorus: A cup of Christmas Tea
Couldn't miss this one this year Revealed by nature and miracles.
for you and me, some Christmas Tea. You are beautiful.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Caring, giving, sharing.
Couldn't miss this one this year You are beautiful. [Chorus]
A cup of Christmas Tea
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! for you and me, Christmas Tea!
Couldn't miss this one this year DOUGLAS MOUNTAIN
Warm and Loving cup of Tea. by Raffi
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Cedar are growing on Douglas Mountain,
Couldn't miss this one this year We stopped by Michael's Cedar are growing so high.
Merry Christmas .......... Fade for a wreath on the door. Cedar are growing on Douglas Mountain,
Some pretty paper and a whole lot more. Joining the earth to the sky. (2x)
CHRISTMASTIME Please join us now. Come bring a smile.
by Michael W. Smith, Joanna Carlson
Chorus: Ring Christmas bells, Have a cup of Christmas Tea. Snows are a falling on Douglas Mountain,
Ring them loud with the message bringing A cup of Christmas Tea. (3x) Snows are a falling so deep.
Peace on the earth, Just you and me. Let's have some Tea. Snows are a falling on Douglas Mountain,
Tidings of good cheer! [Chorus] Putting the bears to sleep. (2x)
Come, carolers,
Come and join with the angels singing, DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? (Feed Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,
Joy to the world! The World) Shining my chimney so bright.
by Bob Geldof Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,
Christmastime is here again! It's Christmas time; So God can bring the night. (2x)
there's no need to be afraid.
Children, gather around and listen. At Christmas time,
You'll hear the sound Sun's going down on Douglas Mountain,
we let in light and banish shade. Nights are so long and so cold.
Of angels filling the sky, And in our world of plenty,
Telling everyone Sun's going down on Douglas Mountain,
we can spread a smile of joy. And I am feeling old. (2x)
Christmas time is here! [Chorus] Throw your arms around the world
At Christmas time. WHILE BY SHEEP
Loved ones close to our hearts
and strangers in lands afar, (Echo Of Christmas)
But say a prayer, by Unknown
Together share in the joy. to pray for the other ones. While by my sheep I watched at night,
Emmanuel. Go tell the world! At Christmas time, Glad tidings brought an angel bright:
He has come to dwell. It's hard, but when you're having fun,
The time is near! With one voice, There's a world outside your window, Chorus:
Let the world rejoice!
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How great my joy, (great my joy), EVERYONE'S A CHILD AT CHRISTMAS
Joy, joy joy, (Joy, joy joy,) by Johnny Marks [Chorus]
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high. Everyone's a child at Christmas Though it makes him sad to see the way we
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high. And looks for presents under the Christmas live.
tree. He'll always say "I forgive".
There shall be born, so He did say, Everyone's a child at Christmas
In Bethlehem a Child today: chorus And loves the happy holiday "jollitee". He can grant a wish or make a dream come
true.
There shall He lie in manger mean, You must always believe He can paint the clouds and turn the gray to
Who shall redeem the world from sin: That on each Christmas Eve. blue.
[Chorus] Ol' Santa Claus will be He alone knows where to find the rainbow'end.
Comin' because you're good He alone can see what lies beyond the bend.
This gift of God we'll cherish well, Did everything you should. He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to
That ever joy my heart shall fill. [Chorus] gold.
Everyone's a child at Christmas He knows ev'ry lie that you and I have told.
Lord, evermore to me be nigh, And looks for presents under the Christmas Though it makes him sad to see the way we
Then shall my heart be filled with joy! tree. live.
[Chorus] [Chorus]
FIND ME FAITHFUL
by Tommy Walker
EMMANUEL Find me faithful, ever faithful. HE CAME DOWN
BY Michael W Smith traditional Cameroon
Emmanuel, Emmanuel. I make this the goal of my life. Lead:(Why did he come?)
Emmanuel, Emmanuel. Through blessings and sorrows, He came down that we may have (love). (3x)
Wonderful Counselor. To the end I will follow. Hallelujah forevermore.
Lord of Life, Lord of All. I make this the goal of my life.
He is the Prince of Peace, (sub)>> Peace, Hope, Pow'r, Joy.
Mighty God, Holy One. I fix my eyes on the prize,
Emmanuel, Emmanuel. The author of my faith, my life. I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Help me keep looking straight ahead. (CALKIN)

EMMANUEL 1 I heard the bells on Christmas day


by Bob McGee And on this long and winding road, Their old familiar carols play,
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, I’ve strayed, I’ve traveled on my own. And wild and sweet the words repeat
His name is called Emmanuel It’s only in surrender Of peace of earth, good will to men.
God with us, revealed in us I can stay upon this road.
His name is called Emmanuel That will someday lead me home. 2 I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
We love Him so, we love Him so, Find me faithful, ever faithful. Had rolled along th'unbroken song
His name is called Emmanuel I make this the goal of my life. Of peace on earth, good will to men.
God with us, revealed in us
His name is called Emmanuel HAPPY HOLIDAY 3 And in despair I bowed my head:
Happy holiday, happy holiday; "There is no peace on earth," I said,
EMMANUEL While the merry bells keep ringing; "For hate is strong, and mocks the song
(Hallowed Manger Ground) May your ev'ry wish come true Of peace on earth, good will to men."
by Christ Tomlin Happy holiday, happy holiday;
What hope we hold this starlit night May the calendar keep bringing; 4 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
A King is born in Bethlehem Happy holidays to you "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
Our journey long, we seek the light The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
That leads to the hallowed manger ground Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; With peace on earth, good will to men."
And the joyful choirs keep singing,
What fear we felt in the silent age Hallelujah, God news. 5 Till, ringing, singing on its way,
Four-hundred years can He be found Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas; The world revolved from night to day
But broken by a baby's cry May the orchestra keep playing. A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Rejoice in the hallowed manger ground Blessed melodies to you. Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel Yuletide Blessing, Yuletide Blessing; IMMANUEL
God incarnate, here to dwell Jesus maker of creation. by Michael Card
Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, God's son. A sign shall be given a virgin will conceive
Praise His name Emmanuel Yuletide Blessing, Yuletide Blessing; A human baby bearing undiminished deity
God of glory came from heaven, The glory of the nations a light for all to see
The son of God, here born to bleed Yuletide blessing to you. That hope for all who will embrace His warm
A crown of thorns would pierce His brow reality
And we beheld this offering HE
Exalted now the King of kings by Pat Boone Chorus: Immanuel our God is with us
Praise God for the hallowed manger ground He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea. And if God is with us who could stand against
He alone decides who writes a symphony. us
Emmanuel, Emmanuel He lights ev'ry star that makes the darkness Our God is with us Immanuel
God incarnate, here to dwell bright.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel He keeps watch all through each long and For all those who live in the shadow of death
Praise His name Emmanuel lonely night. A glorious light has dawned
He still finds the time to hear a child's first For all those who stumble in the darkness
Praise His name Emmanuel prayer. Behold your light has come. [Chorus]
Praise His name Emmanuel Saint or sinner calls and always finds him
there.

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So what will be Your answer? Will You hear trans. Gerald Moultrie (1829-1885), 1864 Are pictures of the things I want
the call? Let all mortal flesh keep silence, Around the tree.
Of Him who did not spare His son but gave and with fear and trembling stand; But this year's a little different
Him for us all ponder nothing earthly minded, I'm not thinking of myself
On earth there is no power there is no depth or for with blessing in his hand So my prayer for this Christmas
height Christ our God to earth descendeth, Is for somebody else.
That could ever separate us from the love of our full homage to demand.
God in Christ. [Chorus] Chorus: So I pray, Joy To the World
King of kings, yet born of Mary, Peace for every boy and girl
GOD, YOUR BLESSINGS OVERFLOW as of old on earth he stood, Hope when life is hard
DIX 7.7.7.7.7.7 Lord of lords in human vesture, Light when everything seems dark
("For the Beauty of the Earth") in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful God I know you're listening
God, your blessings overflow! his own self for heavenly food. And you can hear
What can we begin to say? The need of every broken heart
How can we begin to show, Rank on rank the host of heaven And all their tears
All our gratitude this day? spreads its vanguard on the way, I don't have a lot to offer
God, we join to worship you, as the Light of Light descendeth Just this one simple prayer
Giving thanks for all you do. from the realms of endless day, That this Christmas everyone would know
that the powers of hell may vanish Somebody cares. [Chorus]
Thank you for the life you give, as the darkness clears away.
For each friend and family, [Bridge:] I pray that every hungry soul
For the land in which we live, At his feet the six-winged seraph; Will be fed and will be warm.
For your love that sets us free. cherubim with sleepless eye, That not a single, solitary child
Thank you, God, for daily bread, veil their faces to the Presence, Would suffer harm.
And for feasts of joy you spread. as with ceaseless voice they cry, And Lord we find their ending
"Alleluia, alleluia! As we take another view.
Yet at tables where we share, Alleluia, Lord Most High!" My hope is that this Christmas prayer
Sometimes there is also pain. Would somehow come true. [Chorus]
There may be an empty chair: JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE
Words: Henry J. van Dyke
When will we feel whole again? Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Bridge:
When our days of grief are long, Lord of love; Joy To the World
Thank you that your love is strong. Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, Peace for every boy and girl
opening to the sun above.
So we join in thanks this day, Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the A MOONLITE CHRISTMAS NIGHT
So your gifts we freely share, by Ron Porter
dark of doubt away; A moonlite Christmas night,
So we follow Christ the Way, Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light
Loving, serving everywhere. A moonlite Christmas night,
of day! A moonlite Christmas night is here.
Spirit, may our lives express,
All our daily thankfulness. All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth Chorus: Love is in the air.
and heaven reflect Thy rays, Good News I want to share.
BEATITUDES HYMN 7.7.7.7.7.7 Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of
Words by Ken Bible Music: Henri A. Cesar Malan The Cross his Son did bare.
Loving Father, always here, unbroken praise. Yes God did show he cared.
In our need You draw us near, Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery Our God is just and fair,
Weak in all we think and do, meadow, flashing sea, with Joy my soul He spared.
Ever poor but rich in You, Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to A moonlite Christmas night.
Loving Father, always here, rejoice in Thee.
In our need You draw us near. The message is so clear (3x) today. [Chorus]
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, And Mary had a baby, (3x) please hear.
From Your glory light is born. ever blessed, [Chorus]
Here we see ourselves and mourn, Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of Was born out in a manger, (3x) that day.
Humbled as we glimpse the truth. happy rest! [Chorus]
Empty, Lord, we thirst for You. Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who And Yes they called Him Jesus (3x) Be
From Your glory light is born. live in love are Thine; Praised. [Chorus]
Here we see ourselves and mourn. Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the And Joseph was His Father (3x) It's true.
joy divine. [Chorus]
Mercy flows as we believe. He is the son of God (3x) Glory. [Chorus]
Now we give as we receive, Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the My Lord He came to save you. (3x) Good
Vessels of Your healing grace. morning stars began; news. [Chorus]
Pure in heart, we see Your face. Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love
Mercy flows as we believe. binds man to man. MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR,
Now we give as we receive. Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the THE
midst of strife, by Pola and Wyle

