Tag: Christmas Carols

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is brightRound yon Virgin Mother and Child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.
(Verse 2 )Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight;Glories stream from heaven afar. Heavenly hosts sing, Alleluia!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, with the dawn of redeeming grace,Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the plains,And the mountains in reply, echoing their joyous strains.(Refrain) Gloria, in excelsis Deo. Gloria, in excelsis Deo.Come to Bethlehem and see, Him whose birth the angels sing:Come, adore on bended knee, Christ, the Lord, the newborn King.(Refrain)

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 the holy birth,

and praises sing to God the king, and peace to all the earth!Unlabeled

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”

Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;Come and behold him, born the king of angels!(Refrain) Oh, come, let us adore him, oh, come, let us adore him,oh, 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, in the highest:(Refrain)Unlabeled

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

1 It came upon the midnight clear,

    that glorious song of old,

    from angels bending near the earth

    to touch their harps of gold:

    "Peace on the earth, good will to all,

    from heav'n's all-gracious king."

    The world in solemn stillness lay

    to hear the angels sing.

2 Still through the cloven skies they come

    with peaceful wings unfurled,

    and still their heav'nly music floats

    o'er all the weary world.

    Above its sad and lowly plains

    they bend on hov'ring wing,

    and ever o'er its babel sounds

    the blessed angels sing.

3 And you, beneath life’s crushing load,

    whose forms are bending low,

    who toil along the climbing way

    with painful steps and slow:

    look now, for glad and golden hours

    come swiftly on the wing;

    oh, rest beside the weary road

    and hear the angels sing!

4 For lo! The days are hast’ning on,

    by prophets seen of old,

    when with the ever-circling years

    shall come the time foretold,

    when peace shall over all the earth

    its ancient splendors fling,

    and all the world give back the song

    which now the angels sing.

The First Noel

1 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.

2 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.  Refrain

3 And by the light of that same star

    three wise men came from country far;

    to seek for a king was their intent,

    and to follow the star wherever it went.  Refrain

4 This star drew near to the northwest,

    o'er Bethlehem it took its rest;

    and there it did both stop and stay

    right over the place where Jesus lay.  Refrain

5 Then entered in those wise men three,

    full rev'rently upon their knee,

    and offered there in his presence

    their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.  Refrain