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A BABY IN THE CRADLE

Words and Music: Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen, David Gregor Corner (1585-
1648), Geistliche Nachtigal, Vienna, Austria, 1649
Translator: Bernard Gasso
1. A baby in the cradle
A baby child so bright;
He shineth as a mirror
Reflects a noble light
This tiny child so bright

2. The child of whom we're speaking


Is Jesus Christ the Lord
He brings us peace and brotherhood
If we but heed His word
Doth Jesus Christ, the Lord

3. And he who rocks the cradle


Of this sweet Child so fine
Must serve with joy and heartiness
Be humble and be kind
For Mary's child so fine

4. O Jesus, dearest Savior


Although Thou art so small
With Thy great love o'erflowing
Come flooding through my soul
Thou lovely Babe so small.

A BABE IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM


Words and music by Ludwig Lindeman
1. A babe is born in Bethlehem, in Bethlehem.
Therefore rejoice, Jerusalem.
Alleluia, alleluia.
2. He doth within a manger lie, a manger lie.
Whose throne is set above the sky.
Alleluia, alleluia.
3. The wise men came, led by the star,
Gold, myrrh, and incense brought from far.
Alleluia, alleluia.
4. On this most blessed jubilee, blest jubilee,
All glory be, O God, to Thee.
Alleluia, alleluia.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
From "Scrooge" (Leslie Bricusse)
Sing a song of gladness and cheer.
For the time of Christmas is here.
Look around about you and see.
What a world of wonder this world can be.
Sing a Christmas carol,
Sing a Christmas carol,
Sing a Christmas carol
Like the children do.
And enjoy the beauty,
All the joy and beauty
That a Merry Christmas can bring to you!

A-CAROLING WE GO
A caroling, a caroling, A caroling we go.
Hearts filled with music
and cheeks a glow.
From house to house,
We bring the message
of the King again.

Chorus:
Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men (2x)

We bring you season's greetings


and we wish the best to you.
Any may our wish last
the whole year through.
Come join us if you will as we are singing once
again. [Chorus]

Now you may have your holly


and perhaps some mistletoe.
Maybe a fir tree and maybe snow.
But wouldn't it be wonderful
if we could have again. [Chorus]

A caroling, a caroling, a caroling we go,


Hearts filled with music
and cheeks aglow.
From house to house
We bring the message
of the King again. [Chorus]

A DAY OF JOY AND FEASTING


Traditional
1. A day of joy and feasting,
Of happiness and mirth;
And ev'ry year it cometh here
To gladden all the earth.
Refrain:
Sing Nowell! Sing Nowell!
And merry be always;
Join in the song, the sound prolong
All on a Christmas day.
2. All hail the shinning holly,
All hail the mistletoe!
With carol gay, all hail the day
That cometh o're the snow![Refrain]
3. Long may the Christmas spirit
Of kindness and good will,
Thru joy and pain with us remain
Our hearts witht warmth to fill! [Refrain]

A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS


Words & Music by Johnny Marks
Have a holly jolly Christmas;
It’s the best time of the year.
I don’t know if there’ll be snow,
but have a cup of cheer.
Have a holly jolly Christmas,
And when you walk down the street,
Say hello to friends you know
and ev’ryone you meet.

Chorus: Oh, ho, the mistletoe


hung where you can see;
Somebody waits for you;
Kiss her once for me.
Have a holly jolly Christmas,
and in case you didn’t hear,
Oh, by golly, have a holly
jolly Christmas this year.
[Chorus]

A LA NANITA NANA
(Hear Lullabies and Sleep Now)
Traditional Spanish Melody
Hear lullabies and sleep now, yes,
Go to sleep now, yes, go to sleep.
My sleepy Jesus, may
God your slumber keep,
God your slumber keep.

Chorus:
Hear how the fountain babbles,
Splashing its waters.
Nightingales in the woods call
All sons and daughters.

Bridge:
Rest as the cradle calms you
Now with its swinging.
Hear lullabies and sleep now,
While I am singing.

My little bunch of roses, with face


Beguiling, with face beguiling.
What are you dreaming now,
That I see you smiling,
I see you smiling? [Chorus]
Bridge:
What do you see in dreamland?
Tell me, my dearest.
What do you see in dreamland?
Tell me, my dearest.

Birds calling, fountains rushing, And blowing


breezes, and blowing breezes:
Repeat this smiling dream
As my baby pleases,
My baby pleases.

A MARSHMALLOW WORLD
Words by Carl Sigman; Music by Peter Be Rose
It’s a marshmallow world in the winter
When the snow comes to cover the ground.
It’s the time for play; it’s a whipped-cream day;
I wait for it the whole year round.
Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees,
And the sun is red like a pumpkin head;
It’s shining so your nose won’t freeze.
The world is your snowball; see how it grows;
That’s how it goes whenever it snows.
The world is your snowball just for a song;
Get out and roll it along.
It’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts;
Take a walk with your favorite girl.
It’s a sugar date; what if spring is late;
In winter, it’s a marshmallow world.
A VIRGIN UNSPOTTED
Words and Music: Traditional English
1. A Virgin unspotted, the prophet foretold,
Should bring forth a Savior, which now we behold.
To be our Redeemer from death, hell and sin,
Which Adam's transgression had wrapped us in.

Chorus:
Aye and therefore be merry, set sorrow aside,
Christ Jesus, our Savior, was born on this tide.
2. At Bethlehem city in Jewry, it was
That Joseph and Mary together did pass,
All for to be taxed with many one more,
Great Cesar commanded the same should be so.
[Chorus]
3. But when they had entered the city so fair,
A number of people so mighty was there,
That Joseph and Mary, whose substance was
small,
Could find in the inn there no lodging at all.
[Chorus]
4. Then were they constrained in a stable to lie,
Where horses and asses they used for to tie:
Their lodging so simple they took it no scorn,
But against the next morning our Saviour was
born. [Chorus]
5. The King of all Kings to this world being
brought,
Small store of fine linen to wrap Him was sought,
But when she had swaddled her young Son so
sweet,
Within an ox manger she laid Him to sleep.
[Chorus]
6. Then God sent an angel from Heaven so high,
To certain poor shepherds in fields where they lie,
And bade them no Longer in sorrow to stay,
Because that our Saviour was born on this day.
[Chorus]
7. Then presently after the shepherds did spy
Vast numbers of Angels to stand in the sky;
They joyfully talk and sweetly did sing,
To God be all glory, our heavenly King. [Chorus]
8. To teach us humility all this was done,
And learn we from thence haughty pride for to
shun:
A manger His cradle who came from above,
The great God of mercy, of peace, and of love.
[Chorus]

ALL HAIL TO THEE


Words by Ernest W Olson; Music by Philipp Nicolai
All hail to thee 0 blessed morn,
To tidings long by prophets borne.
Hast thou fulfillment given,
0 sacred and immortal day,
When unto earth in gloricus ray
Descends the grace of heaven,
Young and old, their voices blending,
Praise are sending unto heaven
For the Savior to us given.
He comes for our redemption sent,
And by His glory heav’n is rent
To close upon us never;
Our blessed Shepherd He would be,
Whom we may follow faithfully.
To live with Him forever
Unto realms of glory winging
Praises, singing to the Father
and the Son and Spirit ever.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU


I don't want a lot for Christmas;
There is just one thing I need.
And I don't care about the presents,
Underneath the Christmas tree.
I don't need to hang my stocking,
There upon the fireplace.
Santa Claus won't make me happy,
With a toy on Christmas Day.
I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know.
Make my wish come true:
All I want for Christmas is you, you baby, oh.

I won't ask for much this Christmas;


I won't even wish for snow.
And I I'm just gonna keep on waiting, Underneath
the mistletoe.

I won't make a list and send it,


to the North Pole for Saint Nick.
I won't even stay awake
to hear those magic reindeer click.
I just want you here tonight,
holding on to me so tight.
What more can I do?
All I want for Christmas is you, you baby, oh.

All the lights are shining so brightly ev'rywhere,


and the sound of children's laughter fills the air.
And ev'ryone is singing,
I hear those sleigh bells ringing.
Santa won't you please bring me what I really
need?
Won't you please bring my baby to me? Oh,

I don't want a lot for Christmas,


this is all I'm asking for:
I just want to see my baby
standing right outside my door.
I just want him for my own,
more than you could ever know.
Make my wish come true:
All I want for Christmas is you. Ooh baby.

(repeat) All I want for Christmas is you, baby.

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT


Welsh Folksong
Sleep, my child, and peace attend Thee,
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will send Thee,
All through the night.
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber sleeping.
God His loving vigil keeping,
All through the night.

While the moon her watch is keeping,


All through the night;
While the weary world is sleeping,
All through the night.
Through your dreams you're swiftly stealing,
Visions of delight revealing,
Christmas time is so appealing,
All through the night.

You, my God, a Babe of wonder,


All through the night;
Dreams You dream can't break from thunder,
All through the night.
Children's dreams cannot be broken;
Life is but a lovely token.
Christmas should be softly spoken,
All through the night.

ALMOST DAY
by Huddie Ledbetter
1. Chickens a crowin' for midnight, it's almost day.
(2x)
2. Santa Claus is coming, It’s almost day. (2x)
3. Candy canes and sugar plums on Christmas
Day. (2x)
4. Mama'll stuff a turkey on Christmas Day. (2x)
5. Quit your peeping ‘round the corner, It’s almost
day. (2x)
6. Hang your stocking on the chimney For
Christmas day. (2x)
7. I want a size fifty stocking for Christmas day.
(2x)
8. Santa Claus is coming On Christmas Day. (2x)
9. Chickens a-crowin’ for midnight, It’s almost day.
(2x)

AMAZING GRACE
John Newton, pub.1779
v. 7 by Anonymous/Unknown, pub.1829
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,


And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,


I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,


And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,


The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,


Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

AMEN
Amen, Amen,
Master hear you servant's prayer once again.
I'll be honest I'll be fair,
Lord I'll own you anywhere.
This is your servant's prayer. Amen.

Amen, Amen,
Master hear you servant's prayer once again.
Take my heart and touch my soul,
Hard as stone and growing cold.
You alone can make me whole. Amen.

Amen, Amen,
Master hear you servant's prayer once again.
Take my hands, my feet my all,
Bend my ears to hear Your call.
Savior, keep me lest I fall. Amen. Amen. Amen.

ANGELS FROM HEAVEN


by Bernard Gasso
Angels from Heaven spoke to the shepherds,
Tidings we bring to thee,
Tidings from Bethlehem,
From a manger,
On this morn, Christ was born.

Angels from Heaven spoke to the shepherds,


You will see One who’ll be,
Lord of the future,
King and Redeemer, Son of God,
Son of God!

ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY


Words by James Montgomery; Music by Henry Smart
Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o’er all the earth.
Ye who sang creation’s story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth.

Chorus:
Come and worship, come and worship;
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds in the fields abiding,


Watching o’er your flocks by night.
God with man is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant Light. [Chorus]

Sages, leave your contemplation;


Brighter visions beam afar.
Seek the great desire of nations;
Ye have seen Him natal star. [Chorus]

Saints before the altar bending,


Watching long in hope and fear.
Suddenly the Lord descending
In His temple shall appear. [Chorus]

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH


Traditional
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Chorus:
Gloria in excelsis Deo, (2x)

Shepherds, why this jubilee?


Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be?
Which inspire your heav’nly song?
[Chorus]

Come to Bethlehem and see


Him whose birth the angels sing.
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
[Chorus]

AS LATELY WE WATCHED
Traditional
As lately we watched o’er our fields through the
night,
A star there was seen of such glorious light.
All through the night angels did sing,
In carols so sweet of the birth of a King.

His throne is a manger, His court is a loft,


But troops of bright angels in lays sweet and soft,
Him they proclaim, our Christ by name,
And earth and sky and air straight are filled with
his fame.

Then shepherds be joyful, salute your new King;


Let hills and dales ring to the song that ye sing.
Blessed be the hour, welcome the morn,
For Christ our dear Savior on earth now is born.

AS LONG AS THERE'S CHRISTMAS


Lyrics from "Beauty and the Beast:
The Enchanted Christmas"
Written by Rachel Portman and Don Black
There is more to this time of year.
Than sleigh bells and holly,
Mistletoe and snow.
Those things will come and go.

Don't look inside a stocking,


Don't look under the tree.
For one thing we'll looking for
Is something we can't see.

Far more precious than silver,


And more splendid than gold,
This is something to treasure,
But it's something we can't hold.

As long as there's Christmas


I truly believe,
That hope is the greatest
Of the gives we'll receive,
We'll receive.

As we all prays together,


Is it's time to rejoice.
And though we may look diff'rent,
We'll all sing with one voice.

As long as there's Christmas


I truly believe
That hope is the greatest
Of the gifts we'll receive.
As long as there's Christmas
We'll all be just fine.
A star shines above us,
Lighting your way and mine.

As long as there's Christmas,


I truly believe
That hope is the greatest
Of the gifts we'll receive.
As long as a guiding star
Shines above,
There'll always be Christmas,
So there'll always be a time,
When the world is filled
with peace and love.

AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD


Words by William Chatterton Dix; Music by Conrad Kocher
As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold.
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright.
So most gracious God may we
Evermore be led by Thee.

As with joyful steps they sped


To that lowly manger bed, -
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heav’n and earth adore;
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy seat.

As they offered gifts most rare


At that manger rude and bare,
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring
Christ to Thee, our heav’nly King.

Holy Jesus ev’ry day


Keep us in the narrow way,
And when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

AULD LANG SYNE


Words by Robert Burns; Music Traditional
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And days of Auld Lang Syne?
[Chorus] For AuId Lang Syne, my dear,
For AuId Lang Syne;
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne.

And here’s a hand, my trusty friend,


And gives a hand o’ thine;
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet
For Auld Lang Syne. [Chorus]

AWAY IN A MANGER
Traditional
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus
laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the sky
looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,


the poor Baby wakes,
But little Lord Jesus
no crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus,
look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle
till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,


I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children
in Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven
to live with Thee there.

AWESOME
by Charles Jenkins
My God is Awesome.
He can move mountains.
Keep me in the valley.
Hide me from the rain.
My God is Awesome.
Heals me when I'm broken.
Strength where I've been weakened.
Forever He will reign. (repeat)

My God Is Awesome, Awesome,


Awesome, Awesome.
My God Is Awesome, Awesome,
Awesome, Awesome.

My God is Awesome.
Savior of the whole world.
Giver of Salvation.
By His stripes I am healed

My God is Awesome.
Today I am forgiven.
His grace is why I'm living.
Praise His Holy name.

My God Is Awesome, Awesome,


Awesome, Awesome. (2x)

Vamp: He's Mighty (4x) Awesome, Awesome.


He's Holy (4x) Awesome, Awesome.
He's Great (4x) Awesome, Awesome.
Deliverer (4x) Awesome, Awesome.
Provider (4x) Awesome, Awesome.
Protector (4x) Awesome, Awesome.

My God is Awesome.
He can move mountains.
Keep me in the valley.
Hide me from the rain.

My God is Awesome.
Heals me when I'm broken.
Strength where I've been weakened.
Praise His Holy Name.

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE


by Dean Martin
(I really can't stay) But baby it's cold outside.
(Got to go away) But baby it's cold outside.
(This evening has been) Been hoping you'd drop
in.
(So very nice) I'll hold your hands they're just like
ice.
(My mother will start to worry) Beautiful watch
you're wearing.
(My father will be pacing the floor) Listen to the
fireplace roar.
(So really I'd better scurry) Beautiful please don't
hurry.
(Well maybe just half a drink) Put some records on
while I pour.
(The neighbors might think) Baby it's bad out
there.
(Say what's in this drink) No cabs to be had out
there.
(I wish I knew how) Your eyes are like starlight
now.
(To break this spell) I'll take your hat your hair
looks swell.
(I ought to say no no) Mind if I move in closer.
(At least I'm going to say I tried) What's the sense
of hurting my pride.
(I really can't stay) Baby don't hold out.
(Both) Baby it's cold outside.

(I simply must go) Baby it's cold outside.


(The answer is no) Baby it's cold outside.
(The welcome has been) How lucky that you
dropped in.
(So nice and warm) Look out the window at the
storm.
(My sister will be suspicious) Gosh your lips look
delicious.
(My brother will be there at the door) Waves upon
a tropical shore.
(My maiden aunt's mind is vicious) Gosh your lips
are delicious.
(But maybe just a cigarette) Never such a blizzard
before.
(I got to get home) But baby you'd freeze out
there.
(Say lend me a comb) It's up to your knees out
there.
(You've really been grand) I thrill when you touch
my hand.
(But don't you see) How can you do this thing to
me.
(There's bound to be talk tomorrow) Think of my
life long sorrow.
(At least they'll be plenty implied) If you caught
pneumonia and died.
(I really can't stay) Get over that old doubt.
(Both) Baby it's cold outside.

BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS


(FOR ALL THE CHILDREN)
by Barry Manilow
Tonight the stars shine for the children,
and light the way for dreams to fly.
tonight our love comes wrapped in ribbons,
the world is right and hopes are high.
and from a dark and frosted window,
a child appears to search the sky
because it's Christmas, because it's Christmas

Tonight belongs to all the children,


tonight their joy rings through the air.
and so we send our tender blessings,
to all the children everywhere ,
to see the smiles and hear the laughter,
a time to give, a time to share,
because it's Christmas for now and forever,
for all of the children
and for the children in us all.

BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE


by Martha Munizzi
Because of who you are I give you glory
Because of who you are I give you praise
Because of who you are I will lift my voice and
say,
Lord, I worship you because of who you are. (2x)

Jehovah Jireh, my provider


Jehovah Nissi, Lord you reign in victory
Jehovah Shaalom, my prince of peace
And I worship you because of who you are!

Lord I worship you because of who you are. (2x)

BEHOLD THAT STAR


Chorus:
Oh, Behold that star!
Behold that star up yonder,
Behold that star!
It is the star of Bethlehem.

1. There was no room found in the inn.


(It is the star of Bethlehem.)
For Him who was born free from sin.
(It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus]
2. The wise men travel’d from the East.
(It is the star of Bethlehem.)
To worship Him, the Prince of Peace.
(It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus]
3. A song broke forth upon the night.
(It is the star of Bethlehem.)
From angel hosts all robed in white.
(It is the star of Bethlehem.) 2x [Chorus]
BELIEVE
From: The Polar Express (2004)
Children, sleeping. Snow is softly falling.
Dreams are calling, Like bells in the distance,
We were dreamers, Not so long ago,
But one by one, we, All had to grow up.
When it seems the magic slipped away.
We find it all again on Christmas Day.

Believe in what your heart is saying,


Hear the melody that's playing,
There's no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
Give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have ev’rything you need,
if you just believe.

Trains move quickly, To their journey's end.


Destinations, Are where we begin again.
Ships go sailing, Far across the sea.
Trusting starlight, To get where they need to be.
When it seems that we have lost our way.
We find ourselves again on Christmas Day.

Believe in what your heart is saying,


Hear the melody that's playing,
There's no time to waste,
There so much to celebrate.
Believe in what you feel inside,
And give your dreams the wings to fly.
You have ev’rything you need,
if you just Believe. Just believe.

BESIDE THE MANGER HERE I STAND


By Martin Luther
1. Beside Thy manger here I stand,
Dear Jesus Lord, And Savior;
A gift of love within my hand,
To thank Thee for Thy favor.

2. With joy I gaze Thy face,


Thy glory and Thy splendor,
Are greater than my heart can praise,
And songs can fitly render.

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Words and Music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson
I’ll have a blue Christmas without you;
I’ll be so blue thinking about you.
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won’t mean a thing
if you’re not here with me.

I’ll have a blue Christmas, that’s certain;


And when that blue heartache
starts hurtin’,
You’ll be doin’ all right
with your Christmas of white,
But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas.
BIRTHDAY OF A KING
Author: William Harold Neidlinger
Tune: NEIDLINGER
1 In the little village of Bethlehem,
There lay a Child one day,
And the sky was bright with a holy light
O'er the place where Jesus lay.

Refrain:
Alleluia! O how the angels sang.
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light,
'Twas the birthday of a King.

2 'Twas a humble birth-place, but O how much


God gave to us that day,
From the manger bed what a path has led,
What a perfect, holy way. [Refrain]
Baptist Hymnal, 1991

BORN IS HE, THE HOLY CHILD


French Translated by Bernard Gasso
Refrain:
Born is He, this holy Child.
We sings in praise of an Infant mild.
Pipes and oboes in songs combine,
Hon'ring the birth of a Son divine!

1. More than four thousand years ago,


Prophets told what today we know;
More than four thousand years have passed,
Now this birth has arrived at last! [Refrain]
2. See Him lying peacefully,
On His tiny bed of hay;
See Him lying in stable bare,
O what gracious a Lord is there! [Refrain]

3. Jesus! Thou all-powerful Lord.


Now as Baby art Thou adored;
Jesus! Thou all-powerful King,
All our hearts to Thee we bring. [Refrain]

BREAK FORTH, O BEAUTEOUS, HEAVENLY


LIGHT
Words and Music’ by Johann Rist and Johann Schop; Harmonized by
Johann Sebastian Bach
Break forth, 0 beauteous, heav’nly light
And usher in the morning.
Ye shepherds, shrink not with affright,
But hear the angel’s warning.
This Child now weak in infancy
Our confidence and joy shall be;
The pow’r of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.

BREATH OF HEAVEN (MARY'S SONG)


I have traveled many moonless nights
Cold and weary with a babe inside;
And I wonder what I've done; Holy Father you
have come
And chosen me now, To carry your son
I am waiting in a silent prayer
I am frightened by the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone; Must I walk this path
alone
Be with me now, Be with me now

Chorus:
Breath of heaven, Hold me together
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven, Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy, Breath of heaven

Do you wonder as you watch my face


If a wiser one should have had my place
But I offer all I am, For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong, Help me be, Help me
[Chorus] (2x)

BRIGHT AND JOYFUL IS THE MORN


Words: James Montgomery (1771–1854). First appeared in A Selection of
Psalms and Hymns, 8th edition, by Thomas Cotterill, 1819.
Music: Alcester Samuel S. Wesley, in A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by
Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864), number 35
Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876)
Bright and joyful is the morn, Alleluia!
For to us a Child is born; Alleluia!
From the highest realms of Heaven, Alleluia!
Unto us a Son is given. Alleluia!

On His shoulder He shall bear. Alleluia!


Power and majesty, and wear. Alleluia!
On His vesture and His thigh, Alleluia!
Names most awful, names most high. Alleluia!

Wonderful in counsel He, Alleluia!


The incarnate Deity; Alleluia!
Sire of ages, ne’er to cease, Alleluia!
King of kings, and Prince of peace. Alleluia!

Come and worship at His feet; Alleluia!


Yield to Christ the homage meet; Alleluia!
From His manger to His throne, Alleluia!
Homage due to God alone. Alleluia!

BRING A TORCH, JEANNETTE, ISABELLA


Traditional
Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella;
Bring a torch, come swiftly and run.
Christ is born tell the folk of the village;
Jesus is sleeping in his cradle.
Ah, ah, beautiful is the Mother;
Ah, ah, beautiful is her Son.

Hasten now, good folk of the village;


Hasten now, the Christ-Child to see.
You will find him asleep in the manger;
Quietly come and whisper softly,
Hush, hush, peacefully now He slumbers;
Hush, hush, peacefully now He sleeps.

BUON NATALE
(Merry Christmas to You)
Words and Music by Bob Saffer and Frank Linale
Chorus:
Buon Natale means
“Merry Christmas to you.”
Buon Natale to ev’ryone,
Happy New Year and lots of fun.
Buon Natale, may all your wishes come true.
Buon Natale in Italy means a
“Merry Christmas to you.”

Far away across the sea; In sunny Italy,


There’s a quaint little town,
Not a clock has been wound
for over a century.
They don’t know the time or year,
And no one seems to care,
And this is the reason
the Christmas season
is celebrated all year. [Chorus]

BURGUNDIAN CAROL
French Carol; English lyrics and Music adaptation by Oscar Brand
1. The winter season of the year
When to this world our Lord was born,
The ox and donkey, so they say,
Did keep His holy presence warm.
How many oxen and donkeys now,
If they were there when first He came,
How many oxen and donkeys you know,
At such a time would do the same?
2. And on that night it has been told
These humble beasts so rough and rude,
Throughout the night of holy birth,
Drank no water, ate no food.
How many oxen and donkeys now,
Dressed in ermine, silk and such,
How many oxen and donkeys you know,
At such a time would do as much?
3. As soon as to these humble beasts
Appeared our Lord so mild and sweet,
With joy they knelt before His grace,
And gently kissed His tiny feet.
If we, like oxen and donkeys then,
In spite of all the things we’ve heard,
Would be like oxen and donkeys then,
We’d hear the truth, believe His word.