Peace in You is peace profound. Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Help us live it all around, song of life. With those kids jingle belling,
Peace complete though problems press, and everyone telling you,
Rich, eternal blessedness, JOY TO THE WORLD Be of good cheer,
Peace in You is peace profound. (A Christmas Prayer) It's the most wonderful time of the year.
by Nicholas Jonas
Help us live it all around.
It's the hap-happiest season of all
Every year at Christmas With those holiday greetings and gay
LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENCE All I can see.
Words: Liturgy of Saint James (fifth century); happy meetings when friends come to call
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It's the hap-happiest season of all 1 Of the Father’s love begotten Though Satan is busy, God is real
ere the worlds began to be, Order my steps in Your word
There'll be parties for hosting, he is Alpha and Omega — Please, order my steps in Your Word
marshmallows for toasting and he the source, the ending he,
caroling out in the snow. of the things that are, that have been, I want to walk worthy,
There'll be scary ghost stories and and that future years shall see My calling to fulfill,
tales of the glories of Christmases evermore and evermore. Please order my steps Lord,
long, long ago. And I'll do Your blessed will,
2 O that birth forever blessed, The world is ever changing,
It's the most wonderful time of the year. when a virgin, blest with grace, But You are still the same,
There'll be much mistletoeing by the Holy Ghost conceiving, If You order my steps, I'll praise Your name.
and hearts will be glowing, bore the Savior of our race;
when loved ones are near. and the babe, the world’s Redeemer, Order my steps in Your word dear Lord
It's the most wonderful time of the year. first revealed his sacred face, Lead me, guide me everyday
evermore and evermore. Send Your anointing, Father I pray
NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT Order my steps in Your word
by Marvin Sapp 3 This is he whom seers in old time Please, order my steps in Your Word
Lord, Never would have made it, Jesus Christ, chanted of with one accord,
I never could have made it, without you. whom the voices of the prophets THEY FOLLOWED HIS STAR
I would have lost it all, promised in their faithful word; by Carol Cymbala
But now I see. You are my victory. [repeat] now he shines, the long-expected; When they came to Jerusalem,
let creation praise its Lord they asked to see the one,
Though Christ, I'm stronger, I'm wiser, evermore and evermore. the one who was born the King.
I'm better, by God's grace, so much better. For His star has been shining
4 Let the heights of heaven adore him; to show them the way, and
When I look back over all you brought me angel hosts, his praises sing: now they must follow
through. powers, dominions, bow before him to the place where He lay.
I can see that you were the one I held on to and extol our God and King;
me. let no tongue on earth be silent, Chorus: They follow His star,
Holy Lord, I never, never would have made it, every voice in concert ring that holy night,
Jesus christ, I never could have made it, evermore and evermore. they followed His star,
without you. I would have lost it all, the one with the heavenly light.
But now I see. You are my victory. 5 Christ, to you, with God the Father They trav'lled so far
and the Spirit, there shall be to see the Holy Child.
O LORD, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL hymn and chant and high thanksgiving They followed His star all the way
(Hymn of Anatolius) and the shout of jubilee: to Bethlehem
Oh Lord, you're beautiful, honor, glory, and dominion to worship Him.
Your face is all I seek, and eternal victory
And when your eyes are on this child, evermore and evermore. And the way to Bethlehem
Your grace abounds to me. the followed It's light
I OH HAPPY DAY it led them each step of the way.
Firm through the endless years, by Edwin Hawkins Then the star stood above them
Thy kingdom stands secure, Chorus: their trav'lling was done,
And Thy dominion evermore, Oh, happy day (oh, happy day) so they fell on their knees
Through ages shall endure. Oh, happy day (oh, happy day) to worship God's only son.
II When jesus washed to worship His Son. [Chorus]
Thou from the Holy Ghost, (when jesus washed)
Incarnate cam'st to earth, oh, when he washed TOTAL PRAISE
And, Christ our God! didst stoop (when jesus washed) by Richard Smallwood

To share man's lowly birth. when jesus washed Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills,
III (when jesus washed) Knowing my help is coming from You.
Thou cam'st on us to shine, he washed my sins away! Your peace, You give me in time of the storm.
Light from Eternal Light! (oh, happy day) You are the source of my strength.
And now the Father's brightness rests Ah, happy day (oh, happy day) {repeat} You are the strength of my life.
On those who dwelt in night. I lift my hands in total praise to you.
IV He taught me how to watch, You are the source of my strength.
O, everything that breathes, fight and pray. Fight and pray. You are the strength of my life.
To Thee gives homage now— Keeps me rejoicing ev ev'ryday. I lift my hands in total praise to you.
The glory of Almighty God, Ev'ryday.
The Father's image, Thou. Amen, Amen. Amen, Amen. Amen, Amen.
V Oh, happy day (oh, happy day) {repeat} Amen, Amen!
O Thou Who shinest forth, [Chorus]
Incarnate God most High, WALK IN THE LIGHT
by Thomas A. Whitfield
Who art, and wast in ages gone, ORDER MY STEPS Hark the herald angels sing,
To us bring mercy nigh. by Glen Bruleigh
Order my steps in Your word dear Lord Jesus is the light of the world;
Lead me, guide me everyday Glory to the new born King.
Oh Lord, you're beautiful, Jesus is the light of the world.
Your face is all I seek, Send Your anointing, Father I pray
And when your eyes are on this child, Order my steps in Your word
Please, order my steps in Your Word Peace on earth and mercy mild.
Your grace abounds to me. Jesus is the light of the world;
Humbly, I ask Thee teach me Your will God and sinners reconciled.
OF THE FATHER'S LOVE BEGOTTEN Jesus is the light of the world.
Author: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius While You are working, help me be still
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Ring Christmas bells Of Him who did not spare His son
Chorus: Sound far and near But gave him for us all
Walk in the light, beautiful light, The birthday of, Jesus is here On earth there is no power
come where the dewdrops of mercy shine Herald the news, To old and young There is no depth or height
bright. Tell it to all, In every tongue That could ever separate us
Shine all around us by day and by night, From the love of God in Christ.
Jesus is the light of the world; Ring Christmas bells [Chorus]
Toll loud and long
Crushed for our iniquites. Your message sweet, Heal and prolong JESUS BORN ON THIS DAY
Jesus is the light of the world; Come all you people, Join in the singing By Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff

With His stripes we've been set free. Repeat the story, Told by the ringing A Today a child is born on earth
Jesus is the light of the world. [Chorus] (Today a child is born on earth)
Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells Today the glory of God shines everywhere
He's shining. He's shining. Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells For all the world
He's shining in my heart. He's shining. Oh Jesus born on this day
Jesus the Lord of Glory, Loudly proclaim, With one accord He is our light and salvation
Our God How great thou art. The happy tale, Welcome the Lord Oh Jesus born on this day
He is the King of all nations
WHEN WILL IT BE CHRISTMAS Ring Christmas bells
by Ron Porter Ring Christmas bells Behold the lamb of God has come
When will it be Christmas? Merrily ring, Tell all the world (Behold the lamb of God has come)
And when will there be snow? Jesus is King, Behold the Savior is born
I am so excited, When will it be cold? Sing of His love to everyone
Well we make a birthday cake, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Oh Jesus born on this day
Like we always do? by Perry Como Heavenly child in a manger
I am so excited, how 'bout you. Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays Oh Jesus born on this day
'Cause no matter how far away you roam He is our Lord and Savior
When will we go sliding? When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly
And will we have a tree? gaze Today our hearts rejoice in Him
I am so excited, Movies will we see. For the holidays you can't beat home sweet (Today our hearts rejoice in Him)
Let's sing happy birthday. home! Today the light of His birth
Have a party too. Fills us with hope and brings peace on earth
I am so excited how 'bout you? I met a man who lives in Tennessee, and he Oh Jesus born on this day
was headin' for He is our light and salvation
When will we go shopping? Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin Oh Jesus born on this day
And will Santa we see? pie He is the King of all nations
I am so excited, Let's go to Broadway. From Pennsylvania folks are travellin' Today a child is born on earth
Watch them sing and dance so fine. Down to Dixie's sunny shore (Today a child is born on earth)
All around the stage. From Atlantic to Pacific
I am so excited how 'bout you? Gee the traffic is terrific! He is light, He is love,
He is grace, Born on Christmas day.
RING CHRISTMAS BELLS Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays (5x)
by M. Leontovich, M. L. Howman 1947 'Cause no matter how far away you roam
Ring Christmas bells, Merrily ring If you wanna to be happy in a million ways WHILE BY THE SHEEP WE WATCHED
Tell all the world, Jesus is king For the holidays you can't beat home sweet By Theodore Baker
Loudly proclaim, With one accord home! While by the sheep we watched at night,
The happy tale, Welcome the Lord glad tidings brought an angel bright.
IMMANUEL Refrain:
Ring Christmas bells, by Michael Card How great our joy!
Sound far and near A sign shall be given Great our joy!
The birthday of Jesus is here A virgin will conceive Joy, joy, joy!
Herald the news, To old and young A human baby bearing Joy, joy, joy!
Tell it to all, In every tongue Undiminished deity Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
The glory of the nations Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Ring Christmas bells A light for all to see 2 There shall be born, so he did say,
Toll loud and long That hope for all who will embrace in Bethlehem a child today. [Refrain]
Your message sweet, Heal and prolong His warm reality 3 There shall the child lie in a stall,
Come all you people, Join in the singing this child who shall redeem us all. [Refrain]
Repeat the story, Told by the ringing Chorus: Immanuel 4 This gift of God we'll cherish well,
Our God is with us that ever joy our hearts shall fill. [Refrain]
Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells And if God is with us
Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells Who could stand against us GIVING (SANTA'S THEME)
Our God is with us (Leslie Bricusse / Henry Mancini) Johnny Mathis

Loudly proclaim, With one accord Immanuel In this old world that we live in
The happy tale, Welcome the Lord There is one great joy that ev'ryone can share
For all those who live in the shadow of death The joy of giving to the
Ring Christmas bells A glorious light has dawned People for whom we care
Ring Christmas bells For all those who stumble in the darkness
Merrily ring, Tell all the world Behold your light has come If you show love in small ways
[Chorus] It is always there
Loudly proclaim, With one accord To be giving and forgiving
The happy tale, Welcome the Lord So what will be your answer? Is to know the reason why we're living
Will you hear the call?
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What's so hard about giving? The fire is slowly fading
It's a perfectly simple art Chill is in the air IT'S CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD
The trick is to live with love from the start All the gifts are waiting by John Hobbs & Bill House

And to give with an open heart For children everywhere Verse 1:


Throught the window I can see All my life, I've tried to do what's right
In this old world that we live in Snow begin to fall First star I see tonight, please make my wish
There is one great joy that ev'ryone can share Knowing you're in love with me come true
The joy of giving to the Is the greatest gift of all. Why can't we join hands around one tree?
People for whom we care Let live and let it be
Just before I go to sleep Make Christmas last forever
If you show love in small ways I hear a church bell ring
It is always there Merry Christmas everyone Pre-Chorus:
To be giving and forgiving Is the song it sings When Santa's flying in his magic sleigh
Is to know the reason why we're living So I say a silent prayer Goes all around the world in just a day
For creatures great and small From the North Pole to the Southern tip
What's so hard about giving? Peace on Earth, good will to men He makes his trip with gifts to give away
It's a perfectly simple art Is the greatest gift of all Hear him say...
The trick is to live with love from the start Peace on Earth, good will to men
And to give with an open heart Is the greatest gift of all Chorus:
It's Christmas, all over the world tonight
GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS It's Christmas, all over the world
REINDEER By Dolly Parton
Elmo & Patsy Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair Verse 2:
Chorus: Grandma got run over by a reindeer Maybe I'll move somewhere All my life, I learned if I was good, and did
Walking home from our house Christmas eve Maybe I'll get a car everything I should
You can say there's no such thing as Santa Maybe I'll drive so far My dreams would all come true
But as for me and grandpa we believe. That I'll lose track I can see a special time when we join hands
Me, I'll bounce right back around one tree
She'd been drinking too much eggnog Maybe I'll sleep real late And Christmas lasts forever
And we begged her not to go Maybe I'll lose some weight [Pre-Chorus]
But she forgot her medication Maybe I'll clear my junk [Chorus] (4x)
And she staggered out the door into the snow Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
When we found her Christmas morning Me, I'll be just IT'S JUST ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S EVE
At the scene of the attack Fine and dandy by Barry Manilow

