Welcome The broadcast will begin shortly. Pippa Quelch & Victoria Graham from the BBC will open the programme. 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;.
ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORYWing your flight o’er all the earthYe who sang creation’s storyNow proclaim Messiah’s birth: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 residingYonder shines the infant light:Come and worship,Worship Christ, the new born King.
Sages, leave your contemplations,Brighter visions beam afar;Seek the great Desire of nations;Ye have seen his natal star:Come and worship,Worship Christ, the new born King.
Though an infant now we view him,He shall fill his Father’s throne;Gather all the nations to him,Every knee shall then bow down:Come and worship,Worship Christ, the new born King.
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!
Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns;Your sweetest songs employ.While fields and streams and hills and plainsRepeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!
He rules the world with truth and grace,And makes the nations proveThe glories of His righteousness,The wonders of His love,The wonders of His love,The wonders, the wonders of His love.
Star of silver, sweep across the skies, Show where Jesus in the manger lies; Shepherds, swiftly from your stupor rise To see the Saviour of the world.
Angels, sing again the song you sang, Bring God’s glory to the heart of man; Sing that Bethlehem’s little baby can Be salvation to the soul.
ONCE, IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY,Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her babyIn a manger for His bed. Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ, her little child.
He come from the glory, He come from the glorious KingdomHe come from the glory, He come from the glorious KingdomOh yes, believer! Oh yes, believer!He come from the glory, He come from the glorious Kingdom
GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN,Let nothing you dismayRemember Christ our Saviour Was born on Christmas Day.To save us all from Satan’s powerWhen we were gone astray:Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy!Oh tidings of comfort and joy!
DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGHIn heav'n the bells are ringing:Ding dong! verily the skyIs riv'n with angel singing.Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
Pray you, dutifully primeYour matin chime, ye ringers;May you beautifully rimeYour evetime song, ye singers.Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT AREBearing gifts we traverse afarField and fountain, moor and mountainFollowing yonder starBorn a King on Bethlehem's plainGold I bring to crown Him againKing forever, ceasing neverOver us all to rein
Frankincense to offer have IIncense owns a Deity nighPrayer and praising, all men raisingWorship Him, God most highMyrrh is mine, its bitter perfumeBreathes of life of gathering gloomSorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dyingSealed in the stone-cold tomb
ActivityDuring the next carol, write on the card provided a prayer or the ’gift’ you want for someone or your community and place it by the Nativity Scene
SILENT NIGHT, holy night! Sleeps the world; hid from sight, Mary and Joseph in stable bare Watch o’er the Child beloved and fair, Sleeping in heavenly rest, Sleeping in heavenly rest.
Silent night, holy night! Shepherds first saw the light, Heard resounding clear and long, Far and near, the angel-song: ‘Christ the Redeemer is here, Christ the Redeemer is here.’
Silent night, holy night! Son of God, O how bright Love is smiling from Thy face! Strikes for us now the hour of grace, Saviour, since Thou art born, Saviour, since Thou art born.
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.Veiled in flesh the Godhead see!Hail the incarnate Deity!Pleased as man with man to dwell,Jesus, our Immanuel.Hark! the herald angels sing:‘Glory to the new-born King.’
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!Hail, the Sun of righteousness!Light and life to all He brings,Risen with healing in His wings,Mild, He lays His glory by;Born that men 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.’
Activity All gather for a Sing Christmas photo. There will be a ‘count-down’:Everyone shouts “Happy Christmas” Let off poppers, pull crackers etc. Take a photo!
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasAnd a Happy New YearGood tidings we bring of Jesus your KingWe wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thanks to everyone who has made this possible:The Sing Christmas coordinators, BBC local Radioand the local organisers.Have a wonderful Christmas