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2011

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

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Family Favourite Christmas Carols
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town O Come All Ye Faithful
Have Yourself A Merry Little God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Christmas Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Joy To The World We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Away In A Manger Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Angels We Have Heard On High Jingle Bells
Deck The Halls O Christmas Tree
Silent Night The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Oh Holy Night Rudolph The Red Nosed
The First Noel Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Joy To The World
Coming To Town Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
You better watch out, Let evry heart.
You better not cry, Prepare Him room,
Better not pout, And heavn and nature sing,
Im telling you why, And heavn and nature sing,
Santa Claus is coming to town. And heavn and heavn and nature sing.

Hes making a list, Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns;


And checking it twice, Let men their songs employ;
Gonna find out, While fields and floods,
Whos naughty and nice. Rocks, hills and plains,
Santa Claus is coming to town, Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
He sees you when youre sleeping, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
He knows when youre awake,
He knows if youve been bad or good, He rules the world with truth and grace,
So be good for goodness sake. And makes the nations prove,
The glories of His righteousness,
Oh! You better watch out, And wonders of His love,
You better not cry, And wonders of His love,
Better not pout, Im telling you why, And wonders, wonders of His love.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Santa Claus is coming to town.

Away In A Manger
Have Yourself A Merry
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
Little Christmas The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, lay,
Let your heart be light, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight, The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes;
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, I love Thee Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
Make the yuletide gay, And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh.
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay,
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray;
Here we are as in olden days, Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
Happy golden days of yore, And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there.
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.
Angels We Have Deck The Halls
Heard On High Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Angels we have heard on high, Tis the season to be jolly,
Sweetly singing oer the plains. Fa la la la la, la la la la.
And the mountains in reply,
Echoing their joyful strains. Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Gloria in excelsis deo! Gloria in excelsis deo! Troll the ancient yuletide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyful strains prolong? See the blazing yule before us,
What the gladsome tidings be, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Which inspire your heavnly song? Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Gloria in excelsis deo! Gloria in excelsis deo!
Follow me in merry measure,
Come to Bethlehem and see, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Him whose birth the angels sing. While I tell of yuletide treasure,
Come adore on bended knee, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King
Fast away the old year passes,
Gloria in excelsis deo! Gloria in excelsis deo! Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
See Him in a manger laid, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Whom the choirs of angels praise;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, Sing we joyous, all together,
While our hearts in love we raise. Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Gloria in excelsis deo! Gloria in excelsis deo! Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Silent Night Oh Holy Night
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright. Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
Round yon Virgin Mother and child, It is the night of our dear Saviours birth,
Holy infant, so tender and mild, Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
peace.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn,
sight. Fall on your knees,
Glories stream from Heaven afar, Oh, hear the angel voices.
Heavnly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ, the Saviour, is born! Christ the Saviour, is Oh, night divine,
born! Oh, night when Christ was born,
Oh, night divine,
Silent night, holy night, Son of God, loves pure Oh night, oh night divine.
light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face, Truly He taught us to love one another,
With the dawn of redeeming grace, His law is love and His gospel is peace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. 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,
Their name, forever praise we.

Noel, Noel,
Oh night, oh, night divine,
Noel, Noel,
Oh night, oh, night divine,
Noel, Noel,
Oh, oh, holy night.
The First Noel O Come, All Ye Faithful
The first Noel the angel did say, O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem!
lay; Come and behold Him, born the king of angels!
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winters night that was so deep. O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
Born is the King of Israel.
Sing, choirs of angels, sing with exultation,
They looked up and saw a star, Sing all ye citizens of Heavn above;
Shining in the east beyond them far, Glory to God in the highest.
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night. O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
Born is the King of Israel.
Yea, Lord we greet Thee, born this happy
This star drew nigh to the north-west, morning;
Oer Bethlehem it took its rest, Jesus, to Thee be glory givn,
And there it did both stop and stay, Word or the Father, now in flesh appearing.
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
O come let us adore Him,
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, O come let us adore Him,
Born is the King of Israel. O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Then entered in those wise men three,


Fell revrently upon their knee,
And offerd there, in His presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,


Born is the King of Israel.
God Rest Ye Merry Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort
and joy,
Gentlemen O tidings of comfort and joy.

God rest you merry gentlemen, let nothing you Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this
dismay, place,
Remember Christ our Saviour, was born on And with true love and brotherhood,
Christmas Day, Each other now embrace,
To save us all from Satans powr, This holy tide of Christmas, all other doth deface.
When we were gone astray.
Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort
Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our Heavnly 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.

Refrain: 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 Saviour, of pure virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him,
From Satans power and might.

Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort


and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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,
The Son of God to find.

Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort


and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

And when they came to Bethlehem,


Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found him in a manger, where oxen fed on
hay,
His mother Mary, kneeling down, unto the Lord
did pray.
Happy Christmas We Wish You A Merry
(War is Over) Christmas
So this is Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And what have you done, We wish you a Merry Christmas,
Another year over, We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a new one just begun. And a happy New Year!

