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Angels We Have Heard On High

  1. Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains.
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

  2. Shepherds, why this jubilee?
    Why your joyous strains prolong?
    What the gladsome tidings be
    Which inspire your heavenly song?
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

  3. Come to Bethlehem and see
    Him whose birth the angels sing;
    Come, adore on bended knee,
    Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

  4. See Him in a manger laid,
    Whom the choirs of angels praise;
    Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
    While our hearts in love we raise.
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Away in a Manger

  1. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
    The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
    The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
    The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

  2. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
    But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
    I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
    And stay by my side until morning is nigh.

  3. Be near me Lord Jesus
    I ask thee to stay.
    Close by me forever,
    And love my I pray.

  4. Bless all the dear children,
    In thy tender care.
    And take them to heaven,
    To be with thee there.

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born.

  1. While shepherds kept their watching
    O’er silent flocks by night,
    Behold throughout the heavens
    There shone a holy light

    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    That Jesus Christ is born.

  2. The shepherds feared and trembled
    When lo above the earth
    Rang out the angel chorus
    That hailed our Savior’s birth;

    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    That Jesus Christ is born.

  3. Down in a lowly manger
    The humble Christ was born;
    And God sent out salvation
    That blessed Christmas morn.

    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    That Jesus Christ is born.

  4. When I was a seeker
    I sought both night and day
    I sought the Lord to help me
    And He showed me the way.

    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    That Jesus Christ is born.

  5. He made me a watchman
    Upon the city wall
    And If I am a Christian
    I am the least of all.

    Go, tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go, tell it on the mountain
    That Jesus Christ is born.

God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen

  1. God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay.
    For Jesus Christ our Savior,
    Was born on Christmas Day;
    To save us all from Satan’s power,
    When we were gone astray.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  2. In Bethlehem, in Jury,
    This blessed Babe was born,
    And laid within a manger,
    Upon this blessed morn;
    The which His mother Mary
    Did nothing take in scorn.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  3. From God our heavenly 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:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  4. Fear not, then said the angel,
    Let nothing you affright,
    This day is born a Savior,
    Of virtue, power, and might;
    So frequently to vanquish all,
    The friends of Satan quite;
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  5. The shepherds at those tidings,
    Rejoiced much in mind,
    And left their flocks a feeding,
    In tempest, storm, and wind,
    And went to Bethlehem straightway,
    This blessed Babe to find:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  6. But when to Bethlehem they came,
    Whereas this Infant lay
    They found him in a manger,
    Where oxen feed on hay;
    His mother Mary kneeling,
    Unto the Lord did pray:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  7. With sudden joy and gladness
    The shepherds were beguiled,
    To see the Babe of Israel,
    Before His mother mild,
    O then with joy and cheerfulnes
    Rejoice, each mother’s child.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  8. Now to the Lord sing praises,
    All you within this place,
    And with true love and brotherhood,
    Each other now embrace;
    This holy tide of Christmas,
    Doth bring redeeming grace.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

  9. God bless the ruler of this house
    And send him long to reign,
    And many a merry Christmas
    May live to see again;
    Among your friends and kindred
    That live both far and near.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Savior
    Was born on Christmas day.

Good Christian Men Rejoice

  1. 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!
    Christ is born today!

  2. 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
    Christ was born for this

  3. 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
    Christ was born to save

Good King Wenceslas

  1. Good King Wenceslas looked 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

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

  1. Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King!
    Peace on earth and mercy mild,
    God and sinners reconciled!
    Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
    Join the triumph of the skies;
    With th’ angelic host proclaim
    Christ is born in Bethlehem!
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King!

  2. Christ, by highest heaven adored;
    Christ, the everlasting Lord;
    Late in time behold Him come,
    Offspring of the Virgin’s womb.
    Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
    Hail, the incarnate Deity,
    Pleased as man with man to dwell;
    Jesus, our Emmanuel!
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King!

  3. 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.
    Risen with healing in His wings,
    Light and life to all He brings,
    Hail, the Son of Righteousness!
    Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King!

  4. Come, Desire of nations come,
    Fix in us Thy humble home;
    Rise, the Woman’s conquering Seed,
    Bruise in us the Serpent’s head.
    Adam’s likeness now efface:
    Stamp Thine image in its place;
    Second Adam, from above,
    Reinstate us in Thy love.
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King!

