Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Is this the real birth? Is it nativity?
Caught in a census, in the town of his ancestry.
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see.
He’s just a poor boy foretold by prophecy.
Because the wise men come, wise men go,
angels high, shepherds low.
This is how God’s love shows.
It’s a wondrous story to me, to me.

Mary just got the word.
The angel did appear but he told her not to fear.
Mary now it’s just begun; your son is gonna wash our sins away.

Mary oooh (this is how God’s love shows)
the God who reigns on high
has sent his son to you to die for all.

I see a little silhouette-o of a sheep.
Shepherds watch, shepherds watch
over there like the night time.
Angels shine like lightning very, very frightening me!
Glory to God, Peace on Earth,
Glory to God, Peace on Earth!
Unto you is born this day, the only way!

I’m just a shepherd nobody loves me.
He’s just a shepherd from a poor family.
Angels said go to the stable and see.

Wise men come, wise men go, will Herod let him live?
Hey Herod – No! he will not him live – better go!
Hey Herod – he will not him live – better go!
Hey Herod – he will not him live!
Better go, will not let him live, better go, will not let him live!
Better go – oh – oh – oh
Go, go, go, go, go!

Oh, Mary Joseph, Mary Joseph!
Mary Joseph better go…to Egypt now
gotta save your son who came for me, for me, for me!

So you think that it’s just a tale now days long by?
But this child who was born went to Calvary to die!
Oh, Jesus! It’s the story of Jesus!
Wash our sins out! Wash our sins right out of here!

Ooooh, Jesus, Jesus
It’s a wondrous story, anyone can see.
Let’s give God the glory!
It’s a wondrous story to me.
This is how God’s love shows!

1. Mary's Boy Child

Long time ago in Bethlehem,
So the Holy Bible says
Mary’s Boy Child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas Day

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
They saw a bright new shining star
They heard a choir sing
The music seemed to come from afar

Hark, now hear the angels sing,
“A New King’s born today
And man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day”
Trumpets sound and angels sing,
Listen to what they say
That man will live forevermore,
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

Hark, now hear the angels sing,
“A New King’s born today
And man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day”
Trumpets sound and angels sing,
Listen to what they say
That man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day

By and by they found a little nook,
In a stable all forlorn
And in a manger cold and dark
Mary’s little Boy Child was born

Hark, now hear the angels sing,
“A New King’s born today
And man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day”
Trumpets sound and angels sing,
Listen to what they say
That man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day

That man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas Day

2. 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 angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”,
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn 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 men 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 newborn King!”

Glory to the King!
Glory to the King!
Glory to the King!

3. Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see?

A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite;
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?

A song, a song, high above the tree
With a voice as big as the sea;
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know?
In your palace walls mighty king
Do you know what I know?

A child, a child, shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold;
Let us bring Him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say

The child, the child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light;
He will bring us goodness and light
Do you hear what I hear? (x4)

4. Away In A Manger

Away in a manger
no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
laid 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 poor baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
no crying he makes.
I love you Lord Jesus;
look down from the sky
And stay by my side
until morning is nigh.

Be near me Lord Jesus
I ask you to stay
Close by me for ever,
and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children
in your tender care,
And fit us for heaven,
to live with you there.

5. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen.
But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join 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 all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join 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 all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

6. White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops
glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops
glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

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7. Sleigh Ride

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing
Ring ting tingle-ing too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling “Yoo Hoo”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up let’s go
Let’s look at the show
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up it’s grand
Just holding your hand
We’re gliding along with the song
Of a wintery fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together like
two Birds of a feather would be

Let’s take the road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up let’s go
Let’s look at the show
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow

Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up it’s grand
Just holding your hand
We’re gliding along with the song
Of a wintery fairy land

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing
Ring ting tingle-ing too
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling “Yoo Hoo”
Come on, it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you

8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
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

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
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

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

9. 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 wondering love

O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And Peace to men on earth

How silently how silently
The wonderous 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
when meak 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

10. Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus,
here comes Santa Claus
right down Santa Claus Lane

Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
pullin’ on the reins
Bells are ringin’, children singin’,
all is merry and bright
Hang your stockings and say your prayers
‘cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
here comes Santa Claus
right down Santa Claus Lane

He’s got a bag that’s filled with
toys for the boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
What a beautiful sight
Jump in bed, and cover your head,
‘cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
here comes Santa Claus
right down Santa Claus Lane

He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor
for he loves you just the same
Santa knows that we're God’s children
that makes everything right
Fill your hearts with Christmas cheer
‘cause Santa Claus comes tonight

Here comes Santa Claus,
here comes Santa Claus
right down Santa Claus Lane

He’ll come around
when the chimes ring out
that it's Christmas morn again
Peace on earth will come to all
if we just follow the light
Let’s give thanks to the Lord above

‘cause Santa Claus comes to...
Santa Claus comes to...
Santa Claus comes tonight

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why...
Santa Claus is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

Oh....You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why...
Santa Claus is coming to town.

