Christmas by Starlight – Community Carols


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
Play 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
As they shouted out with glee
“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You’ll go down in history!”

 

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

This star drew nigh to the north-west
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 King of Israel

 

Jingle Bells

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

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring, making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh 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

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And we, we got upsot

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

 

O Come All Ye Faithful

(Community joins in …)

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven 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 all 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

 

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay 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 a-wakes
The little Lord Jesus
No crying he makes

I love thee Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
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 us to heaven
To live with thee there

 

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

Sleep in heavenly…
Sleep in heavenly…
Sleep in heavenly… peace

 

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 nature sing

Joy to the earth
The saviour reign
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, and wonders of his love

 

Mary’s Boy Child

Hark now hear the angels sing
A new king 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

 

Deck the Halls

Deck the hall with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Troll the ancient Christmas carol
Fa la la la la la la la la

See the blazing yule before us
Fa la la la la la la la la
Strike the harp and join the chorus
Fa la la la la la la la la
Follow me in merry measure
Fa la la la la la la la la
While I tell of Christmas treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la

Fast away the old year passes
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!
Fa la la la la la la la la
Sing we joyous all together
Fa la la la la la la la la
Heedless of the wind and weather
Fa la la la la la la la la

 

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

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
Good tidings for Christmas
And a Happy New Year

Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
And bring it out 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 out here

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas
And a Happy New Year