CANDY KID
Words and Music by Tony Romeo
1. Feelin' so depressed I wasn't up to getting
dressed,
It was a Saturday night and I decided against a
party.
There was Christmas in the air and you could feel
it everywhere,
And it kinda brought me down cuz I felt I just
wasn't ready.
2. I headed on down to the center of town where
folks were shopping around,
And all the colored lights were pretty.
And suddenly I could hear so loud and so clear
such beautiful music,
and the rhythm was happy.

Chorus:
It was the Candy Kid from the mission on the
Bow'ry.
A hobo Santa working for the Salvation Army.
Come drop a nickel in the kettle.
The Candy Kid will dance your troubles away.
3. Watchin' him move, people couldn't help but
groove,
And they were clappin' their hands and singin'
"Come on Candy."
While we were caught in this flow,
It may have started to snow.
I don't know, I don't know,
My happy heart was diggin' Candy. [Chorus]

CAROL OF THE BELLS


Words by PeterJ. Wilhousky; Music by M. Leontovich

Chorus:
Hark! how the bells, Sweet silver bells,
All seem to say, “Throw cares away.”
Christmas is here, Bringing good cheer
To young and old, Meek and the bold.
Ding, dong, ding, dong,
That is their song,
With joyful ring, All caroling.
One seems to hear,
Words of good cheer,
From everywhere, Filling the air.
O how happy are their tones.
Gaily they ring; While people sing
Songs of good cheer, Christmas is here;
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On, on they send, On without end,
Their joyful tone To ev’ry home.

[Chorus]
On on they send, On without end,
Their joyful tone, To every home.
Ding, dong, ding, dong.

CAROL OF THE BIRDS


(French carol from Bas-Quercy)
Whence comes this rush of wings afar,
Following straight the Noel star?
Birds from the woods in wondrous flight,
Bethlehem seek this Holy Night.

"Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here,


Into this stable, poor and drear?"
"Hast'ning we seek the newborn King,
And all our sweetest music bring."

Hark how the Greenfinch bears his part,


Philomel, too, with tender heart,
Chants from her leafy dark retreat,
Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet.

Angels and shepherds, birds o' the sky,


Come where the Son of God doth lie;
Christ on earth with man doth dwell,
Join in the shout "Noel, Noel."

CAROL, SWEETLY CAROL


Words: Fanny Crosby (1823-1915), 1869
Music: "Carol, Sweetly Carol"
1. Carol, sweetly carol,
A Savior born today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
O, bear them far away:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Till earth's remotest bound
Shall hear the mighty chorus,
And echo back the sound.

Refrain:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Carol sweetly today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
O, bear them far away.
2. Carol, sweetly carol,
As when the angel throng
O'er the vales of Judah,
Awoke the heavenly song:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Goodwill and peace and love,
Glory in the highest
To God who reigns above. [Refrain]
3. Carol, sweetly carol,
The happy Christmas time;
Hark! the bells are pealing
Their merry, merry chime:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Ye shining ones above,
Sing in loudest numbers,
O sing redeeming love. [Refrain]

CAROLING, CAROLING
Caroling, caroling, now we go,
Christmas bells are ringing.
Caroling, caroling thru the snow,
Christmas bells are ringing.
Joyous voices sweet and clear,
sing the sad of heart to cheer.
Ding dong, ding dong,
Christmas bells are ringing.

Caroling, caroling thru the town,


Christmas bells are ringing.
Caroling, caroling up and down,
Christmas bells are ringing.
Mark ye well the song we sing,
gladsome tidings now we bring.
Ding dong, ding dong,
Christmas bells are ringing!

Caroling, caroling, near and far,


Christmas bells are ringing.
Following, following yonder star,
Christmas bells are ringing.
Sing we all this happy morn,
Lo, the King of heav'n is born!
Ding dong, ding dong,
Christmas bells are ringing.

CHANUKAH SONG, THE (WE ARE LIGHTS)


Lyrics: Steve Young Music: Stephen Schwartz
A lamp that kept on burning;
A miracle, they say.
but the world has kept on turning;
are there miracles, today?
Everyone who lights the candles
has a bit of ancient spark.
We are miracles, lighting up the dark.

Chorus:
We are lights, lights of memory,
remembering times long gone.
we are glowing, growing miracle.
we are light, we are light,
we are light shining on and on.

A row of burning candles shines


light upon your face
linking you and me and all of us;
to a far off holy place.
But the blazing of the candles
is not the only light.
Look at all of us shining here tonight.
[Chorus]

CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE


(The Christmas Song)
Lyric and Music by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up
like Eskimos.

Ev’rybody knows
a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa’s on his way;


He’s loaded lots of toys
and goodies on his sleigh.
And ev’ry mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase


To kids from one to ninety-two;
Although it’s been said
many times, many ways,
“Merry Christmas to you.”

CHILD JESUS CAME TO EARTH THIS DAY


http://www.allcarols.com/c/child_jesus_came_to_earth_this_day_2.html
1. Child Jesus came to earth this day,
To save us sinners dying;
And cradled in the straw and hay,
The Holy One is lying.
The stars shone down the Child to greet,
The lowing oxen kiss the feet,

Refrain:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus.

2. Take courage, soul so weak and worn,


Thy sorrows have departed;
A Child in David's town is born,
To heal the broken hearted.
Then let us haste this Child to find,
And children be in heart and mind!
[Refrain]

CHILD OF GOD
Written:Grant Cunningham/Matt Huesmann
This is not the way I dreamed
my story would unfold:
A stable and a bed of hay,
a night so clear and cold
The only Child of God begotten,
in my arms I hold.
To us is born Emmanuel.

Holy child of Hope Perfect


child of Peace,
Born to be the Lord of life in me.
Oh my precious son Heaven's
child has come,
To make of me a child of God.
I am just a peasant girl
of simple honest means.
Who am I to hold the Savior,
sent to set men free,
To know the Child that I gave life will,
give His life for me?
The angels sing Emmanuel.

Holy child of Hope Perfect


child of Peace,
Born to be the Lord of life in me.
Oh my precious son Heaven's
child has come,
To make of me a child of God.

Oh my precious son Heaven's


child has come
To make of me a child of God.
Oh, To make of me a child of God.

CHILDREN, GO WHERE I SEND THEE Traditional


www.allcarols.com/c/children_go_where_i_send_thee.html
Children, go where I send thee.
How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee one by one;
One’s for the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee two by two, ‘cause
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee three by three, ‘cause
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee four by four, ‘cause
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee five by five, ‘cause
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee six by six,
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee seven by seven,
Seven for the seven that went up to heaven, and
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee eight by eight,
Eight for the eight that stood
at the gate, and
Seven for the seven that went up to heaven, and
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little fly Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee nine by nine,
Nine for the nine that got
left behind, and
Eight for the eight that stood
at the gate, and
Seven for the seven that went up to
heaven, and
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

Children, go where I send thee.


How shall I send thee?
I’m gonna send thee ten by ten,
Ten for the Ten Commandments, and
Nine for the nine that got
left behind, and
Eight for the eight that stood
at the gate, and
Seven for the seven that went
up to heaven, and
Six for the six that couldn’t be fixed, and
Five was the gospel preachers, and
Four was the poor came
knockin’ on the door, and
Three was the Hebrew children, and
Two was a Paul and Silas, and
One was the little itty Baby,
Born, born Lord, Born in Bethlehem.

CHRIST WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY


http://www.allcarols.com/c/christ_was_born_on_christmas_day.html
1. Christ was born on Christmas Day;
Wreathe the holly, twine the bay;
Christus natus hodie:
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.
2. He is born to set us free,
He is born our Lord to be,
Ex Maria Virgine:
The God, the Lord, by all ador’d forever.
3. Let the bright red berries glow
Ev’rywhere in goodly show;
Christus natus hodie:3
The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.
4. Christian men, rejoice and sing;
‘Tis the birthday of a King,
Ex Mariâ Virgine:4
The God, the Lord, by all ador’d forever.

CHRISTIANS, AWAKE, SALUTE THE HAPPY


MORN
Words by John Byrom; Music by John Wainwright
Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
Whereon the Savior of the world was born.
Rise to adore the mystery of love
Which hosts of angels chanted from above,
With them the joyful tidings first begun
Of God incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,


Who heard the angelic herald’s voice: “Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Savior’s birth
To you and all the nations upon earth.
This day hath God fulfilled His promised word;
This day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord.”

He spake, and straightaway the celestial choir,


In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire;
The praises of redeeming love they sang,
And heaven’s whole orb with alleluias rang.
God’s highest glory was their anthem still,
Peace upon earth and unto men goodwill.

To Bethlehem straight the shepherds ran


To see the wonder God had wrought for man,
And found, with Joseph and the blessed Maid,
Her Son, the Savior, in a manger laid.
Amazed, the wondrous story they proclaim,
The earliest heralds of the Savior’s name.

Let us, like these good shepherds, then employ


Our grateful voices to proclaim the joy.
Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss,
From His poor manger to His bitter cross,
Treading His steps, assisted by His grace,
Till man’s first heavenly state again takes place.

Then may we hope, the angelic thrones among,


To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song.
He that was born upon this joyful day
Around us all His glory shall display.
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing
Of angels and of angel-men the King.

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Words by Jenny Lou Carson; Music by Eddy Arnold
When I was but a youngster,
Christmas meant one thing,
That I’d be getting lots of toys that day.
I learned a whole lot diff’rent
when Mother sat me down
And taught me to spell
Christmas this way:
“C” is for the Christ
Child born upon this day;
“H” for herald angels in the night.
“R” means our Redeemer;
“I” means Israel;
“S” is for the star that shone so bright.
“T” is for three wise men,
They who traveled far.
“M” is for the manger where He lay.
"A" is for all He stands for;
“S” means shepherds came,
And that’s why there’s a Christmas Day.

CHRISTMAS ALPHABET
C is for the Candy trimmed around the Christmas
tree.
H is for the Happiness with all the family.
R is for the Reindeer prancing by the window
pane.
I is for the Icing on the cake as sweet as sugar
cane.
S is for the Stocking on the chimney wall.
T is the Toys beneath the tree so tall.
M is for the Mistletoe where ev’ryone is kissed.
A is for the Angels who make up the Christmas
list.
S is for old Santa who makes every kid his pet.
Be good and he'll bring you everything in your
Christmas Alphabet.

CHRISTMAS AULD LANG SYNE


by Mann Curtis
When mistletoe and tinsel glow,
Paint a yuletide valentine.
Back home I go to those I know
For a Christmas auld lang syne.

And as we gather 'round the tree,


Our voices all combine
In sweet accord to thank the Lord
For a Christmas auld lang syne.

When sleigh bells ring and choirs sing


And the children's faces shine,
With each new toy we share their joy
With a Christmas auld lang syne.

We sing His praise this day of days


And pray next year this time
We'll all be near to share the cheer
Of a Christmas auld lang syne.

CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)


by Phil Spector
Christmas, The snow's coming down,
Christmas, I'm watching it fall,
Christmas, Lots of people around,
Christmas, Baby please come home.

Christmas, The church bells in town,


Christmas, All singing in song,
Christmas, Full of happy sounds,
Christmas, Baby please come home.
Chorus: They're singing
Deck The Halls,
But it's not like Christmas at all.
'Cause I remember when you were here
And all the fun we had last year.

Christmas, Pretty lights on the tree,


Christmas, I'm watching them shine,
Christmas, You should be here with me.
Christmas, Baby please come home.
[Chorus]

Christmas, If there was a way,


Christmas, I'd hold back this tear,
Christmas, But it's Christmas Day.
Please, Please, Please, Please, Please
Baby please come home.
Christmas. (4x)

CHRISTMAS BY THE RIVER


by Ron Porter
Merry Christmas, by the river.
Christmas is care free.
Please join us by the bank.
Glorious, Glorious, Christmas,
Come and see.

Christmas Mistletoe,
Christmas, There will be snow.
Christmas, Girls and boys.
Christmas, Santa's toys.
Christmas by the River.
Christmas (5x)

Merry Christmas, by the river.


Christmas, See the tree.
Please join us by the bank.
Miracle working power.
Come and see.

Christmas, Caroling.
Christmas, The choirs will sing.
Christmas, Hope He brings.
Christmas, Joy bells ring.
Christmas by the River.
Christmas (5x)

Merry Christmas, by the river.


Christmas, Chilly cold.
Please join us by the bank.
Jesus will meet you.
Touch your soul.

Christmas, Christ is born.


Christmas, My victory.
Christmas, Spread Good News.
Christmas, I'm set free.
Christmas by the River.
Christmas (5x)

CHRISTMAS COMES ANEW


(NOEL NOUVELET)
https://www.lyricsplanet.com/lyrics.php?id=53731
Translated Version:
1. Christmas Comes anew,
Noel! Noel! We sing;
As we humbly honor Christ,
The newborn King.

Refrain:
Sing! Sing Noel.
For Christ, the newborn King, Noel!
Sing! Sing Noel.
For Christ, the newborn King.
Christmas comes anew,
Noel! Noel! We sing!
2. Christmas comes anew, O let us sing Noel!
Glory to God! Now let your praises swell!
[Refrain]
3. Angels did say, "O shepherds come and see,
Born in Bethlehem, a blessed Lamb for thee."
[Refrain]
4. In the manger bed, the shepherds found the
Child;
Joseph was there, and Mother Mary mild.
[Refrain]
5. Soon came the kings from following the star,
Bearing costly gifts from Eastern lands afar.
[Refrain]
6. Brought to Him gold and incense of great price,
Then the stable bare resembled Paradise.
[Refrain]

FRENCH LANGUAGE
Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici,
Devotes gens, crions a Dieu merci!
Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet, Noel!
Chantons Noel pour le Roi nouvelet,
Noel nouvelet, Noel chantons ici!

L'ange disait! pasteurs partez d'ici!


En Bethleem trouverez l'angelet. [Refrain]

En Bethleem, etant tous reunis,


Trouverent l'enfant, Joseph, Marie aussi.
[Refrain]

Bientot, les Rois, par l'etoile eclaircis,


A Bethleem vinrent un matinee. [Refrain]

L'un partait l'or; l'autre l'encens bem;


L'etable alors au Paradis semblait. [Refrain]

CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN


Words and Music by Richard Wolfe
Christmas is for children. Faces all aglow.
Waiting for Saint Nick to come down the chimney.
Ho, ho, ho. Oh, soon the waiting's over
stockings all are hung.
Christmas is for children.
Aren't you feeling young?
There's a yule fire making faces ruddy.
And the fam'ly all gathered 'round,
It's a time of joy for ev'rybody.
And ev'ryone I know has found
that christmas is for children.
Ev'ry kid I know
Likes to sleigh ride in the snow,
stand beneath the mistletoe.
Oh, after Christmas dinner.
Christmas songs are sung,
Christmas is for children,
Aren't you feeling young?

CHRISTMAS FOR COWBOYS


Words & Music by Steve Weisberg
Tall in the saddle
we spend Christmas Day,
Drivin’ the cattle
on the snow-covered plains.
All of the good gifts given today;
Ours is the sky
and the wide open range.

Back in the cities,


they have diff’rent ways,
Football and eggnog
and Christmas parades.
I’ll take the blanket; I’ll take the reins;
Christmas for cowboys
and wide open plains.

A campfire for warmth


as we stop for the night;
The stars overhead
are the Christmas-tree lights.
The wind sings a hymn
as we bow down to pray;
Christmas for cowboys
and the wide open range.

It’s tall in the saddle


we spend Christmas Day,
Drivin’ the cattle
on the snow-covered plains.
So many gifts have been opened today;
Ours is the sky
and the wide open range.
It’s Christmas for cowboys
and wide open plains.

CHRISTMAS GREETING
http://www.allcarols.com/c/christmas_greetings.html
We send a "Merry Christmas" through the air,
We send a "Merry Christmas" ev'rywhere.
Christmas bells, Christmas Bells
Christmas voices on the breeze.
We wish you
"Merry Christmas" dear mama.
We wish you
"Merry Christmas" dear papa.

CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY
Words & Music by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh & Frank Weldon
The holly green, the ivy green,
The prettiest picture you’ve ever seen
Is Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home.
It’s nice, you know, to kiss your beau
While cuddling under the mistletoe,
And Santa Claus you know, of course,
Is one of the boys from home.
The door is always open;
The neighbors pay a call;
And Father John before he’s gone
Will bless the house and all.
Flow grand it feels to click your heels
And join in the fun of the jigs and reels;
I’m handing you no blarney,
The likes you’ve never known
Is Christmas in Killarney
With all of the folks at home.

CHRISTMAS IN SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY


Christmas in splendor and majesty,
Celebrate that Jesus is born,
Voices strong join others
to sing His song;
Bells ring out on Christmas morn.
Shout the news,
Send greetings both far and near,
Light the lights on the Christmas tree.
Children sing; Let praises of angels ring.
May ev'ry gift we bring
Honor the matchless King;
Celebrate Christmas
in splendor and majesty.
Ending: Splendor! Majesty!
Celebrate! Christmas!

CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Words and Music by Lyle Moraine
How’d ja like to spend Christmas
on Christmas Island?
How’d ja like to spend a holiday
away across the sea?
How’d ja like to spend Christmas
on Christmas Island?
How’d ja like to hang your stockin’
on a great big coconut tree?
How’d ja like to stay up late
like the Islanders do,
Wait for Santa to sail in with
your presents in a canoe?
If you ever spend Christmas
on Christmas Island,
You will never stray, for ev’ry day
your Christmas dreams come true.

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE


(Charlie Brown)
Christmas time is here,
happiness and cheer.
Fun for all that children;
call their favorite time of year.

Snowflakes in the air,


carols everywhere,
Olden times and ancient rhymes
and love and dreams to share.

Sleigh bells in the air;


beauty every where;
Yuletide by the fireside
and joyful memories there.

Christmas time is here;


We'll be drawing near;
Oh that we could always see,
such spirit through the year.

Christmas time is here,


God of love appeared.
Perfect time, Oh, so sublime,
great music fills the air.
For this world, God cares,
Angel did declare.
Olden times and ancient rhymes
and love and dreams to share.

Sleigh bells in the air;


God of love we share,
Yuletide by the fireside
and joyful memories there.
Christmas time is here,
God only we fear.
Came as friend, from God to men. Eternal life so
near.
CHRISTMAS WALTZ
Words by Spence Maxwell; Music by Percy Faith
Christmas is sleigh bells;
Christmas is sharing;
Christmas is holly; Christmas is caring.
Christmas is children
who just can’t go to sleep.
Christmas is mem’ries,
the kind you always keep.
Deck the halls and give a cheer
For all the things that
Christmas is each year.
Christmas, merry Christmas,
When all your wishes come true.

Christmas is carols
to warm you in the snow;
Christmas is bedtime
where no one wants to go.
All the world is tinsel bright,
So glad to know
that Christmas is tonight.
Christmas, merry Christmas,
When all your wishes come true,
Christmas, merry Christmas;
May all your wishes come true.

DECK THE HALLS


Old Welsh Air
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la, la, fa Ia Ia Ia Ia.
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,
Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.

See the blazing Yule before us,


Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.
Strike the harp and join the chorus,
Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia la Ia la.
Follow me in merry measure,
Fa Ia, la, fa Ia Ia Ia Ia.
While I tell of Yuletide treasure,
Fa Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia Ia.

DING DONG! MERRILY ON HIGH


Ding Dong! Merrily on High (repeat 2x)
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
is riv'n with angel singing.
Refrain: Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,


Let steeple bells be swinging, And "I-o, i-o, i-o!"
By priest and people swinging.
[Refrain]
Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
[Refrain]

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR


Said the night wind to the little lamb,
do you see what I see
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
do you see what I see
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite (2x)

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,


do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea (2x)

Said the shepherd boy


to the mighty king,
do you know what I know
In your palace warm, mighty king,
do you know what I know
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold (2x)

Said the king to the people everywhere,


listen to what I say;
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
listen to what I say
The Child, the Child,
sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light (2x)

ECHO OF CHRISTMAS
(Christmas Hymn)
(While By My Sheep I Watched At Night)
by Unknown
1. While by my sheep I watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright:

Chorus:
How great my joy, (great my joy),
Joy, joy joy, (Joy, joy joy,)
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high.
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high.
2. There shall be born, so He did say,
In Bethlehem a Child today: [Chorus]
3. There shall He lie in manger mean,
Who shall redeem the world from sin: [Chorus]
4. This gift of God we'll cherish well,
That ever joy my heart shall fill. [Chorus]
5. Lord, evermore to me be nigh,
Then shall my heart be filled with joy! [Chorus].

FELIZ NAVIDAD
CHORUS: Feliz Navidad, (repeat 3x)
Prospero Año y Felícidad. [Chorus]
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas (repeat 3x)
From the bottom of my heart.

FOR THY MERCY AND THY GRACE


Words by Henry Oownton;
Music by Georg Christoph Strattner
For Thy mercy and Thy grace,
Constant through another year,
Hear our song of thankfulness,
Father and Redeemer hear.

Dark the future; let Thy light


Guide us, bright and morning star.
Fierce our foes and hard the fight,
Arm us Savior for the war.

In our weakness and distress,


Rock of strength be Thou our stay;
In the pathless wilderness,
Be our true and living way.

Keep us faithful; keep us pure;


Keep us evermore Thine own.
Help, 0 help us to endure;
Fit us for the promised crown.

FROM EAST TO WEST


Traditional German
Translator: John Ellerton;
Author: Coelius Sedulius (c. 450)
1. From east to west, from shore to shore
Let ev'ry heart awake and sing
The holy child whom Mary bore,
The Christ, the everlasting king.
2. Behold, the world's creator wears
The form and fashion of a slave;
Our very flesh our maker shares,
His fallen creatures all to save.
3. For this how wondrously He wrought!
A maiden, in her lowly place,
Became, in ways beyond all thought,
The chosen vessel of His grace.
4. And while the angels in the sky
Sang praise above the silent field,
To shepherds poor the Lord Most High,
the one great Shepherd, was revealed.
5. All glory for this blessed morn
To God the Father ever be;
All praise to You, O Virgin-born,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

FROM EVERY SPIRE ON CHRISTMAS EVE


1. From every spire on Christmas Eve, the
Christmas bells ring clearly out
Their message of goodwill and peace, with many
a call and silver shout.
For faithful hearts, the angels’ song still echoes in
the frosty air,
And by the altar low they bow, in adoration and in
prayer.
2. A thousand blessed memories throng, the stars
are holy signs to them,
And from the eyes of every child looks forth the
Babe of Bethlehem;
But there are others, not like these, whose brows
are sad, whose hopes are crossed,
To whom the season brings no cheer, and life’s
most gracious charm is lost.
3. To whom that story, old and sweet, is but a
fable at the best,
The Christmas music mocks their ears, and life
has naught of joy or rest.
Oh! for angel’s voice to pierce the clouds of grief
that over them rise,
The mists of doubt and unbelief that veil the blue
of Christmas skies.
4. That they, at last, may see the Light which
shines from Bethlehem, and unfold
For Christ the treasures of their hearts, richer than
spicery or gold.
Hope of the ages, draw Thou near, till all the earth
shall own Thy sway,
And when Thou reignest in every heart it will,
indeed, be Christmas Day.

FROM THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS


by Godfrey Thring
1. From the eastern mountains
pressing on they come,
wise men in their wisdom,
to his humble home;
stirred by deep devotion,
hasting from afar,
ever journeying onward,
guided by a star.
2. There their Lord and Saviour
meek and lowly lay,
wondrous light that led them
onward on their way,
ever now to lighten
nations from afar,
as they journey homeward
by that guiding star.
3. Thou who in a manger
once hast lowly lain,
who dost now in glory
o'er all kingdoms reign,
gather in the peoples,
who in lands afar
ne'er have seen the brightness
of thy guiding star.
4. Onward through the darkness
of the lonely night,
shining still before them
with thy kindly light,
guide them, Jew and Gentile,
homeward from afar,
young and old together,
by thy guiding star.
5. Until every nation,
whether bond or free,
'neath thy star-lit banner,
Jesu, follow thee
o'er the distant mountains
to that heavenly home,
where nor sin nor sorrow
evermore shall come.

FROSTY THE SNOW MAN


Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Frosty the Snow Man was a jolly,
happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button
nose and two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the Snow Man is a
fairy tale, they say;
He was made of snow, but the children
know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some
magic in that old silk hat they found,
For when they placed it on his head,
he began to dance around.
Oh, Frosty the Snow Man
was alive as he could be,
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me.