She had hoof-prints on her forehead Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas Don't look so sad,
And incriminating Claus marks on her back I'm barely getting through tomorrow It's not so bad you know.
[Chorus] But still I won't let It's just another night,
Sorrow bring me way down That's all it is, it's not the first,
Now we're all so proud of grandpa I'll be fine and dandy It's not the worst you know,
He's been taking this so well Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas We've come through all the rest,
See him in there watching football I'm barely getting through tomorrow We'll get through this.
Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin But still I won't let
Mel Sorrow get me way down We've made mistakes,
It's not Christmas without Grandma But we've made good friends too.
All the family's dressed in black Hey, maybe I'll learn to sew Remember all the nights we spent with them?
And we just can't help but wonder Maybe I'll just lie low And all our plans,
Should we open up her gifts Maybe I'll hit the bars Who says they can't come true?
Or send them back (send them back) Maybe I'll count the stars until dawn Tonight's another chance to start again.
[Chorus] Me, I will go on
Maybe I'll settle down Chorus:
Now the goose is on the table Maybe I'll just leave town It's just another New Year's Eve,
And the pudding made of fig Maybe I'll have some fun Another night like all the rest.
And the blue and silver candles Maybe I'll meet someone It's just another New Year's Eve,
That would just have matched the hair on And make him mine Let's make it the best.
grandma's wig Me, I'll be just It's just another New Year's Eve,
I've warned all my friends and neighbors Fine and dandy It's just another Auld Lang Syne,
Better watch out for yourselves Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas But when we're through this New Year
They should never give a license I'm barely getting through tomorrow You'll see, will be
To a man who drives a sleigh But still I won't let Just fine.
And plays with elves. Sorrow bring me way down
[CHORUS] (2x) I'll be fine and dandy We're not alone, we've got the world you
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas know.
THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL I'm barely getting through tomorrow And it won't let us down, just wait and see.
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers
But still I won't let And we'll grow old, but think how wise we'll
Dawn is slowly breaking grow.
Sorrow bring me way down
Our friends have all gone home There's more you know, it's only New Year's
I'll be fine and dandy
You and I are waiting Eve.
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
For Santa Clause to come [CHORUS]
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
There's a present by the tree
But still I won't let
Stockings on the wall LAST CHRISTMAS
Sorrow bring me way down. by Wham!
And knowing you're in love with me
'Cause I'll be fine Chorus:
Is the greatest gift of all
(I'll be fine) Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
Oh, I'll be fine But the very next day you gave it away
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This year, to save me from tears The candles all aglow Then I'll awake on Christmas mornin'
I'll give it to someone special. (2x) But with my baby far away And find my stocking filled with you
What good is mistletoe
Once bitten and twice shy Oh oh Santa, hear my plea Each day is just like Christmas
I keep my distance Santa, bring my baby back to me. Anytime that I with you
But you still catch my eye Then I'll awake on Christmas mornin'
Tell me, baby Please make these reindeer hurry And find my stocking filled with you
Do you recognize me? Well their time is drawing near (And find my stocking filled with you)
Well, it's been a year It sure won't seem like christmas
It doesn't surprise me Until my baby's here A LA NANITA NANA
(Merry Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it Fill my sock with candy (Hear Lullabies and Sleep Now)
With a note saying, "I love you, " I meant it And a bright and shiny toy Traditional Spanish Melody

Now, I know what a fool I've been You want to make me happy and fill my heart Hear lullabies and sleep now, yes,
But if you kissed me now with joy Go to sleep now, yes, go to sleep.
I know you'd fool me again. Then Santa, hear my plea My sleepy Jesus, may
[Chorus] Santa bring my baby back to me. God your slumber keep,
God your slumber keep.
A crowded room, friends with tired eyes Then Santa, hear my plea
I'm hiding from you, and your soul of ice Santa bring my baby back to me. Chorus:
My god, I thought you were someone to rely Hear how the fountain babbles,
on THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING Splashing its waters.
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on By Perry Como Nightingales in the woods call
Songwriters: Bennie Benjamin / George David Weiss All sons and daughters.
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
How I love that Christmas feelin'
A man under cover but you tore me apart
How I treasure it's friendly glow Bridge:
Now, I've found a real love you'll never fool me
See the way a stranger greets you, Rest as the cradle calms you
again.
Just as though you'd met him Christmas's ago! Now with its swinging.
[Chorus]
Hear lullabies and sleep now,
Christmas helps you to remember, While I am singing.
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
To do what other folks hold dear
A man under cover but you tore him apart
What a blessed place the world would be, My little bunch of roses, with face
Maybe next year I'll give it to someone
If we had the Christmas feelin' all year! Beguiling, with face beguiling.
I'll give it to someone special.
What are you dreaming now,
YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS That I see you smiling,
LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR By Neil Diamond
by Chris Isaak
Look at us now, part of it all. I see you smiling? [Chorus]
Tell me when was Jesus born
In spite of it all,
Last month of the year Bridge:
we're still around.
Tell me when was Jesus born What do you see in dreamland?
Last month of the year Tell me, my dearest.
Lovers in love.
Tell me when was Jesus born What do you see in dreamland?
Just like we were.
Last month of the year Tell me, my dearest.
Being apart's a lonely sound.
Chorus: When people ask how we stay together,
I say you never let me down, And Birds calling, fountains rushing, And blowing
Yeah, wasn't January, February, March, April breezes, and blowing breezes:
or May Repeat this smiling dream
Chorus:
June, July, August, September, October, As my baby pleases,
You make it feel like Christmas.
November My baby pleases.
Even when things go wrong.
Was the 25th day of December
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
All year long. AMAZING GRACE
Was the last month of the year John Newton, pub.1779
v. 7 by Anonymous/Unknown, pub.1829
He was born to the Virgin Mary
Look at the sun, Shining on me Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
Last month of the year
Nowhere could be a better place That saved a wretch like me!
He was born to the Virgin Mary
Lovers in love, Yeah, that's what we are, I once was lost, but now am found;
Last month of the year
I reach for that star out there in space. 'Cause Was blind, but now I see.
He was born to the Virgin Mary
[Chorus]
Last month of the year. [Chorus]
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
Sleepy we are, but happy together. And grace my fears relieved;
Was the last month of the year
Sounds of forever greet the day. How precious did that grace appear
He was born in an ox manger
So wake up the kids, The hour I first believed.
Last month of the year
And put on some tea
He was born in an ox manger
Last month of the year. [Chorus] Let's light up the tree, Through many dangers, toils and snares,
It's Christmas day, Yeah, [Chorus] I have already come;
Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me ’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
By Elvis Presley YOU'RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS And grace will lead me home.
by Bing Crosby
I don't need a lot of presents Songwriters: Seger Ellis / Glen T. Moore
To make my Christmas bright You're all I want for Christmas The Lord has promised good to me,
I just need my baby's arms All I want my whole life through His Word my hope secures;
Wound around me tight Each day is just like Christmas He will my Shield and Portion be,
Oh oh Santa hear my plea Anytime that I with you As long as life endures.
Santa bring my baby back to me.
You're all I want for Christmas Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
The Christmas tree is ready And if all my dreams come true And mortal life shall cease,

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I shall possess, within the veil, A Saviour! sinners all around, Did we forget the little child.
A life of joy and peace. Sing! spread the wondrous word! Who brought us love this day,
Let ev'ry one of us hail the sound, And brought us peace this day.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, A Saviour! Christ the Lord! [Refrain]
The sun forbear to shine; Let the belfries ring again,
But God, who called me here below, For not to sit on David's throne The Prince of Peace is born to men.
Will be forever mine. With worldly pomp and joy, Behold a silent star above.
He came for sinners to atone A baby Boy has brought us love.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, And Satan to destroy. [Refrain] Love was born today,
Bright shining as the sun, Peace was born today,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise To preach the word of Life Divine Love and peace today,
Than when we’d first begun. And feed with living bread, Love and peace this day,
To heal the sick with hand benign,
ANGELS FROM HEAVEN And raise to life the dead. [Refrain] BESIDE THE MANGER HERE I STAND
by Bernard Gasso By Martin Luther
Angels from Heaven spoke to the shepherds, He preached, He suffered, 1. Beside Thy manger here I stand,
Tidings we bring to thee, He bled and died, Dear Jesus Lord, And Savior;
Tidings from Bethlehem, Uplift 'twixt earth and skies; A gift of love within my hand,
From a manger, In sinners' stead, He was crucified, To thank Thee for Thy favor.
On this morn, Christ was born. For sin, great sacrifice. [Refrain]
2. With joy I gaze Thy face,
Angels from Heaven spoke to the shepherds, Well may we sing a Saviour's birth, Thy glory and Thy splendor,
You will see One who’ll be, Who need His grace so giv'n, Are greater than my heart can praise,
Lord of the future, And hail His coming down to earth, And songs can fitly render.
King and Redeemer, Son of God, Who raises us to heav'n. [Refrain]
Son of God! BIRTHDAY OF A KING
Author: William Harold Neidlinger
A BABY IN THE CRADLE Tune: NEIDLINGER
THE BABE Words and Music: Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen, David Gregor Corner 1 In the little village of Bethlehem,
Traditional Mexican (1585-1648), Geistliche Nachtigal, Vienna, Austria, 1649
By Bernard Gasso Translator: Bernard Gasso There lay a Child one day,
Refrain: 1. A baby in the cradle And the sky was bright with a holy light
A la rururu, The Babe is sleeping, A baby child so bright; O'er the place where Jesus lay.
Dear little Jesus, A watch we’re keeping. He shineth as a mirror
Reflects a noble light Refrain:
From elephant so large to small mosquito, This tiny child so bright Alleluia! O how the angels sang.
Be quiet or you may awake the Baby. Alleluia! How it rang!
[Refrain] 2. The child of whom we're speaking And the sky was bright with a holy light,
Is Jesus Christ the Lord 'Twas the birthday of a King.
This night of gladness, and of jubilation He brings us peace and brotherhood
I blest in ev’ry home in ev’ry nation. If we but heed His word 2 'Twas a humble birth-place, but O how much
[Refrain] Doth Jesus Christ, the Lord God gave to us that day,
From the manger bed what a path has led,
Celestrial voices in sweet accents singing 3. And he who rocks the cradle What a perfect, holy way. [Refrain]
The wondrous tidings of His birth are bringing. Of this sweet Child so fine Baptist Hymnal, 1991

[Refrain] Must serve with joy and heartiness


Be humble and be kind BORN IS HE, THE HOLY CHILD
French Translated by Bernard Gasso
A BABE IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM For Mary's child so fine Refrain:
Words and music by Ludwig Lindeman
1. A babe is born in Bethlehem, in Bethlehem. Born is He, this holy Child.
4. O Jesus, dearest Savior We sings in praise of an Infant mild.
Therefore rejoice, Jerusalem. Although Thou art so small
Alleluia, alleluia. Pipes and oboes in songs combine,
With Thy great love o'erflowing Hon'ring the birth of a Son divine!
2. He doth within a manger lie, a manger lie. Come flooding through my soul
Whose throne is set above the sky. Thou lovely Babe so small.
Alleluia, alleluia. 1. More than four thousand years ago,
3. The wise men came, led by the star, Prophets told what today we know;
THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS More than four thousand years have passed,
Gold, myrrh, and incense brought from far. (Hear The Bells)
Alleluia, alleluia. Words and Music by Mary Stuart
Now this birth has arrived at last!
4. On this most blessed jubilee, blest jubilee, Hear the bells on Christmas morn, [Refrain]
All glory be, O God, to Thee. Ring to tell us Christ is born.
Alleluia, alleluia. Ring again the old sweet story, 2. See Him lying peacefully,
Jesus come to share His glory. On His tiny bed of hay;
THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM Love was born today, See Him lying in stable bare,
Traditional Love was born today. O what gracious a Lord is there!
The Babe in Bethlehem's manger laid, [Refrain]
In humble form so low; Hear the bells on Christmas day,
By wond'ring angels is surveyed And let your heart hear all they say. 3. Jesus! Thou all-powerful Lord.
Thro' all His times of woe. The Babe is born, let all men see. Now as Baby art Thou adored;
Jesus come to set us free. Jesus! Thou all-powerful King,
Refrain: Peace was born today. All our hearts to Thee we bring.
Noel, Noel, Peace was born today. [Refrain]
Let us sing of the Saviour's birth,
All hail His coming down to earth, Hear the bells on Christmas night, BRIGHT AND JOYFUL IS THE MORN
Who raises us to heav'n. Words: James Montgomery (1771–1854). First appeared in A
They toll for men who still must fight. Selection of Psalms and Hymns, 8th edition, by Thomas Cotterill,
Did we forget the mercy mild, 1819.

