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We’re so excited to celebrate Christmas with you. On that first Christmas, an angel announced that the birth of Jesus was good news of great joy for all people. And we believe that, 2000 years later, Christmas is still good news! 

 

The carols that we sing each year do a magnificent job of underscoring who Jesus is and why He came. For example, in Hark the Herald Angels Sing, we learn that only through “the newborn King” can “God and sinners [be] reconciled”. Jesus is the one who will make “heaven and nature sing”. He is the King that will come to “rule the world with truth and grace”. He is the one that will make all things new. He is the one we're waiting for, and that's why we sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. 

 

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O Come All Ye Faithful 
 

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!
 
Sing, choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above
Glory to God
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!
 
Yea Lord we greet Thee 
Born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given
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!

 

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.

 

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

 

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. 

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and joy.

"Fear not," then said the angel,
"let nothing you affright;
this day is born a Savior,
the true and radiant light,
to free all those who trust in him
from Satan's pow'r and might."
 

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and joy.

 

Now to the Lord sing praises,
all you within this place,
and in true love and fellowship
each other now embrace;
this holy tide of Christmas
is filled with heav'nly grace.
 

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and joy.

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o'er the plains,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heav'nly song? [Refrain]

 

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come O come Emmanuel


And ransom captive Israel


That mourns in lonely exile here


Until the Son of God appear

 


Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel


Shall come to thee O Israel



O come Thou Dayspring come and cheer


Our spirits by Thine advent here


Disperse the gloomy clouds of night


And death's dark shadow put to flight


Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel


Shall come to thee O Israel

 

O come Thou Key of David come


And open wide our heavenly home


Make safe the way that leads on high


And close the path to misery


Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel


Shall come to thee O Israel

See A Baby
 

Words & Music: Valmai Harris. Valmai wrote "See A Baby" as part of a Cantata called “No Room In The Inn", which was  first performed in Bendigo in 1990. It has become an integral part of the Sing Australia Christmas season.

Chorus

 

See a baby lying in a manger,
wrapped it swaddling bands.
See the hope of every generation
in His outstretched hands.

 

See the mother gazing down upon Him.
Love and fear combined.
For the presence of this tiny being
is from God a sign.

 

Chorus

 

See the shepherds kneeling down in terror,
at the blinding light.
Hear the angels telling them to *Fear not"
as they fill the night.

 

Chorus

See the Magi, men of special knowledge,
kneeling by His stall.
See them lay their precious gifts around Him,
the greatest gift of all.

 

See a baby lying in a manger,
wrapped in swaddling bands.
See the hope every generation
in His outstretched hands.

 

See the hope of every generation
in His outstretched hands.
 

The Silver Stars Are In The Sky
 

The si-lver stars are in the sky,
The red-gold moon is ri-ding high,
O sleep my lit-tle one sleep.

Once long a-go
a-gainst her breast,
A mother hush'd
a babe to rest.

Who was the Prince
of Heav'n a-bove

 

The Lord of gen-tle-ness and love.
O sleep my lit-tle one sleep.

The boo-book calls a-
cross the night.

The brown moths flut-ter i-n the light,
O sleep my lit-tle one sleep.

In Beth-le-hem long, long a-go

 

When roads and paddocks
gleamed with snow.
On this same night,
That mother mild
lull'd in-to dreams Her Royal Child
So sleep my lit-tle one

 
The First Noel

 
The First Noel the Angels 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
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!
 
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
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!
 
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
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!
 
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
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

We Three Kings

 
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

 

Born a King on Bethlehem plain


Gold I bring to crown Him again


King forever ceasing never


Over us all to reign


Frankincense to offer have I


Incense owns a Deity nigh


Prayer and praising gladly raising


Worshipping God on high

 

Myrrh is mine its bitter perfume


Breathes a life of gathering gloom


Sorrowing sighing bleeding dying


Sealed in the stone cold tomb
Glorious now behold Him arise


King and God and sacrifice


Alleluia alleluia


Sounds through the earth and skies

 

Go, Tell It on the Mountain
 

Refrain:

Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills, and ev'rywhere;
go, tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born.

 

While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens
there shone a holy light. [Refrain]

 

The shepherds feared and trembled
when lo, above the earth
rang out the angel chorus

that hailed our Savior’s birth. [Refrain]

 

Down in a lowly manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

AWAY IN A MANGER 

 

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

 

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

 

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 fit us for Heaven to live with thee there.

Silent Night
 

Silent night holy night


All is calm I’m singin’ all is bright
‘

Round yon virgin mother and Child


Holy Infant so tender and mild


Sleep in heavenly peace


Oh sleep in heavenly peace


Silent night holy night


Shepherds quake oh at the sight


Glories stream from heaven afar


Heavenly hosts sing alleluia


Christ the Savior is born


Christ the Savior is born
 
Silent night holy night


Son of God oh 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

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas
 

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.

    • four calling birds
   • five gold rings
   • six geese a-laying
   • seven swans a-swimming
   • eight maids a-milking
   • nine ladies dancing
   • ten lords a-leaping
   • eleven pipers piping
   • twelve drummers drumming

 

Christmas Medley
 

Dashing through the snow,
in a one horse open sleigh,
Over fields we go, 
laughing all the way,
Bells on bob-tails ring, 
making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing 
a sleighing song tonight

 

Oh jingle bells, jingle bells, 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…..

We wish you a merry Christmas, 
we wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas 
and a happy New Year

 

Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin … 
We wish you a merry Christmas 
and a happy New Year ….
We wish you a merry Christmas 
and a happy New Year.

Do YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Do you hear what I hear?
Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
(Do you see what I see?)

Way up in the sky, little lamb

 

Do you see what I see?
(Do you see what I see?)

A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy

 

Do you hear what I hear?
(Do you hear what I hear?)

Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy

 

Do you hear what I hear?
(Do you hear what I hear?)
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king

 

Do you know what I know? (Do you know what I know?)
In your palace warm, mighty king
Do you know what I know? (Do you know what I know?)

 

A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere

 

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

Angels We Have Heard on High
 

Angels we have heard on high,
sweetly singing o'er the plains,
and the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain:

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heav'nly song? 

 

[Refrain]

 

Come to Bethlehem and see
him whose birth the angels sing;
come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

 

[Refrain]

See Him in manger laid
Whom the choirs of angles praise;
Mary, Jospeh lend you aid
While our hearts in love we raise 

 

[Refrain]

Let There Be Peace On Earth
 

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our Father

 

Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.
With ev'ry step I take

 

Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
 

O Holy Night
 

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 world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night O holy night
O night divine

 

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 raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord
O praise His name forever
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim

Fall on your knees

O hear the angel voices

O night divine

O night when Christ was born

O night O holy night

O night divine

 

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

 
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 angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
 
Christ by highest heaven 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
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
 
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen 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
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Joy To The World

 
Joy to the world
The Lord has 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
 
Joy to the earth
The Saviour 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
 
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.
 
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.

 

 

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