And so this is Christmas, Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
I hope you have fun, Good tidings of Christmas, and a Happy New
The near and the dear one, Year!
The old and the young.
Now bring us some figgy pudding,
A very Merry Christmas, Now bring us some figgy pudding,
And a happy New Year, Now bring us some figgy pudding,
Lets hope its a good one, And bring it out here!
Without any fear.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
And so this is Christmas, Good tidings of Christmas, and a Happy New
For weak and for strong, Year!
For rich and the poor ones,
The world is so wrong. For we all love figgy pudding,
We all love figgy pudding,
And so happy Christmas, We all love figgy pudding,
For black and for white, So bring some out here!
For yellow and red ones,
Lets stop all the fights. Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings of Christmas, and a Happy New
A very Merry Christmas, Year!
And a happy New Year,
Lets hope its a good one, We wish you a Merry Christmas,
Without any fear. We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And so this is Christmas, And a happy New Year!
And what have we done,
Another year over,
A new one just begun.

And so happy Christmas,


We hope you have fun,
The near and the dear one,
The old and the young.

A very Merry Christmas,


And a happy New Year,
Lets hope its a good one,
Without any fear.

War is over, if you want it,


War is over now,
Happy Christmas.
Hark The Herald Jingle Bells
Angels Sing Dashing through the snow,
In a one horse open sleigh,
Hark the herald angels sing, Oer the fields we go,
Glory to the newborn King, Laughing all the way.
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled. Bells on bob tails ring,
Making spirits bright,
Joyful, all ye nations rise, What fun it is to laugh and sing,
Join the triumph of the skies, A sleighing song tonight.
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem. Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way,
Hark! The herald angels sing, Oh, what fun it is to ride,
Glory to the newborn King! In a one horse open sleigh.

Christ by highest heavn adored, Jingle bells, jingle bells,


Christ the everlasting Lord, Jingle all the way,
Late in time behold Him come, Oh, what fun it is to ride,
Offspring of a Virgins womb. In a one horse open sleigh.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, A day or two ago,


Hail the incarnate Deity, I thought Id take a ride,
Pleased as man with man to dwell, And soon Miss Fanny Bright,
Jesus, our Emmanuel. Was seated by my side.

Hark! The herald angels sing, The horse was lean and lank,
Glory to the newborn King! Misfortune seemed his lot,
We got into a drifted bank,
Hail the heavn-born Prince of Peace, And then we got upsot.
Hail the Son of Righteousness,
Light and life to all He brings, Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
Risn with healing in His wings. Jingle all the way,
Oh, what fun it is to ride,
Mild He lays His glory by, In a one horse open sleigh.
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth, Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Born to give them second birth. Jingle all the way,
Oh, what fun it is to ride,
Hark! The herald angels sing In a one horse open sleigh yeah.
Glory to the newborn King!
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.
O Christmas Tree The Twelve Days of
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, Christmas
Thy leaves are so unchanging.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, On the first day of Christmas,
Thy leaves are so unchanging. My true love sent to me,
A partridge in a pear tree.
Not only green when summers here,
But also when tis cold and drear. On the second day of Christmas,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, My true love sent to me,
Thy leaves are so unchanging. Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree,
Much pleasure thou canst give me. On the third day of Christmas,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, My true love sent to me,
Much pleasure thou canst give me. Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
How often has the Christmas tree, And a partridge in a pear tree.
Afforded me the greatest glee.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, On the fourth day of Christmas,
Much pleasure thou canst give me. My true love sent to me,
Four calling birds,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, Three French hens,
Thy candles shine so brightly. Two turtle doves,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, And a partridge in a pear tree.
Thy candles shine so brightly.
On the fifth day of Christmas,
From base to summit, gay and bright, My true love sent to me,
Theres only splendor for the sight. Five golden rings,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, Four calling birds,
Thy candles shine so brightly. Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, And a partridge in a pear tree.
How richly God has decked thee.
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, On the sixth day of Christmas,
How richly God has decked thee. My true love sent to me,
Six geese a-laying,
Thou bidst us true and faithful be, Five golden rings,
And trust in God unchangingly. Four calling birds,
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, Three French hens,
How richly God has decked thee. Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas,


My true love sent to me,
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 eighth day of Christmas, Eleven pipers piping,
My true love sent to me, Ten lords a-leaping,
Eight maids a-milking, Nine ladies dancing,
Seven swans a-swimming, Eight maids a-milking,
Six geese a-laying, Seven swans a-swimming,
Five golden rings, Six geese a-laying,
Four calling birds, Five golden rings,
Three French hens, Four calling birds,
Two turtle doves, Three French hens,
And a partridge in a pear tree. Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!
On the ninth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking, Rudolph The Red Nosed
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying, Reindeer
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds, Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer,
Three French hens, Had a very shiny nose.
Two turtle doves, And if you ever saw him,
And a partridge in a pear tree. You would even say it glows.

On the tenth day of Christmas, All of the other reindeer,


My true love sent to me, Used to laugh and call him names.
Ten lords a-leaping, They never let poor Rudolph,
Nine ladies dancing, Join in any reindeer games.
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming, Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Six geese a-laying, Santa came to say:
Five golden rings, Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Four calling birds, Wont you guide my sleigh tonight?
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, Then all the reindeer loved him,
And a partridge in a pear tree. As they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Youll go down in history!
My true love sent to me,
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.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,


My true love sent to me,
Twelve drummers drumming,
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