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Music: Alcester Samuel S. Wesley, in A Selection of Psalms and Carol, sweetly carol, Trouverent l'enfant, Joseph, Marie aussi.
Hymns, by Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864), number
35 Ye shining ones above, [Refrain]
Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876) Sing in loudest numbers,
Bright and joyful is the morn, Alleluia! O sing redeeming love. [Refrain] Bientot, les Rois, par l'etoile eclaircis,
For to us a Child is born; Alleluia! A Bethleem vinrent un matinee. [Refrain]
From the highest realms of Heaven, Alleluia! CHILD JESUS CAME TO EARTH THIS DAY
Unto us a Son is given. Alleluia! http://www.allcarols.com/c/child_jesus_came_to_earth_this_day_2.ht L'un partait l'or; l'autre l'encens bem;
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1. Child Jesus came to earth this day, L'etable alors au Paradis semblait. [Refrain]
On His shoulder He shall bear. Alleluia!
Power and majesty, and wear. Alleluia! To save us sinners dying;
And cradled in the straw and hay, CHRISTMAS GREETING
On His vesture and His thigh, Alleluia! http://www.allcarols.com/c/christmas_greetings.html
Names most awful, names most high. Alleluia! The Holy One is lying. We send a "Merry Christmas" through the air,
The stars shone down the Child to greet, We send a "Merry Christmas" ev'rywhere.
Wonderful in counsel He, Alleluia! The lowing oxen kiss the feet, Christmas bells, Christmas Bells
The incarnate Deity; Alleluia! Christmas voices on the breeze.
Sire of ages, ne’er to cease, Alleluia! Refrain: We wish you
King of kings, and Prince of peace. Alleluia! Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus. "Merry Christmas" dear mama.
We wish you
Come and worship at His feet; Alleluia! 2. Take courage, soul so weak and worn, "Merry Christmas" dear papa.
Yield to Christ the homage meet; Alleluia! Thy sorrows have departed;
From His manger to His throne, Alleluia! A Child in David's town is born, THE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH CANDLES
Homage due to God alone. Alleluia! To heal the broken hearted. GLOWING
Then let us haste this Child to find, (Am Weihnachtsbaum Die Lichter Brennen)
CAROL OF THE BIRDS And children be in heart and mind! 1. The Christmas tree, with its candles
(French carol from Bas-Quercy) [Refrain] glowing,
Whence comes this rush of wings afar, The Christmas tree speaks to all mankind.
Following straight the Noel star? CHRISTMAS COMES ANEW It speaks of hope, God has watched it
Birds from the woods in wondrous flight, (NOEL NOUVELET) growing,
Bethlehem seek this Holy Night. https://www.lyricsplanet.com/lyrics.php?id=53731
Translated Version: To light the way toward man's peace of mind.
1. Christmas Comes anew,
"Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here, Noel! Noel! We sing; 2. The Children stand,
Into this stable, poor and drear?" As we humbly honor Christ, with their eyes enchanted,
"Hast'ning we seek the newborn King, The newborn King. With laughing hearts and with spirits gay,
And all our sweetest music bring." A symbol of pray'rs that have been granted,
Refrain: Oh Christmas tree, Oh sweet Christmas Day.
Hark how the Greenfinch bears his part, Sing! Sing Noel.
Philomel, too, with tender heart, For Christ, the newborn King, Noel! COME, ALL YE SHEPHERDS
Chants from her leafy dark retreat, Sing! Sing Noel. (Czech Carol)
Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet. For Christ, the newborn King. 1. Come, all ye shepherds, ye children of
Christmas comes anew, earth,
Angels and shepherds, birds o' the sky, Noel! Noel! We sing! Come ye, bring greetings to yon heavenly
Come where the Son of God doth lie; 2. Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel! birth.
Christ on earth with man doth dwell, Glory to God! Now let your praises swell! For Christ the Lord to all men is given,
Join in the shout "Noel, Noel." [Refrain] To be our Savior sent down from heaven:
3. Angels did say, "O shepherds come and Come, welcome Him!
CAROL, SWEETLY CAROL see,
Words: Fanny Crosby (1823-1915), 1869 2. Hasten then, hasten to Bethlehem's stall,
Music: "Carol, Sweetly Carol" Born in Bethlehem, a blessed Lamb for thee."
1. Carol, sweetly carol, [Refrain] There to see heaven descend to us all.
A Savior born today; 4. In the manger bed, the shepherds found the With holy feeling, there humbly kneeling,
Bear the joyful tidings, Child; We will adore Him, bow down before Him,
O, bear them far away: Joseph was there, and Mother Mary mild. Worship the King.
Carol, sweetly carol, [Refrain]
Till earth's remotest bound 5. Soon came the kings from following the 3. Angels and shepherds together we go
Shall hear the mighty chorus, star, Seeking the Savior from all earthly woe;
And echo back the sound. Bearing costly gifts from Eastern lands afar. While angels, winging, His praise are singing,
[Refrain] Heaven's echoes ringing, peace on earth
Refrain: 6. Brought to Him gold and incense of great bringing,
Carol, sweetly carol, price, Good will to men.
Carol sweetly today; Then the stable bare resembled Paradise.
Bear the joyful tidings, [Refrain] CRADLED ALL LOWLY
by Henry Brougham Farnie
O, bear them far away. Traditional French
2. Carol, sweetly carol, FRENCH LANGUAGE 1. Cradled all lowly,
As when the angel throng Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici, Behold the Savior Child!
O'er the vales of Judah, Devotes gens, crions a Dieu merci! A Being holy,
Awoke the heavenly song: Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet, Noel! In dwelling rude and wild;
Carol, sweetly carol, Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet, Ne'er yet was regal state
Goodwill and peace and love, Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici! Of monarch proud and great,
Glory in the highest Who grasped a nation's fate,
To God who reigns above. [Refrain] L'ange disait! pasteurs partez d'ici! So glorious as the manger-bed of Bethlehem.
3. Carol, sweetly carol, En Bethleem trouverez l'angelet. [Refrain]
The happy Christmas time; 2. No longer sorrow
Hark! the bells are pealing En Bethleem, etant tous reunis, As without hope, O earth!
Their merry, merry chime: A brighter morrow
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Dawned with that Infant's birth. Then sing a song of joy And he heard them say, He's the prettiest tree
Our sins were great and sore, For love and understanding. that we have ever found.
But these the Savior bore,
And God was wroth no more: Sing, sing a song of joy So off to own went Christopher
His own Son was the Child that lay in For mankind in his glory. as happy as he could be.
Bethlehem. They carried him on a big read truck
EVERETT THE EVERGREEN so ev'ryone could see
3. Babe weak and wailing, by Bobby Fisher They took him to a big white house
In lowly village stall, Ev'rett the evergreen where a crowd had gathered 'round.
Thy glory veiling, grew up with just one dream, They dressed him up with the
Thou cam'st to die for all. To be somebody's Christmas tree. brightest lights of any tree in town.
The sacrifice is done, He dreamt to children
The world's atonement won, dancing 'round him, The crowd was waiting patiently
Till time its course hath run, Decorating branches on him, there on the White House lawn,
O Jesus, Savior, Morning Star of Bethlehem. His dream was quite a sight to see. Then a man came out and flipped a switch and
Christopher's lights came on,
A DAY OF JOY AND FEASTING But when each Christmas came As he stood and looked at Christopher,
Traditional Around and snow was ev'rywhere, he smiled for all to see,
1. A day of joy and feasting, He stood in the forest And they heard him say, At last we found
Of happiness and mirth; just as lonely as could be. the perfect Christmas tree.
And ev'ry year it cometh here Nobody ever wanted him,
To gladden all the earth. his branches were too bare, Christopher the Christmas tree,
And he thought he'd never be a Christmas the prettiest tree around,
Refrain: tree. Who for years and years stood all alone,
Sing Nowell! Sing Nowell! no one would chop him down.
And merry be always; Ev'rett the evergreen Christopher the Christmas tree
Join in the song, the sound prolong one frosty Christmas Eve, as proud as he can be,
All on a Christmas day. Was in the forest all alone. For he's standing tall on the
2. All hail the shinning holly, Santa Claus was on his way when, White House lawn in Washington, D. C.
All hail the mistletoe! Ev'rett heard a child's voice saying, He is President's personal tree,
With carol gay, all hail the day Ev'ry Christmas treen should have a home. in Washington, D. C.
That cometh o're the snow![Refrain] for you and you and me.
3. Long may the Christmas spirit There were tattered little children
Of kindness and good will, Gathered 'round him on the ground: PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND
Thru joy and pain with us remain Ev'rett was so happy by Gene Maclellan
Our hearts witht warmth to fill! [Refrain] that his branches shook with glee. Chorus:
They lifted him upon their sled Put your hand in the hand of the man
SONG OF JOY and pulled him into town, Who stilled the water.
by Julio Iglesias And Ev'rett got to be a Christmas tree. Put your hand in the hand of the man
Songwriters: L. Beethoven / Albert Hammond
Song of Joy lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Who calmed the sea.
Come, sing a song of joy Ev'rett the evergreen Take a look at yourself
For peace shall come, my brother had finally found his dream, And you can look at others differently.
Sing, sing a song of joy As all the orphans gathered 'round, Put your hand in the hand of the man
For men shall love each other. Their eyes were filled with praises, From Galilee.
He loved their smiling faces,
That day will dawn just as sure And all their happy Christmas songs. Ev'ry time I look into the holy book,
As hearts that are pure I wanna tremble.
Are hearts set free CHRISTOPHER THE CHRISTMAS TREE When I read about the part where a
No man must stand along by George Bowers carpenter cleared the temple.
With outstretched hands before him In the valley of Hidden Hollow, For the buyers and sellers were no
where the Christmas trees grow fine, diff'rent fellas than what
Reach out and take them in yours Stood Christtopher the Christmas tree with a I profess to be.
With love that endures Forevermore. shaggy coat of pine. And it causes me pain to know
Then sing a song of joy He was the loneliest little Christmas tree I'm not the one that I should be.
For love and understanding. anyone has ever known. [Chorus]
'Cause ev'ry year at Christmas time
(Musical Interlude 16 Bars) no one would take him home. Mama taught me how to pray
Before I reached the age of seven.
Come, sing a song of joy Christopher the Christmas tree, And when I'm down on my knees
Of freedom, tell the story the shaggiest tree around, That's when I'm closest to heaven.
Sing, sing a song of joy Who for years and years stood all alone, Daddy lived his life, two kids and a wife
For mankind in his glory. no one would chop him down, You do what you must do.
One mighty voice that will bring Christopher the Christmas tree was But he showed me enough of what it takes
A sound that will ring Forevermore sad as he could be, To get Me through!
Then sing a song of joy 'Cause he wanted to spend his [Chorus]
For love and understanding. Christmas with someone like you and me.
ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS
Come, sing a song of joy Each year they passed by Christopher Lyrics: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
to the pretier trees near by, Music: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
Of freedom, tell the story 1. Onward Christian soldiers!
Sing, sing a song of joy And left him standing all a lone for
years and years to cry. Marching as to war,
For mankind in his glory With the cross of Jesus
One mighty voice that will bring Then one day some men came by
and began to chop him down, Going on before.
A sound that will ring Forevermore.
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Christ, the royal Master, by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon I WANT AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Leads against the foe; Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Words by Florence Tarr
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Music by Fay Foster
Forward into battle, I want an old fashioned Christmas,
See, His banners go! Over The Moon So Bright.
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails of white, with toys and gifts for all,
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry through the night. with stockings hanging from the fireplace,
Chorus: And a pinetree standing tall.
Onward, Christian soldiers! I want and old fashioned Christmas,
Marching as to war, Old Saint Nick works so quickly
Leaving toys for girls and boys. To feel the soft cold snow,
With the cross of Jesus, And homefolks cheerily nodding a merry
Going on before. And over the roofs so high
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails they fly, warm.
2. At the name of Jesus Hello!
Satan’s host doth flee; Faster, faster, faster through the sky.
I want to hear the little children
On then, Christian soldiers, singing the Christmas carols I used to know;
On to victory! Oh, Look at them go,
Santa's laughing, And hear the ev'ning church bells ringing out
Hell’s foundations quiver their
At the shout of praise: Ho, Ho, Ho,Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho.
joyous welcome of long ago.
Brothers, lift your voices, I want an old fashioned Christmas,
Loud your anthems raise! [Chorus] Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, To be a child again,
3. Like a mighty army To make believe that there's a Santa,
Moves the Church of God: Over the garden wall,
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails in all. For I was happiest then.
Brothers, we are treading Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry
Where the saints have trod; See them canter, hear old Santa call,
Merry, Merry Christmas to you all. Christmas!
We are not divided,
All one Body we— THE HAPPY CHRISTMAS COMES ONCE
One in faith and Spirit, PEACE IN THE VALLEY
by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1937. MORE
One eternally. [Chorus] 1. Well I'm tired and so weary but I must toil Words: Nikolai F. Grundtvig, 1810
4. Crowns and thrones may perish, Translated from Danish to English by Charles P. Krauth, 1867.
on, Music: Emmanuel Carl C. N. Balle
Kingdoms rise and wane; Till the Lord comes to calls me away, Where 1. The happy Christmas comes once more,
But the Church of Jesus the The heavenly Guest is at the door,
Constant will remain. morning is bright and the Lamb is the light, The blessèd words the shepherds thrill,
Gates of hell can never and the night, night is as fair as the day. The joyous tidings, Peace, good will.
’Gainst the Church prevail; 2. This world, though wide and far outspread,
We have Christ’s own promise, Chorus: Could scarcely find for You a bed.
Which can never fail. [Chorus] There'll be peace in the valley for me some Your cradle was a manger stall,
5. Onward, then, ye people! day, No pearl nor silk nor kingly hall.
Join our happy throng; There'll be peace in the valley for me, I pray, 3. O let us go with quiet mind,
Blend with ours your voices no sorrow and sadness or trouble will be, The gentle Babe with shepherds find,
In the triumph song. There'll be peace in the valley for me. To gaze on Him who gladdens them,
Glory, laud and honor 2. There the flowers will be blooming, the The loveliest flower of Jesse’s stem.
Unto Christ, the King; grass will be green, 4. The lowly Savior meekly lies,
This through countless ages And the skies will be clear and serene. Laid off the splendor of the skies;
Men and angels sing. [Chorus] The sun ever shines, giving one endless No crown bedecks His forehead fair,
beam, No pearl, nor gem, nor silk is there.
ROCK OF AGES And no clouds there will ever be seen. 5. O wake, our hearts, in gladness sing,
Lyrics:Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)
Music:Thomas Hastings (1784-1872) [Chorus] And keep our Christmas with our King,
1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 3. There the bear will be gentle, the wolf will Till living song, from loving souls,
Let me hide myself in Thee; be tame, Like sound of mighty water rolls.
Let the water and the blood, And the lion will lay down by the lamb, 6. O holy Child, Thy manger gleams
From Thy riven side which flowed, The host from the wild will be led by a child, Till earth and heaven glow with its beams,
Be of sin the double cure, I'll be changed from the creature I am. Till midnight noon’s broad light hath won,
Save me from its guilt and power. [Chorus] And Jacob’s star outshines the sun.
2. Not the labor of my hands 4. No headaches or heartaches or 7. Thou patriarchs’ joy, Thou prophets’ song,
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands; misunderstands, Thou heavenly Dayspring, looked for long,
Could my zeal no respite know, No confusion or trouble won't be, Thou Son of Man, incarnate Word,
Could my tears forever flow, No frowns to defile, just a big endless smile; Great David’s Son, great David’s Lord.
All could never sin erase, There'll be peace and contentment for me. 8. Come, Jesus, glorious heavenly Guest,
Thou must save, and save by grace. [Chorus] Keep Thine own Christmas in our breast,
3. Nothing in my hands I bring, Then David’s harp strings, hushed so long,
Simply to Thy cross I cling; AS EACH HAPPY CHRISTMAS Shall swell our jubilee of song.
Naked, come to Thee for dress, 1. As each happy Christmas
Helpless, look to Thee for grace: Dawns on earth again, GATHER AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Foul, I to the fountain fly, Original Title: The Christmas Tree
Comes the holy Christ Child Words and Music: Rev. John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)
Wash me, Savior, or I die. To the hearts of men. Source: John H. Hopkins, Jr., Carols, Hymns and Songs. New York:
4. While I draw this fleeting breath, Church Book Depository, 1863.
2. Enters with His blessing
When mine eyes shall close in death, 1. Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Into every home,
When I soar to worlds unknown, Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Guides and guards our footsteps,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne, Ever-green Have its branches been,
As we go and come.
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 3. All unknown, beside me, It is king of all the woodland scene;
Let me hide myself in Thee. For Christ our King is born today!
He will ever stand,
His reign shall never pass away.
And will safely lead me
THIRTY-TWO FEET AND EIGHT LITTLE With His own right hand.
TAILS Refrain

