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 from God
Light from Light
Born of a virgin, to earth He comes!
Only-begotten Son of God the Father

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 heav’n above!
Glory to God 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 giv’n
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

Luke 2:1-20

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

while shepherd watched their flocks by night

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
an angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around. 

“Fear not,” said he for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind
“glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.

 “To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord;
and this shall be the sign:

“The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all simply wrapped in swaddling clothes
and in a manger laid.”

Thus spoke the angel. Suddenly
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

“All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
to those on whom his favor rests
goodwill shall never cease.” 

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

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 newborn King”

Christ, by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the Virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel

Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that we no more may die
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give them second birth

Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King”

o little town of bethlehem

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

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


How silently, how silently,
the wondrous gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of His heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming,
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive Him still,
the dear Christ enters in.


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!

Aussie Jungle bells

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mary’s boy child

Long time ago in Bethlehem

So the Holy Bible said

Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ

Was born on Christmas day

While shepherds watch their flocks by night

They see a bright new shining star

They hear a choir sing a song, the music seemed to come from afar

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king was born today

And man will live forever more

Because of Christmas day

Trumpets sound and Angels sing

Listen to what they say

That man will live forever more

Because of Christmas day

Now Joseph and his wife Mary

Came to Bethlehem that night,

They found no place to bear her child,

Not a single room was in sight.

And then they found a little nook, 

In a stable all forlorn,

And in a manger cold and dark,

Mary’s little boy was born.

Hark, now hear the angels sing, a new king was born today

And man will live forever more

Because of Christmas day

Trumpets sound and Angels sing

Listen to what they say

That man will live forever more

Because of Christmas day

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 you, O Israel.

O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

O come, O Key of David, come
and open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death’s abode.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

The first noel

The First Noël 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

Noël, noël,  noël, noël
Born is the King of Israel!


Then wise men came from country far
They looked up and saw a guiding star
They travelled on by night and day
To reach the place where Jesus lay

Noël, noël,  noël, noël
Born is the King of Israel!


At Bethlehem they entered in
On bended knee they worshipped Him
They offered there in His presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense

Noël, noël,  noël, noël
Born is the King of Israel!

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord;
That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought

Noël, noël,  noël, noël
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 light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

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

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

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, voices raising,
Worshiping God on high

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

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

O star of wonder, star of light,
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
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Earth to the heav’ns replies.

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

 

Isaiah 9:2-7

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation
    and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
    as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
    when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
    you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
    the bar across their shoulders,
    the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle
    and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
    will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

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

what child is this?

What child is this, who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap, is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with voices sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him praise
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

Why lies he in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christian, fear, for sinners hear
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!

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh
Come peasant king to praise Him
The King of kings, salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone Him

Raise, raise the song on high,
The Virgin sings her lullaby:
Joy, joy for Christ is born,
The Babe, the Son of Mary

tHANKYOU

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You!

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 world! The Saviour reigns
Let all their songs employ
While fields and streams and 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

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