Frosty the Snow Man knew


the sun was hot that day,
So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have
some fun now before I melt away.”
Down to the village with
a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there all around the
square, sayin’, “Catch me if you can.”
He led them down the streets
of town right to the traffic cop,
And he only paused a moment
when he heard him holler “Stop!”
For Frosty the Snow Man
had to hurry on his way,
But he waved good-bye, sayin’, “Don’t
you cry; I’ll be back again someday”

Thumpety thump thump,


thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go;
Thumpety thump thump,
thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

FUM, FUM, FUM,


Spanish Carol
On this joyful Christmas Day,
Sing fum, fum, fum
On this joyful Christmas Day,
Sing fum, fum, fum
For a blessed Babe was born
Upon this day at the break of morn
In a manger poor and lowly
Lay the Son of God most holy,
Fum, Fum, Fum!

Thanks to God for holidays,


Sing fum, fum, fum;
Thanks to God for holidays,
Sing fum, fum, fum;
Now we all our voices raise
And sing a song of grateful praise
Celebrate in song and story
All the wonders of His glory,
Fum, fum, fum

GLAD CHRISTMAS BELLS


Traditional
1. Glad Christmas bells, your music tells
The sweet and pleasant story;
How came to earth, in lowly birth,
The Lord of life and glory.
2. No palace hall its ceiling tall
His kingly head spread over,
There only stood a stable rude
The heavenly Babe to cover.
3. No raiment gay, as there He lay,
Adorned the infant Stranger;
Poor, humble Child of mother mild,
She laid Him in a manger.
4. But from afar, a splendid star
The wise men westward turning;
The livelong night saw pure and bright,
Above His birth place burning.

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN Traditional


When I was a sinner,
I prayed both night and day;
I asked the Lord to aid me,
And He showed me the way:
Chorus:
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and ev’rywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain,
Our Jesus Christ is born.

When I was a seeker,


I sought both night and day;
I asked the Lord to help me,
And He taught me how to pray. [Chorus]

Down in a lowly manger


Tue humble Christ was born;
And God sent out salvation
That blessed Christmas morn. [Chorus]

GOD BLESS AMERICA


God Bless America. Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies ,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America. My home sweet home.

GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN


God rest ye merry, gentlemen;
let nothing you dismay.
Remember, Christ our Savior
was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
when we were gone astray.

Chorus: O tidings of comfort and joy,


comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy!

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
this blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger
upon this blessed morn;
The which His Mother Mary
did nothing take in scorn. [Chorus]

From God our heav’nly


Father, a blessed angel came;
And unto certain shepherds
brought tidings of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born
the Son of God by name. [Chorus]

GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN REJOICE


Words by John Mason Neale; Music Traditional
Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice.
Give ye heed to what we say;
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today.
Ox and ass before Him bow,
And He is in the manger now.
Christ is born today! (repeat 2x)
Good Christian men, rejoice
With heart and soul and voice.
Now ye hear of endless bliss:
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this.
He hath ope’d the heav’nly door,
And man is blessed evermore.
Christ was born for this; (repeat 2x)

Good Christian men, rejoice


With heart and soul and voice.
Now ye need not fear the grave:
Peace! Peace!

Jesus Christ was born to save.


Calls you one and calls you all
To gain His everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save; (repeat 2x)

GOOD KING WENCESLAS


Words by John Mason Neal; Music Traditional
1.Good King Wenceslas
Iook’d out on the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night, though the
frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight, gath’ring winter
fuel.

2. “Hither, page, and stand by me.


if thou know’st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”
“Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath
the mountain;
Right against the forest fence,
by Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

3. “Bring me flesh and bring me wine,


bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine,
when we bear him thither.”
Page and monarch forth they went,
forth they went together,
Through the rude wind’s wild
lament and the bitter weather.

4. “Sire, the night is darker now,


and the wind blows stronger.
Fails my heart, I know not how,
I can go no longer.”
“Mark my footsteps, my good page, tread thou in
them boldly.
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
freeze thy blood less coldly.”

5.In his master’s steps he trod,


where the snow lay dinted.
Heat was in the very sod
which the Saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
wealth or rank possessing;
Ye who now will bless the poor
shall yourselves find blessing.

HANOVER WINTER SONG


Words and Music by Richard Hovey and Frederic Field Bullard
Ho, a song by the fire;
Pass the pipes, pass the bowl.
Ho, a song by the fire
With a skoal, with a skoal.
Ho, a song by the fire;
Pass the pipes with a skoal,
For the wolf-wind is wailing at the doorways,
And the snow drifts deep along the road,
And the ice gnomes are marching from their
Norways,
And the great white cold walks abroad.

Chorus:
But, here by the fire, we defy frost and storm;
Ha, ha, we are warm, and we have our heart’s
desire.
For here we’re good fellows, and the beechwood
and the bellows,
And the cup is at the lip in the pledge of
fellowship.
Oh, here by the fire, we defy frost and storm;
Ha, ha, we are warm, and we have our heart’s
desire.
For here we’re good fellows, and the beechwood
and the bellows,
And the cup is at the lip
In the pledge of fellowship, of fellowship.

Pile the logs on the fire;


Fill the pipes, pass the bowl.
Pile the logs on the fire;
With a skoal, with a skoal.
Pile the logs on the fire;
Fill the pipes with a skoal,

For the fire goblins flicker on the ceiling,


And the wine witch glitters in the glass,
And the smoke wraiths are drifting, curling,
reeling,
And the sleigh bells jingle as they pass.
[Chorus]

Oh, a god is the fire;


Pull the pipes, drain the bowl.
Oh, a god is the fire; With a skoal, with a skoal.
Oh, a god is the fire; Pull the pipes with a skoal,
For the room has a spirit in the embers,
Tis a god and our fathers knew his name,
And they worship’d him in long-forgot Decembers,
And their hearts leap’d high with the flame.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS


Words by Estelle Levitt; Music by Lee Pockriss
Katy got a dolly that cries
and blinks its eyes;
Jimmy got an automatic plane
that really flies.
But we were poor that Christmas,
so Momma stayed up all night long,
Sitting in the kitchen making us
a present; it was this song:

Chorus:
Church bells ring-a-ling; angels
sing-a-ling; “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”
Snowflakes ting-a-ling; sleigh bells jing-a-ling;
“Happy Birthday, Jesus.”
All year long we wait just
to celebrate this Christmas morn,
‘Cause we want You
to know we’re so glad You were born.
Oh, have a merry,
very Happy Birthday, Jesus.

Teddy bears get broken,


and trains will rust away;
All the fancy playthings seem
to fall apart one day.
But I was very lucky,
when ev’rybody’s gift was gone,
I still had my present; Momma’s song of
Christmas lived on and on: [Chorus]

Christmas is for children,


and now I have my own;
Their eyes are full of wonder
when all the toys are shown.
But I’ll give them something
better than anything that’s on TV,
Something very special, something
made forever, this melody: [Chorus]

HARDROCK COCO AND JOE


Words and Music by Stuart Hamblen
Oh-lee-o-lay-dee, o-lay-dee-I-ay
Donner and Blitzen, away, away
Oh-lee-o-lay-dee, o-lay-dee-I-oh
I'm Hardrock! I'm Coco! I'm Joe!

And Santa is busy with his heavy pack


He trusts his drivers and never looks back
Ole olady olady I oh
I'm Hardrock, I'm Coco, I'm Joe

HARK! THE BELLS ARE RINGING


Traditional
Hark! the bells are ringing gay,
"Tis the eve of Chritsmas day.
Holidays have now begun,
Full of merriment and fun.
Merrily we pass our time,
Merry as the Christmas time,
May the coming New Year too,
Be a happy one to you.

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING


Words by Charles Wesley; Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the
newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.” Joyful, all ye nations
rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With the angelic
host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Chorus: Hark, the herald angels sing, “Glory to


the newborn King!”

Christ by highest heav’n adored;


Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity.
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel! [Chorus]

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!


Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born to give them second birth. [Chorus]

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE


CHRISTMAS
Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Have yourself a merry little Christmas;
Let your heart be light.
From now on, our troubles
will be out of sight.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas;
Make the Yuletide gay. *
From now on, our troubles
will be miles away.
Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days
of yore;
Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to
us once more.
Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow.
Hang a shining star
upon the highest bough,
And have yourself
a merry little Christmas now.

HE
He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea
He alone decides who writes a symphony
He lights ev'ry star that makes the darkness bright
He keeps watch all through each long and lonely
night
He still finds the time to hear a child's first prayer
Saint or sinner calls and always finds him there

[Chorus]
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live
He'll always say "I forgive"

He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to gold


He knows every lie that you and I have told
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live
He'll always say "I forgive"
He forgives

HEAR THEM BELLS


Hear them Bells! Merry Christmas bells!
They are ringing out the evil of the sword;
Hear Them Bells! Merry Christmas bells!
They are ringing in the glory of the Lord!

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS


Words and Music by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
Vixen and Blitzen and all his
reindeer are pulling on the rein.
Bells are ringing, children singing;
All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings
and say your pray’rs,
Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)


Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He’s got a bag that is filled with
toys for the girls and boys again.
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
What a beautiful sight.
Jump in bed, cover up your head, Cause Santa
Claus comes tonight.
Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)
Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor for he loves
you just the same.
Santa knows that we’re God’s children; That
makes ev’rything right.
Fill your hearts with a Christmas cheer, Cause
Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus, (2X)


Right down Santa Claus Lane.
He’ll come around when the chimes ring out; then
it’s Christmas morn again.
Peace on earth will come to all
If we just follow the light.
Let’s give thanks to the Lord above,
Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

HERE WE COME A-CAROLING


(The Wassail Song)
Traditional
Here we come a-caroling
among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
so fair to be seen.

Chorus:
Love and joy come to you,
And to you glad Christmas too,
And God bless you and send
you a Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.
We are not daily beggars
that beg from door to door,
But we are neighbors’ children
whom you have seen before.

God bless the master of this house,


Likewise the mistress too,
And all the little children
That round the table go. [Chorus]

HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING


1. Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves
so green;
Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen.

Refrain:
Love and joy come to you, and to you our wassail,
too.
And God bless you and send you a Happy New
Year
And God bless you and send you a Happy New
Year
2.We are not daily beggars that beg from door to
door;
But we are neighbours' children whom you have
seen before. [Refrain]
3. We have got a little purse, of stretching leather
skin;
We want a little of your money to line it well within.
[Refrain]
4. Bring us out a table, And spread it with a cloth,
Bring us out a mouldy cheese, And some of your
Christmas loaf. [Refrain]
5. God bless the master of this house, Likewise
the mistress too;
And all the little children, That round the table go.
[Refrain]

HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS


Traditional
Chorus:
He's got the whole world in His hands; (4x)
1. He's got the earth and sky in His hands;
He's got the night and day in His hands;
He's got the sun and moon in His hands;
He's got the whole world in His hands.
[Chorus]
2. He's got the land and sea in His hands;
He's got the wind and rain in His hands;
He's got the spring and fall in His hands;
He's got the whole world in His hands.
[Chorus]
3. He's got the young and old in His hands;
He's got the rich and poor in His hands;
He's got ev'ry one in His hands;
He's got the whole world in His hands.
[Chorus]
4. He's got the fish of the sea in His hands
He's got the birds of the air in His hands
He's got the fish of the sea in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
[Chorus]
5. He's got the gamblin' man in His hands
He's got the sinner man in His hands
He's got the little bitsy baby in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
[Chorus]
6. He's got everybody here in His hands
He's got you and me, brother, in His hands
He's got everybody here in His hands
He's got the whole world in His hands
[Chorus]

HE'S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY


by Johnny Lange and Harold L. Graham
1. There's someone who loves ev'ry sinner,
He's calling, oh near Him today,
'Tis Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
He's only a prayer away.

Chorus:
He's only a prayer away,
He's only a prayer away,
God will be with you whenever you pray.
He's only a prayer away.
2. Though friends may deride and forsake you,
And leave you alone in the way,
Remember the promise of Jesus,
He's only a prayer away. [Chorus]
3. Our Lord suffered death for transgression,
The death that each mortal should pay,
Oh, why do you languish in sorrow,
He's only a prayer away. [Chorus]
4. When others forsake and desert you,
And you're in the depth of despair,
Let God share your burden and sorrow,
Just seek Him and He'll be there. [Chorus]
5. Though you walk alone in the darkness,
You're lost and there's nothin' in sight,
He's with you each step of the journey,
He's there with His guiding light. [Chorus]
6. You followed the path of a sinner,
Temptation had led you astray,
Remember He'll always forgive you,
If you'll only meet Him halfway. [Chorus]
7. He has an infinite power,
And so many things He can do,
He'll always be ready to help you,
Just as Him to com to you. [Chorus]

HEY, HO, NOBODY HOME


Traditional; Arranged by Dan Fox (Sung As a Round)
Voice 1 Hey, ho, nobody home;
Voice 1 Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 2 ~7 Hey, ho, nobody home;
Voice 1 Yet will I be merry.
Voice 2 Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 3 Hey, ho, nobody home;
Voice 1 ~ Hey, ho, nobody home;
Voice 2 Yet will be merry.
Voice 3 Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 1 Meat nor drink nor money have I none,
Voice 3 Yet will I be merry.
Voice 1 Yet will I be merry.

I AM SO GLAD ON CHRISTMAS EVE


Alternate Translations: I Am So Happy on Christmas Eve and
How Glad I Am Each Christmas Eve
Words: "Jeg Er Saa Glad Hver Julekveld," Marie Wexelsen, 1859;
translated from Norwegian to English by Peter Andrew Sveeggen (1881-
1959).
Music: "Jeg Er Saa glad" ("Christmas Eve"), Peder Knudsen (1819-1863),
1859
1. I am so glad on Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus' birth;
That's when a Star shone like the sun
And angels sang on earth.
2. I am so glad on Christmas Eve,
My praises rise above,
To Jesus Who has brought to earth
The Paradise of love.
3. I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus' birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,1
And angels sang on earth.
4. The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down from heaven above
To help a world in need.
5. He dwells again in heaven's realm,
The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones
And hears them when they pray.
6. I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child
The palace of the King.2
7. When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.
8. She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,
It leads me up to Him.
9. And so I love each Christmas Eve
And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day
I know so well is true.

I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY


Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, adapted by Johnny Marks; Music
by Johnny Marks
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.

I thought as now this day had come,


The belfries of all Christendom
Had rung so long the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men

And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no


peace on earth,” I said, “For hate is strong and
mocks the song Of peace on earth, goodwill to
men.
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, goodwill to men.”

I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS


Words and Music by Tommie Connor
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
She didn’t see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep;
She thought that I was tucked up in
my bedroom fast asleep.
Then, I saw Mommy tickle ‘Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white;
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night.

I SAW THREE SHIPS Traditional


1. I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day.
2. I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.
3. And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day?
4. And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day in the morning?
5. The Virgin Mary and Christ were there
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
I WONDER AS I WANDER
Words and Music by John Jacob Niles
VERSE1: I wonder as
I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Savior
did come for to die.
For poor on’ry people like you and like I;
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

When Mary birthed Jesus,


‘twas in a cow’s stall,
With wise men and farmers
and shepherds and all.
But high from God’s heaven,
a star’s light did fall,
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,


A star in the sky or a bird on the wing,
Or all of God’s angels
in heav’n for to sing,
He surely could have it,
‘cause He was the King. [Verse1]

I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING


Songwriters: William M Backer / Roger F. Cook / Roquel Davis / Roger
Greenaway
I'd like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company.

I'd like to see the world for once


All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace through out the land.

That's the song I hear,


let the world sing today.
A song of peace the echoes
on the never goes away.

I'd like to build the world a home


And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.

I'd like to teach the world to sing


In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company.

I'd like to see the world for once


All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace through out the land.
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Words by Kim Gannon; Music by Walter Kent
I’ll be home for Christmas;
You can plan on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree.
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

IN MOMENTS LIKE THESE


In moments like these I sing out a song,
I sing out a love song to Jesus.
In moments like these I sing out a song,
I sing out a love song to the Lord....

Singing I love you Lord;


Singing I love you Lord
Singing I love you Lord; I love you.

IN THE FIELD WITH THEIR FLOCKS ABIDING


Words: Rev. Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903), 1871, alt.
Music: "Chope," Chope's Carols, 1875, Second Edition 1894
1. In the field with their flocks abiding,
They lay on the dewy ground;
And glimmering under the starlight,
The sheep lay white around;
When the light of the Lord streamed o'er them,
And lo! from the heaven above,
An angel leaned from the glory,
And sang his song of love.
He sang, that first sweet Christmas,
The song that shall never cease.

Refrain:
"Glory to God in the highest,
On earth good will and peace."
2. "To you in the city of David
A Savior is born today!"
And sudden a host of the heavenly ones
Flashed forth to join the lay.
O never hath sweeter message
Thrilled home to the souls of men
And the heavens themselves had never heard
A gladder choir till then.
For they sang that Christmas carol
That never on earth shall cease. [Refrain]
3. And the shepherds came to the manger,
And gazed on the Holy Child;
And calmly o'er that rude cradle
The virgin mother smiled;
And the sky in the starlit silence,
Seemed full of the angel lay:
"To you in the City of David
A Savior is born today!"
O they sang, and I ween1 that never
The carol on earth shall cease. [Refrain]

IN THE GARDEN
by Charles A. Miles, 1913
1. I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.
Refrain:
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
2. He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing. [Refrain]
3. I’d stay in the garden with Him,
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling. [Refrain]

IN THE SILENCE OF NIGHT


In The silence of that night so bright.
Came the song of angels from the height;
Come, O shepherds, rise and follow.
To the stall where Jesus lies
and greet you there your Lord.

INVITE HIM IN
by R. ROY COATS
1. If Jesus should come your way today,
Would you invite Him in?
Or would you let Him pass by your way,
Closing the door to Him?
He’s waiting to cleanse you from all sin,
Do not turn Him away.
Just open your heart and let Him in.
Invite Him in to stay.
2. No other could bring you half the joy,
No one could bring such peace.
All others bring nothing but alloy;
His wonders never cease.
He opens His heart to one and all,
Just beckon to Him: He’ll heed your call.
Invite Him in today.
3. So many have let Him pass in vain,
Many have turned aside.
And many have failed to call His name,
Though on the cross He died.
His wounded heart bleeds to hear your voice,
Do not turn Him away.
Just open your doors: make Him your choice.
Invite Him in to stay.

IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR


Words by Edmund H. Sears; Music by Richard Storrs Willis
It came upon the midnight clear
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold.
“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heav’n’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come


With peaceful wings unfurl’d;
And still their heav’nly music floats
O’er all the weary world.
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on hov’ring wing;
And ever o’er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

For to! the days are hast’ning on,


By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold.
When the new heav’n and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace, their King,
And the whole of world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS


Words and Music by Meredith Willson
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten,
glistening once again With candy canes
and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look


a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev’ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see
is the holly that will be
On your own front door.
A pair of hopalong boots
and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk;
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly
wait for school to start again.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;


Ev’rywhere you go;
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel,
one in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn’t
mind the snow.

It’s beginning to look


a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make
them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING


by J. S. Bach
English Text by Bernard Gasso
1. Jesu' joy of man's desiring
Thou whose love shines down like a guiding light
Drawn to Thee with souls aspiring
Through our faith we reach a celestial height
Son of God we pray we may reach Thee
May we live in peace we beseech Thee
Open doors of truth unknown
As Thy love comes down from the heavenly
throne
Teach us from Thy heavenly throne
2. Jesu' joy of man's desiring
Lead us on with strains of a peaceful song;
With Thy wisdom so inspiring,
Lead all men to love and to do no wrong.
Son of God, we beg nearly breathless,
May we know the peace which is deathless.
Open doors of truth unknown
As Thy love comes down from the heavenly
throne

JESUS IS BORN ON THIS DAY


Today a child is born on earth,
(Today a child is born on earth)
Today the glory of God shines everywhere
For all the world
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our light and
salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is the King of all
nations

Behold the lamb of God has come


(Behold the lamb of God has come)
Behold the Savior is born
Sing of His love to everyone
Oh Jesus born on this day, Heavenly child in a
manger
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our Lord and
Savior

Today our hearts rejoice in Him


(Today our hearts rejoice in Him)
Today the light of His birth
Fills us with hope and brings peace on earth
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is our light and
salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day, He is the King of all
nations

Today a child is born on earth


(Today a child is born on earth)

(He is light, He is love, He is grace, Born on


Christmas day) (Repeat)

JESUS, OH WHAT A WONDERFUL CHILD


Chorus: Jesus, Jesus
Oh, What a wonderful child.
(Singing) Jesus, (Singing) Jesus
He's so holy meek and mild.
New life, new hope, to all he brings
Listen to the angels sing.
Glory, Glory, glory to the newborn King! (Repeat)

Verse:
He was herald by the angels, born on Christmas
'morn.
He took Mary as His mother, and Joseph as his
earthly father.
Three wise men came from afar,
They were guided by a shining star.
Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King!
[Chorus]

It was a long time ago in a City called Bethlehem


A little baby boy was born,
Born to be King of Kings
Three wise men, they came
King Jesus was his name
Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King!
[Chorus]

Special Chorus:
He's so wonderful (8x)
He's my King! (repeat and fade)

JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,


Walk in the light. The beautiful light
That comes where the dew drop of mercy shine
bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus the light of the world.

Hark! the herald angels sing,


Jesus the light of the world.
"Glory to the newborn King!
Jesus the light of the world. Chorus
JING-A-LING, JING-A-LING
Words by Don Raye; Music by Paul J. Smith
Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling,
What fun to hear the sleigh bells jingle.
Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling,
They set your heart atingle.
I love to hear our laughter mingle,
Ha, ha, ho, ho, through the snow we go.

Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-Iing, jing-a-ling,


The bells have got the snowflakes dancing.
Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling,
Ol’ Dobbin’s even prancing.
Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling,
The night is made for sweet romancing.
Ha, ha, ho, ho, through the snow we go.

Through a winter fairyland we go a-gliding


In a cotton-candy land of frozen charms,
And the way the sleigh is slipping and a-sliding
Brings you sliding even closer in my arms.
Can’t you hear the sleigh bells asking why we’re
single,
As we fly across the snowy hills and dells?
And we’re happy ‘cause the sleigh bells seem to
jingle
In the winter fairyland like wedding bells.

Repeat First Two Verses


Jing, jing-a-ling, jing-a-ling, jing-a-Iing, jing-a-ling,
jing-a-Iing, jing-a-ling.
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JINGLE-BELL ROCK
Words and Music by Joe Seal and Jim Soothe
Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock,
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring.
Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun,
Now the jingle hop has begun.
Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock,
Jingle bells chime in jingle-bell time.
Dancin’ and prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air.
What a bright time; it’s the right time
To rock the night away.
Jingle-bell time is a swell time
To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh.
Giddy-yap jingle horse; pick up your feet;
Jingle around the clock.
Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat;
That’s the jingle-bell rock.

JINGLE BELLS
Words and Music by James Pierpont
Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh;
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright;
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.
Oh! jingle bells, jingle bells,

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jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride in
a one-horse open sleigh.
Hey! jingle bells, jingle bells,
jingle all the way;
Oh, what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh!

JINGLE, JINGLE, JINGLE


By Johnny Marks
Jingle, jingle, jingle, You will hear my sleigh bells
ring,
I am old Kris Kringle, I'm the King of Jingling

Jingle, jingle, reindeer, Through the frosty air they


go,
They are not just plain deer,
They're the fastest deer I know (Ho! Ho!)

You must believe that on Christmas Eve


I won't pass you by, I'll dash away in my magic
sleigh
Flying through the sky

Jingle, jingle, jingle, You will hear my sleigh bells


ring
I am old Kris Kringle, I'm the King of Jingling (Ho!
Ho!)

JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS


1. Jolly old Saint Nicholas,
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Lean your ear this way!
Don't you tell a single soul,
What I'm going to say;
Christmas Eve is coming soon;
Now, you dear old man,
Whisper what you'll bring to me;
Tell me if you can.
2. When the clock is striking twelve,
When I'm fast asleep,
Down the chimney broad and black,
With your pack you'll creep;
All the stockings you will find
Hanging in a row;
Mine will be the shortest one,
You'll be sure to know.
3. Johnny wants a pair of skates;
Susy wants a dolly;
Nellie wants a story book;
She thinks dolls are folly;
As for me, my little brain,
Isn't very bright;
Choose for me, old Santa Claus,
What you think is right.

JOSEPH DEAREST, JOSEPH MILD Traditional


Joseph dearest, Joseph mild,
Help me rock my little Child.
God will give you your reward in heav’n above,
The Son of Virgin Mary.

Gladly, dearest, Mary mine,


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I will rock your Kindelein.
God will give me my reward in heav’n above,
The Child of Virgin Mary.