In the Bleak Midwinter

  1. In the bleak mid-winter
    Frosty wind made moan,
    Earth stood hard as iron,
    Water like a stone;
    Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
    Snow on snow,
    In the bleak mid-winter
    Long ago.

  2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
    Nor earth sustain;
    Heaven and earth shall flee away
    When He comes to reign:
    In the bleak mid-winter
    A stable-place sufficed
    The Lord God Almighty,
    Jesus Christ.

  3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim
    Worship night and day,
    A breastful of milk
    And a mangerful of hay;
    Enough for Him, whom angels
    Fall down before,
    The ox and ass and camel
    Which adore.

  4. Angels and archangels
    May have gathered there,
    Cherubim and seraphim
    Thronged the air,
    But only His mother,
    In her maiden bliss,
    Worshipped the Beloved
    With a kiss.

  5. What can I give Him,
    Poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd
    I would bring a lamb,
    If I were a wise man
    I would do my part,
    Yet what I can I give Him:
    Give my heart.

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

  1. 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 heavens all gracious King!”
    The world in solemn stillness lay
    To hear the angels sing.

  2. Still through the cloven skies they come,
    With peaceful wings unfurled;
    And still their heavenly music floats
    O’er all the weary world:
    Above its sad and lowly plains
    They bend on hovering wing,
    And ever o’er its Babel sounds
    The blessed angels sing.

  3. O ye beneath life’s crushing load,
    Whose forms are bending low,
    Who toil along the climbing way
    With painful steps and slow;
    Look now, for glad and golden hours
    Come swiftly on the wing;
    Oh rest beside the weary road
    And hear the angels sing.

  4. For lo! the days are hastening on,
    By prophets seen of old,
    When with the ever-circling years
    Shall come the time foretold,
    When the new heaven and earth shall own
    The Prince of Peace, their King,
    And the whole world send back the song
    Which now the angels sing.

Joy to the World

  1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
    Let earth receive her King;
    Let every heart prepare Him room,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven and nature sing,
    And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

  2. Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns;
    Let men their songs employ;
    While fields and floods,
    Rocks, hills and plains
    Repeat the sounding joy,
    Repeat the sounding joy,
    Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

  3. No more let sins and sorrows grow,
    Nor thorns infest the ground;
    He comes to make His blessing flow
    Far as the curse is found,
    Far as the curse is found,
    Far as, far as the curse is found.

  4. He rules the world with truth and grace,
    And makes the nations prove
    The glories of His righteousness,
    And wonders of His love,
    And wonders of His love,
    And wonders, wonders of His love.

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

  1. Lo, how a rose e’er blooming,
    From tender stem hath sprung!
    From 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.

  2. Isaiah ‘twas foretold it,
    The Rose I have in mind
    With Mary we behold it,
    The Virgin mother kind.
    To show God’s love aright,
    She bore to us a Savior
    When half spent was the night.

  3. The shepherds heard the story
    Proclaimed by angels bright,
    How Christ, the Lord of Glory
    Was born on earth this night.
    To Bethlehem they sped
    And in the manger they found Him,
    As angels heralds said.

  4. This Flower, whose fragrance tender
    With sweetness fills the air,
    Dispels with glorious splendor
    The darkness everywhere;
    True man, yet very God,
    From sin and death he saves us,
    And lightens every load.

O Come All Ye Faithful

  1. 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;

    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    Christ the Lord.

  2. O Sing, choirs of angels,
    Sing in exultation,
    Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy word.
    Give to our Father glory in the Highest;

    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    Christ the Lord.

  3. All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
    Born this happy morning,
    O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
    Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    O come, let us adore Him,
    Christ the Lord.

O Holy Night!

  1. O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
    It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
    Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
    Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
    O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
    O night, O Holy Night, O night divine!
    O night, O Holy Night, O night divine!

  2. Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
    With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
    O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
    Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
    The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
    In all our trials born to be our friends.
    He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
    Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
    Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

  3. Truly He taught us to love one another,
    His law is love and His gospel is peace.
    Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
    And in his name all oppression shall cease.
    Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
    With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
    Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
    His power and glory ever more proclaim!
    His power and glory ever more proclaim!

O Little Town of Bethlehem

  1. 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 everlasting Light;
    The hopes and fears of all the years
    Are met in thee tonight.

