Christmas Songs

December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas to our friends everywhere!  Please share these songs with us! 

 

Some Favorites we’ve compiled to share with our friends,

December 2006


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 soul 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!

HERE WE COME A WASSAILING

Here we come, a wassailing among the leaves of green!

Here we come a wandering, so fair to be seen

Love and joy, come to you!

And to you, good tidings, too!

And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year!

And God send you a Happy New Year!

THE FIRST NOEL

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.

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!

This star drew nigh, then to the northwest.

Over Bethlehem, it took its rest.

And there it did both stop and stay

Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Noel, noel, noel, noel. Born is the king of Israel!

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 heav’n adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord.

Late in time, behold Him come,

Offspring of the favored one!

Veiled in flesh, the God-head see

Hail th’ incarnate Diety.

Pleased, as man with men to dwell;

Jesus, our Emmanual!

Hark, the Herald Angels sing,

Glory to the newborn king!

Hail! The heav’n born Prince of Peace!

Hail! The Song 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!

Hark, the Herald Angels sing,

Glory to the newborn king!

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high,

Sweetly singing o’er the plains

And the mountains in reply

Echo-ing their joyous strains!

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo.

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

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo

Glo’oria, in excelsius deo.

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

SILENT NIGHT

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

Shepherds quake, at the sight

Glories stream, from heaven afar!

Choirs of Angels sing Al-le-lu-ia

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

Bring the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord at thy birth


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 sky looked down where he lay

On the little Lord Jesus, asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes

The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes!

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from on high

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 them to heaven to live with Thee there.


WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE

We, three kings of Orient are!

Bearing gifts, we traverse afar!

Field and fountain, moor and mountain

Following yonder star. Oh . . .

Star of wonder, star of might

Star with royal beauty bright.

Westward leading, still proceeding,

Guide us to thy perfect light.

Glorious now, behold Him arise,

King and God and sacrifice.

Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-luia,

Ea-rth to heav-’n replies,

Oh . . . Star of wonder, star of night

Star with royal beauty bright.

Westward leading, still proceeding,

Guide us to thy perfect light.


JOY TO THE WORLD

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.

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.

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 glo’ries of . . . His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.


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;

Refrain: 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;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

Refrain

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace Thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love Thee, loving us so dearly?

Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

Refrain

WHITE CHRISTMAS

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white


CHESTNUTS ROASTING

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
Everybody 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 every mother’s child is going to 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 its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you


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 other kids knock him down.
When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland
RUDOLPH, THE RED NOSED REINDEER

Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer,

had a very shiny nose

And if you ever saw it,

You would 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

And they shouted out with glee,

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer,

You’ll go down in history!

JINGLE BELLS

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse, open sleigh

Over the fields we go, laughing all the way!

Bells on bob tail ring, making spirits light,

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!

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,

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!

Please bring us some figgy pudding

Please bring us some figgy pudding,

Please bring us some figgy pudding,

and bring it right here!

We won’t go until we get some,

We won’t go until we get some,

We won’t go until we get some,

so bring it right here!

Glad tidings we bring, to you and your kin

Glad tidings for Christmas, And a Happy New Year!

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