Lulla, lulla, lullaby,


(Hum music for this line)
Lulla, lulla, lullaby
(Hum music to end of line)
The Son of Virgin Mary.

JOY TO THE WORLD


Words by Isaac Watts; Music by Lowell Mason
Joy to the world! the Lord has come:
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing, (2X)
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns:


Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods,
rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, (2X)
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,


And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, (2X)
And wonders, wonders of His love.

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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!
Words by Sammy Cahn; Music by Jule Styne
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
And I brought some corn for popping;
The lights are turned way down low,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

When we finally kiss good night,


How I’ll hate going out in the storm;
But if you’ll really hold me tight,
All the way home I’ll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,


And, my dear, we’re still good-byeing,
But as long as you love me so,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

LET THERE BE JOY IN THIS PLACE


Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
place.
Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
place.

After Mary heard the angel's news


she rejoiced in God, her Savior;
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She began to praise and magnify His name.
Mary sang to God so mighty,
"Lord, You hath done to me great things."
Now let us fell the joy the Mary felt on that day.

There were shepherds on the hill side.


Who were startled by a bright light.
The angel brought good tidings of great joy.
And the wise men as with shepherds
and all the host of heaven.
With thankful hearts, they praised the Christ Child
baby boy.

Let there be joy in this place. (2x)


Let there be joy exceeding great joy be in this
place.
Let there be joy in this place. (2x)
Let there be joy, joy, joy, Feel the joy,
exceeding great joy be in this place, in this place.

LET US GO, O SHEPHERDS


Traditional Colombian Carol
Translated by Bernard Gasso
1. Let us go, O shepherds,
Come ye, one and all.
You will see the virgin
And her Babe so small!
2. Now this tiny Baby,
Came from yonder sky,
Sing a song to please Him,
Sing a lullaby.

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3. Angels told the shepherds,
"Go to Bethlehem.
Hasten to adore Him,
Jesus, heaven's gem!"

LO, HOW A ROSE E’ER BLOOMING


Traditional; Arranged by Dan Fox
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung,
Of Jesse’s lineage coming,
As men of old have sung.
It came a floweret bright
Amid the cold of winter,
When half spent was the night.
Isaiah ‘twas foretold it,
The rose I have in mind.
With Mary we behold it,
The Virgin Mother kind.
To show God’s love alright,
She bore to men a Savior
When half spent was the night.

LOVE DIVINE
Charles Wesley, pub.1747
John Zundel, pub.1870
1. Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
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Enter every trembling heart.
2. Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.
3. Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.
4. Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in Heav’n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

LOVELY SKY OF CHRISTMAS EVE


Traditional Danish
Translated by Bernard Gasso
1. Lovely sky of Christmas Eve,
Oh! the joy my eyes receive,

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Stars, like jewels, above are blinking,
Shining, smiling, blinking, winking;
Like the sky one Christmas Eve,
Like the sky one Christmas Eve.
2. On the first of Christmas night,
There among the countless lights,
Shone a special star so brilliant,
It outshone the other millions,
On the first of Christmas nights.
On the first of Christmas nights.
3. Came the wise men from afar,
Guided by this radiant star,
To a cradle in a manger,
To behold the Son of God.
To behold the Son of God.

LULLABY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE


Lyric by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Peter King
1. There'll be snow falling down from the skies
You'll awake by a tree strung with popcorn and
holly that
Jolly old Santa will leave.
Not a peep little doll, go to sleep, little doll,
while I Sing you a lullaby for Christmas eve
2. Go to sleep, little doll, pleasant dreams
You'll awake Christmas day in a room full of gaily
wrapped
Presents to give and receive
So to bed, little one, nod your head, little one,
while I Sing you a lullaby for Christmas eve

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CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE by Alabama
By now in New York City,
there's snow on the ground.
And out in California,
the sunshine's falling down.
And, maybe down in Memphis,
Graceland's all in lights
And in Atlanta, Georgia,
there's peace on earth tonight.

CHORUS: Christmas in Dixie,


it's snowin' in the pines.
Merry Christmas from
Dixie, to everyone tonight.

It's windy in Chicago.


The kids are out of school.
There's magic in Motown.
The city's on the move.
In Jackson, Mississippi,
to Charlotte, Carolin’.
And all across the nation,
it's the peaceful Christmas time.
[Chorus]

CHRISTMAS IS A-COMIN'
(May God Bless You)
(Frank Luther)
When I'm feeling blue,
when I'm feeling low,
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I start to think about
the happiest man I know.
Now he doesn't mind the snow,
And he doesn't mind the rain,
But all December you will hear
him at your window pane,
Singing again and again and
again and again and again:

Christmas is a coming
and the geese are gettin’ fat.
Please to put a penny
in a poor man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny,
then a half penny will do.
If you haven’t got a half penny,
may God bless you.
God bless you, gentlemen,
God bless you!
If you haven’t got a have penny,
may God bless you.

Christmas is a coming,
the lights are on the tree.
How about a turkey leg for dear old me?
If you haven't got a turkey leg,
a turkey wing will do.
If you haven't got a turkey wing
may God bless you!
God bless you, gentlemen,
God bless you!
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If you haven't got a turkey wing,
may God bless you!

Christmas is a coming,
the egg is in the nog.
Please to let me sit around
your old yule log.
If you’d rather I didn’t sit around,
To stand around will do.
If you’d rather I didn’t stand around,
may God bless you!
God bless you, gentlemen,
God bless you!
If you rather I didn’t stand around,
may God bless you!

CHRISTMAS IS ALL IN THE HEART


by Steven Curtis Chapman
In a one bedroom apartment
On the humble side of town,
There stands a little Christmas tree;
It looks a lot like Charlie Brown's.
And underneath, there's one little gift for him
And one little gift for her.

After six months on the new job,


They're still barely getting by.
So in the way of decorations,
There's nothing there to catch your eye.
But both of them would be the first to say,
We're together, we're gonna have
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the merriest Christmas anyway.

'Cause Christmas is all in the heart;


That's where the feeling starts.
And like a fire inside, it touches every part,
Christmas is all in the heart.

And even if no white snow falls,


Well, that's all right because,
The joy can still be found, wherever you are.
Christmas is all, all in the heart.

CHRISTMAS IS JESUS' BIRTHDAY by Ron Porter


I'm so excited with blessed
carols filling thi air.
I'm so expectant with stocking
on the chimney with care.
I'm anxiously waiting for
pretty paper under my tree.
I love to celebrate Jesus,
who gave His life just to save me.

[Chorus]
Thank you Jesus, Son of God,
Prince of Peace, Anointed one,
that's what Christmas means to me.
Christmas Jesus' Birthday.
Happy Birthday Jesus.
I know He lives forever.
Blessed sweet Nativity.
So I celebrate the Son of God.
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I celbrate the birth of Christ.
Jesus is the reason for the
season at Christmas.
Jesus is the reason for the
season at Christmas.
Jesus is the reason for the
season at Christmas time.

I'm so excited our pictures


with Saint Nick on the door.
I'm so expectant the catalogs
all spread on the floor.
I'm anxiously waiting the
cookies candy cider and tea.
I love to celebrate Jesus,
He gave to us the victory. [Chorus]

I'm so excited the pretty


lights are everywhere.
I'm so expectant the Christmas
movies we love to share.
I'm anxiously waiting the Christmas
parties a grand affair.
I love to celebrate Jesus,
I'm sure that I will find Him there. [Chorus]

CHRISTMAS IS JUST ABOUT HERE


by Loonis McGlohon
It's fun hanging 'round in the kitchen,
where ev'rything smells so nice.
Oh, Mama is baking a fruitcake
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with apples, honey and spice.
The children are getting excited
whenever gray clouds appear.
The almanac promised a snowfall,
and Christmas is just about here.

Tis the season to be jolly,


ev'rybody feels young.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
and let the stockings get hung.
We'll soon have a visit from Saint Nick,
and maybe he'll bring reindeer.
We never outgrow the warm feeling
when Christmas is just about here.

It's great fun when Papa will take us


to pick out a Christmas tree.
Mom says to be sure that we choose one
that's big and taller than me.
It's time to start wrapping the presents
for ev'ryone we hold dear,
then hiding them back in the closet.
'cause Christmas is just about here.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,


fill up the candy jar.
Light a candle in the window
and hang up the Christmas star.
I like ev'rything about Christmas,
the holly and holiday cheer.
Let's hurry up and get ready
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'cause Christmas is just about here.

CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME TO SAY I LOVE YOU


by Billy Squier
CHORUS:
Christmas is the time to say "I love you."
Share the joys of laughter and good cheer.
Christmas is the time to say "I love you"
And a feeling that will last all through the year.

On the corner carolers are singing.


There's a touch of magic in the air.
From grownup to minor no
one could be finer.
Times are hard but no one
seems to care.
Christmas Eve and all the
world is watching.
Santa guides his reindeer
through the dark.
From rooftop to chimney,
from Harlem to Bimini,
They will find a way into your heart.
[Chorus]

Just outside the window snow is falling.


But here beside the fire we
share the glow
Of moonlight and brandy,
sweet talk and candy,
Sentiments that everyone should know.
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Memories of the year that
lays behind us,
Wishes for the year that's yet to come.
And it stands to reason
that good friends in season,
Make you feel that life has just begun.
[Chorus]

So when spirits grow lighter


And hopes are shinin' brighter
Then you know that Christmas time is here.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
by Guy Berryman
Christmas night, another fight.
Tears we cried a flood.
Got all kinds of poison in,
Poison in my blood.

I took my feet To Oxford Street,


Trying to right a wrong.
Just walk away, Those windows say,
But I can't believe she's gone.

When you're still waiting for the snow to fall,


Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all.

Up above candles on air flicker,


Oh they flicker and they flow,
And I'm up here holding on
To all those chandeliers of hope.
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Like some drunkard this city.
I go singing out of tune,
Singing how I always loved you darling,
And I always will.

Those Christmas lights,


Light up the street,
Down where the sea and city meet.
May all your troubles soon be gone.
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.

Those Christmas lights,


Light up the street,
Maybe they'll bring her back to me.
Then all my troubles will be gone.
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.

Oh Christmas lights, Light up the street,


Light up the fireworks in me.
May all your troubles soon be gone.
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on.

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING
(Chris Butler) The Waitresses - 1981
Bah, humbug! but that's too strong,
'Cause it is my favourite holiday.
But all this year's been a busy blur.
Don't think I have the energy,

To add to my already mad rush


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Just 'cause it 'tis the season.
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from.

Last year, ski shop encounter,


Most interesting.
Had his number, but never the time.
Most of eighty-one passed along those lines.

So, deck those halls, trim those trees,


Raise up cups of Christmas cheer.
I just need to catch my breath.
Christmas by myself this year.

(2 bars Inter.)

Calendar picture, frozen landscape,


Chilled this room for twenty-four days.
Evergreens, sparkling snow;
Get this winter over with!

Flashback to springtime, saw him again.


Would've been good to go for lunch.
Couldn't agree, we're both free.
We'd try, we said we'd keep in touch.

Didn't, of course, 'til summertime


Out to the beach to his boat, could I join him
No, this time it was me.
Sunburn in the third degree.

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Now the calendar's just one page.
Of course, I am excited.
Tonight's the night, I've set my mind.
Not to do too much about it.

(2 bars Inter. Interlude)

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!


But I think I'll miss this one this year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year

Hardly dashing through the snow,


Because I bundled up too tight,
Last minute, have to do,
A few cards, a few calls,

Because it's R.S.V.P


No thanks, no party lights.
It's Christmas Eve, gotta relax
Turned down all of my invites.

Last fall I had a night to myself


Same guy called, Halloween party.
Waited all night for him to show
This time his car wouldn't go.

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Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late
Trudge on home to celebrate.
In a quiet way, unwind
Doing Christmas right this time.

(Instrumental Break)

A & P has provided me


With the world's smallest turkey.
Already in the oven, nice and hot
Oh! darn, guess what I forgot.

So on with the boots, back out in the snow


To the only all-night grocery.
When what to my wandering eyes should appear
In the line is that guy I've been chasin' all year.

"Spending' this one alone," he said,


"Need a break, this year's been crazy."
I said, "Me too, but why are you,
You mean you forgot cranberries too."

Then suddenly we laughed and laughed


Caught on to what was happening.
That Christmas magic's brought this tale
To a very happy ending.

(Instrumental Break)

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!


Couldn't miss this one this year
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Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas .......... Fade

CHRISTMASTIME
by Michael W. Smith, Joanna Carlson
Chorus: Ring Christmas bells,
Ring them loud with the message bringing
Peace on the earth,
Tidings of good cheer!
Come, carolers,
Come and join with the angels singing,
Joy to the world!
Christmastime is here again!

Children, gather around and listen.


You'll hear the sound
Of angels filling the sky,
Telling everyone
Christmas time is here! [Chorus]

Loved ones close to our hearts


and strangers in lands afar,
Together share in the joy.
Emmanuel. Go tell the world!
He has come to dwell.
The time is near! With one voice,
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Let the world rejoice!

Christmas! Ring the bells!


Oh, ring the bells of Christmas,
Christmastime!
Christmas! Ring the bells!
Oh, ring the bells of Christmas,
Christmastime [Chorus]

COLD DECEMBER NIGHTS


by Michael McCary and Shawn Stockman
Cold December nights like
this make me really scared.
You're not really there
And my tree is really bare.
Another lonely night
No gifts, no toys underneath my tree.
Can this really be?
I'm singing Christmas carols
And there's no Christmas for me.

CHORUS: Why aren't you next to me


Celebrating Christmas?
Why can't you see what hurts so bad?
How can you go without paying
mind to my sorrow.
You can't imagine..
How I feel on this cold December night.

The stars shine bright as the night air.


And the thought of you not being here
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Makes me shed a tear.
And yet matters remain unclear
About why you're gone,
Or if you'll ever return to this broken heart.
Life is so torn apart And God knows,
Lord knows where I need to start re-building.
[Chorus]

CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA, A


by Ron Porter
Chorus: A cup of Christmas Tea
for you and me, some Christmas Tea.
Caring, giving, sharing.
A cup of Christmas Tea
for you and me, Christmas Tea!
Warm and Loving cup of Tea.

We stopped by Michael's
for a wreath on the door.
Some pretty paper and a whole lot more.
Please join us now. Come bring a smile.
Have a cup of Christmas Tea.
A cup of Christmas Tea. (3x)
Just you and me. Let's have some Tea.
[Chorus]

DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? (Feed The


World)
by Bob Geldof
It's Christmas time;
there's no need to be afraid.

1
At Christmas time,
we let in light and banish shade.
And in our world of plenty,
we can spread a smile of joy.
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmas time.

But say a prayer,


to pray for the other ones.
At Christmas time,
It's hard, but when you're having fun,
There's a world outside your window,
and it's a world of dread and fear,
Where the only water flowing is
the bitter sting of tears.

And the Christmas bells that ring there,


are the clanging chimes of doom.
Well tonight thank God it's them.
instead of you.

Ant there won't be snow


in Africa this Christmas;
the greatest gift they'll
get this year is life.
Of, where nothing ever grows,
no rain or rivers flow,
do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Here's to you; Raise a glass to ev'ryone.


Here's to them underneath the burning sun.
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do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Feed the world, let them


know it's Christmas time again. (repeat)

FAMOUS ONE
by Chris Tomlin
Chorus: You are the Lord,
The famous One, famous One.
Great is Your Name in all the earth.
The heavens declare You're glorious, glorious.
Great is Your fame beyond the earth.

And for all You've done and yet to do.


With every breath I'm praising You.
Desire of nations and every heart.
You alone are God.
You alone are God. [Chorus]

The Morning Star Is shining through,


And every eye is watching you.
Revealed by nature and miracles.
You are beautiful.
You are beautiful. [Chorus]

DOUGLAS MOUNTAIN
by Raffi
Cedar are growing on Douglas Mountain,
Cedar are growing so high.
Cedar are growing on Douglas Mountain,
Joining the earth to the sky. (2x)

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Snows are a falling on Douglas Mountain,
Snows are a falling so deep.
Snows are a falling on Douglas Mountain,
Putting the bears to sleep. (2x)

Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,


Shining my chimney so bright.
Trimming the wicks on Douglas Mountain,
So God can bring the night. (2x)

Sun's going down on Douglas Mountain,


Nights are so long and so cold.
Sun's going down on Douglas Mountain,
And I am feeling old. (2x)

WHILE BY SHEEP
(Echo Of Christmas)
by Unknown
While by my sheep I watched at night,
Glad tidings brought an angel bright:

Chorus:
How great my joy, (great my joy),
Joy, joy joy, (Joy, joy joy,)
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high.
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high.

There shall be born, so He did say,


In Bethlehem a Child today: chorus

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There shall He lie in manger mean,
Who shall redeem the world from sin: [Chorus]

This gift of God we'll cherish well,


That ever joy my heart shall fill. [Chorus]

Lord, evermore to me be nigh,


Then shall my heart be filled with joy! [Chorus]

EMMANUEL
BY Michael W Smith
Emmanuel, Emmanuel.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel.
Wonderful Counselor.
Lord of Life, Lord of All.
He is the Prince of Peace,
Mighty God, Holy One.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel.

EMMANUEL
by Bob McGee
Emmanuel, Emmanuel,
His name is called Emmanuel
God with us, revealed in us
His name is called Emmanuel

We love Him so, we love Him so,


His name is called Emmanuel
God with us, revealed in us
His name is called Emmanuel

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EMMANUEL
(Hallowed Manger Ground)
by Christ Tomlin
What hope we hold this starlit night
A King is born in Bethlehem
Our journey long, we seek the light
That leads to the hallowed manger ground

What fear we felt in the silent age


Four-hundred years can He be found
But broken by a baby's cry
Rejoice in the hallowed manger ground

Emmanuel, Emmanuel
God incarnate, here to dwell
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Praise His name Emmanuel

The son of God, here born to bleed


A crown of thorns would pierce His brow
And we beheld this offering
Exalted now the King of kings
Praise God for the hallowed manger ground

Emmanuel, Emmanuel
God incarnate, here to dwell
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Praise His name Emmanuel

Praise His name Emmanuel


Praise His name Emmanuel
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EVERYONE'S A CHILD AT CHRISTMAS
by Johnny Marks
Everyone's a child at Christmas
And looks for presents under the Christmas tree.
Everyone's a child at Christmas
And loves the happy holiday "jollitee".

You must always believe


That on each Christmas Eve.
Ol' Santa Claus will be
Comin' because you're good
Did everything you should.

Everyone's a child at Christmas


And looks for presents under the Christmas tree.

FIND ME FAITHFUL
by Tommy Walker
Find me faithful, ever faithful.
I make this the goal of my life.
Through blessings and sorrows,
To the end I will follow.
I make this the goal of my life.

I fix my eyes on the prize,


The author of my faith, my life.
Help me keep looking straight ahead.

And on this long and winding road,


I’ve strayed, I’ve traveled on my own.

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It’s only in surrender
I can stay upon this road.
That will someday lead me home.

Find me faithful, ever faithful.


I make this the goal of my life.

HAPPY HOLIDAY
Happy holiday, happy holiday;
While the merry bells keep ringing;
May your ev'ry wish come true
Happy holiday, happy holiday;
May the calendar keep bringing;
Happy holidays to you

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas;


And the joyful choirs keep singing,
Hallelujah, God news.
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas;
May the orchestra keep playing.
Blessed melodies to you.

Yuletide Blessing, Yuletide Blessing;


Jesus maker of creation.
Emmanuel, God's son.
Yuletide Blessing, Yuletide Blessing;
God of glory came from heaven,
Yuletide blessing to you.

HE
by Pat Boone

1
He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea.
He alone decides who writes a symphony.
He lights ev'ry star that makes the darkness
bright.
He keeps watch all through each long and lonely
night.
He still finds the time to hear a child's first prayer.
Saint or sinner calls and always finds him there.

[Chorus]
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live.
He'll always say "I forgive".

He can grant a wish or make a dream come true.


He can paint the clouds and turn the gray to blue.
He alone knows where to find the rainbow'end.
He alone can see what lies beyond the bend.
He can touch a tree and turn the leaves to gold.
He knows ev'ry lie that you and I have told.
Though it makes him sad to see the way we live.
[Chorus]

HE CAME DOWN
traditional Cameroon
Lead:(Why did he come?)
He came down that we may have (love). (3x)
Hallelujah forevermore.

(sub)>> Peace, Hope, Pow'r, Joy.

I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY


1
(CALKIN)
1 I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace of earth, good will to men.

2 I thought how, as the day had come,


The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

3 And in despair I bowed my head:


"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

4 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:


"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

5 Till, ringing, singing on its way,


The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

IMMANUEL
by Michael Card
A sign shall be given a virgin will conceive
A human baby bearing undiminished deity
The glory of the nations a light for all to see

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That hope for all who will embrace His warm
reality

Chorus: Immanuel our God is with us


And if God is with us who could stand against us
Our God is with us Immanuel

For all those who live in the shadow of death


A glorious light has dawned
For all those who stumble in the darkness
Behold your light has come. [Chorus]

So what will be Your answer? Will You hear the


call?
Of Him who did not spare His son but gave Him
for us all
On earth there is no power there is no depth or
height
That could ever separate us from the love of God
in Christ. [Chorus]

GOD, YOUR BLESSINGS OVERFLOW


DIX 7.7.7.7.7.7
("For the Beauty of the Earth")

God, your blessings overflow!


What can we begin to say?
How can we begin to show,
All our gratitude this day?
God, we join to worship you,
Giving thanks for all you do.
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Thank you for the life you give,
For each friend and family,
For the land in which we live,
For your love that sets us free.
Thank you, God, for daily bread,
And for feasts of joy you spread.

Yet at tables where we share,


Sometimes there is also pain.
There may be an empty chair:
When will we feel whole again?
When our days of grief are long,
Thank you that your love is strong.

So we join in thanks this day,


So your gifts we freely share,
So we follow Christ the Way,
Loving, serving everywhere.
Spirit, may our lives express,
All our daily thankfulness.

BEATITUDES HYMN 7.7.7.7.7.7


Words by Ken Bible Music: Henri A. Cesar Malan
Loving Father, always here,
In our need You draw us near,
Weak in all we think and do,
Ever poor but rich in You,
Loving Father, always here,
In our need You draw us near.

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From Your glory light is born.
Here we see ourselves and mourn,
Humbled as we glimpse the truth.
Empty, Lord, we thirst for You.
From Your glory light is born.
Here we see ourselves and mourn.

Mercy flows as we believe.


Now we give as we receive,
Vessels of Your healing grace.
Pure in heart, we see Your face.
Mercy flows as we believe.
Now we give as we receive.

Peace in You is peace profound.


Help us live it all around,
Peace complete though problems press,
Rich, eternal blessedness,
Peace in You is peace profound.
Help us live it all around.

LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENCE


Words: Liturgy of Saint James (fifth century);
trans. Gerald Moultrie (1829-1885), 1864
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

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King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture,
in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven


spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of Light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

At his feet the six-winged seraph;


cherubim with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
"Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!"

JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE


Words: Henry J. van Dyke
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of
love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to
the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark
of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of
day!
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All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and
heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of
unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery
meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice
in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever


blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of
happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in
love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy
divine.

Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning


stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds
man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the
midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph
song of life.

JOY TO THE WORLD


(A Christmas Prayer)
by Nicholas Jonas

1
Every year at Christmas
All I can see.
Are pictures of the things I want
Around the tree.
But this year's a little different
I'm not thinking of myself
So my prayer for this Christmas
Is for somebody else.

Chorus: So I pray, Joy To the World


Peace for every boy and girl
Hope when life is hard
Light when everything seems dark

God I know you're listening


And you can hear
The need of every broken heart
And all their tears
I don't have a lot to offer
Just this one simple prayer
That this Christmas everyone would know
Somebody cares. [Chorus]

[Bridge:] I pray that every hungry soul


Will be fed and will be warm.
That not a single, solitary child
Would suffer harm.
And Lord we find their ending
As we take another view.
My hope is that this Christmas prayer
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Would somehow come true. [Chorus]

Bridge:
Joy To the World
Peace for every boy and girl

A MOONLITE CHRISTMAS NIGHT


by Ron Porter
A moonlite Christmas night,
A moonlite Christmas night,
A moonlite Christmas night is here.

Chorus: Love is in the air.


Good News I want to share.
The Cross his Son did bare.
Yes God did show he cared.
Our God is just and fair,
with Joy my soul He spared.
A moonlite Christmas night.