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Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest! 2. “Let not your heart be troubled,” Just a little squeezin' Could be mighty pleasin'
2. Gather around the Christmas Tree! His tender word I hear, In this wonderful white world of winter
Gather around the Christmas Tree! And resting on His goodness, I'm fallin' head over heels over you.
Once the pride I lose my doubts and fears; 2. In this wonderful white world of winter
Of the mountain side, Though by the path He leadeth, Darling, we'll have a wonderful time;
Now cut down to grace our Christmas-tide; but one step I may see; If we prayed it would snow all this winter
For Christ from heav'n to earth came down, His eye is on the sparrow, I ask ya, is that a terr'ble horr'ble crime?
To gain, through death, a nobler crown. and I know He watches me; I can't wait till we skate on Lake Happy
[Refrain] His eye is on the sparrow, And sip a hot buttered cup in the after glow,
3. Gather around the Christmas Tree! and I know He watches me. [Refrain] If there's ever a moment you're not laughin',
Gather around the Christmas Tree! 3. Whenever I am tempted, Maybe a toboggan Split your little noggin'
Ev'ry bough Has a burden now, whenever clouds arise, In this wonderful white world of winter
They are gifts of love for us, we trow. When songs give place to sighing, I'm thinking' you are the sweetest one I know.
For Christ is born, His love to show, when hope within me dies,
And give good gifts to men below. [Refrain] I draw the closer to Him, JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
4. Gather around the Christmas Tree! from care He sets me free; by Unknown

