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Children's Christmas Extravaganza Songs and Narrations

12.08.17 | by Daniel Creswell

    The Children’s Christmas Extravaganza

    Dec. 17, 2017

    Below are the narrations and songs that the children will be doing Sunday, December 17th.  The narrations and song solos have been assigned to specific children.  To listen to the songs with your children, click on the song titles below.

    Narration

    “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken throughout the whole roman world this was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  Everyone went to his own town to register.  So Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to by married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in clothes and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn.”

    Joy to the World

    VERSE 1:
    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

    VERSE 2: Solo 
    Joy to the world! 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

    VERSE 3:
    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

    Away in a Manger

    VERSE 1:
    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
    The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
    The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
    The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

    VERSE 2: Solo 
    The cattle are lowing the baby awakes
    But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes
    I love the Lord Jesus, Look down from the sky
    And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh

    VERSE 3: Solo 
    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 us to heaven to live with thee there

    Narration

    “And there were Shepherds living out in the fields near by keeping watch over their flocks by night.  An Angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shown all around them and they were terrified.  But the Angel said to them, “Do not be afraid!  I bring you good news of Great joy that will be for all people!  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.  He is Christ the Lord.  This will be sign to you.  You will find the baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.  Suddenly a great company of Heavenly Host appeared with the Angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest!  And on earth Peace to men, on whom His favor rests.”

    O Come All Ye Faithful

    VERSE 1:
    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

    CHORUS
    O come, let us adore him
    O come, let us adore him
    O Come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord

    VERSE 2: Solo 
    Hail, Lord, we greet thee
    Born this blessed morning
    Jesus, to thee be all glory given
    Word of the Father now in flesh appearing

    CHORUS (2xs)

    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    VERSE 1:
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the newborn King!
    Peace on earth and mercy mild
    God and sinners reconciled!
    Joyful, all ye nations, rise
    Join the triumph of the skies
    With angelic host proclaim
    Christ is born in Bethlehem!
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the newborn King!

    VERSE 2: Solo 
    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 newborn King!

    VERSE 1

    Narration

    “When the Angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about.”  So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby lying in the manger, when they had seen him they spread the word concerning what they had been told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds had said to them, but Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The Shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen, which was just as they had been told.”

    Go Tell It On the Mountain

    CHORUS:
    Go tell it on the mountain
    Over the hills and everywhere
    Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born

    VERSE 1:
    While shepherds kept their watching
    O'er silent flocks by night
    Behold throughout the heavens
    There shone a holy light

    CHORUS

    VERSE 2: Solo
    The Shepherds feared and trembled
    When lo above the earth
    Rang out the angels chorus
    That hailed the Savior’s birth

    CHORUS

    VERSE 3: Solo
    Down in a lowly manger
    The humble Christ was born
    And God sent us salvation
    That blessed Christmas morn

    CHORUS

    Silent Night

    VERSE 1:
    Silent night, Holy night
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon virgin, mother and child
    Holy infant, tender and mild
    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep in heavenly peace

    VERSE 2: Solo 
    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

    VERSE 3:
    Silent night, Holy night
    Shepherds quake, at the sight
    Glories stream from heaven above
    Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah
    Christ the Savior is born
    Christ the Savior is born

    Narration

    “And this Christmas we gather together with the same joy as did the shepherds, angels, and wise men, because we celebrate the birthday of a King.  Born King of Angels, He came to earth and became our brother, taking on our skin, and bearing our burden.  Christ the Savior is born and today we gather to adore Him!”