The message is so clear (3x) today. [Chorus]


And Mary had a baby, (3x) please hear. [Chorus]
Was born out in a manger, (3x) that day.
[Chorus]
And Yes they called Him Jesus (3x) Be Praised.
[Chorus]
And Joseph was His Father (3x) It's true.
[Chorus]
He is the son of God (3x) Glory. [Chorus]
My Lord He came to save you. (3x) Good news.
[Chorus]
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MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, THE
by Pola and Wyle
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
With those kids jingle belling,
and everyone telling you,
Be of good cheer,
It's the most wonderful time of the year.

It's the hap-happiest season of all


With those holiday greetings and gay
happy meetings when friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting,


marshmallows for toasting and
caroling out in the snow.
There'll be scary ghost stories and
tales of the glories of Christmases
long, long ago.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.


There'll be much mistletoeing
and hearts will be glowing,
when loved ones are near.
It's the most wonderful time of the year.

NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT


by Marvin Sapp
Lord, Never would have made it, Jesus Christ,
I never could have made it, without you.

1
I would have lost it all,
But now I see. You are my victory. [repeat]

Though Christ, I'm stronger, I'm wiser,


I'm better, by God's grace, so much better.

When I look back over all you brought me through.


I can see that you were the one I held on to me.
Holy Lord, I never, never would have made it,
Jesus christ, I never could have made it,
without you. I would have lost it all,
But now I see. You are my victory.

O LORD, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL


(Hymn of Anatolius)
Oh Lord, you're beautiful,
Your face is all I seek,
And when your eyes are on this child,
Your grace abounds to me.
I
Firm through the endless years,
Thy kingdom stands secure,
And Thy dominion evermore,
Through ages shall endure.
II
Thou from the Holy Ghost,
Incarnate cam'st to earth,
And, Christ our God! didst stoop
To share man's lowly birth.
III
Thou cam'st on us to shine,
1
Light from Eternal Light!
And now the Father's brightness rests
On those who dwelt in night.
IV
O, everything that breathes,
To Thee gives homage now—
The glory of Almighty God,
The Father's image, Thou.
V
O Thou Who shinest forth,
Incarnate God most High,
Who art, and wast in ages gone,
To us bring mercy nigh.

Oh Lord, you're beautiful,


Your face is all I seek,
And when your eyes are on this child,
Your grace abounds to me.

OF THE FATHER'S LOVE BEGOTTEN


Author: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius
1 Of the Father’s love begotten
ere the worlds began to be,
he is Alpha and Omega —
he the source, the ending he,
of the things that are, that have been,
and that future years shall see
evermore and evermore.

2 O that birth forever blessed,


when a virgin, blest with grace,
1
by the Holy Ghost conceiving,
bore the Savior of our race;
and the babe, the world’s Redeemer,
first revealed his sacred face,
evermore and evermore.

3 This is he whom seers in old time


chanted of with one accord,
whom the voices of the prophets
promised in their faithful word;
now he shines, the long-expected;
let creation praise its Lord
evermore and evermore.

4 Let the heights of heaven adore him;


angel hosts, his praises sing:
powers, dominions, bow before him
and extol our God and King;
let no tongue on earth be silent,
every voice in concert ring
evermore and evermore.

5 Christ, to you, with God the Father


and the Spirit, there shall be
hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
and the shout of jubilee:
honor, glory, and dominion
and eternal victory
evermore and evermore.

OH HAPPY DAY
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by Edwin Hawkins
Chorus:
Oh, happy day (oh, happy day)
Oh, happy day (oh, happy day)
When jesus washed
(when jesus washed)
oh, when he washed
(when jesus washed)
when jesus washed
(when jesus washed)
he washed my sins away!
(oh, happy day)
Ah, happy day (oh, happy day) {repeat}

He taught me how to watch,


fight and pray. Fight and pray.
Keeps me rejoicing ev ev'ryday.
Ev'ryday.

Oh, happy day (oh, happy day) {repeat}


[Chorus]

ORDER MY STEPS
by Glen Bruleigh
Order my steps in Your word dear Lord
Lead me, guide me everyday
Send Your anointing, Father I pray
Order my steps in Your word
Please, order my steps in Your Word

Humbly, I ask Thee teach me Your will

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While You are working, help me be still
Though Satan is busy, God is real
Order my steps in Your word
Please, order my steps in Your Word

I want to walk worthy,


My calling to fulfill,
Please order my steps Lord,
And I'll do Your blessed will,
The world is ever changing,
But You are still the same,
If You order my steps, I'll praise Your name.

Order my steps in Your word dear Lord


Lead me, guide me everyday
Send Your anointing, Father I pray
Order my steps in Your word
Please, order my steps in Your Word

THEY FOLLOWED HIS STAR


by Carol Cymbala
When they came to Jerusalem,
they asked to see the one,
the one who was born the King.
For His star has been shining
to show them the way, and
now they must follow
to the place where He lay.

Chorus: They follow His star,


that holy night,
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they followed His star,
the one with the heavenly light.
They trav'lled so far
to see the Holy Child.
They followed His star all the way
to Bethlehem
to worship Him.

And the way to Bethlehem


the followed It's light
it led them each step of the way.
Then the star stood above them
their trav'lling was done,
so they fell on their knees
to worship God's only son.
to worship His Son. [Chorus]

TOTAL PRAISE
by Richard Smallwood
Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills,
Knowing my help is coming from You.
Your peace, You give me in time of the storm.
You are the source of my strength.
You are the strength of my life.
I lift my hands in total praise to you.
You are the source of my strength.
You are the strength of my life.
I lift my hands in total praise to you.

Amen, Amen. Amen, Amen. Amen, Amen. Amen,


Amen!
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WALK IN THE LIGHT
by Thomas A. Whitfield
Hark the herald angels sing,
Jesus is the light of the world;
Glory to the new born King.
Jesus is the light of the world.

Peace on earth and mercy mild.


Jesus is the light of the world;
God and sinners reconciled.
Jesus is the light of the world.

Chorus:
Walk in the light, beautiful light,
come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night,
Jesus is the light of the world;

Crushed for our iniquites.


Jesus is the light of the world;
With His stripes we've been set free.
Jesus is the light of the world. [Chorus]

He's shining. He's shining.


He's shining in my heart. He's shining.
Jesus the Lord of Glory,
Our God How great thou art.

WHEN WILL IT BE CHRISTMAS


by Ron Porter

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When will it be Christmas?
And when will there be snow?
I am so excited, When will it be cold?
Well we make a birthday cake,
Like we always do?
I am so excited, how 'bout you.

When will we go sliding?


And will we have a tree?
I am so excited, Movies will we see.
Let's sing happy birthday.
Have a party too.
I am so excited how 'bout you?

When will we go shopping?


And will Santa we see?
I am so excited, Let's go to Broadway.
Watch them sing and dance so fine.
All around the stage.
I am so excited how 'bout you?

RING CHRISTMAS BELLS


by M. Leontovich, M. L. Howman 1947
Ring Christmas bells, Merrily ring
Tell all the world, Jesus is king
Loudly proclaim, With one accord
The happy tale, Welcome the Lord

Ring Christmas bells,


Sound far and near
The birthday of Jesus is here
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Herald the news, To old and young
Tell it to all, In every tongue

Ring Christmas bells


Toll loud and long
Your message sweet, Heal and prolong
Come all you people, Join in the singing
Repeat the story, Told by the ringing

Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells


Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells

Loudly proclaim, With one accord


The happy tale, Welcome the Lord

Ring Christmas bells


Ring Christmas bells
Merrily ring, Tell all the world

Loudly proclaim, With one accord


The happy tale, Welcome the Lord

Ring Christmas bells


Sound far and near
The birthday of, Jesus is here
Herald the news, To old and young
Tell it to all, In every tongue

Ring Christmas bells


Toll loud and long
Your message sweet, Heal and prolong
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Come all you people, Join in the singing
Repeat the story, Told by the ringing

Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells


Ring, ring, ring Christmas bells

Loudly proclaim, With one accord


The happy tale, Welcome the Lord

Ring Christmas bells


Ring Christmas bells
Merrily ring, Tell all the world
Jesus is King,

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


by Perry Como
Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!

I met a man who lives in Tennessee, and he was


headin' for
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie
From Pennsylvania folks are travellin'
Down to Dixie's sunny shore
From Atlantic to Pacific
Gee the traffic is terrific!

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays


'Cause no matter how far away you roam
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If you wanna to be happy in a million ways
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!

IMMANUEL
by Michael Card
A sign shall be given
A virgin will conceive
A human baby bearing
Undiminished deity
The glory of the nations
A light for all to see
That hope for all who will embrace
His warm reality

Chorus: Immanuel
Our God is with us
And if God is with us
Who could stand against us
Our God is with us
Immanuel

For all those who live in the shadow of death


A glorious light has dawned
For all those who stumble in the darkness
Behold your light has come
[Chorus]

So what will be your answer?


Will you hear the call?
Of Him who did not spare His son
But gave him for us all
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On earth there is no power
There is no depth or height
That could ever separate us
From the love of God in Christ.
[Chorus]

JESUS BORN ON THIS DAY


By Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
A Today a child is born on earth
(Today a child is born on earth)
Today the glory of God shines everywhere
For all the world
Oh Jesus born on this day
He is our light and salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day
He is the King of all nations

Behold the lamb of God has come


(Behold the lamb of God has come)
Behold the Savior is born
Sing of His love to everyone
Oh Jesus born on this day
Heavenly child in a manger
Oh Jesus born on this day
He is our Lord and Savior

Today our hearts rejoice in Him


(Today our hearts rejoice in Him)
Today the light of His birth
Fills us with hope and brings peace on earth
Oh Jesus born on this day
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He is our light and salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day
He is the King of all nations
Today a child is born on earth
(Today a child is born on earth)

He is light, He is love,
He is grace, Born on Christmas day.
(5x)

WHILE BY THE SHEEP WE WATCHED


By Theodore Baker
While by the sheep we watched at night,
glad tidings brought an angel bright.
Refrain:
How great our joy!
Great our joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
Joy, joy, joy!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
Praise we the Lord in heaven on high!
2 There shall be born, so he did say,
in Bethlehem a child today. [Refrain]
3 There shall the child lie in a stall,
this child who shall redeem us all. [Refrain]
4 This gift of God we'll cherish well,
that ever joy our hearts shall fill. [Refrain]

GIVING (SANTA'S THEME)


(Leslie Bricusse / Henry Mancini) Johnny Mathis
In this old world that we live in

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There is one great joy that ev'ryone can share
The joy of giving to the
People for whom we care

If you show love in small ways


It is always there
To be giving and forgiving
Is to know the reason why we're living

What's so hard about giving?


It's a perfectly simple art
The trick is to live with love from the start
And to give with an open heart

In this old world that we live in


There is one great joy that ev'ryone can share
The joy of giving to the
People for whom we care

If you show love in small ways


It is always there
To be giving and forgiving
Is to know the reason why we're living

What's so hard about giving?


It's a perfectly simple art
The trick is to live with love from the start
And to give with an open heart

GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER


Elmo & Patsy

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Chorus: Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe.

She'd been drinking too much eggnog


And we begged her not to go
But she forgot her medication
And she staggered out the door into the snow
When we found her Christmas morning
At the scene of the attack
She had hoof-prints on her forehead
And incriminating Claus marks on her back
[Chorus]

Now we're all so proud of grandpa


He's been taking this so well
See him in there watching football
Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Mel
It's not Christmas without Grandma
All the family's dressed in black
And we just can't help but wonder
Should we open up her gifts
Or send them back (send them back)
[Chorus]

Now the goose is on the table


And the pudding made of fig
And the blue and silver candles
That would just have matched the hair on
grandma's wig
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I've warned all my friends and neighbors
Better watch out for yourselves
They should never give a license
To a man who drives a sleigh
And plays with elves.
[CHORUS] (2x)

THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL


Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers
Dawn is slowly breaking
Our friends have all gone home
You and I are waiting
For Santa Clause to come
There's a present by the tree
Stockings on the wall
And knowing you're in love with me
Is the greatest gift of all

The fire is slowly fading


Chill is in the air
All the gifts are waiting
For children everywhere
Throught the window I can see
Snow begin to fall
Knowing you're in love with me
Is the greatest gift of all.

Just before I go to sleep


I hear a church bell ring
Merry Christmas everyone
Is the song it sings
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So I say a silent prayer
For creatures great and small
Peace on Earth, good will to men
Is the greatest gift of all
Peace on Earth, good will to men
Is the greatest gift of all

HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS


By Dolly Parton
Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair
Maybe I'll move somewhere
Maybe I'll get a car
Maybe I'll drive so far
That I'll lose track
Me, I'll bounce right back
Maybe I'll sleep real late
Maybe I'll lose some weight
Maybe I'll clear my junk
Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
Me, I'll be just
Fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow get me way down

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Hey, maybe I'll learn to sew
Maybe I'll just lie low
Maybe I'll hit the bars
Maybe I'll count the stars until dawn
Me, I will go on
Maybe I'll settle down
Maybe I'll just leave town
Maybe I'll have some fun
Maybe I'll meet someone
And make him mine
Me, I'll be just
Fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down
I'll be fine and dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down.
'Cause I'll be fine
(I'll be fine)
Oh, I'll be fine

IT'S CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD


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by John Hobbs & Bill House
Verse 1:
All my life, I've tried to do what's right
First star I see tonight, please make my wish
come true
Why can't we join hands around one tree?
Let live and let it be
Make Christmas last forever

Pre-Chorus:
When Santa's flying in his magic sleigh
Goes all around the world in just a day
From the North Pole to the Southern tip
He makes his trip with gifts to give away
Hear him say...

Chorus:
It's Christmas, all over the world tonight
It's Christmas, all over the world

Verse 2:
All my life, I learned if I was good, and did
everything I should
My dreams would all come true
I can see a special time when we join hands
around one tree
And Christmas lasts forever
[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus] (4x)

IT'S JUST ANOTHER NEW YEAR'S EVE


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by Barry Manilow
Don't look so sad,
It's not so bad you know.
It's just another night,
That's all it is, it's not the first,
It's not the worst you know,
We've come through all the rest,
We'll get through this.

We've made mistakes,


But we've made good friends too.
Remember all the nights we spent with them?
And all our plans,
Who says they can't come true?
Tonight's another chance to start again.

Chorus:
It's just another New Year's Eve,
Another night like all the rest.
It's just another New Year's Eve,
Let's make it the best.
It's just another New Year's Eve,
It's just another Auld Lang Syne,
But when we're through this New Year
You'll see, will be
Just fine.

We're not alone, we've got the world you know.


And it won't let us down, just wait and see.
And we'll grow old, but think how wise we'll grow.
There's more you know, it's only New Year's Eve.
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[CHORUS]

LAST CHRISTMAS
by Wham!
Chorus:
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special. (2x)

Once bitten and twice shy


I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me, baby
Do you recognize me?
Well, it's been a year
It doesn't surprise me
(Merry Christmas!) I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying, "I love you, " I meant it
Now, I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now
I know you'd fool me again.
[Chorus]

A crowded room, friends with tired eyes


I'm hiding from you, and your soul of ice
My god, I thought you were someone to rely on
Me? I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore me apart

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Now, I've found a real love you'll never fool me
again.
[Chorus]

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart


A man under cover but you tore him apart
Maybe next year I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone special.

LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR


by Chris Isaak
Tell me when was Jesus born
Last month of the year
Tell me when was Jesus born
Last month of the year
Tell me when was Jesus born
Last month of the year

Chorus:
Yeah, wasn't January, February, March, April or
May
June, July, August, September, October,
November
Was the 25th day of December

Was the last month of the year


He was born to the Virgin Mary
Last month of the year
He was born to the Virgin Mary
Last month of the year
He was born to the Virgin Mary
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Last month of the year. [Chorus]

Was the last month of the year


He was born in an ox manger
Last month of the year
He was born in an ox manger
Last month of the year. [Chorus]

SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK TO ME


By Elvis Presley
I don't need a lot of presents
To make my Christmas bright
I just need my baby's arms
Wound around me tight
Oh oh Santa hear my plea
Santa bring my baby back to me.

The Christmas tree is ready


The candles all aglow
But with my baby far away
What good is mistletoe
Oh oh Santa, hear my plea
Santa, bring my baby back to me.

Please make these reindeer hurry


Well their time is drawing near
It sure won't seem like christmas
Until my baby's here
Fill my sock with candy
And a bright and shiny toy

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You want to make me happy and fill my heart with
joy
Then Santa, hear my plea
Santa bring my baby back to me.

Then Santa, hear my plea


Santa bring my baby back to me.

THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING


By Perry Como
Songwriters: Bennie Benjamin / George David Weiss
How I love that Christmas feelin'
How I treasure it's friendly glow
See the way a stranger greets you,
Just as though you'd met him Christmas's ago!

Christmas helps you to remember,


To do what other folks hold dear
What a blessed place the world would be,
If we had the Christmas feelin' all year!

THE BABE
Traditional Mexican
By Bernard Gasso
Refrain:
A la rururu, The Babe is sleeping,
Dear little Jesus, A watch we’re keeping.

From elephant so large to small mosquito,


Be quiet or you may awake the Baby.
[Refrain]

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This night of gladness, and of jubilation
I blest in ev’ry home in ev’ry nation.
[Refrain]

Celestrial voices in sweet accents singing


The wondrous tidings of His birth are bringing.
[Refrain]

THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM


Traditional
The Babe in Bethlehem's manger laid,
In humble form so low;
By wond'ring angels is surveyed
Thro' all His times of woe.

Refrain:
Noel, Noel,
Let us sing of the Saviour's birth,
All hail His coming down to earth,
Who raises us to heav'n.

A Saviour! sinners all around,


Sing! spread the wondrous word!
Let ev'ry one of us hail the sound,
A Saviour! Christ the Lord! [Refrain]

For not to sit on David's throne


With worldly pomp and joy,
He came for sinners to atone
And Satan to destroy. [Refrain]

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To preach the word of Life Divine
And feed with living bread,
To heal the sick with hand benign,
And raise to life the dead. [Refrain]

He preached, He suffered,
He bled and died,
Uplift 'twixt earth and skies;
In sinners' stead, He was crucified,
For sin, great sacrifice. [Refrain]

Well may we sing a Saviour's birth,


Who need His grace so giv'n,
And hail His coming down to earth,
Who raises us to heav'n. [Refrain]

THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS


(Hear The Bells)
Words and Music by Mary Stuart
Hear the bells on Christmas morn,
Ring to tell us Christ is born.
Ring again the old sweet story,
Jesus come to share His glory.
Love was born today,
Love was born today.

Hear the bells on Christmas day,


And let your heart hear all they say.
The Babe is born, let all men see.
Jesus come to set us free.
Peace was born today.
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Peace was born today.

Hear the bells on Christmas night,


They toll for men who still must fight.
Did we forget the mercy mild,
Did we forget the little child.
Who brought us love this day,
And brought us peace this day.

Let the belfries ring again,


The Prince of Peace is born to men.
Behold a silent star above.
A baby Boy has brought us love.
Love was born today,
Peace was born today,
Love and peace today,
Love and peace this day,

THE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH CANDLES


GLOWING
(Am Weihnachtsbaum Die Lichter Brennen)
1. The Christmas tree, with its candles glowing,
The Christmas tree speaks to all mankind.
It speaks of hope, God has watched it growing,
To light the way toward man's peace of mind.

2. The Children stand,


with their eyes enchanted,
With laughing hearts and with spirits gay,
A symbol of pray'rs that have been granted,
Oh Christmas tree, Oh sweet Christmas Day.
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COME, ALL YE SHEPHERDS
(Czech Carol)
1. Come, all ye shepherds, ye children of earth,
Come ye, bring greetings to yon heavenly birth.
For Christ the Lord to all men is given,
To be our Savior sent down from heaven:
Come, welcome Him!

2. Hasten then, hasten to Bethlehem's stall,


There to see heaven descend to us all.
With holy feeling, there humbly kneeling,
We will adore Him, bow down before Him,
Worship the King.

3. Angels and shepherds together we go


Seeking the Savior from all earthly woe;
While angels, winging, His praise are singing,
Heaven's echoes ringing, peace on earth bringing,
Good will to men.

CRADLED ALL LOWLY


by Henry Brougham Farnie
Traditional French
1. Cradled all lowly,
Behold the Savior Child!
A Being holy,
In dwelling rude and wild;
Ne'er yet was regal state
Of monarch proud and great,
Who grasped a nation's fate,
So glorious as the manger-bed of Bethlehem.
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2. No longer sorrow
As without hope, O earth!
A brighter morrow
Dawned with that Infant's birth.
Our sins were great and sore,
But these the Savior bore,
And God was wroth no more:
His own Son was the Child that lay in Bethlehem.

3. Babe weak and wailing,


In lowly village stall,
Thy glory veiling,
Thou cam'st to die for all.
The sacrifice is done,
The world's atonement won,
Till time its course hath run,
O Jesus, Savior, Morning Star of Bethlehem.

SONG OF JOY
by Julio Iglesias
Songwriters: L. Beethoven / Albert Hammond
Song of Joy lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Come, sing a song of joy
For peace shall come, my brother
Sing, sing a song of joy
For men shall love each other.

That day will dawn just as sure


As hearts that are pure
Are hearts set free
No man must stand along
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With outstretched hands before him

Reach out and take them in yours


With love that endures Forevermore.
Then sing a song of joy
For love and understanding.

(Musical Interlude 16 Bars)

Come, sing a song of joy


Of freedom, tell the story
Sing, sing a song of joy
For mankind in his glory.
One mighty voice that will bring
A sound that will ring Forevermore
Then sing a song of joy
For love and understanding.

Come, sing a song of joy


Of freedom, tell the story
Sing, sing a song of joy
For mankind in his glory
One mighty voice that will bring
A sound that will ring Forevermore.
Then sing a song of joy
For love and understanding.

Sing, sing a song of joy


For mankind in his glory.

EVERETT THE EVERGREEN


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by Bobby Fisher
Ev'rett the evergreen
grew up with just one dream,
To be somebody's Christmas tree.
He dreamt to children
dancing 'round him,
Decorating branches on him,
His dream was quite a sight to see.

But when each Christmas came


Around and snow was ev'rywhere,
He stood in the forest
just as lonely as could be.
Nobody ever wanted him,
his branches were too bare,
And he thought he'd never be a Christmas tree.

Ev'rett the evergreen


one frosty Christmas Eve,
Was in the forest all alone.
Santa Claus was on his way when,
Ev'rett heard a child's voice saying,
Ev'ry Christmas treen should have a home.

There were tattered little children


Gathered 'round him on the ground:
Ev'rett was so happy
that his branches shook with glee.
They lifted him upon their sled
and pulled him into town,
And Ev'rett got to be a Christmas tree.
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Ev'rett the evergreen
had finally found his dream,
As all the orphans gathered 'round,
Their eyes were filled with praises,
He loved their smiling faces,
And all their happy Christmas songs.

CHRISTOPHER THE CHRISTMAS TREE


by George Bowers
In the valley of Hidden Hollow,
where the Christmas trees grow fine,
Stood Christtopher the Christmas tree with a
shaggy coat of pine.
He was the loneliest little Christmas tree
anyone has ever known.
'Cause ev'ry year at Christmas time
no one would take him home.

Christopher the Christmas tree,


the shaggiest tree around,
Who for years and years stood all alone,
no one would chop him down,
Christopher the Christmas tree was
sad as he could be,
'Cause he wanted to spend his
Christmas with someone like you and me.

Each year they passed by Christopher


to the pretier trees near by,
And left him standing all a lone for
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years and years to cry.
Then one day some men came by
and began to chop him down,
And he heard them say, He's the prettiest tree
that we have ever found.

So off to own went Christopher


as happy as he could be.
They carried him on a big read truck
so ev'ryone could see
They took him to a big white house
where a crowd had gathered 'round.
They dressed him up with the
brightest lights of any tree in town.

The crowd was waiting patiently


there on the White House lawn,
Then a man came out and flipped a switch and
Christopher's lights came on,
As he stood and looked at Christopher,
he smiled for all to see,
And they heard him say, At last we found
the perfect Christmas tree.

Christopher the Christmas tree,


the prettiest tree around,
Who for years and years stood all alone,
no one would chop him down.
Christopher the Christmas tree
as proud as he can be,
For he's standing tall on the
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White House lawn in Washington, D. C.
He is President's personal tree,
in Washington, D. C.
for you and you and me.

PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND


by Gene Maclellan
Chorus:
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water.
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea.
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently.
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee.

Ev'ry time I look into the holy book,


I wanna tremble.
When I read about the part where a
carpenter cleared the temple.
For the buyers and sellers were no
diff'rent fellas than what
I profess to be.
And it causes me pain to know
I'm not the one that I should be.
[Chorus]

Mama taught me how to pray


Before I reached the age of seven.
And when I'm down on my knees
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That's when I'm closest to heaven.
Daddy lived his life, two kids and a wife
You do what you must do.
But he showed me enough of what it takes
To get Me through!
[Chorus]

ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS


Lyrics: Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Music: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
1. Onward Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See, His banners go!