Gather around the Christmas Tree! His eye is on the sparrow, 1. I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Tapors bright and I know He watches me; Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
In the branches light, His eye is on the sparrow, I’ll be satisfied as long
Till our eyes all shine at the goodly sight, and I know He watches me. [Refrain] As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
For Christ, our Light, is born to-day, Refrain:
His glory ne'er shall fade away. [Refrain] NOEL, NOEL Just a closer walk with Thee,
5. Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree! Traditional Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree! 1. Noel, Noel, good news I tell Daily walking close to Thee,
Thy part is done, And so a wondrous story Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
And thy gifts are gone, A virgin mild hath borne a child 2. Through this world of toil and snares,
And thy lights are dying one by one: Jesus the King of Glory. If I falter, Lord, who cares?
For earthly pleasures die to-day, 2. Noel, Noel, good news I tell Who with me my burden shares?
But heavenly joys shall last alway. [Refrain] And so a wondrous story None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
6. Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree! A brilliant star shines from afar 3. When my feeble life is o’er,
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree! Jesus the King of Glory. Time for me will be no more;
Twelve months o’er, 3. Noel, Noel, good news I tell Guide me gently, safely o’er
We shall meet once more, And so a wondrous story To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore
Merry welcome singing, as of yore, The shepherds knelt, such joy they felt
For Christ now reigns, our Savior dear, Jesus the King of Glory. THE SEVEN JOYS OF MARY
Words and Music: Traditional
And gives us Christmas every year! [Refrain] 1. The very first joy that Mary had,
ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT ALL CHRISTIANS
SING It was the joy of one
THE HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS SONG Traditional To see her blessed Jesus
Lyrics by Al Stillman
Music by Robert Maxwell 1. On Christmas night all Christians sing When He was first her Son
1. No snow is falling, to hear the news the angels bring; When He was first her Son.
And nobody seems to care; on Christmas night all Christians sing
No winter weather, No sign of it in the air; to hear the news the angels bring: Chorus:
Though it's December. It feels like May, news of great joy, news of great mirth, When He was Her first Son, Good Lord;
In blue Hawaii, On Christmas Day. news of our merciful King’s birth. And happy may we be,
2. Then why should we on earth be sad, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Refrain: since our Redeemer made us glad? To all eternity
Palm trees sway, far a way, Then why should we on earth be sad, 2. The next good joy that Mary had,
Orchids bloom Christmas day. since our Redeemer made us glad, It was the joy of two
2. The Christmas spirit when from our sin He set us free, To see her own son Jesus,
Blows in with the island breeze; all for to gain our liberty? To make the lame to go.
The tropic sunshine, 3. When sin departs before His grace, To make the lame to go. [Chorus]
Lights up all the Christmas trees; then life and health come in its place; 3. The next good joy that Mary had,
And even Santa May wear a lei, when sin departs before His grace, It was the joy of three
In blue Hawaii, On Christmas Day. [Refrain] then life and health come in its place; To see her own son Jesus,
angels and men with joy may sing, To make the blind to see.
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW all for to see the newborn King. To make the blind to see. [Chorus]
Civilla D. Martin, 1905 4. All out of darkness we have light, 4. The next good joy that Mary had,
Charles H. Gabriel, 1905
1. Why should I feel discouraged, which made the angels sing this night; It was the joy of four
why should the shadows come, all out of darkness we have light, To see her own son Jesus,
Why should my heart be lonely, which made the angels sing this night: To read the Bible o'er.
and long for heav’n and home, “Glory to God and peace to men To read the Bible o'er. [Chorus]
When Jesus is my portion? now and forevermore. Amen.” 5. The next good joy that Mary had,
My constant Friend is He: It was the joy of five
His eye is on the sparrow, THE WHITE WORLD OF WINTER To see her own son Jesus,
Words by Mitchell Parish To bring the dead alive.
and I know He watches me; Music by Hoagy Carmichael
His eye is on the sparrow, 1. In this wonderful white world of winter To bring the dead alive. [Chorus]
and I know He watches me. Darling, we'll have a wonderful time; 6. The next good joy that Mary had,
Refrain: First, we'll ride side by side thru the hinter It was the joy of six
I sing because I’m happy, And roundelay to the sleigh bell's merry chime; To see her own son Jesus,
I sing because I’m free, Then we'll ski fancy free down the mountains Upon the Crucifix.
For His eye is on the sparrow, And take those chances all silly people do Upon the Crucifix. [Chorus]
and I know He watches me. If there's ever a moment you are freezin', 7. The next good joy that Mary had,
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It was the joy of seven And bade them no Longer in sorrow to stay, Refrain:
To see her own son Jesus, Because that our Saviour was born on this Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la,
To wear the crown of Heaven day. [Chorus] Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la,
To wear the crown of Heaven [Chorus] 7. Then presently after the shepherds did spy
Vast numbers of Angels to stand in the sky; O my sweet treasure, do not weep!
WATCHMAN, TELL US OF THE NIGHT They joyfully talk and sweetly did sing, Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep,
John Bowring (1825) To God be all glory, our heavenly King. Close your eyes my Son, my dear one.
1. Watchman, tell us of the night, [Chorus] Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep,
what its signs of promise are. 8. To teach us humility all this was done, Close your eyes, my Son, my dear one.
Traveler, what a wondrous sight: And learn we from thence haughty pride for to [Refrain]
see that glory-beaming star. shun:
Watchman, does its beauteous ray A manger His cradle who came from above, Fa la la, la la la la, (3x)
news of joy or hope foretell? The great God of mercy, of peace, and of love. Fa la la la.
Traveler, yes; it brings the day, [Chorus]
promised day of Israel. LET US GO, O SHEPHERDS
2. Watchman, tell us of the night; HARDROCK COCO AND JOE Traditional Colombian Carol
higher yet that star ascends. Translated by Bernard Gasso
Words and Music by Stuart Hamblen
Traveler, blessedness and light, Oh-lee-o-lay-dee, o-lay-dee-I-ay 1. Let us go, O shepherds,
peace and truth its course portends. Donner and Blitzen, away, away Come ye, one and all.
Watchman, will its beams alone Oh-lee-o-lay-dee, o-lay-dee-I-oh You will see the virgin
gild the spot that gave them birth? I'm Hardrock! I'm Coco! I'm Joe! And her Babe so small!
Traveler, ages are its own; 2. Now this tiny Baby,
see, it bursts o’er all the earth. And Santa is busy with his heavy pack Came from yonder sky,
3. Watchman, tell us of the night, He trusts his drivers and never looks back Sing a song to please Him,
for the morning seems to dawn. Ole olady olady I oh Sing a lullaby.
Traveler, shadows take their flight; I'm Hardrock, I'm Coco, I'm Joe 3. Angels told the shepherds,
doubt and terror are withdrawn. "Go to Bethlehem.
Watchman, you may go your way; I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING Hasten to adore Him,
hasten to your quiet home. Songwriters: William M Backer / Roger F. Cook / Roquel Davis / Jesus, heaven's gem!"
Roger Greenaway
Traveler, we rejoice today, I'd like to build the world a home
for Emmanuel has come! INVITE HIM IN
And furnish it with love by R. ROY COATS
Grow apple trees and honey bees 1. If Jesus should come your way today,
A VIRGIN UNSPOTTED And snow white turtle doves. Would you invite Him in?
Words and Music: Traditional English
1. A Virgin unspotted, the prophet foretold, Or would you let Him pass by your way,
Should bring forth a Savior, which now we I'd like to teach the world to sing Closing the door to Him?
behold. In perfect harmony He’s waiting to cleanse you from all sin,
To be our Redeemer from death, hell and sin, I'd like to hold it in my arms Do not turn Him away.
Which Adam's transgression had wrapped us And keep it company. Just open your heart and let Him in.
in. Invite Him in to stay.
I'd like to see the world for once 2. No other could bring you half the joy,
Chorus: All standing hand in hand No one could bring such peace.
Aye and therefore be merry, set sorrow aside, And hear them echo through the hills All others bring nothing but alloy;
Christ Jesus, our Savior, was born on this tide. For peace through out the land. His wonders never cease.
2. At Bethlehem city in Jewry, it was He opens His heart to one and all,
That Joseph and Mary together did pass, That's the song I hear, Just beckon to Him: He’ll heed your call.
All for to be taxed with many one more, let the world sing today. Invite Him in today.
Great Cesar commanded the same should be A song of peace the echoes 3. So many have let Him pass in vain,
so. [Chorus] on the never goes away. Many have turned aside.
3. But when they had entered the city so fair, And many have failed to call His name,
A number of people so mighty was there, I'd like to build the world a home Though on the cross He died.
That Joseph and Mary, whose substance was And furnish it with love His wounded heart bleeds to hear your voice,
small, Grow apple trees and honey bees Do not turn Him away.
Could find in the inn there no lodging at all. And snow white turtle doves. Just open your doors: make Him your choice.
[Chorus] Invite Him in to stay.
4. Then were they constrained in a stable to I'd like to teach the world to sing
lie, In perfect harmony FROM THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS
I'd like to hold it in my arms by Godfrey Thring
Where horses and asses they used for to tie: 1. From the eastern mountains
Their lodging so simple they took it no scorn, And keep it company.
pressing on they come,
But against the next morning our Saviour was wise men in their wisdom,
born. [Chorus] I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand to his humble home;
5. The King of all Kings to this world being stirred by deep devotion,
brought, And hear them echo through the hills
For peace through out the land. hasting from afar,
Small store of fine linen to wrap Him was ever journeying onward,
sought, guided by a star.
But when she had swaddled her young Son so SLEEP, O SLEEP, MY LOVELY CHILD
Traditional Italian 2. There their Lord and Saviour
sweet, Translated by Bernard Gasso meek and lowly lay,
Within an ox manger she laid Him to sleep. Sleep, o sleep, my lovely Child, wondrous light that led them
[Chorus] King divine, Peace be Thine. onward on their way,
6. Then God sent an angel from Heaven so Slumber gently slumber sweetly, ever now to lighten
high, King divine, Peace be Thine. nations from afar,
To certain poor shepherds in fields where they Sleep, o sleep, o King, o dear on. as they journey homeward
lie, by that guiding star.
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3. Thou who in a manger And ev'ryone I know has found Sorrow and grief and lull'd by the light
once hast lowly lain, that christmas is for children. Thou hope of each mortal, in death's lonely
who dost now in glory Ev'ry kid I know night
o'er all kingdoms reign, Likes to sleigh ride in the snow, 2. Fearless and tranquil, we look up to Thee
gather in the peoples, stand beneath the mistletoe. Knowing thou be m'st through eternity
who in lands afar Oh, after Christmas dinner. Help us to follow where Thou still dost guide
ne'er have seen the brightness Christmas songs are sung, Pilgrims of earth so wise
of thy guiding star. Christmas is for children, 3. Star of the East, thou hope of the soul
4. Onward through the darkness Aren't you feeling young? While round us here the dark billows roll
of the lonely night, Lead us from sin to glory afar
shining still before them SING OUT THE TIDINGS Thou star of the East, thou sweet Bethlehem's
with thy kindly light, by R. Roy Coats star
guide them, Jew and Gentile, 1. When you get tired and lonely. 4. Star of the East, oh Bethlehem's star,
homeward from afar, All that you do seems wrong, What tho' the storms of riat gather loud
young and old together, Open you eyes, look 'round you. Faithful and pure thy rays beam to save
by thy guiding star. Your heart will burst in song, And bright o'er the grave
5. Until every nation, 5. Smile of a Saviour are mirror'd in Thee
whether bond or free, Chorus: Glimpses of Heav'n in thy light we see
'neath thy star-lit banner, And you'll sing, sing, sing out the tidings of Guide us still onward to that blessed shore
Jesu, follow thee God's After earth toil is o'er
o'er the distant mountains great love for you. 6. Star of the East, thou hope of the soul
to that heavenly home, Why not sing out your praises, Oh star that leads to God above
where nor sin nor sorrow let others know it too? Whose rays are peace and joy and love
evermore shall come. All that you have has come from Him. Watch o'er us still till life hath ceased
Think of the blessings you're sharing in, Beam on, bright star, sweet Bethlehem star
LOVE DIVINE And you'll sing, sing, sing out the tidings of
Charles Wesley, pub.1747 God's HE'S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY
John Zundel, pub.1870 great love for you. by Johnny Lange and Harold L. Graham
1. Love divine, all loves excelling, 2. He shares with you this moment 1. There's someone who loves ev'ry sinner,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down; To live with those you love, He's calling, oh near Him today,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling; He shares with you all treasures, 'Tis Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
All thy faithful mercies crown! He has possession of. [Chorus] He's only a prayer away.
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art; HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS Chorus:
Visit us with Thy salvation, HANDS He's only a prayer away,
Enter every trembling heart. Traditional He's only a prayer away,
2. Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit Chorus: God will be with you whenever you pray.
Into every troubled breast! He's got the whole world in His hands; (4x) He's only a prayer away.
Let us all in Thee inherit; 1. He's got the earth and sky in His hands; 2. Though friends may deride and forsake you,
Let us find that second rest. He's got the night and day in His hands; And leave you alone in the way,
Take away our bent to sinning; He's got the sun and moon in His hands; Remember the promise of Jesus,
Alpha and Omega be; He's got the whole world in His hands. He's only a prayer away. [Chorus]
End of faith, as its beginning, [Chorus] 3. Our Lord suffered death for transgression,
Set our hearts at liberty. 2. He's got the land and sea in His hands; The death that each mortal should pay,
3. Come, Almighty to deliver, He's got the wind and rain in His hands; Oh, why do you languish in sorrow,
Let us all Thy life receive; He's got the spring and fall in His hands; He's only a prayer away. [Chorus]
Suddenly return, and never, He's got the whole world in His hands. 4. When others forsake and desert you,
Nevermore Thy temples leave. [Chorus] And you're in the depth of despair,
Thee we would be always blessing, 3. He's got the young and old in His hands; Let God share your burden and sorrow,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above, He's got the rich and poor in His hands; Just seek Him and He'll be there. [Chorus]
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing, He's got ev'ry one in His hands; 5. Though you walk alone in the darkness,
Glory in Thy perfect love. He's got the whole world in His hands. You're lost and there's nothin' in sight,
4. Finish, then, Thy new creation; [Chorus] He's with you each step of the journey,
Pure and spotless let us be; 4. He's got the fish of the sea in His hands He's there with His guiding light. [Chorus]
Let us see Thy great salvation He's got the birds of the air in His hands 6. You followed the path of a sinner,
Perfectly restored in Thee; He's got the fish of the sea in His hands Temptation had led you astray,
Changed from glory into glory, He's got the whole world in His hands Remember He'll always forgive you,
Till in Heav’n we take our place, [Chorus] If you'll only meet Him halfway. [Chorus]
Till we cast our crowns before Thee, 5. He's got the gamblin' man in His hands 7. He has an infinite power,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise. He's got the sinner man in His hands And so many things He can do,
He's got the little bitsy baby in His hands He'll always be ready to help you,
CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN He's got the whole world in His hands Just as Him to com to you. [Chorus]
Words and Music by Richard Wolfe [Chorus]
Christmas is for children. Faces all aglow. 6. He's got everybody here in His hands
Waiting for Saint Nick to come down the FROM EAST TO WEST
He's got you and me, brother, in His hands Traditional German
chimney. He's got everybody here in His hands Translator: John Ellerton;
Ho, ho, ho. Oh, soon the waiting's over Author: Coelius Sedulius (c. 450)
He's got the whole world in His hands 1. From east to west, from shore to shore
stockings all are hung. [Chorus]
Christmas is for children. Let ev'ry heart awake and sing
Aren't you feeling young? The holy child whom Mary bore,
STAR OF THE EAST The Christ, the everlasting king.
There's a yule fire making faces ruddy. Words by George Cooper
And the fam'ly all gathered 'round, Music by Amanda Kennedy 2. Behold, the world's creator wears
It's a time of joy for ev'rybody. 1. Star of the East, oh Bethlehem star, The form and fashion of a slave;
Guiding us on to heaven afar Our very flesh our maker shares,
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His fallen creatures all to save. You'll awake Christmas day in a room full of Holpen are all folk on earth, Born is God's son
3. For this how wondrously He wrought! gaily wrapped so dear:
A maiden, in her lowly place, Presents to give and receive Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! Nowell, sing we loud!
Became, in ways beyond all thought, So to bed, little one, nod your head, little one, God to-day hath poor folk raised, And cast a-
The chosen vessel of His grace. while I Sing you a lullaby for Christmas eve down the proud.
4. And while the angels in the sky 2. Going o'er the hills, Through the milk-white
Sang praise above the silent field, LOVELY SKY OF CHRISTMAS EVE snow,
To shepherds poor the Lord Most High, Traditional Danish Heard I ewes bleat, While the wind did blow:
Translated by Bernard Gasso
the one great Shepherd, was revealed. 1. Lovely sky of Christmas Eve, [Chorus]
5. All glory for this blessed morn Oh! the joy my eyes receive, 3. Shepherds many an one, Sat among the
To God the Father ever be; Stars, like jewels, above are blinking, sheep,
All praise to You, O Virgin-born, Shining, smiling, blinking, winking; No man spake more word, Than they had
And Holy Ghost eternally. Like the sky one Christmas Eve, been asleep: [Chorus]
Like the sky one Christmas Eve. 4. Quoth I, "Fellows mine, Why this guise sit
GLAD CHRISTMAS BELLS 2. On the first of Christmas night, ye?
Traditional Making but dull cheer, Shepherds though ye
1. Glad Christmas bells, your music tells There among the countless lights,
Shone a special star so brilliant, be? [Chorus]
The sweet and pleasant story; 5. "Shepherds should of right, Leap and dance
How came to earth, in lowly birth, It outshone the other millions,
On the first of Christmas nights. and sing,
The Lord of life and glory. Thus to see ye sit, Is a right strange thing":
2. No palace hall its ceiling tall On the first of Christmas nights.
3. Came the wise men from afar, [Chorus]
His kingly head spread over, 6. Quoth these fellows then, "To Bethlem town
There only stood a stable rude Guided by this radiant star,
To a cradle in a manger, we go,
The heavenly Babe to cover. To see a mighty lord, Lie in manger low":
3. No raiment gay, as there He lay, To behold the Son of God.
To behold the Son of God. [Chorus]
Adorned the infant Stranger; 7. "How name ye this lord, Shepherds?' then
Poor, humble Child of mother mild, said I,
She laid Him in a manger. NEIGHBOR, WHAT HAS YOU SO EXCITED?
Translated by Bernard Gasso "Very God," they said, "Come from Heaven
4. But from afar, a splendid star Traditional French high": [Chorus]
The wise men westward turning; 1. Neighbor, what has you so excited? 8. Then to Bethlem town, We went two and
The livelong night saw pure and bright, What has occurred? two,
Above His birth place burning. Great is the news, we're all delighted! And in a sorry place, Heard the oxen low:
Haven't you heard? [Chorus]
HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING Born is a Son to Virgin Mary, 9. Therein did we see, A sweet and goodly
1. Here we come a-wassailing among the Truer than gold. may
leaves so green; Neighbor, this Babe will be And a fair old man, Upon the straw she lay:
Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen. the Savior prophets foretold. [Chorus]
2. Neighbor, you seem in such a hurry, 10. And a little child, On her arm had she,
Refrain: Where are you bound? "Wot ye who this is?" Said the hinds to me:
Love and joy come to you, and to you our Like ev'ryone, I'm in a flurry, [Chorus]
wassail, too. Just look around. 11. Ox and ass him know, Kneeling on their
And God bless you and send you a Happy Come, bring along a cake, knee,
New Year perhaps an apple or plum Wondrous joy had I, This little babe to see:
And God bless you and send you a Happy Neighbor, please go with me [Chorus]
New Year to see the Savior to come. 12. This is Christ the Lord, Masters be ye glad!
2.We are not daily beggars that beg from door Christmas is come in, And no folk should be
to door; IN THE GARDEN sad: [Chorus]
But we are neighbours' children whom you by Charles A. Miles, 1913

