Christmas Eve Carols


We’re so glad you’ve chosen to join us as tonight as we celebrate!


* * * * COVID reminders * * * *
Let’s demonstrate the love and cheer of Christmas by keeping each other safe:

• Make use of the ample space and allow at least 2m between “bubbles”

• Please stay within your household bubble and keep your children with you

• If you or a member of your household are unwell

or have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend

• Please dismiss at the end without mingling or chatting with neighbours


Scroll down for lyrics to the carols
or use the link below to print them out to have on hand.

Welcome:
The Ashtons
of Stratton Rd.


CAROL: 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!

God of God, light of light,
Lo, he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God, begotten, not created:.

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 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!


CAROL: Once in Royal David’s City

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 meek and lowly,
Lived on earth our Savior holy.

Jesus shared 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 feels for all our sadness,
And He shares in our great gladness
.

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.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
Set at God’s right hand on high;
When like stars

His children crowned,
Robed in white, shall praise aloud!


CAROL: Angels From the Realms of Glory

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:

Co-me and worship,
Worship Christ the King,
Co-me 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:

Co-me and worship,
Worship Christ the King,
Co-me and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sinners come in true repentance,
Live no more in guilty shame;
Mercy now revokes the sentence,
Now through Jesus break your chains:

Co-me and worship,
Worship Christ the King,
Co-me and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising,
To th’eternal Three in One:

Co-me and worship,
Worship Christ the King,
Co-me and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.


CAROL: 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!

And by the light of a glorious 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!

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

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Then entered in those Wise men three
Fell reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the kind 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 has bought

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!


A READING
Daisy Horrobin
of Keswick Ave.

JOHN 1:1-14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


A Brief Christmas Reflection

Santhosh Thomas

of Dundonald Church


CAROL: O Holy Night

O Holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night

of our dear Saviour’s birth
Long lay the world

in sin and error pining
‘Til 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 divine! O 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 Orient land

The King of kings

lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials

born to be our friend
He knows our need,

to our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King;

before Him lowly bend
Behold your King;

before Him lowly 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 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 divine! O night,

O night divine!


CAROL: 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 the angelic host proclaim
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”

Hark! The herald-angels sing
“Glory to the new-born 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 new-born king”


CAROL: 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 world,

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

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


CAROL: 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
Heavenly hosts sing ‘Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour 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


More than just a cozy tradition…


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