Christmas Program

Song Lyrics 2012

Christmas Program Songs

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

O Come, All Ye Faithful

What Child is This

Glory Be To God On High

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Away in a Manger

Angels We Have Heard on High




Good Christian Friends, Rejoice

vs 2

Good Christian friends, rejoice

With heart and soul and voice;

Now ye hear of endless bliss;

Jesus Christ was born for this!

He has opened heaven's door,

And we are blest forevermore.

Christ was born for this!

Christ was born for this!


Return to top



O Come, All Ye Faithful

vs 1                                           vs 3

O come, all ye faithful,                            Sing, choir of angels,  

Joyful and triumphant!                              Sing in exultation,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;             Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!

Come and behold Him                               Glory to God

Born the king of angels;                            In the highest: Refrain


O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

Christ the Lord!



Return to top




What Child is This

vs 1

What child is this, who, laid to rest,

On Mary's lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping?

this, this is Christ the king,

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The babe, the son of Mary!



Return to top




Glory Be to God on High

vs 1                                                              vs 2

"Glory be to God on high!"                             Jesus Christ, the Father's Son,

this is now our joyful cry.                             Sole begotten holy One,

Peace to all who live on earth,                       Born on earth from realms on high,

Grace and favor for new birth.                     Born true man for us to die.

You we praise and glorify,                                      Lamb of God, You take away

Worship You, O Lord most high                    This world's sin: Grant peace we pray

Gracious Father, heav'nly King                      With the Spirit, You alone

To Your name alone we sing:                          Are most high, O God the Son,

Praise the glory of Your name,                      And the Father, God above.

Now and evermore the same!                        Praise we now Your glorious love.



Return to top




O Little Town of Bethlehem

vs 1

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



Return to top




Away in a Manger

1. 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.


2. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,

But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.

I love You, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,

And stay by my side till morning is nigh


3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask You to stay

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in Your tender care,

And take us to heaven to live with You there.



Return to top




Angels We Have Heard on High


Gloria in excelsis Deo;

Gloria in excelsis Deo;


vs 3 Come to Bethlehem and see

Him whose birth the angels sing;

Come, adore on bended knee

Christ the Lord, the newborn king.


Silent Night

vs 2

Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight;

Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heav'nly hosts sing, Alleluia!

Christ, the Savior, is born!

Christ, the Savior, is born!



Return to top




Jubilee!                                                                  Refrain

1. Hear the trumpets blaring,                                 Praise the Lord and join the celebration.

God's great love declaring,                                     Praise the Lord and join the Jubilee!

His forgiveness sharing, Jubilee!                           Hear the people saying, hear the people praying

Hear the trumpets blaring,                                     God has redeemed us, Jubilee!

Hear the trumpets blaring, Jubilee!


2. Hear, the drums are pounding,

God's great name resounding,

Festive joy abounding, Jubilee!

Hear, the drums are pounding,

Hear, the drums are pounding, Jubilee! Refrain


3. Tambourines are ringing,

People's voices singing,

Great excitement tingling, Jubilee!

Tambourines are ringing,

Tambourines are ringing, Jubilee! Refrain


4. Lutes, guitar, and cello,                                       5. Cymbals clashing loud-Hey!

Praise to God they bellow,                                      Earth and sky are proud-Hey!

Praise both loud and mellow, Jubilee!                   Join the happy crowd, Say "Jubilee!"

Lutes, guitar, and cello,                                           Cymbals clashing loud-Hey!

Lutes, guitar, and cello, Jubilee! Refrain              Cymbals clashing loud-Hey! Jubilee! Refrain



Return to top