have seen before. [Refrain] 1. I come to the garden alone,


While the dew is still on the roses, THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS
3. We have got a little purse, of stretching Songwriters: Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn
leather skin; And the voice I hear falling on my ear It's not the glow you feel, when snow appears
We want a little of your money to line it well The Son of God discloses. It's not the Christmas card, you've sent for
within. [Refrain] Refrain: years
4. Bring us out a table, And spread it with a And He walks with me, and He talks with me, Not the joyful sound, when sleigh bells ring.
cloth, And He tells me I am His own; Or the merry songs, children sing
Bring us out a mouldy cheese, And some of And the joy we share as we tarry there, Yeah the little gift you send, on Christmas day
your Christmas loaf. [Refrain] None other has ever known. Will not bring back the friend, you turned away
5. God bless the master of this house, 2. He speaks, and the sound of His voice So may I suggest, the secret of Christmas (the
Likewise the mistress too; Is so sweet the birds hush their singing, secret of Christmas)
And all the little children, That round the table And the melody that He gave to me It's not the things you do, at Christmas time
go. [Refrain] Within my heart is ringing. [Refrain] But the Christmas things you do all year
3. I’d stay in the garden with Him, through
LULLABY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE Though the night around me be falling,
Lyric by Paul Francis Webster But He bids me go; through the voice of woe CANDY KID
Music by Peter King His voice to me is calling. [Refrain] Words and Music by Tony Romeo
1. There'll be snow falling down from the skies 1. Feelin' so depressed I wasn't up to getting
You'll awake by a tree strung with popcorn and MASTERS IN THIS HALL dressed,
holly that English Lyrics by William Morris, 1834-1896 It was a Saturday night and I decided against
Jolly old Santa will leave. 1. Masters in this Hall, Hear ye news to-day a party.
Not a peep little doll, go to sleep, little doll, Brought from over sea, And ever I you pray: There was Christmas in the air and you could
while I Sing you a lullaby for Christmas eve feel it everywhere,
2. Go to sleep, little doll, pleasant dreams Chorus: And it kinda brought me down cuz I felt I just
Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! Nowell, sing we clear! wasn't ready.
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2. I headed on down to the center of town And lo! from the heaven above, The Babe upon the straw,
where folks were shopping around, An angel leaned from the glory, If we this day remember Him,
And all the colored lights were pretty. And sang his song of love. The Babe upon the straw.
And suddenly I could hear so loud and so He sang, that first sweet Christmas, 2.When Christmas morn is dawning,
clear such beautiful music, The song that shall never cease. He comes from Heav'n above.
and the rhythm was happy. To take away the sings of man,
Refrain: With words and thoughts of love,
Chorus: "Glory to God in the highest, To take away the sins of man,
It was the Candy Kid from the mission on the On earth good will and peace." With words and thoughts of love.
Bow'ry. 2. "To you in the city of David 3. When Christmas morn is dawning,
A hobo Santa working for the Salvation Army. A Savior is born today!" Oh, Jesus, do come in,
Come drop a nickel in the kettle. And sudden a host of the heavenly ones And may I never cause Thee grief,
The Candy Kid will dance your troubles away. Flashed forth to join the lay. Or pain with mortal sin,
3. Watchin' him move, people couldn't help but O never hath sweeter message And may I never cause Thee grief,
groove, Thrilled home to the souls of men Or pain with mortal sin.
And they were clappin' their hands and singin' And the heavens themselves had never heard
"Come on Candy." A gladder choir till then. WE HAVE HEARD IN BETHLEHEM
While we were caught in this flow, For they sang that Christmas carol Translated by Bernard Gasso
Traditional Czech
It may have started to snow. That never on earth shall cease. [Refrain] We have heard in Bethlehem,
I don't know, I don't know, 3. And the shepherds came to the manger, There lies a Babe who awaits a diadem.
My happy heart was diggin' Candy. [Chorus] And gazed on the Holy Child; He's to wear a crown through the ages,
And calmly o'er that rude cradle King of Peace on history's pages.
HARK! THE BELLS ARE RINGING The virgin mother smiled; We have heard in Bethlehem,
Traditional And the sky in the starlit silence,
Hark! the bells are ringing gay, There lies a Babe who awaits a diadem.
Seemed full of the angel lay:
"Tis the eve of Chritsmas day. "To you in the City of David
Holidays have now begun, WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH
A Savior is born today!" Translated by Bernard Gasso
Full of merriment and fun. O they sang, and I ween1 that never Traditional French
Merrily we pass our time, The carol on earth shall cease. [Refrain] 1. We celebrate the birth of the Savior on this
Merry as the Christmas time, day,
May the coming New Year too, O LET US ALL BE GLAD TODAY The Savior King of mankind, To whom we sing
Be a happy one to you. Words: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther and pray.
From Joseph Klug's Gesangsbuch, 1535 This Babe so sweet and gentle, This truly holy
Translation by John Hunt
THE SNOW LAY ON THE GROUND Music: "St. Gregory," LM, German Child,
1 The snow lay on the ground, "Festus," LM, From a German Chorale Was born within a manger To Mary, Virgin
The stars shone bright, 1. O! let us all be glad to-day, mild.
When Christ our Lord was born And with the shepherds homage pay: 2. Trilled by the voice Heaven, The shepherds
On Christmas night. Come, see what God to us hath given, did rejoice,
Venite adoremus Dominum; His only Son, sent down from heaven. In Bethlehem they gathered, To honor
Venite adoremus Dominum. 2. Awake, my soul! from sadness rise, Heaven's choice.
Come, see what in the manger lies; They came in awesome wonder, For well they
Refrain: Who is this smiling infant Child ?— knew His worth.
Venite adoremus Dominum; 'Tis little Jesus, sweet and mild. So sure that He was bringing, Good will to all
Venite adoremus Dominum; 3. Twice welcome, O Thou heavenly Guest, on earth.
Venite adoremus Dominum; To save a world with sin distressed;
Venite adoremus Dominum; Com'st Thou in lowly guise for me? THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS MORNING
2 'Twas Mary maid, so young and strong, What homage shall I give to Thee! (The Golden Carol)
Who welcomed here the Christchild with a 4. Ah! Lord eternal, heavenly King. 1. We saw a light shine out afar,
song Hast Thou become so mean a thing; On Christmas in the morning,
She laid Him in a stall At Bethlehem; And hast Thou left Thy blissful seat, And straight we knew it was Christ’s star,
The ass and oxen shared, The roof with them. To rest where colts and oxen eat? Bright beaming in the morning.
[Refrain] 5. Were this wide world much wider made, Then did we fall on bended knee,
3 Saint Joseph, too, was by, To tend the Child; With gold and costly gems arrayed; On Christmas in the morning,
To guard him, and protect, His mother mild; E'en then, by far too mean 'twould be, And praised the Lord, who’d let us see
The angels hovered round, And sung this To make a little crib for Thee. His glory at its dawning.
song, 6. No silken robes surround Thy head. 2. Oh! every thought be of His name,
Venite adoremus Dominum. [Refrain] A bunch of hay is all Thy bed! On Christmas in the morning,
4 And thus that manger poor, Became a Where Thou, a King so rich and great. Who bore for us both grief and shame,
throne; Art bright as in Thy heavenly state. Affliction’s sharpest scorning.
For He Whom Mary bore, Was God the Son. 7. Jesus, my Saviour, come to me— And may we die, when death shall come,
O come, then, let us join, The heavenly host, Make here a little crib for Thee: On Christmas in the morning,
To praise the Father, Son,, And Holy Ghost. A bed make in this heart of mine, And see in Heav’n, our glorious home,
[Refrain] That I may aye remember Thine. That star of Christmas morning.
8. Then from my soul glad songs shall ring—
IN THE FIELD WITH THEIR FLOCKS Of Thee each day I'll gaily sing: SING WE NOEL
ABIDING The glad hosannas will I raise, French Carol
Words: Rev. Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903), 1871, alt. From heart that loves to sing Thy praise. 1. Sing we the story of the Saviour's Birth!
Music: "Chope," Chope's Carols, 1875, Second Edition 1894 Peace and good will to all the earth!
1. In the field with their flocks abiding, WHEN CHRISTMAS MORN IS DAWNING Laud and adore the Virgin pure and mild,
They lay on the dewy ground; German Folk Song Who gave to us the Heav'nly Child!
And glimmering under the starlight, Translated by Bernard Gasso
1. When Christmas morn is dawning. So now we seek the newborn King.
The sheep lay white around; And all our sweetest carols sing.
When the light of the Lord streamed o'er them, This day will have no flaw,
If we this day remember Him, Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel.
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2. Angels adore and praise in glorious strain; With God we now are reconciled.
Mortals repeat the glad refrain! You have for all the ransom paid, IN THE SILENCE OF NIGHT
Bright in the East a fair and shining star, Your Father’s righteous anger stayed. In The silence of that night so bright.
Guided the wise men from afar. O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild! Came the song of angels from the height;
Let all the earth rejoice and sing, 3 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild! Come, O shepherds, rise and follow.
And heav'n with hallelujahs ring! Joy fills the world which sin defiled. To the stall where Jesus lies
Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel. Whate'er we have belongs to You; and greet you there your Lord.
3. O'er all the earth our glas hosannas ring; O keep us faithful, strong, and true.
Hall we the Christ, the newborn King. O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild! THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Shout the glad tidings of the Saviour's birth, Music and Lyrics by Roger LaVoie