Chorus:
Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus,
Going on before.
2. At the name of Jesus
Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise:
Brothers, lift your voices,

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Loud your anthems raise! [Chorus]
3. Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God:
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided,
All one Body we—
One in faith and Spirit,
One eternally. [Chorus]
4. Crowns and thrones may perish,
Kingdoms rise and wane;
But the Church of Jesus
Constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never
’Gainst the Church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise,
Which can never fail. [Chorus]
5. Onward, then, ye people!
Join our happy throng;
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song.
Glory, laud and honor
Unto Christ, the King;
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing. [Chorus]

ROCK OF AGES
Lyrics:Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)
Music:Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)
1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;

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Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and power.
2. Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All could never sin erase,
Thou must save, and save by grace.
3. Nothing in my hands I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress,
Helpless, look to Thee for grace:
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die.
4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

THIRTY-TWO FEET AND EIGHT LITTLE TAILS


by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond, Frank Weldon
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen,
Over The Moon So Bright.
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails of white,
Hurry, Hurry, Hurry through the night.

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Old Saint Nick works so quickly
Leaving toys for girls and boys.
And over the roofs so high
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails they fly,
Faster, faster, faster through the sky.

Oh, Look at them go,


Santa's laughing,
Ho, Ho, Ho,Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho.

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,


Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen,
Over the garden wall,
Thirty-two feet and eight little tails in all.
See them canter, hear old Santa call,
Merry, Merry Christmas to you all.

PEACE IN THE VALLEY


by Thomas A. Dorsey in 1937.
1. Well I'm tired and so weary but I must toil on,
Till the Lord comes to calls me away, Where the
morning is bright and the Lamb is the light,
and the night, night is as fair as the day.

Chorus:
There'll be peace in the valley for me some day,
There'll be peace in the valley for me, I pray,
no sorrow and sadness or trouble will be,
There'll be peace in the valley for me.
2. There the flowers will be blooming, the grass
will be green,
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And the skies will be clear and serene.
The sun ever shines, giving one endless beam,
And no clouds there will ever be seen. [Chorus]
3. There the bear will be gentle, the wolf will be
tame,
And the lion will lay down by the lamb,
The host from the wild will be led by a child,
I'll be changed from the creature I am. [Chorus]
4. No headaches or heartaches or
misunderstands,
No confusion or trouble won't be,
No frowns to defile, just a big endless smile;
There'll be peace and contentment for me.
[Chorus]

AS EACH HAPPY CHRISTMAS


1. As each happy Christmas
Dawns on earth again,
Comes the holy Christ Child
To the hearts of men.
2. Enters with His blessing
Into every home,
Guides and guards our footsteps,
As we go and come.
3. All unknown, beside me,
He will ever stand,
And will safely lead me
With His own right hand.

I WANT AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS


Words by Florence Tarr

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Music by Fay Foster
I want an old fashioned Christmas,
with toys and gifts for all,
with stockings hanging from the fireplace,
And a pinetree standing tall.
I want and old fashioned Christmas,
To feel the soft cold snow,
And homefolks cheerily nodding a merry warm.
Hello!
I want to hear the little children
singing the Christmas carols I used to know;
And hear the ev'ning church bells ringing out their
joyous welcome of long ago.
I want an old fashioned Christmas,
To be a child again,
To make believe that there's a Santa,
For I was happiest then.
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry
Christmas!

THE HAPPY CHRISTMAS COMES ONCE MORE


Words: Nikolai F. Grundtvig, 1810
Translated from Danish to English by Charles P. Krauth, 1867.
Music: Emmanuel Carl C. N. Balle
1. The happy Christmas comes once more,
The heavenly Guest is at the door,
The blessèd words the shepherds thrill,
The joyous tidings, Peace, good will.
2. This world, though wide and far outspread,
Could scarcely find for You a bed.
Your cradle was a manger stall,
No pearl nor silk nor kingly hall.
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3. O let us go with quiet mind,
The gentle Babe with shepherds find,
To gaze on Him who gladdens them,
The loveliest flower of Jesse’s stem.
4. The lowly Savior meekly lies,
Laid off the splendor of the skies;
No crown bedecks His forehead fair,
No pearl, nor gem, nor silk is there.
5. O wake, our hearts, in gladness sing,
And keep our Christmas with our King,
Till living song, from loving souls,
Like sound of mighty water rolls.
6. O holy Child, Thy manger gleams
Till earth and heaven glow with its beams,
Till midnight noon’s broad light hath won,
And Jacob’s star outshines the sun.
7. Thou patriarchs’ joy, Thou prophets’ song,
Thou heavenly Dayspring, looked for long,
Thou Son of Man, incarnate Word,
Great David’s Son, great David’s Lord.
8. Come, Jesus, glorious heavenly Guest,
Keep Thine own Christmas in our breast,
Then David’s harp strings, hushed so long,
Shall swell our jubilee of song.

GATHER AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE


Original Title: The Christmas Tree
Words and Music: Rev. John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891)
Source: John H. Hopkins, Jr., Carols, Hymns and Songs. New York: Church
Book Depository, 1863.
1. Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
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Ever-green Have its branches been,
It is king of all the woodland scene;
For Christ our King is born today!
His reign shall never pass away.

Refrain
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!
2. Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Once the pride
Of the mountain side,
Now cut down to grace our Christmas-tide;
For Christ from heav'n to earth came down,
To gain, through death, a nobler crown. [Refrain]
3. Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Ev'ry bough Has a burden now,
They are gifts of love for us, we trow.
For Christ is born, His love to show,
And give good gifts to men below. [Refrain]
4. Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Tapors bright
In the branches light,
Till our eyes all shine at the goodly sight,
For Christ, our Light, is born to-day,
His glory ne'er shall fade away. [Refrain]
5. Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Thy part is done,
And thy gifts are gone,
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And thy lights are dying one by one:
For earthly pleasures die to-day,
But heavenly joys shall last alway. [Refrain]
6. Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Twelve months o’er,
We shall meet once more,
Merry welcome singing, as of yore,
For Christ now reigns, our Savior dear,
And gives us Christmas every year! [Refrain]

THE HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS SONG


Lyrics by Al Stillman
Music by Robert Maxwell
1. No snow is falling,
And nobody seems to care;
No winter weather, No sign of it in the air;
Though it's December. It feels like May,
In blue Hawaii, On Christmas Day.

Refrain:
Palm trees sway, far a way,
Orchids bloom Christmas day.
2. The Christmas spirit
Blows in with the island breeze;
The tropic sunshine,
Lights up all the Christmas trees;
And even Santa May wear a lei,
In blue Hawaii, On Christmas Day. [Refrain]

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW


Civilla D. Martin, 1905

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Charles H. Gabriel, 1905
1. Why should I feel discouraged,
why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.
Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.
2. “Let not your heart be troubled,”
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth,
but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me. [Refrain]
3. Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing,
when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
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from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me. [Refrain]

NOEL, NOEL
Traditional
1. Noel, Noel, good news I tell
And so a wondrous story
A virgin mild hath borne a child
Jesus the King of Glory.
2. Noel, Noel, good news I tell
And so a wondrous story
A brilliant star shines from afar
Jesus the King of Glory.
3. Noel, Noel, good news I tell
And so a wondrous story
The shepherds knelt, such joy they felt
Jesus the King of Glory.

ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT ALL CHRISTIANS


SING
Traditional
1. On Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring;
on Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring:
news of great joy, news of great mirth,
news of our merciful King’s birth.
2. Then why should we on earth be sad,

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since our Redeemer made us glad?
Then why should we on earth be sad,
since our Redeemer made us glad,
when from our sin He set us free,
all for to gain our liberty?
3. When sin departs before His grace,
then life and health come in its place;
when sin departs before His grace,
then life and health come in its place;
angels and men with joy may sing,
all for to see the newborn King.
4. All out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night;
all out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men
now and forevermore. Amen.”

THE WHITE WORLD OF WINTER


Words by Mitchell Parish
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
1. In this wonderful white world of winter
Darling, we'll have a wonderful time;
First, we'll ride side by side thru the hinter
And roundelay to the sleigh bell's merry chime;
Then we'll ski fancy free down the mountains
And take those chances all silly people do
If there's ever a moment you are freezin',
Just a little squeezin' Could be mighty pleasin'
In this wonderful white world of winter
I'm fallin' head over heels over you.

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2. In this wonderful white world of winter
Darling, we'll have a wonderful time;
If we prayed it would snow all this winter
I ask ya, is that a terr'ble horr'ble crime?
I can't wait till we skate on Lake Happy
And sip a hot buttered cup in the after glow,
If there's ever a moment you're not laughin',
Maybe a toboggan Split your little noggin'
In this wonderful white world of winter
I'm thinking' you are the sweetest one I know.

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE


by Unknown
1. I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Refrain:
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
2. Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
3. When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore

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THE SEVEN JOYS OF MARY
Words and Music: Traditional
1. The very first joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of one
To see her blessed Jesus
When He was first her Son
When He was first her Son.

Chorus:
When He was Her first Son, Good Lord;
And happy may we be,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
To all eternity
2. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of two
To see her own son Jesus,
To make the lame to go.
To make the lame to go. [Chorus]
3. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of three
To see her own son Jesus,
To make the blind to see.
To make the blind to see. [Chorus]
4. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of four
To see her own son Jesus,
To read the Bible o'er.
To read the Bible o'er. [Chorus]
5. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of five
To see her own son Jesus,
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To bring the dead alive.
To bring the dead alive. [Chorus]
6. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of six
To see her own son Jesus,
Upon the Crucifix.
Upon the Crucifix. [Chorus]
7. The next good joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of seven
To see her own son Jesus,
To wear the crown of Heaven
To wear the crown of Heaven [Chorus]

WATCHMAN, TELL US OF THE NIGHT


John Bowring (1825)
1. Watchman, tell us of the night,
what its signs of promise are.
Traveler, what a wondrous sight:
see that glory-beaming star.
Watchman, does its beauteous ray
news of joy or hope foretell?
Traveler, yes; it brings the day,
promised day of Israel.
2. Watchman, tell us of the night;
higher yet that star ascends.
Traveler, blessedness and light,
peace and truth its course portends.
Watchman, will its beams alone
gild the spot that gave them birth?
Traveler, ages are its own;
see, it bursts o’er all the earth.
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3. Watchman, tell us of the night,
for the morning seems to dawn.
Traveler, shadows take their flight;
doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Watchman, you may go your way;
hasten to your quiet home.
Traveler, we rejoice today,
for Emmanuel has come!

NEIGHBOR, WHAT HAS YOU SO EXCITED?


Translated by Bernard Gasso
Traditional French
1. Neighbor, what has you so excited?
What has occurred?
Great is the news, we're all delighted!
Haven't you heard?
Born is a Son to Virgin Mary,
Truer than gold.
Neighbor, this Babe will be
the Savior prophets foretold.
2. Neighbor, you seem in such a hurry,
Where are you bound?
Like ev'ryone, I'm in a flurry,
Just look around.
Come, bring along a cake,
perhaps an apple or plum
Neighbor, please go with me
to see the Savior to come.

NUTTIN’ FOR CHRISTMAS


Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
I broke my bat on Johnny’s head;
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Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister’s bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy’s rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me. Oh,

Chorus:
I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas;
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
‘Cause I ain’t been nuttin’ but bad.

I put a tack on teacher’s chair;


Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie’s hair;
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy’s plants,
Climbed a tree and tore my pants,
Filled the sugar bowl with ants;
Somebody snitched on me. So, [Chorus]

I won’t be seeing Santa Claus;


Somebody snitched on me.
He won’t come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I’ll be going straight;
Next year I’ll be good, just wait;
I’d start now, but it’s too late;
Somebody snitched on me. Oh, [Chorus]
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So you better be good whatever you do,
‘Cause if you’re bad, I’m warning you,
You’ll get nuttin’ for Christmas.

MARCH OF THE KINGS


Traditional; Arranged by Noble Cain
Three great kings I met at early morn,
With all their retinue were slowly marching.
Three great kings I met at early morn
Were on their way to meet the newly born,
With gifts of gold brought from far away
And valiant warriors to guard the royal treasure;
With gifts of gold brought from far away,
Their shields all shining in their bright array.

Ce matin, j’ai rencontrd le train


Be trois grands rois qui allaient en voyage.
Ce matin, j’ai rencontrd le train
Be trois grands rois dessus le grand chemin,
Tout charges d’or les suivaient d’abord,
Be grands guerriers et les gardes du trésor;
Tout charges d’or Ies suivaient d’abord;
Be grands guerriers avec /eurs boudiers.
Copyright tI 1934 by G. Schirmer. Inc.

MARY, DID YOU KNOW?


Mary, did you know that your baby boy
would one day walk on water.
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
would save our sons and daughters.

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Did you know that your baby boy
has come to make you new;
This child that you delivered
will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy


will give sight to a blind man.
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
will calm the storm with His hand.
Did you know that your baby boy
has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby,
you kiss the face of God!

Oh, Mary, did you know?


Oh, Mary, did you know?

The blind will see, the deaf will hear


the dead will live again.
the lame will leap, the dumb will speak
the presence of the lamb.

Mary, did you know that your baby boy


is Lord of all creation
Mary, did you know that your baby boy
will one day rule the nations.
Did you know that your baby boy
is heaven's perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
is the great I am.

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MARY HAD A BABY
1. Mary had a baby, oh, Lord,
Mary had a baby, oh my Lord,
Mary had a baby, oh Lord,
CHORUS: People keep a-comin' an' the train
done gone.
2. What did she name him?
3. She named him Jesus.
4. Named him King Jesus.
5. Now where was he born?
6. Born in a stable.
7. And where did she lay him?
8. She laid him in a manger.
9. Who heard the singing?
10. Shepherds heard the singing.
11. Who came to see him?
12. Shepherds came to see him.
13. Star keeps shining.
14. The wise men kneeled before him.
15. King Herod tried to find him.
16. Moving in the elements.
17. They went away to Egypt.
18. Traveled on a donkey.
19. Angels watching over him.

MARY'S BOY CHILD


Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bible say
Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ
Was born on Christmas Day

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Chorus: Hark, now hear the angels sing
"New King's born today
And man will live forevermore
Because of Christmas Day."

While shepherds watched their flocks by night


They saw a bright new shining star
And heard a choir from heaven sing
The music came from afar Chorus

Now Joseph and his wife Mary


Came to Bethlehem that night
They found no place to bear her Child
Not a single room was in sight. Chorus

By and by they found a little nook


In a stable all forlorn
And in a manger cold and dark
Mary's little Boy Child was born. Chorus

Trumpets sound and angels sing


Listen to what they say
That man will live forevermore
Because of Christmas Day Chorus

MARY’S LITTLE BOY CHILD


Words and Music by Jester Hairston
Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bfble say,
Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas Day.
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Hark, now hear the angels sing, New King’s born
today,
And ‘man will live forevermore
Because of Christmas Day”

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,


They saw a bright new shining star,
And heard a choir from heaven sing;
The music came from afar.
Hark, now hear the angels sing,
"New King’s born today,
And man will live forevermore
"
Because of Christmas Day

Now Joseph and his wife Mary


Came to Bethlehem that night;
They found no place to bear her Child;
Not a single room was in sight.
By and by they found a little nook
In a stable all forlorn,
And in a manger cold and dark,
Mary’s little Boy Child was born.
Trumpets sound and angels sing;
Listen to what they say,
That man will live forevermore
Because of Christmas Day.

MASTERS IN THIS HALL


English Lyrics by William Morris, 1834-1896
1. Masters in this Hall, Hear ye news to-day
Brought from over sea, And ever I you pray:
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Chorus:
Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! Nowell, sing we clear!
Holpen are all folk on earth, Born is God's son so
dear:
Nowell! Nowell! Nowell! Nowell, sing we loud!
God to-day hath poor folk raised, And cast a-down
the proud.
2. Going o'er the hills, Through the milk-white
snow,
Heard I ewes bleat, While the wind did blow:
[Chorus]
3. Shepherds many an one, Sat among the sheep,
No man spake more word, Than they had been
asleep: [Chorus]
4. Quoth I, "Fellows mine, Why this guise sit ye?
Making but dull cheer, Shepherds though ye be?
[Chorus]
5. "Shepherds should of right, Leap and dance
and sing,
Thus to see ye sit, Is a right strange thing":
[Chorus]
6. Quoth these fellows then, "To Bethlem town we
go,
To see a mighty lord, Lie in manger low":
[Chorus]
7. "How name ye this lord, Shepherds?' then said
I,
"Very God," they said, "Come from Heaven high":
[Chorus]
8. Then to Bethlem town, We went two and two,
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And in a sorry place, Heard the oxen low:
[Chorus]
9. Therein did we see, A sweet and goodly may
And a fair old man, Upon the straw she lay:
[Chorus]
10. And a little child, On her arm had she,
"Wot ye who this is?" Said the hinds to me:
[Chorus]
11. Ox and ass him know, Kneeling on their knee,
Wondrous joy had I, This little babe to see:
[Chorus]
12. This is Christ the Lord, Masters be ye glad!
Christmas is come in, And no folk should be sad:
[Chorus]

MELE KALIKIMAKA
(The Hawaiian Christmas Song)
Words and Music by R. Alex Anderson
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day.
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway.
Here we know that Christmas will be green and
bright,
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night.
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say “Merry Christmas to you.

MISTLETOE AND HOLLY


Oh, by gosh, by golly;
It's time for mistletoe and holly
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Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents;
Country sides covered with snow

Oh, by gosh, by jingle;


It's time for carols and Kris Kringle
Over eating, merry greetings
From relatives you don't know

Then comes that big night,


Giving the tree the trim
You'll hear voices by starlight
Singing a Yuletide hymn

Oh, by gosh, by golly;


It's time for mistletoe and holly
Fancy ties an' granny's pies
An' folks stealin' a kiss or two
As they whisper, "Merry Christmas" to you

MORNING STAR
Translator: Bennett Harvey; Author: Angelus Silesius
Tune: HAGEN
1 Morning Star, O cheering sight!
Ere thou cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Morning Star, O cheering sight!
Ere thou cam’st, how dark earth’s night!
Jesus mine, in me shine;
In me shine, Jesus mine;
fill my heart with light divine.
2 Morning Star, thy glory bright
far excels the sun’s clear light.

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Morning Star, thy glory bright
far excels the sun’s clear light.
Jesus be, constantly,
Constantly, Jesus be
more than thousand suns to me.
3 Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star,
cheer the nations near and far.
Thy glad beams, thou Morning Star
cheer the nations near and far.
Thee we own, Lord alone,
Lord alone, thee we own
our dear Savior, God’s dear Son.
4 Morning Star, my soul’s true light,
tarry not, dispel my night.
Morning Star, my soul’s true light,
tarry not, dispel my night.
Jesus mine, in me shine;
In me shine, Jesus mine;
fill my heart with light divine.

MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE (AMERICA)


My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,


Land of the noble free,
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Thy name I love.
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture fills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,


And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father's God to, Thee,


Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

MY FAVORITE THINGS
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers
Raindrops on roses
and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles
and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages
tied up with strings;
These are few of my favorite things.
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Cream-colored ponies
and crisp apple strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh bells
and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly
with the moon on their wings;
These are a few of my favorite things.
Girls in white dresses
with blue satin sashes;
Snowflakes that stay
on my nose and eyelashes;
Silver-white winters that
melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

(ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS)


MY TWO FRONT TEETH
Words and Music by Don Gardner
Chorus: All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.
Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
Then I could wish
you “Merry Christmas.”
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It seems so long since I could say,
“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle.”
Gosh, oh gee, how happy I’d be
If I could only whistle.
[Chorus]

O CHRISTMAS TREE
(O Tannenbaum)
Traditional
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
thy leaves are so unchanging.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
thy leaves are so unchanging.
Not only green when summer’s here, but also
when ‘tis cold and drear.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
thy leaves are so unchanging.

O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,


you fill all hearts with gaiety.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
you fill all hearts with gaiety.
On Christmas Day you stand so tall, affording joy
to one and alt.
O Christmas tree, 0 Christmas tree,
you fill all hearts with gaiety.

O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter.
O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
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wie treu sind deine Blätter.
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit, nein auch im
Winter wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, 0 Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine BlJtter.

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL


(Adeste Fideles)
English words by Frederick Oakeley; Latin words attributed to John Francis
Wade; Music by John Reading
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels.

Chorus:
O come, let us adore Him, (3X)
Christ, the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation;


Sing all ye citizens of heav’n above:
Glory to God in the Highest. [Chorus]

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,


Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
[Chorus]

Adeste fideles, Laeti triumphantes,


Venite, venite in Bethlehem.

2
Natum videte, Regem angelorum.
Venite adoremus; Venite adoremus;
Venite adoremus, Dominum.

O COME, LITTLE CHILDREN


Words and Music by Christoph von Schmidt and J. A. P. Schulz
O come, little children, from cot and from hall;
O come to the manger in Bethlehem’s stall.
There meekly He lieth, the heavenly Child,
So poor and so humble, so sweet and so mild.

The hay is His pillow, the manger His bed;


The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on His head.
Yet there where He Iieth, so weak and so poor,
Come shepherds and wise men to kneel at His
door.

Now “Glory to God” sing the angels on high,


“And peace upon earth” heav’nly voices reply.

Then come, little children, and join in the lay That


gladdened the world on that first Christmas Day.

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL Traditional


O come, O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Chorus:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
2
Shall come to thee O Israel.

O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free


Thine own from Satan’s tyranny.
From depths of Hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o’er the grave. [Chorus]

O come, O Day-spring come and cheer


Our spirits by Thine advent here,
And drive away the shades of night,
And pierce the clouds and bring us light.
[Chorus]

O HOLY NIGHT
Words by John Sullivan Dwight; Music byAdolphe Charles Adam
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,.
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,


With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from the Orient land.
The King of Kings lay in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our friend.
2
He knows our need,
To our weakness no stranger.
Behold your King! before the lowly bend!
Behold your King! your King! before Him bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;


His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother,
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus rise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name.


Christ is the Lord,
Then ever, ever praise we;
His pow’r and glory ever more proclaim,
His pow’r and glory ever more proclaim.

O JESUS, SO SWEET
Author: Valentin Thilo;
Translator: G. W. Daisley
1 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
For sinners You became a child.
You came from heaven down to earth
In human flesh through human birth.
O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
2 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
With God we now are reconciled.
You have for all the ransom paid,
Your Father’s righteous anger stayed.
O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!
3 O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!

2
Joy fills the world which sin defiled.
Whate'er we have belongs to You;
O keep us faithful, strong, and true.
O Jesus so sweet, O Jesus so mild!

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM


Words by Phillips Brooks; Music by Lewis H. Redner
O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep,
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everylasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary,


And gather’d alt above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wond’ring love.
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth.

O holy Child of Bethlehem,


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

O LET US ALL BE GLAD TODAY


Words: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther
From Joseph Klug's Gesangsbuch, 1535
Translation by John Hunt
Music: "St. Gregory," LM, German
"Festus," LM, From a German Chorale
1. O! let us all be glad to-day,
And with the shepherds homage pay:
Come, see what God to us hath given,
His only Son, sent down from heaven.
2. Awake, my soul! from sadness rise,
Come, see what in the manger lies;
Who is this smiling infant Child ?—
'Tis little Jesus, sweet and mild.
3. Twice welcome, O Thou heavenly Guest,
To save a world with sin distressed;
Com'st Thou in lowly guise for me?
What homage shall I give to Thee!
4. Ah! Lord eternal, heavenly King.
Hast Thou become so mean a thing;
And hast Thou left Thy blissful seat,
To rest where colts and oxen eat?
5. Were this wide world much wider made,
With gold and costly gems arrayed;
E'en then, by far too mean 'twould be,
To make a little crib for Thee.
6. No silken robes surround Thy head.
A bunch of hay is all Thy bed!
Where Thou, a King so rich and great.

2
Art bright as in Thy heavenly state.
7. Jesus, my Saviour, come to me—
Make here a little crib for Thee:
A bed make in this heart of mine,
That I may aye remember Thine.
8. Then from my soul glad songs shall ring—
Of Thee each day I'll gaily sing:
The glad hosannas will I raise,
From heart that loves to sing Thy praise.

O SANCTISSIMA Traditional
O thou happy, O thou holy,
Glorious peace bringing Christmastime.
Angel throngs to meet thee;
On Thy birth we greet thee;
All hail Jesus, our Savior King.
Day of holiness, Peace and happiness,
Joyful, glorious Christmas Day.
Angels tell the story; Of this day of glory;
Praise Christ, our Savior, born this Christmas Day.

