Open Air Carols

Christmas Carol Mash-up

Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the new-born King"
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the new-born King"

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
All seated on the ground
The angel of the Lord came down
And glory shone around

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

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 fit us for heaven,
To live with You there

Joy to the world! The Lord has 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

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heaven the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riven with angel singing
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

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

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

O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
Christ the Lord

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
 

Once in royal David's city

Stood a lowly cattle shed
There 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, oppressed and lowly
Lived on earth our Saviour holy

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
 


Oh 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
Oh morning stars together,
proclaim thy 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 in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Emmanuel! 

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.

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.
 

Hark! The herald angels sing,

"Glory to the new-born King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!”

Christ by highest heaven adored,
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of a Virgin's womb.
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 new-born 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 new-born King!”