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Northcote Carols 2022

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY

Once in royal David’s city,

Stood a lowly cattle shed,

Where a mother laid her Baby,

In a manger for His bed:

Mary was that mother mild,

Jesus Christ, her little Child.

 

He came down to earth from heaven,

Who is God and Lord of all,

And His shelter was a stable,

And His cradle was a stall:

With the poor, and mean, and lowly,

Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

 

For He is our childhood's pattern;

Day by day, like us, He grew;

He was little, weak, and helpless,

Tears and smiles, like us He knew;

And He cares when we are sad,

And he shares when we are glad.

 

And our eyes at last shall see Him,

Through His own redeeming love;

For that Child so dear and gentle,

Is our Lord in heaven above:

And He leads His children on,

To the place where He is gone.

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 wondrous gift is given

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of His heaven

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 to us today

We hear the Christmas angels

The great glad tidings tell

O come to us, abide with us

Our Lord Emmanuel

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

 

You better watch out

You better not cry

You better not pout

I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is comin' to town

 

He's making a list

He's checking it twice

He's gonna find out

Who's naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin' 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

 

So you better watch out

You better not cry

You better not pout

I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is comin' 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

 

So you better watch out

You better not cry

You better not pout

I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is comin' to town

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.

 

INSTRUMENTAL

 

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 kids 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.

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS

 

While shepherds watched their flocks by night

All seated on the ground

The 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 Saviour who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:

 

"The heavenly Babe You there shall find

To human view displayed,

And meanly wrapped in swathing bands,

And in a manger laid.”

 

Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith

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;

Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men

Begin and never cease.

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 Baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus

No crying He makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus 

Look down from the sky 

And stay by my side 

Until 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 fit us to heaven

To live with Thee there  

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 of God

Light of Light

Lo! He abhors not the virgin’s womb. 

Very God begotten not created

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 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. 

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 pray at the sight

Glory streams from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing hallelujah

Christ the Saviour is born

Christ the Saviour is born

 

Silent Night

Holy Night

All is calm

And all is bright

Round yon virgin

Mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

I don't want a lot for Christmas

There is just one thing I need

I don't care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree

I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is you, yeah

 

[Verse 1]

I don't want a lot for Christmas

There is just one thing I need (And I)

Don't care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree

I don't need to hang my stocking

There upon the fireplace (Ah)

Santa Claus won't make me happy

With a toy on Christmas Day

 

[Chorus]

I just want you for my own (Ooh)

More than you could ever know (Ooh)

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is you

You, baby

 

[Verse 2]

Oh, I won't ask for much this Christmas

I won't even wish for snow (And I)

I'm just gonna keep on waiting

Underneath the mistletoe

I won't make a list and send it

To the North Pole for Saint Nick (Ah)

I won't even stay awake to

Hear those magic reindeer click

 

[Chorus]

'Cause I just want you here tonight (Ooh)

Holding on to me so tight (Ooh)

What more can I do?

Oh baby, all I want for Christmas is you

You, baby

 

[Bridge]

Oh, all the lights are shining

So brightly everywhere (So brightly, baby)

And the sound of children's

Laughter fills the air (Oh, oh yeah)

And everyone is singing (Oh yeah)

I hear those sleigh bells ringing (Oh)

Santa, won't you bring me the one I really need? (Yeah, oh, oh)

Won't you please bring my baby to me?

 

 

[Verse 3]

Oh, I don't want a lot for Christmas

This is all I'm asking for (Ah)

I just wanna see my baby

Standing right outside my door

 

[Chorus]

Oh, I just want you for my own (Ooh)

More than you could ever know (Ooh)

Make my wish come true

Oh baby, all I want for Christmas is you

 

[Outro]

You, baby

All I want for Christmas is you, baby (You)

All I want for Christmas is you, baby (Ah, oh, ah, oh)

All I want for Christmas is you, baby (You)

All I want for Christmas is you, baby (All I really want, baby, ooh)

All I want for Christmas is you, baby (All I want, all I really want is you)

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.

 

Now bring us some figgy pudding;

Now bring us some figgy pudding;

Now bring us some figgy pudding and bring some out here.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;

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

 

For we all like figgy pudding;

For we all like figgy pudding;

For we all like figgy pudding so bring some out here.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;

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

 

And we won't go until we’ve got some;

And we won't go until we’ve got some;

And we won't go until we’ve got some; so bring some out here.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;

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

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