O SANCTISSIMA
English wording to the tune of "O Sanctissima"
Day of holiness, Peace and happiness,
Joyful glorious Christmas day.
Angels tell the story. Of this day in glory,
Praise Christ, our Savior,
born this Christmas Day!

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY


Words by Mrs. C. F. Alexander; Music by H. J. Gauntlett

2
Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed.
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,


Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall.
With the poor and mean and lowly
Lived on earth our Savior holy.

And our eyes at last shall see Him


Through His own redeeming love,
For that Child so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in heaven above.
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.

ONE SMALL CHILD


One small child in a land of a thousand
One small dream of a savior tonight
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small savior of love (2x)

One king bringing His gold


and His riches.
One king ruling an army of might
One king kneeling with incense
2
and candlelight.
One king bringing us life (2x)

See the shepherds kneeling before Him


See the king's on bended knee
See the mother praising the Father
See His tiny eyelids fall

One small child in a land of a thousand


One small dream of a savior tonight
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small savior of life (2x)

See the shepherds kneeling before Him


See the king's on bended knee
See the mother praising the Father
See His tiny eyelids fall (repeat a lot)
See the shepherds
See the kings
See His mother
See His tiny eyelids fall

OUT OF THE EAST


Words and Music by Harry Noble
Out of the East there came riding, riding,
Three of the wisest of men.
Dust was their enemy blinding, blinding,
Even the wisest of them.
Wandering shepherds heard tell their story,
Told in the flickering firelight, tender light, ever
bright Christmas night.
2
Far to the West was there shining, shining,
Blazing a star in the dawn;
Reverent wise men beheld it, saying, “This night a
Savior is born.”

Into the West they went riding, riding,


Following after the star,
Over a quiet town shining, shining,
Lighting their way from afar.
Under its glory sat Mother Mary
Tenderly singing a lullaby, hush-a-by, don’t-you-
cry lullaby.
Into the stable came riding, riding,
Three of the wisest of men;
Gifts did they bring for that Babe in manger,
Gifts for the Savior of men.

Lo! in a manger they found Him, found Him,


Bathed in the light of yon star;
Gold did they bring Him and frankincense,
And myrrh from a land that was far.
Shepherds crept in singing praises, praises;
Angels kept watch to be near to Him, dear to Him,
one with Him, praising Him.
Into the East then went riding, riding,
Three of the wisest of men.
Found was the Babe in a lowly manger,
Crowned was the Savior of men.

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE


WOODS
2
Traditional
Over the river and through the woods
To Grandmother’s house we go.
The horse knows the way
to carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.
Over the river and through the woods,
Oh, how the wind does blow.
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.

Over the river and through the woods


To have a full day of play.
Oh, hear the bells ringing ting-a-ling-ling,
For it is Christmas Day.
Over the river and through the woods,
‘Trot fast my dapple gray;
Spring o’er the ground just like a hound,
For this is Christmas Day.

Over the river and through the woods


And straight through the barnyard gate.
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow;
It is so hard to wait.
Over the river and through the woods,
Now Grandma’s cap I spy.
Hurrah for fun; the pudding’s done;
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie.

PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS


Words by Ballard Macdonald; Music by Leon Jessel

2
The toy shop door is locked up tight,
And ev’rything is quiet for the night.
When suddenly the clock strikes twelve,
The fun’s begun.
The dolls are in their best arrayed;
There’s going to be a wonderful parade.
Hark to the drum, oh,
here they come, Cries ev’ryone.
Hear them all cheering, Now they are nearing;
There’s the captain stiff as starch.
Bayonets flashing, Music is crashing
As the wooden soldiers march.
Sabers a-clinking, Soldiers a-winking
At each pretty little maid.
Here they come, repeat (4x)
Wooden soldiers on parade.

PAT-A.PAN
Traditional
Willie, take your little drum;
Robin, take your flute and come.
When we hear the tune you play
Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan;
When we hear the tune you play,
How can anyone be glum?

When the men of olden days


Gave the King of Kings their praise,
They had pipes on which to play
Tu-re-Iu-re-Iu, pat-a-pat-a-pan.
They had drums on which to play,
2
Full of joy on Christmas Day.

God and man this day become


Joined as one with flute and drum.
Let the happy tune play on
Tu-re-Iu-re-Iu, pat-a-pat-a-pan.
Flute and drum together play
As we sing on Christmas Day.

PRETTY PAPER
Crowded streets, Busy feet, Hustle by him.
Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh.
There he sits, All alone, On the sidewalk.
Hoping, That you won’t, Pass him by.

Should you stop, Better not, Much too busy.


You’re in a hurry, My how time does fly.
In the distance, The ringing of Laughter
And in the midst, Of the laughter, He cries

Pretty paper, Pretty ribbons of blue,


Wrap your presents, To your darling from you.

Pretty pencils, To write, “I love you”.


Pretty paper, Pretty ribbons of blue. Pretty blue

REDEEMER
By Nicole C. Mullen
Who taught the sun
where to stand in the morning,
And who told the ocean
2
you can only come this far
And who shows the moon
Where to hide 'til evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

[Chorus:] Well I know my redeemer lives,


I know my redeemer lives
All of creation testifies.
This life within my cries.
I know my redeemer lives

The very same God


that spins things in orbit.
Runs to the weary the worn
and the weak
And the same gentle hands
that hold me when I'm broken
The conquered death to bring my victory [Chorus]

He lives to take away my shame


And he lives for every I'll proclaim
The payment for my sin,
was the precious life he gave.
But now he's alive and there's an empty grave.
[Chorus]

I know my redeemer lives. (2x)

REJOICE AND BE MERRY


(A Gallery Carol)
Words from an old Church Gallery Book

2
Tune from an old Church Gallery Book
Communicated by the Rev. J. L. T. Darwall
1. Rejoice and be merry, in songs and in mirth!
O praise our Redeemer; all mortals on earth!
For this is the birthday, of Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll sing!
2. A heavenly vision, Appeared in the sky;
Vast numbers of angels, The shepherds did spy,
Proclaiming the birthday of, Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll sing!
3. Likewise a bright star, In the sky did appear,
Which led the wise men, From the East to draw
near;
They found the Messiah, Sweet Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll sing!
4. And when they were come, they their treasures
unfold,
And unto him offered, Myrrh, incense and gold.
So blessed for ever, Be Jesus our King,
Who brought us salvation, His praises we'll sing!

RING OUT THE BELLS FOR CHRISTMAS


Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The happy happy day;
In winter wild, the holy Child
Within the cradle lay. O wonderful! the Savior
Is in the manger lone; His palace is a stable,
And Mary’s arms His throne.

Refrain:

2
Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The merry, merry Christmas,
Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The happy, happy day.

On Beth’lem’s quiet hillside,


In ages long gone by,
In angel notes the glory floats,
"Glory to God on high." Yet wakes the sun as
joyous; As when the Lord was born,
And still He comes to greet you
On ev’ry Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Where’er His sweet lambs gather,


Within this gentle fold,
The Savior dear is waiting near,
As in the days of old.
In each young heart you see Him,
In ev’ry guileless face, You see the holy Jesus,
Who grew in truth and grace. [Refrain]

In many a darksome cottage,


In many a crowded street,
In winter bleak, with shiv’ring cheek,
The homeless child you meet.
Gaze upon the pale, wan features,
The feet with wand’ring sore.
You see the souls He loveth,
The Christ Child at the door. [Refrain]

2
Then sing your gladsome carols,
And hail the newborn Sun;
For Christmas light is passing bright,
It smiles on everyone;
And feast Christ’s little children,
His poor, his orphans call,
For He Who chose the manger,
He loveth one and all. [Refrain]

RING OUT, WILD BELLS


Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
Thy flying cloud, the frosty light.
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new;


Ring, happy bells, across the snow.
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,


The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right;
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring in the valiant man and free,


The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land;
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

2
RISE UP SHEPHERD, AND FOLLOW
Traditional
There’s a star in the East on Christmas morn;
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.
It will lead to the place where the Savior’s born;
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

Chorus: Follow, follow,


Rise up, shepherd, and follow;
Follow the star of Bethlehem;
Rise up, shepherd, and follow.

If you take good heed to the angel’s words,


Rise up, shepherd, and follow.
You’ll forget your flocks; you’ll forget your herds;
Rise up, shepherd, and follow. [Chorus]

ROCKABYE JESUS
Rockabye Jesus sweet,
close will I hold Thee,
As Mary's loving arms
then did enfold Thee.

Chorus:
Rockabye Jesus,
my soul's fairest treasure,
Rockabye Jesus,
my love knows no measure.
Rockabye Jesus,
my soul's fairest treasure,
Rockabye Jesus,
2
my love knows no measure.

See how the world


lies in sorrow and sadness;
Give us Thy blessing,
O bring Heaven's gladness! [Chorus]

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE


Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop.
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,


Let the Christmas spirit ring.
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie,
And we’ll do some caroling.

You will get a sentimental feeling


When you hear voices singing,
“Let’s be jolly;
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.”
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday.
Ev’ryone dancing merrily
In the new old-fashioned way.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER


Words and Music by Johnny Marks
You know Dasher and Dancer

2
and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner
and Blitzen.,
But do you recall
The most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You could even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer


Used to laugh and call him names;
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,


Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then how the reindeer loved him


As they shouted out with glee,
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
You’ll go down in history.”

SANTA BABY
Mister "Claus," I fell as though I know ya
So you won't mind if I should get fammilya, will ya.

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me


2
I've been an awful good girl Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, an fifty four convertible too, light blue
I'll wait up for you dear Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I've missed


Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed.
Next year I could be just as good
If you'd check off my Christmas list Boo doo bee
doo

Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that's Not a


lot.
Been an angel all year Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, one thing I really do need, the deed.


To a platinum mine Santa cutie,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.
Santa baby & fill my stocking with a duplex &
checks
Sign your 'X' on the line Santa Cutie
And hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree


With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you.
Let's see if you believe in me Boo doo bee doo
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a
ring.
2
I don't mean a phone Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN


Words and Music by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
You better watch out; you better not cry;
Better not pout; I’m telling you why:
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
He’s making a list and checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice:
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.
He sees you when you’re sleepin’;
He knows when you’re awake;
He knows if you’ve been bad or good;
So be good for goodness sake.
OhI you better watch out;
you better not cry;
Better not pout; I’m telling you why;
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA, U.S.A.


Words and Music by Abe Olman and Al Jacobs
I wish my daddy and mommy
would take me all the way
To Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A.
I’d find the letters for Santa,
the ones that went astray,
In Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A.
I’d answer good little girls and boys,

2
Saying Santa will bring your toys.
With eight reindeer he’ll appear,
riding on a sleigh.
Then I’d mail Daddy’s and Mommy’s
surprise for Christmas Day, From
Santa Claus, Indiana, U.S.A. (3x)

SLEEP WELL, LITTLE CHILDREN


(A Christmas Lullaby)
Words by Alan Bprgman; Music by Leon Klatzkin
Sleep well, little children,
Wherever you are;
Tomorrow is Christmas
Beneath every star.
Soon the snowflakes will fall
And tomorrow you'll see
Every wish, one and all,
Waiting under the tree.

Sleep well, little children,


Pleasant dreams through the night;
Tomorrow is Christmas,
All merry and bright.
Soon you'll hear the bells ring,
Time for dreams to come true
As the world wakes to bring
Merry Christmas to you.

SHOUT THE GLAD TIDINGS


(Zion, The Marvelous Story Be Telling)
Words: William Augustus Mühlenberg, 1826
Music: "Avison," adapted from Charles Avison (circa 1710-1770)

2
Refrain
Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing,
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King!
1. Zion, the marvelous story be telling,
The Son of the Highest, how lowly His birth!
The brightest archangel in glory excelling,
He stoops to redeem thee, He reigns upon earth.
[Refrain]
2. Tell how He cometh; from nation to nation
The heart cheering news let the earth echo round;
How free to the faithful He offers salvation,
His people with joy everlasting are crowned.
[Refrain]
3. Mortals, your homage be gratefully bringing,
And sweet let the gladsome hosannas arise;
Ye angels, the full alleluias be singing;
One chorus resound through the earth and the
skies. [Refrain]

SILENT NIGHT
English words adapted from the original German of
Joseph Mohr; Music by Franz Gruber
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child,
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace;
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,

2
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Savior is born;
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night,


Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth;
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

SILVER AND GOLD


Words andi Music by Johnny Marks
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold.
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure
it gives here on earth.
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Mean so much more when I see
Silver and gold decorations
On ev’ry Christmas tree.

SILVER BELLS
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks .
Dressed in holiday style.
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas.
Children laughing, People passing,
Meeting smile after smile,
2
and on every street corner you'll hear.

Chorus:
Silver bells, silver bells,
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them sing,
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, Even stop lights


Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch,
See the kids bunch
This is Santa's big scene
And above all this bustle you'll hear

[Chorus]

SING OUT THE TIDINGS


by R. Roy Coats
1. When you get tired and lonely.
All that you do seems wrong,
Open you eyes, look 'round you.
Your heart will burst in song,

Chorus:
And you'll sing, sing, sing out the tidings of God's
great love for you.
Why not sing out your praises,
let others know it too?
All that you have has come from Him.
2
Think of the blessings you're sharing in,
And you'll sing, sing, sing out the tidings of God's
great love for you.
2. He shares with you this moment
To live with those you love,
He shares with you all treasures,
He has possession of. [Chorus]

SING WE NOEL
French Carol
1. Sing we the story of the Saviour's Birth!
Peace and good will to all the earth!
Laud and adore the Virgin pure and mild,
Who gave to us the Heav'nly Child!
So now we seek the newborn King.
And all our sweetest carols sing.
Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel.
2. Angels adore and praise in glorious strain;
Mortals repeat the glad refrain!
Bright in the East a fair and shining star,
Guided the wise men from afar.
Let all the earth rejoice and sing,
And heav'n with hallelujahs ring!
Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel.
3. O'er all the earth our glas hosannas ring;
Hall we the Christ, the newborn King.
Shout the glad tidings of the Saviour's birth,
Good will to men and peace on earth,
Now is He come, your homage bring,
All hail the newborn infant King!
Sing we Noel, Noel, Noel.
2
SING WITH JOY
by Henry Thomas
1. Sing with joy, 'tis Christmas morn,
Unto us a Child is born;
Christ has come on earth to dwell,
God with us; Immanuel.
2. Shepherds watching through the night,
Wond'ring at the dazzling light;
Hear the glorious angel tell,
Of the hope of Israel.
3. Thousand, thousand angels raise,
Songs of glad triumphant praise;
Singing through the starry sky,
Glory be to God on high!

SLEEP, O SLEEP, MY LOVELY CHILD


Traditional Italian
Translated by Bernard Gasso
Sleep, o sleep, my lovely Child,
King divine, Peace be Thine.
Slumber gently slumber sweetly,
King divine, Peace be Thine.
Sleep, o sleep, o King, o dear on.

Refrain:
Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la,
Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la,

O my sweet treasure, do not weep!


Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep,
Close your eyes my Son, my dear one.
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Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep,
Close your eyes, my Son, my dear one.
[Refrain]

Fa la la, la la la la, (3x)


Fa la la la.

SOFTLY AND TENDERLY


Lyrics:Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909)
1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling—
Calling for you and for me;
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching—
Watching for you and for me!
Chorus:
Come home! come home!
Ye who are weary, come home!
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!
2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading—
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies—
Mercies for you and for me? [Chorus]
3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are
passing—
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, death-beds are coming—
Coming for you and for me! [Chorus]
4. Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised—
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and
pardon—
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Pardon for you and for me! [Chorus]

SONG OF THE SHIP


From a German Manuscript, 1480
Printed in Andernach Gesangbuch, 1608
1. There comes a galley sailing
With angels flying fast;
She bears a treasured cargo
Beneath her mighty mast.
2. Upon the silent waters
The ship glides into shore,
To bring to us the treasures
She holds within her store.
3. For this ship's name is Mary,
The fairest rose is she;
She brings us all her Baby
Whose love shall make us free.

STAR CAROL
Words by Mitchell Parish; Music by Leroy Anderson
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
ring-ting-tingling, too;
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.
Outside, the snow is falling
and friends are calling “Yoo-hoo”;
Come on, it’s lovely weather
for a sleigh ride together with you.
Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, let’s go;
Let’s look at the show;
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap, it’s grand,
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Just holding your hand;
We’re gliding along with a song of a wintery
fairyland.
Our cheeks are nice and rosy, and comfy cozy are
we;
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a
feather would be.
Let’s take that road before us and sing a chorus or
two;
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride
together with you.

STAR OF THE EAST


Words by George Cooper
Music by Amanda Kennedy
1. Star of the East, oh Bethlehem star,
Guiding us on to heaven afar
Sorrow and grief and lull'd by the light
Thou hope of each mortal, in death's lonely night
2. Fearless and tranquil, we look up to Thee
Knowing thou be m'st through eternity
Help us to follow where Thou still dost guide
Pilgrims of earth so wise
3. Star of the East, thou hope of the soul
While round us here the dark billows roll
Lead us from sin to glory afar
Thou star of the East, thou sweet Bethlehem's star
4. Star of the East, oh Bethlehem's star,
What tho' the storms of riat gather loud
Faithful and pure thy rays beam to save
And bright o'er the grave

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5. Smile of a Saviour are mirror'd in Thee
Glimpses of Heav'n in thy light we see
Guide us still onward to that blessed shore
After earth toil is o'er
6. Star of the East, thou hope of the soul
Oh star that leads to God above
Whose rays are peace and joy and love
Watch o'er us still till life hath ceased
Beam on, bright star, sweet Bethlehem star

STILL STILL STILL


1. Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
For all is hushed,
The world is sleeping,
Holy Star its vigil keeping.
Still, still, still,
One can hear the falling snow.
2. Sleep, sleep, sleep,
'Tis the eve of our Savior's birth.
The night is peaceful all around you,
Close your eyes,
Let sleep surround you.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, 'Tis the eve of our Savior's
birth.
3. Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come.
While guardian angels without number
Watch you as you sweetly slumber.
Dream, dream, dream,
Of the joyous day to come
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SUZY SNOWFLAKE
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Here comes Suzy Snowflake,
Dressed in a snow-white gown,
Tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane
To tell you she’s in town.
Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Soon you will hear her say,
“Come out ev’ryone and play with me;
I haven’t long to stay.
If you wanna make a snowman,
I’ll help you make one, one, two, three.
If you wanna take a sleigh ride,
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The ride’s on me
Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Look at her tumblin’ down,
Bringing joy to ev’ry girl and boy;
Suzy’s come to town.

SWEET LITTLE JESUS BOY


Words and Music by Robert MacGimsey
Sweet little Jesus Boy,
They made You be born
in a manguh (manger).
Sweet little Holy Chil’,
Didn’t know who You wus (was).
Didn’t know You’d come to save us Lawd,
To take our sins away.

Our eyes wus bline (was blind);

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We couldn’t see;
We didn’t know who You wus (was).
Long time ago You
wus bawn (was born),
Bawn in a manguh (manger) low,

Sweet little Jesus Boy.


De worl’ (the world) treat
You mean Lawd,
Treat me mean too,
But please,
Suh, fuhgive (Sir, forgive) us Lawd;
We didn’t know ‘twas You,

Sweet little Jesus Boy.


Bawn (born) long time ago,
Sweet little Holy chil’,
An’ we didn’t know who You wus (was).

THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING


How I love that Christmas feeling
How I treasure its friendly glow
See the way a stranger greets you
Just as though you'd met him Christmases ago

Christmas helps you to remember


To do what other folks hold dear
What a blessed place
the world would be
If we had that Christmas feeling all year

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TAKE ME BACK TO TOYLAND
Words by Kal Mann; Music by Bernie Lowe
Please take me back to Toyland;
Ev’ryone’s happy there.
It’s more than a girl and boy land
Where dreams just
like toys can be shared.
If you believe in Toyland,
Believe in things that you cannot see;
All the world would become a joyland;
What a wonderful world this would be.

THAT’S WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS


Words by Irving Caesar; Music by Gerald Marks
Make my mommy’s life a song;
Keep my daddy safe and strong;
Let me have them all year long;
That’s what I want for Christmas.

Let my dolls be made of rags,


Fireman hats of paper bags.
Just write “love” on the Christmas tags;
That’s what I want for Christmas.

When I wake up Christmas Day,


I would like to find a sleigh;
But if I don’t, dear Santa Claus,
I will not complain because
What I really want is this:
Sister’s smile and brother’s kiss.
Fill our land with peace and bliss

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From Maine down ~o the Isthmus;
That’s what I want for Christmas.

I don’t want electric trains,


Twenty-dollar aeroplanes.
Free our friends of aches and pains;
That’s what I want for Christmas.

I like boots with tops of blue


Like my little sisters do;
So, if you leave them, leave a few;
That’s what I want for Christmas.

When the reindeer pass my house,


I’ll be quiet as a mouse.
But, when I wake up, let me see
Marching round the Christmas tree
Animals that never bite,
Never giving any fright,
Soldier boys who never fight;
That’s what I want for Christmas.
Yes, that’s what I want for Christmas.

THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL


Traditional English Carol
The boar’s head in hand bring I,
Bedeck'd with bays and rosemary.
I pray you, my masters, be merry,
Quot estis in convivio.
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino.

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The boar's head, as I understand,
Is the rarest dish in all this land,
Which thus bedeck'd with a gay garland,
Let us servire cantico.
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino.

Our steward hath provided this,


In honor of the King of Bliss;
Which, on this day to be served is,
In Reginensi atrio.
Caput apri defero, Reddens laudes Domino.

THE CHERRY TREE CAROL,


Traditional English Carol
As Joseph was a-walking
he heard an Angel sing:
This night shall be the birth time
of Christ the heavenly king.

His birth bed shall be neither


In housen nor in hall,
Nor the place of Paradise,
but in an ox's stall.

He neither shall be clothed


in purple nor in pall,
But in the fair white linen
That wear young babies all.

He neither shall be rocked.


In silver nor in gold.
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But in a wooden manger,
That resteth on the mould.

A CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM


Traditional Danish Melody
A Child is born in Bethlehem,
in Bethlehem,
And joy is in Jerusalem:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

A lowly maiden all alone, so all alone,


Gave birth to God's own Holy Son:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

She chose a manger for His bed,


for Jesus' bed;
God's angels sang for joy o'er head:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Give thanks and praise eternally, eternally,


to God, the Holy Trinity:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

THE CHIPMUNK SONG


by Alvin and the Chipmunks
Christmas, Christmas time is near.
Time for toys and time for cheer.
We've been good, but we can't last.
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast.
Want a plane that loops the loop.
Me, I want a hula hoop;

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We can hardly stand the wait.
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Christmas, Christmas, Christ was born.


Early on December’s morn.
God sent angels to declare.
Great Salvation, Love to Share.
Captive people are set free.
Mercy, Grace and Liberty.
Lord and King sent from above.
To show us God’s TRUE LOVE.

THE CHRISTMAS WALTZ


Frosted window panes,
candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Santa's on his way,
He's filled his sleigh with things,
Things for you and for me
It's the time of year,
When the world falls in love
Every song you hear, Seems to say
Merry Christmas
May your new year dreams come true.
And this song of mine,
In three quarter time,
Wishes you and yours,
The same thing too.
Merry Christmas to you

THE COVENTRY CAROL


2
Traditional
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye-bye, lulloo, lullay.
Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye-bye, lulloo, Iullay.

O sisters, too, how may we do


For to preserve this day?
This poor Youngling for whom we sing,
Bye-bye, lulloo, lullay.

Herod the king in his raging


Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight,
All children young to slay.

Then woe is me, poor Child for Thee,


And ever morn and day,
For Thy parting nor say nor sing,
Bye-bye, Iulloo, lullay.

THE FIRST NOEL


Traditional
1. The first Noel, the angel did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay
keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Chorus:

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Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
2. They looked up and saw a star,
Shining in the East beyond them far;
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued day and night. [Chorus]
3. And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went. [Chorus]
3. This star drew nigh to the northwest;
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right o’er the place where Jesus lay. [Chorus]
4. Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
[Chorus]
5. Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought. [Chorus]

THE FRIENDLY BEASTS


Traditional
Jesus our brother, kind and good,
Was humbly born in a stable rude,
And the friendly beasts around Him stood,
Jesus our brother, kind and good.

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“I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
“I carried His mother up hill and down;
I carried her safely to Bethlehem town.”
“I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown.

“I" said the cow, all white and red,


“I gave Him my manger for a bed;
I gave Him my hay to pillow His head.”
“I’ said the cow, all white and red.