Good will to men and peace on earth, O SANCTISSIMA Come with me to the Gingerbread House
Now is He come, your homage bring, English wording to the tune of "O Sanctissima" where a cat does a dance with a bowlegged
All hail the newborn infant King! Day of holiness, Peace and happiness, mouse,
Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel. Joyful glorious Christmas day. who sings Jingle Bells on the tip of his toes
Angels tell the story. Of this day in glory, with a red candy cane on his nose.
SONG OF THE SHIP Praise Christ, our Savior,
From a German Manuscript, 1480 born this Christmas Day! Santa is laughing and playing with toys,
Printed in Andernach Gesangbuch, 1608 And he gives them away to the girls and the
1. There comes a galley sailing MORNING STAR boys.
With angels flying fast; Translator: Bennett Harvey; Author: Angelus Silesius He's jolly and happy you came to his house,
She bears a treasured cargo Tune: HAGEN
1 Morning Star, O cheering sight! to his wonderful gingerbread house.
Beneath her mighty mast. If I could have my way, it would be Christmas
2. Upon the silent waters Ere thou cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Morning Star, O cheering sight! ev'ry day,
The ship glides into shore, Ev'ry girl ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse
To bring to us the treasures Ere thou cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Jesus mine, in me shine; grow up
She holds within her store. in the Gingerbread House.
3. For this ship's name is Mary, In me shine, Jesus mine;
The fairest rose is she; fill my heart with light divine.
2 Morning Star, thy glory bright Breakfast is cookies and candy on top.
She brings us all her Baby There's an elf serving milk with a hip and a
Whose love shall make us free. far excels the sun’s clear light.
Morning Star, thy glory bright hop.
far excels the sun’s clear light. Now wouldn't you love to grow up in the
FROM EVERY SPIRE ON CHRISTMAS EVE house,
1. From every spire on Christmas Eve, the Jesus be, constantly,
Constantly, Jesus be in the wonderful gingerbread house.
Christmas bells ring clearly out If I could have my way, it would be Christmas
Their message of goodwill and peace, with more than thousand suns to me.
3 Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star, ev'ry day,
many a call and silver shout. Ev'ry girl ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse
For faithful hearts, the angels’ song still cheer the nations near and far.
Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star grow up
echoes in the frosty air, in the Gingerbread House.
And by the altar low they bow, in adoration cheer the nations near and far.
and in prayer. Thee we own, Lord alone,
Lord alone, thee we own Ev'ry girl, ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse
2. A thousand blessed memories throng, the would
stars are holy signs to them, our dear Savior, God’s dear Son.
4 Morning Star, my soul’s true light, grow up in the Gingerbread House.
And from the eyes of every child looks forth
the Babe of Bethlehem; tarry not, dispel my night.
Morning Star, my soul’s true light, SHOUT THE GLAD TIDINGS
But there are others, not like these, whose (Zion, The Marvelous Story Be Telling)
brows are sad, whose hopes are crossed, tarry not, dispel my night. Words: William Augustus Mühlenberg, 1826
To whom the season brings no cheer, and Jesus mine, in me shine; Music: "Avison," adapted from Charles Avison (circa 1710-1770)

life’s most gracious charm is lost. In me shine, Jesus mine;


3. To whom that story, old and sweet, is but a fill my heart with light divine. Refrain
fable at the best, Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing,
The Christmas music mocks their ears, and WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King!
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster 1. Zion, the marvelous story be telling,
life has naught of joy or rest. Music by Ben Weisman
Oh! for angel’s voice to pierce the clouds of 1. What can I give Him, poor as I am? (2x) The Son of the Highest, how lowly His birth!
grief that over them rise, If I were a shepherd, (3x) I'd give Him a lamb, The brightest archangel in glory excelling,
The mists of doubt and unbelief that veil the Under the star overhead, these are the words He stoops to redeem thee, He reigns upon
blue of Christmas skies. Mary said. earth. [Refrain]
4. That they, at last, may see the Light which 2. What can I give Him, come Christmas Eve? 2. Tell how He cometh; from nation to nation
shines from Bethlehem, and unfold (2x) The heart cheering news let the earth echo
For Christ the treasures of their hearts, richer If I were a seamstress, (2x) a garment of round;
than spicery or gold. golden treads How free to the faithful He offers salvation,
Hope of the ages, draw Thou near, till all the for Him I would weave. His people with joy everlasting are crowned.
earth shall own Thy sway, Under the star overhead, these are the words [Refrain]
And when Thou reignest in every heart it will, Mary said. 3. Mortals, your homage be gratefully bringing,
indeed, be Christmas Day. 3. What can I give Him, to hearld the news? And sweet let the gladsome hosannas arise;
(2x) Ye angels, the full alleluias be singing;
O JESUS, SO SWEET If I were a cobbler, (2x) I'd make Him a buckle One chorus resound through the earth and the
Author: Valentin Thilo; to fasten His shoes. skies. [Refrain]
Translator: G. W. Daisley
1 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild! Under the star overhead, these are the words
Mary said. HEAR THEM BELLS
For sinners You became a child. Hear them Bells! Merry Christmas bells!
You came from heaven down to earth 4. What can I give Him, how can I start? (2x)
I can't give a buckle, a lamb, or a garment, so They are ringing out the evil of the sword;
In human flesh through human birth. Hear Them Bells! Merry Christmas bells!
O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild! come Christmas morning I'll give Him my
heart. They are ringing in the glory of the Lord!
2 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
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Words: "Jeg Er Saa Glad Hver Julekveld," Marie Wexelsen, 1859; Calling for you and for me;
translated from Norwegian to English by Peter Andrew Sveeggen
JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING (1881-1959). Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching—
by J. S. Bach Music: "Jeg Er Saa glad" ("Christmas Eve"), Peder Knudsen (1819- Watching for you and for me!
English Text by Bernard Gasso 1863), 1859
1. Jesu' joy of man's desiring 1. I am so glad on Christmas Eve, Chorus:
Thou whose love shines down like a guiding The night of Jesus' birth; Come home! come home!
light That's when a Star shone like the sun Ye who are weary, come home!
Drawn to Thee with souls aspiring And angels sang on earth. Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Through our faith we reach a celestial height 2. I am so glad on Christmas Eve, Calling, O sinner, come home!
Son of God we pray we may reach Thee My praises rise above, 2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is
May we live in peace we beseech Thee To Jesus Who has brought to earth pleading—
Open doors of truth unknown The Paradise of love. Pleading for you and for me?
As Thy love comes down from the heavenly 3. I am so glad each Christmas Eve, Why should we linger and heed not His
throne The night of Jesus' birth! mercies—
Teach us from Thy heavenly throne Then like the sun the Star shone forth,1 Mercies for you and for me? [Chorus]
2. Jesu' joy of man's desiring And angels sang on earth. 3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are
Lead us on with strains of a peaceful song; 4. The little Child in Bethlehem, passing—
With Thy wisdom so inspiring, He was a King indeed! Passing from you and from me;
Lead all men to love and to do no wrong. For He came down from heaven above Shadows are gathering, death-beds are
Son of God, we beg nearly breathless, To help a world in need. coming—
May we know the peace which is deathless. 5. He dwells again in heaven's realm, Coming for you and for me! [Chorus]
Open doors of truth unknown The Son of God today; 4. Oh, for the wonderful love He has
As Thy love comes down from the heavenly And still He loves His little ones promised—
throne And hears them when they pray. Promised for you and for me!
6. I am so glad on Christmas Eve! Though we have sinned, He has mercy and
THE THREE KINGS' SONG His praises then I sing; pardon—
French Carol He opens then for every child Pardon for you and for me! [Chorus]
1. The Magi came out of the Orient land, The palace of the King.2
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie. 7. When mother trims the Christmas tree SING WITH JOY
The rode over rock and they rode over sand, by Henry Thomas
Which fills the room with light, 1. Sing with joy, 'tis Christmas morn,
Right glad then were those three. She tells me of the wondrous Star
2. And as they went riding, a star went before, Unto us a Child is born;
That made the dark world bright. Christ has come on earth to dwell,
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie. 8. She says the Star is shining still,
The form of a glorious infant it bore, God with us; Immanuel.
And never will grow dim; 2. Shepherds watching through the night,
Right glad then were those three. And if it shines upon my way,
3. They came to the stable at Bethlehem town, Wond'ring at the dazzling light;
It leads me up to Him. Hear the glorious angel tell,
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie. 9. And so I love each Christmas Eve
The poured out their treasures and lowly knelt Of the hope of Israel.
And I love Jesus, too; 3. Thousand, thousand angels raise,
down, And that He loves me every day
Right glad then were those three. Songs of glad triumphant praise;
I know so well is true. Singing through the starry sky,
REJOICE AND BE MERRY Glory be to God on high!
THE HOLLY TREE CAROL
(A Gallery Carol) by Jean Ritchie
Words from an old Church Gallery Book 1. In the spring of the year stands a little holly WHAT MONTH WAS JESUS BORN IN?
Tune from an old Church Gallery Book (The Last Month Of The Year)
Communicated by the Rev. J. L. T. Darwall tree, The Kingston Trio
1. Rejoice and be merry, in songs and in mirth! With dark leaves thorny and small, by Vera Hall
O praise our Redeemer; all mortals on earth! She is neither so green as the beechen queen, Songwriters: Alan Lomax / Ruby Pickens Tartt / Vera Hall

For this is the birthday, of Jesus our King, Nor as the oak tree tall. 1. What month was my Jesus born in?
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll 2. O, the spring flowers spring and the little Last month of the year! (Repeat)
sing! birds sing,
2. A heavenly vision, Appeared in the sky; But holly has nothing to say; Chorus:
Vast numbers of angels, The shepherds did For she quietly blossoms in the sweet May Oh, January, (January), February, (February),
spy, time. March, April, May, June, O, Lord,
Proclaiming the birthday of, Jesus our King, But her joy, joy, joy, we share all men,* You got July, August, September, October,
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll Her joy is a Christmas Day. and-a November,
sing! 3. In the fall of the year the beech turns brown, On the twenty-fifth day of December
3. Likewise a bright star, In the sky did appear, And the oak stands naked and bare; in the last month of the year.
Which led the wise men, From the East to But holly goes dancing in the snow white fields 2. Well, they laid Him in the manger.
draw near; With crimson light in her hair. Last month of the year! (Repeat)
They found the Messiah, Sweet Jesus our 4. O hard is her heart and bitter is her bark, [Chorus]
King, And cruel sharp her thorn. 3. Wrapped Him up in swaddling clothing. Last
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll But her berries red make our hearts all glad month of the year! (Repeat)
sing! On the day our Lord was born. [Chorus]
4. And when they were come, they their 4. Well, He was born of the Virgin Mary. Last
treasures unfold, THE SIMPLE BIRTH month of the year! (Repeat)
And unto him offered, Myrrh, incense and Old Flemish [Chorus]
gold. A child today has been born on this earth;
So blessed for ever, Be Jesus our King, A child today has been born on this earth, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS
He came from Heaven to bring us new birth, Songwriters: Charles Tobias / Al Frisch
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll The wonderful world of Christmas
sing! He came from Heaven to bring us new birth.
Is a wonderful world to behold.
SOFTLY AND TENDERLY The wonderful world of Christmas
I AM SO GLAD ON CHRISTMAS EVE Lyrics:Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Was made for the young and the old.
Alternate Translations: I Am So Happy on Christmas Eve and
How Glad I Am Each Christmas Eve 1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling— Smile and good cheer of each neighbor
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And children with cheeks all aglow. when you dwell within it,
So, warm is this Christmassy feeling You are ever happy then!
With the tree tops all locked up with snow. Childhood's joyland,
Listen to those wondrous bells Mystical merry Toyland!
And you'll hear them say. Once you pass it's borders,
Open up your hearts to all on this holyday. you can never return again!
The wonderful world of Christmas
Is a joy from the moment it starts.
The wonderful world of Christmas
Shall remain everyday in our hearts.

TOYLAND
Lyric by Glen Mac Donough
Music by Victor Herbert
Toyland! Toyland! Little girl and boy land,

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