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness

Oh....You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why...
Santa Claus is coming to town.

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why...
Santa Claus is going...
Santa Claus is leaving...
Santa Claus is coming to town!

11. Grown Up Christmas List

Do you remember me
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I’m all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I’m not a child but my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list
This is my only lifelong wish
This is my grown up Christmas list

12. Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow,
in a one-horse open sleigh,
Over fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tails ring,
making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
a sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow,
in a one-horse open sleigh,
Over fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tails ring,
making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing
a sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
in a one-horse open sleigh.

13. The Holy City

Last night I lay asleeping
There came a dream so fair
I stood in old Jerusalem beside the temple there
I heard the children singing and ever as they sang

Me thought the voice of angels from
heaven in answer rang
Me thought the voice of angels from
heaven in answer rang

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Lift up your gates and sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to your king...

And then I thought my dream was changed
The streets no longer rang
Hushed were the glad hosannas
The little children sang
The sun grew dark with mystery
The morn was cold and chill

As the shadow of a cross
arose up on a lonely hill
As the shadow of a cross
arose up on a lonely hill

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Hark how the angels sing
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna to your king...

And once again
the same scene was changed,
new earth there seems to be
I saw the holy city beside the timeless seas
The light of God was on its Street,

The gates were open wide
That all who want might enter
And no one was denied
No need of moon or stars by night
Or sun to shine by day...

It was the new Jerusalem
that would not pass away
It was the new Jerusalem
that would not pass away

Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Sing for the night is o’er
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna for ever more...
Hosanna in the highest...
Hosanna for ever more.

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14. O Holy Night!

O holy night,
the stars are brightly shining
It is the night
of the dear Saviour’s birth.

Long lay the world
in sin and error pining,
Till 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

O’er the world
a star sweetly gleaming,
Now comes the wise men
from the Orient land.

The King of Kings
lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born
to be our friend.

He knows our need,
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.

15. Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It doesn’t show signs of stopping
And I’ve brought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

The fire is slowly dying
And my dear we’re still goodbye-ing
As long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
(Repeat)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

16. Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say, Are you married?
We’ll say, No man
But you can do the job
When you’re in town

Later on, we’ll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun
with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland

17. We Have A Saviour

A child has been given,
The King of our freedom
Sing for the light has come
This is Christmas

Come and adore Him
And bring gifts before Him
Joy to the world
Worship the Son
This is Christmas

This is Jesus, Emmanuel
Here with us, tell all the world
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour
We are no longer lost
‘Cause He has come down for us
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour

Sing with the angels
And lift up your voices
Join in the song of hope
This is Christmas

This is Jesus, Emmanuel
Here with us, tell all the world
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour
We are no longer lost
‘Cause He has come down for us
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour

His love will reign forever (x6)

This is Jesus, Emmanuel
Here with us, tell all the world
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour
We are no longer lost
‘Cause He has come down for us
We have a Saviour
We have a Saviour

18. The First Noel

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,
In 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

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 over the place where Jesus lay.

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

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

Born is the King…
Born is the King…
Born is the King of Israel.

19. 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

20. Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me,
pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see
pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring,
pa rum pum pum pum,
To lay before the King,
pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honour Him, pa rum pum pum
pum, when we come.

Little baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too,
pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring,
pa rum pum pum pum,
That’s fit to give the King,
pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum,
The ox and lamb kept time,
pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him,
pa rum pum pum pum,
I played my best for Him,
pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me,
pa rum pum pum pum,
Me and my drum.

The Prince of peace
has come to us this night
Bringing hope to everyone in sight
Prophesies told of this royal life
The Prince of peace has come to us tonight

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21. 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.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be,
Which inspire your heavenly song?

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.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

22. 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.

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,
O Jesus, to thee be all 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.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

23. 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 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.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let all the earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let all the earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing.

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.

24. 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;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.
(Repeat)

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for Coming!

Thanks for coming along, we hope you had a great time singing carols with us and celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ.
We hope to see you all again next year on 14th Dec 2019.

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