“I,” said the sheep with curly horn,


“I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm;
He wore my coat on Christmas morn.
“I:’ said the sheep with curly horn.

“I" said the dove from the rafters high,


“Cooed Him to sleep that He should not cry;
We cooed Him to sleep, my mate and 1."
“I,” said the dove from the rafters high.

“I,” said the camel, yellow and black,


“Over the desert, upon my back,
I brought Him a gift in the Wise Men’s pack.”
“I,” said the camel, yellow and black.

Thus every beast by some good spell,


In the stable dark was glad to tell
Of the gift he gave Emmanuel,
The gift he gave Emmanuel.

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE


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Music and Lyrics by Roger LaVoie
Come with me to the Gingerbread House
where a cat does a dance with a bowlegged
mouse,
who sings Jingle Bells on the tip of his toes
with a red candy cane on his nose.

Santa is laughing and playing with toys,


And he gives them away to the girls and the boys.
He's jolly and happy you came to his house,
to his wonderful gingerbread house.
If I could have my way, it would be Christmas ev'ry
day,
Ev'ry girl ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse grow
up
in the Gingerbread House.

Breakfast is cookies and candy on top.


There's an elf serving milk with a hip and a hop.
Now wouldn't you love to grow up in the house,
in the wonderful gingerbread house.
If I could have my way, it would be Christmas ev'ry
day,
Ev'ry girl ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse grow
up
in the Gingerbread House.

Ev'ry girl, ev'ry boy, ev'ry bowlegged mouse would


grow up in the Gingerbread House.

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY Traditional

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

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

The holly bears a blossom


As white as lily flow’r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Savior. [Chorus]

The holly bears a berry;


As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To do poor sinners good. [Chorus]

THE HOLLY TREE CAROL


by Jean Ritchie
1. In the spring of the year stands a little holly tree,
With dark leaves thorny and small,
She is neither so green as the beechen queen,
Nor as the oak tree tall.
2. O, the spring flowers spring and the little birds
sing,
But holly has nothing to say;
For she quietly blossoms in the sweet May time.
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But her joy, joy, joy, we share all men,*
Her joy is a Christmas Day.
3. In the fall of the year the beech turns brown,
And the oak stands naked and bare;
But holly goes dancing in the snow white fields
With crimson light in her hair.
4. O hard is her heart and bitter is her bark,
And cruel sharp her thorn.
But her berries red make our hearts all glad
On the day our Lord was born.

THE LITTLE BOY THAT SANTA CLAUS


FORGOT
Words & Music by Tommie Connor, J. Leach & Michael Carr
Christmas comes but once a year
for ev’ry girl and boy,
The laughter and the joy
they find in each toy.
I’ll tell you of a little boy
who lives across the way;
This little feller’s
Christmas is just another day.
He’s the little boy that
Santa Claus forgot,
And goodness knows
he didn’t want a lot.
He sent a note to Santa
for some soldiers and a drum;
It broke his little heart when
he found Santa hadn’t come.
In the street, he envies
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all those lucky boys,
Then wanders home
to last year’s broken toys.
I’m so sorry for that laddie;
He hasn’t got a daddy,
The little boy that Santa Claus forgot.

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY


Words and Music by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
Come, they told me,
(Pa-rum-pu m-pum-pum)
A newborn King to see;
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Our finest gifts we bring
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
To lay before the King,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-
pum-pum-pum)
So to honor Him
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
When we come.

Little Baby. (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)


I am a poor boy too;
(Pa-rum-pu m-pum-pum)
I have no gift to bring
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
That’s fit to give our King.
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-
pum-pum-pum)
Shall I play for You
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(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
On my drum?

Mary nodded; (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)


The ox and lamb kept time;
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
I played my drum for Him;
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
I played my best for Him.
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-
pum-pum-pum)
Then He smiled at me,
(Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum)
Me and my drum.

THE LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE


The living Christmas Tree
stands tall in splendor;
It's star illuminates the nativity.
The branches full and
green ever reaching out
As God's love reaches out
for you and me.

God's children can rejoice


for this living Christmas Tree;
It symbolizes life of God's own Son.
The many, many lights so brighly shining in the
night
That Jesus is the light for ev'ryone (2x)

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And as I view the tree I think of Calvary,
Of the cross that bore the Savior for me.
But this tree lives; it lives; He lives; Christ lives!

The Living Christmas Tree!

THE LORD IS MY LIGHT


The Lord is my Light & my salvation (repeat 2x)
Whom shall I fear.

In the Time of Trouble, He Shall Guide me (2X)


Whom shall I fear.

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage (2x)


He shall strengthen thine heart.

The Lord is the strength of my life. (2x)


Whom shall I fear.

THE LORD'S PRAYER


Our Father which are in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth;
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts.
As we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power,
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And the glory, for ever. Amen

THE MERRY CHRISTMAS POLKA


Words by Paul Francis Webster; Music by Sonny Burke
They’re tuning up the fiddles now,
the fiddles now, the fiddles now;
There’s wine to warm the middles
now and set your head awhirl.
Around and round the room we go,
the room we go, the room we go;
Around and round the room we go,
so get yourself a girl.
Now ev’ry heart will start to tingle,
When sleigh bells jingle
on Santa’s sleigh;
Together we will greet Kris Kringle
And another Christmas Day.

Come on and dance


the merry Christmas polka;
Let ev’ryone be happy and gay.
Oh, it’s the time to be jolly
and deck the halls with holly;
So let’s have a jolly holiday.
Come on and dance
the merry Christmas polka;
Another joyous season has begun.
Roll out the Yuletide barrels
and sing out the carols,
A merry Christmas ev’ryone!

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Come on and dance
the merry Christmas polka;
Let ev’ry lady step with her beau
Around a tree to the ceiling
with lots of time for stealing
Those kisses beneath the mistletoe.

Come on and dance


the merry Christmas polka,
With ev’rybody joining in the fun;
Roll out the barrels that cheer you,
and shout till they hear you,
A merry Christmas ev’ryone!

THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY OF THE YEAR


By Johnny Marks
A pack full of toys means a sack full of joys
For millions of girls and for millions of boys
When Christmas Day is here;
The most wonderful day of the year!

A jack in the box waits for children to shout,


"Wake up, don't you know that it's time to come
out!"
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year!

Toys galore; Scattered on the floor;


There's no room for more,
And it's all because of Santa Claus!

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A scooter for Jimmy, a dolly for Sue
The kind that will even say "How do you do."
When Christmas Day is here
The most wonderful day of the year.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS SONG


Words by Clement Clarke Moore, adapted by Johnny Marks; Music by
Johnny Marks
Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house.
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.
All the stockings were hung
by the chimney with care.
In the hope that Saint Nicholas
soon would be there.
Then, what to my wondering
eyes should appear,
A miniature sleigh
and eight tiny reindeer,
A little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must
be Saint Nick.
And more rapid than
eagles his reindeer all came.
As he shouted, “On, Dasher”
and each reindeer’s name.

And so up to the housetop


the reindeer soon flew
With the sleigh full of toys

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and Saint Nicholas, too.
Down the chimney he came
with a leap and a bound;
He was dressed all in fur,
and his belly was round.
He spoke not a word
but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings,
then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
Then giving a nod
up the chimney he rose.
But I heard him exclaim
as he drove out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night!”

THE PEACE CAROL


Words and Music by Bob Beers
The garment of life be
it tattered and torn,
The cloak of the soldier
is weathered and worn,
But what Child is this that
was poverty-born?
The peace of Christmas Day.

Chorus:
The branch that bears the bright holly,
The dove that rests in yonder tree,
The light that shines for all to see,
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The peace of Christmas Day.

The hope that has slumbered for two thousand


years,
A promise that silenced a thousand fears,
A faith that can hobble an ocean of tears,
The peace of Christmas Day. [Chorus]

Add all the grief that people may bear;


Total the strife and the trouble and care;
Put them in columns and leave them right there,
The peace of Christmas Day. [Chorus]

THE SECRET OF CHRISTMAS


Songwriters: Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn
It's not the glow you feel, when snow appears
It's not the Christmas card, you've sent for years
Not the joyful sound, when sleigh bells ring.
Or the merry songs, children sing
Yeah the little gift you send, on Christmas day
Will not bring back the friend, you turned away
So may I suggest, the secret of Christmas (the
secret of Christmas)
It's not the things you do, at Christmas time
But the Christmas things you do all year through

THE SIMPLE BIRTH


Old Flemish
A child today has been born on this earth;
A child today has been born on this earth,
He came from Heaven to bring us new birth,

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He came from Heaven to bring us new birth.

THE STAR CAROL


Long years ago on a deep winter night.
High in the heav'ns a star shone bright.
While in a manger a wee infant lay,
Sweetly a sleep on a bed of hay.

Jesus, the Lord was that Baby so small.


Laid down to sleep in a humble stall;
Then came the star and it stood over head.
Shedding its light 'round His little bed.

Dear Baby Jesus, how tiny Thou art,


I'll make a place for Thee in my heart,
And when the start in the heavens I see,
Ever and always I think of Thee.

THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS MORNING


(The Golden Carol)
1. We saw a light shine out afar,
On Christmas in the morning,
And straight we knew it was Christ’s star,
Bright beaming in the morning.
Then did we fall on bended knee,
On Christmas in the morning,
And praised the Lord, who’d let us see
His glory at its dawning.
2. Oh! every thought be of His name,
On Christmas in the morning,
Who bore for us both grief and shame,
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Affliction’s sharpest scorning.
And may we die, when death shall come,
On Christmas in the morning,
And see in Heav’n, our glorious home,
That star of Christmas morning.

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER


By Francis Scott Key
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last
gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous
fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly
streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,


Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore


That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps'
pollution.
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No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand


Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued
land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a
nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

THE SNOW LAY ON THE GROUND


1 The snow lay on the ground,
The stars shone bright,
When Christ our Lord was born
On Christmas night.
Venite adoremus Dominum;
Venite adoremus Dominum.

Refrain:
Venite adoremus Dominum;
Venite adoremus Dominum;
Venite adoremus Dominum;
Venite adoremus Dominum;
2 'Twas Mary maid, so young and strong,
Who welcomed here the Christchild with a song
She laid Him in a stall At Bethlehem;

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The ass and oxen shared, The roof with them.
[Refrain]
3 Saint Joseph, too, was by, To tend the Child;
To guard him, and protect, His mother mild;
The angels hovered round, And sung this song,
Venite adoremus Dominum. [Refrain]
4 And thus that manger poor, Became a throne;
For He Whom Mary bore, Was God the Son.
O come, then, let us join, The heavenly host,
To praise the Father, Son,, And Holy Ghost.
[Refrain]

THE THREE KINGS' SONG


French Carol
1. The Magi came out of the Orient land,
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie.
The rode over rock and they rode over sand,
Right glad then were those three.
2. And as they went riding, a star went before,
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie.
The form of a glorious infant it bore,
Right glad then were those three.
3. They came to the stable at Bethlehem town,
Now rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye, pretty babie.
The poured out their treasures and lowly knelt
down,
Right glad then were those three.

THE TWELYE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS


Traditional

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to
me.
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love


sent to me. Two turtle doves and a partridge in a
pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to


me.
Three French hens, Two turtle doves;
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent


to me. Four calling birds,
Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a
partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to


me. Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three
French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in
a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave


to me. Six geese a-laying, Five golden rings. Four
calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle
doves. And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love


gave to me. Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese
a-laying, Five golden rings. Four calling birds,
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Three French hens, Two turtle doves. And a
partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave


to me. Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three French
hens, Two turtle doves. And a partridge in a pear
tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave


to me. Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three French
hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge in a pear
tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave


to me. Ten lords a-leaping, Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking, Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings. Four calling birds,
Three French hens, Two turtle doves.
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love


gave to me. Eleven pipers piping, Ten lords a-
leaping, Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a-
milking, Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-
laying,

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Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three French
hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge in a pear
tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave


to me.
Twelve drummers drumming, Eleven pipers
piping, Ten lords a-leaping, Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings. Four calling birds, Three French
hens, Two turtle doves And a partridge in a pear
tree.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CHRISTMAS


Songwriters: Charles Tobias / Al Frisch
The wonderful world of Christmas
Is a wonderful world to behold.
The wonderful world of Christmas
Was made for the young and the old.
Smile and good cheer of each neighbor
And children with cheeks all aglow.
So, warm is this Christmassy feeling
With the tree tops all locked up with snow.
Listen to those wondrous bells
And you'll hear them say.
Open up your hearts to all on this holyday.
The wonderful world of Christmas
Is a joy from the moment it starts.
The wonderful world of Christmas
Shall remain everyday in our hearts.
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THE VIRGIN’S SLUMBER SONG
English words by Edward Teschemacher;
Music by Max R~eger
Amid the roses Mary sits and rocks her Jesus-
Child,
While amid the treetops sighs the breeze so warm
and mild,
And soft and sweetly sings a bird upon the bough,
Ah, Baby, dear one,
Slumber now.
Happy is Thy laughter; holy is Thy silent rest.
Lay Thy head in slumber fondly on Thy mother’s
breast.
Ah, Baby, dear one,
Slumber now.

THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS
LIKE A HOME CHRISTMAS
There is no Christmas like a home Christmas,
With you Dad and Mother, Sis and Brother there.
With their hearts humming at your home,
Coming and that merry yule tide spirit in the air.

Christmas bells, Christmas bells,


Ringing loud and strong.
Follow them, Follow them,
you've been away too long.
There is no Christmas like a home
Christmas for that's the time of,
year all roads lead home.

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TOYLAND
Lyric by Glen Mac Donough
Music by Victor Herbert
Toyland! Toyland! Little girl and boy land,
While you dwell within it,
You are ever happy then!
Childhood's joyland,
Mystical merry Toyland!
Once you pass it's borders,
You can never return again!

TWAS IN THE MOON OF WINTERTIME


(The Huron Christmas Carol)
English words by J. E. Middleton; Original Huron words by Father Jean de
Brdbeuf Music Traditional
‘Twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds
had fled That mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel
choirs instead. Before their light the stars grew
dim, and wond’ring hunters heard the hymn:

Chorus:
Jesus, your King, is born; Jesus is born!
In excelsis gloria!

Within a lodge of broken bark, the tender Babe


was found;
A ragged robe of rabbit skin enwrapped His
beauty round.
And as the hunter braves drew nigh, the angel
song rang loud and high:[Chorus]

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O children of the forest free, O sons of Manitou,
The Holy Child of earth and heav’n is born today
for you.
Come kneel before the radiant Boy who brings
you beauty, peace and joy: [Chorus]

STANZA 1 IN HURON
Estennialon de tsonoue
Jesous ahatonhia. Onnaouateoua d’oki
N’onouandaskouaentak
Ennonchien skouatrihotat
N’onouandilonrachatha
Jesous ahatonhia.

UP ON THE HOUSETOP
Words and Music by Benjamin Russell Hanby
Up on the housetop reindeer pause;
Out jumps good old Santa Claus,
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for the little ones’ Christmas joys.

Chorus:
Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go? (2X)
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,
Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick.

First comes the stocking of little Nell;


Oh, dear Santa, fill it well;
Give her a dolly that laughs and cries,
One that can open and shut its eyes. [Chorus]

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Look in the stocking of little Bill;
Oh, just see that glorious fill!
Here is a hammer and lots of tacks,
Whistle and ball and a set of jacks. [Chorus]

WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH


Translated by Bernard Gasso
Traditional French
1. We celebrate the birth of the Savior on this day,
The Savior King of mankind, To whom we sing
and pray.
This Babe so sweet and gentle, This truly holy
Child,
Was born within a manger To Mary, Virgin mild.
2. Trilled by the voice Heaven, The shepherds did
rejoice,
In Bethlehem they gathered, To honor Heaven's
choice.
They came in awesome wonder, For well they
knew His worth.
So sure that He was bringing, Good will to all on
earth.

WE HAVE HEARD IN BETHLEHEM


Translated by Bernard Gasso
Traditional Czech
We have heard in Bethlehem,
There lies a Babe who awaits a diadem.
He's to wear a crown through the ages,
King of Peace on history's pages.
We have heard in Bethlehem,
There lies a Babe who awaits a diadem.
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WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Music and Lyrié by Jerry Herman
Haul out the holly;
Put up the tree before my
spirit falls again.
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things,
but deck the halls again now.
For we need a little Christmas,
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute.
It hasn’t snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry;

So climb down the chimney;


Turn on the brightest
string of light I’ve ever seen.
Slice up the fruitcake;
It’s time we hung some tinsel
on that evergreen bough.
For I’ve grown a little leaner,
Grown a little colder,
Grown a little sadder,
Grown a little older,
And I need a little angel
Sitting on my shoulder,
Need a little Christmas now.
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For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter,
Need a little singing
Ringing through the rafter,
And we need a little snappy
“Happy ever after,” Need a little Christmas now.

WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE


Words and Music by John Henry Hopkins
We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

Chorus:
O Star of wonder, Star of night.
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,


Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign. [Chorus]

Frankincense to offer have I,


Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Pray’r and praising, all men raising.
Worship Him, God most high. [Chorus]

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Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Chorus]

Glorious now behold Him arise,


King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Earth to heav’n replies. [Chorus]

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS


Traditional
We wish you a Merry Christmas; (3X)
and a Happy New Year.

Chorus:
Good tidings to you wherever you are;
Good tidings for Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding; (3X)


and a cup of good cheer. [Chorus]

We won’t go until we’ve got some; (3X)


so bring some out here. [Chorus]

We wish you a Merry Christmas; (at 3X)


and a Happy New Year. [Chorus]

WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM


Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Ben Weisman

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1. What can I give Him, poor as I am? (2x)
If I were a shepherd, (3x) I'd give Him a lamb,
Under the star overhead, these are the words
Mary said.
2. What can I give Him, come Christmas Eve?
(2x)
If I were a seamstress, (2x) a garment of golden
treads
for Him I would weave.
Under the star overhead, these are the words
Mary said.
3. What can I give Him, to hearld the news? (2x)
If I were a cobbler, (2x) I'd make Him a buckle
to fasten His shoes.
Under the star overhead, these are the words
Mary said.
4. What can I give Him, how can I start? (2x)
I can't give a buckle, a lamb, or a garment, so
come Christmas morning I'll give Him my heart.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE


Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Maybe it’s much too early in the game,
Ah, but I thought I’d ask you just the same,
“What are you doing New Year’s,
New Year’s Eve?”
Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight,
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night,
Welcoming in the NewYear’s,
New Year’s Eve.
Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
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I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of the thousand invitations you’ll receive.
Ah, but in case I stand one little chance,
Here comes the jackpot question in advance,
“What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s
Eve?”

WHAT CHILD IS THIS?


Words by William Chatterton Dix; Music Traditional
What Child is this, who laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?

Chorus:
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate


Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear for sinners here,
The silent Word is pleading. [Chorus]

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh;


Come, peasant king, to own Him.
The King of Kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him. [Chorus]

WHAT MONTH WAS JESUS BORN IN?


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(The Last Month Of The Year)
The Kingston Trio
by Vera Hall
Songwriters: Alan Lomax / Ruby Pickens Tartt / Vera Hall
1. What month was my Jesus born in?
Last month of the year! (Repeat)

Chorus:
Oh, January, (January), February, (February),
March, April, May, June, O, Lord,
You got July, August, September, October, and-a
November,
On the twenty-fifth day of December
in the last month of the year.
2. Well, they laid Him in the manger.
Last month of the year! (Repeat)
[Chorus]
3. Wrapped Him up in swaddling clothing. Last
month of the year! (Repeat)
[Chorus]
4. Well, He was born of the Virgin Mary. Last
month of the year! (Repeat)
[Chorus]

WHEN CHRISTMAS MORN IS DAWNING


German Folk Song
Translated by Bernard Gasso
1. When Christmas morn is dawning.
This day will have no flaw,
If we this day remember Him,
The Babe upon the straw,
If we this day remember Him,

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The Babe upon the straw.
2.When Christmas morn is dawning,
He comes from Heav'n above.
To take away the sings of man,
With words and thoughts of love,
To take away the sins of man,
With words and thoughts of love.
3. When Christmas morn is dawning,
Oh, Jesus, do come in,
And may I never cause Thee grief,
Or pain with mortal sin,
And may I never cause Thee grief,
Or pain with mortal sin.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE LORD


When I think about the Lord.
How he saved me.
How he raised my.
How he filled me with the Holy Ghost.
How he healed my to the uttermost.
When I think about the Lord.
How he picked me up and turned me around. How
placed my feet on solid ground.

It makes me wanna shout. Hallelujah. Thank you


Jesus. Lord your worthy of all the glory.
And all the honor and all of the praise.

It makes me wanna shout.

WHEN SANTA CLAUS GETS YOUR LETTER


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Words and Music by Johnny Marks
When Santa Claus gets your letter,
you know what he will say:
“Have you been good the way
you should on ev’ry single day?”

When Santa Claus gets your letter


to ask for Christmas toys,
He’ll take a look in his good book
he keeps for girls and boys.

He’ll stroke his beard, his eyes will glow,


and at your name he’ll peer;
It takes a little time, you know,
to check back one whole year!

When Santa Claus gets your letter,


I really do believe, You’ll head his list,
you won’t be missed,
by Santa on Christmas Eve.

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR


FLOCKS BY NIGHT
Words by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brody; Music by George Frederick
Handel
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around, (repeat 2x)

“Fear not,” he said, for mighty dread


Had seized their troubled minds.
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“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind, (repeat 2x)

“To you in David’s town this day


Is born of David’s line,
The Savior who is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign, (repeat 2x)

“The heavenly Babe you there shall find


To human view displayed,
And meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid, (repeat 2x)

Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith


Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song, (repeat 2x)

“All glory be to God on high,


And to the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease, (repeat 2x)

WILL SANTY COME TO SHANTY TOWN?


Words & Music by Eddy Arnold, S. Nelson & Ed Nelson, Jr.

Chorus:
Will Santy come to Shanty Town
to a poor little boy like me?
Will he bring me some toys
like the other girls and boys?
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Will Santy come to Shanty Town
if he sees our Christmas tree?
Mommy said he would
if I promised to be good.

For we don’t have a fireplace


or a chimney on our shack
Like the other lucky children
have who live across the track.
Now, if I say my pray’rs each day,
when Christmas rolls around,
Will Santy come to Shanty Town? [Chorus]

He didn’t stop last Christmas Eve;


doesn’t he know we live here?
Will my mommy have to paint
my toys the way she did last year?
Now, if I say my pray’rs each day,
when Christmas rolls around,
Will Santy come to Shanty Town?

WINTER
Words by Alfred Bryan; Music by Albert Gumble
Winter, winter, When the snow is softly falling,
That’s the time to squeeze, when it starts to
freeze.
In October and November and December, just
remember
Winter, winter,
When your sweetheart comes a-calling,
By the fireside so bright, you’ll sit and tease her;
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That’s the time to squeeze her, when it’s winter.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
in the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird


here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song, as we go along
walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman


Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
we'll say: No man,
But you can do the job,
when you're in town!

Later on, we'll conspire, as we dream by the fire,


To face unafraid,
the plans that we've made,
walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman


and pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the alligators knock him down!

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,


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Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
walking in a winter wonderland

Walking in a winter wonderland (repeat)

WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Irving Berlin
The sun is shining, the grass is green,
The orange and palm trees sway,
There's never been such a day in Beverly Hills, L.
A.
But it's December the twenty fourth,
And I am longing to be up north.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,


Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow,
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
With ev'ry Christmas card I write:
"May your days be merry and bright
and may all your Christmases be white."

YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS


By Neil Diamond
Look at us now, part of it all.
In spite of it all, we're still around.
Lovers in love. Just like we were.
Being a part's a lonely sound.
When people ask how we stay together,

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I say you never let me down, And

Chorus:
You make it feel like Christmas.
Even when things go wrong.
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
All year long.

Look at the sun, Shining on me


Nowhere could be a better place
Lovers in love, Yeah, that's what we are,
I reach for that star out there in space. 'Cause
[Chorus]

Sleepy we are, but happy together.


Sounds of forever greet the day.
So wake up the kids,
And put on some tea
Let's light up the tree,
It's Christmas day, Yeah, [Chorus]

Light up the tree; it's Christmas time

YOU'RE ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS


by Bing Crosby
Songwriters: Seger Ellis / Glen T. Moore
You're all I want for Christmas
All I want my whole life through
Each day is just like Christmas
Anytime that I with you

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You're all I want for Christmas,
And if all my dreams come true;
Then I'll awake on Christmas morning.
And find my stocking filled with you.

Each day is just like Christmas,


Anytime that I with you
Then I'll awake on Christmas morning.
And find my stocking filled with you

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