  2. O morning stars, together
    Proclaim the holy birth!
    And praises sing to God the King,
    And peace to men on earth.
    For Christ is born of Mary
    And gathered all above,
    While mortals sleep the angels keep
    Their watch of wondering love.

  3. How silently, how silently,
    The wondrous gift is given;
    So God imparts to human hearts
    The blessings of His Heaven.
    No ear may hear His coming,
    But in this world of sin,
    Where meek souls will receive Him still,
    The dear Christ enters in.

  4. Where children pure and happy
    Pray to the blessed Child,
    Where misery cries out to Thee,
    Son of the Mother mild;
    Where Charity stands watching
    And Faith holds wide the door,
    The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
    And Christmas comes once more.

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

Of the Father's Love Begotten

  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. Oh, that birth forever blessed
    When the Virgin, full of grace,
    By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
    Bare the Savior of our race,
    And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
    First revealed His sacred face
    Evermore and evermore.

  3. O ye 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.

  4. This is He whom Heaven-taught singers
    Sang of old with one accord;
    Whom the Scriptures of the prophets
    Promised in their faithful word.
    Now He shines, the Long-expected;
    Let creation praise its Lord
    Evermore and evermore.

  5. Christ, to Thee, with God the Father,
    And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
    Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
    And unending praises be,
    Honor, glory, and dominion,
    And eternal victory
    Evermore and evermore.

Once in Royal David's City

  1. Once in royal Davids 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.

  2. 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 Saviour holy.

  3. For He is our childhood’s pattern;
    Day by day, like us, He grew;
    He was little, weak, and helpless,
    Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
    And He cares when we are sad,
    And he shares when we are glad.

  4. 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.

Silent Night

  1. 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.

  2. Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight.
    Glories stream from heaven afar
    Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
    Christ the Savior is born!
    Christ the Savior is born.

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

The First Nowell

  1. The first Nowell, the Angel did say
    Was to certain poor Shepherds in fields as they lay.
    In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
    In a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    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, both day and night.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  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.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  4. This star drew nigh to the North West;
    O’er Bethlehem it took it’s rest.
    And there it did both stop and stay,
    Right over the place where Jesus lay.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  5. Then did they know assuredly
    Within that house, the King did lie
    One entered in then for to see
    And found the babe in poverty.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  6. Then entered in those wise men three,
    Full reverently upon their knee,
    And offered there, in his presence,
    Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  7. Between an ox stall and an ass,
    This Child truly there born he was;
    For want of clothing they did him lay
    All in a manger, among the hay.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  8. 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 hath bought.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

  9. If we in our time shall do well
    We shall be free from death and Hell
    For God hath prepared for us all
    A resting place in general.
    Nowell, nowell, nowell, nowell,
    Born is the King of Israel.

We Three Kings

  1. We three kings of Orient are
    Bearing gifts, we traverse afar.
    Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
    Following yonder star.

    O star of wonder, star of night,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to Thy perfect light.

  2. Born a King on Bethlehem plain,
    Gold I bring to crown Him again,
    King forever,
    Ceasing never
    Over us all to reign.

    O star of wonder, star of night,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to Thy perfect light.

  3. Frankincense to offer have I;
    Incense owns a Deity nigh:
    Prayer and praising
    All men raising,
    Worship Him God on high.

    O star of wonder, star of night,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to Thy perfect light.

  4. Myrrh is mine; it’s bitter perfume;
    Breathes a life of gathering gloom:
    Sorrowing, sighing,
    Bleeding, dying,
    Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

    O star of wonder, star of night,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to Thy perfect light.

  5. Glorious now behold Him arise,
    King and God and sacrifice.
    Heav’n sings
    Halleluia;
    Hallelujah the earth replies.

    O star of wonder, star of night,
    Star with royal beauty bright,
    Westward leading, still proceeding,
    Guide us to Thy perfect light.

What Child Is This?

  1. 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?
    This, this is Christ the King,
    Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
    Haste, haste, to bring Him laud,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.

  2. Why lies He in such mean estate,
    Where ox and ass are feeding?
    Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
    The silent Word is pleading.
    Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
    The cross be borne for me, for you;
    Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.

  3. So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
    Come peasant, king to own Him;
    The King of kings salvation brings,
    Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
    Raise, raise a song on high,
    The virgin sings her lullaby;
    Joy, joy for Christ is born,
    The Babe, the Son of Mary.