Christmas Carols to Sing

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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 my I pray.

Bless all the dear children, in thy tender care.
And take them to heaven, to be with thee there.


Oh 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 in the highest; Refrain


See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps; Refrain


Child, for us sinners, poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly? Refrain


Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; Refrain


Oh 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 to-night.


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.


Where children pure and happy pray to the blessed Child,
Where misery cries out to thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.


O holy Child of Bethlehem! Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us to-day.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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 th' angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark! the herald angels singGlory to the new-born King!


Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come, Offspring of the Virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with man to dwell; Jesus, our Emmanuel! Refrain


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.
Risen with healing in his wings, Light and life to all he brings,
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Refrain


Come, Desire of nations come, fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the Woman's conquering Seed, bruise in us the Serpent's head.
Adam's likeness now efface: stamp Thine image in its place;
Second Adam, from above, reinstate us in thy love. Refrain


Angels, From the Realms of Glory

Angels, from the realms of glory, wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye, who sang creation's story, now proclaim Messiah's birth:
Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.


Shepherds in the field abiding, watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing; yonder shines the infant Light: Refrain


Sages, leave your contemplations, brighter visions beam afar:
Seek the great Desire of nations; ye have seen his natal star: Refrain


Saints before the altar bending, watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending, in his temple shall appear: Refrain


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 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, singing sweetly through the night,
And the mountains in reply echoing their brave delight.
Gloria in excelsis Deo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.


Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?  What glad tiding did you hear?  Refrain


Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee Christ, the Lord, the new-born King.  Refrain


See him in a manger laid Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid, while we raise our hearts in love.  Refrain


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 earth! the Savior 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.


No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessing flow far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found, far as, far as the curse is found.


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.


We Three Kings of Orient Are

We three kings of Orient are bearing gifts we traverse afar.
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect Light.


Born a king on Bethlehem's plain, gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never over us all to reign. Chorus


Frankincense to offer have I.  Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising all men raising, worship Him, God on high. Chorus


Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying, sealed in the stone-cold tomb. Chorus


Glorious now behold Him arise, King and God and Sacrifice.
Alleluia, alleluia! Sounds through the earth and skies. Chorus


The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields as 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.


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


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


This star drew nigh to the northwest, o'er Bethlehem it took it rest,
And there it did both stop and stay right over the place where Jesus lay. Refrain


Then entered in those wise men three full reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. Refrain


Then let us all with one accord sing praises to our heavenly Lord;
That hath made heaven and earth of naught, and with his blood mankind hath bought. Refrain



Secular Carols and Songs

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Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog, and we'd begged her not to go.
But she'd left her medication, so she stumbled out the door into the snow.
When they found her Christmas mornin', at the scene of the attack.
There were hoof prints on her forehead, and incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.


Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.


Now were all so proud of Grandpa, he's been takin' this so well.
See him in there watchin' football, drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle.
It's not Christmas without Grandma. All the family's dressed in black. And we just can't help but wonder:

Should we open up her gifts or send them back?


Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.


Now the goose is on the table and the pudding made of fig.
And a blue and silver candle, that would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig.
I've warned all my friends and neighbors. “Better watch out for yourselves."
They should never give a license, to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.


Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walkin' home from our house, Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.


Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the 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.


A day or two ago, I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright, was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank and we got upshot



A day or two ago, the story I must tell
I went out on the snow, and on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by, in a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie but quickly drove away



Now the ground is white, go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! you'll take the lead



The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.


Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.


They know that Santa's on his way;
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother's child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.


And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you!


Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.  Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun, Now the jingle hop has begun.


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.  Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square in the frosty air.


What a bright time, it's the right time to rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time to go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet, jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That’s the jingle bell, that’s the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell rock!


Nuttin' For Christmas

I broke my bat on Johnny's head; somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed; somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug; I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug; Somebody snitched on me.


Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.


I put a tack on teacher's chair; somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair; somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants, climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled the sugar bowl with ants; somebody snitched on me.


So, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.


I won't be seeing Santa Claus; somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight; next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late; somebody snitched on me.


So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas.