Carols!

The Meltham Carol: Tenderly Sleeping

Tenderly sleeping so tranquil and sweet,
Jesus the lowing and mild,
Bright was the day-beam that circled His head
Guarding the Holy Child.
Quickly the shepherds from Bethlehem’s plain
Hasted their homage to pay,
Bearing their gifts and their treasures of gold,
Crowning His natal day.

(Chorus)
Tenderly sleeping so tranquil and sweet,
Jesus the lowing and mild,
Bright was the day-beam that circled His head
Guarding the Holy Child.

Lifting their heads from the alter of prayer
Robed in their garments of white,
Mercy and Truth, and the Angel of Peace
Met at the gates of light;
Prophets and Patriarchs, gone to their rest
Welcome that beautiful morn,
Singing triumphant with raptures untold
Jesus, the Lord, is born

(Chorus)
Tenderly sleeping so tranquil and sweet,
Jesus the lowing and mild,
Bright was the day-beam that circled His head
Guarding the Holy Child.

How can we honour the Saviour divine?
Seated in glory above?
How can we thank Him for what He has done?
How can we sing His love?
Thus we will honour and hallow His name
Thus shall our offering be
Blessed Redeemer, the gift of the soul
Gladly we bring to Thee.

(Chorus)
Tenderly sleeping so tranquil and sweet,
Jesus the lowing and mild,
Bright was the day-beam that circled His head
Guarding the Holy Child.
Words: Caleb Simper

Salvation! (Sweet Chiming Christmas Bells)

Salvation, O the joyful sound
What pleasure to our ears.
A soverign balm for every wound,
A Cordial for our fears.

Sweet chiming Christmas bells.
Sweet chiming Christmas bells.
They cheer us on our heavenly way, sweet chiming bells.
They cheer us on our heavenly way, sweet chiming bells.

Salvation, Let the echo fly
the spacious earth around.
While all the armies of the sky
conspire to raise the sound.

Sweet chiming Christmas bells.
Sweet chiming Christmas bells.
They cheer us on our heavenly way, sweet chiming bells.
They cheer us on our heavenly way, sweet chiming bells.

Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hear ye now the gladsome tidings

Hear ye now the gladsome tidings
Christ the Prince of Peace draws near;
Shout the news to every nation,
Till the world is full of cheer.

Chorus:
Glory, glory in the highest,
Hear the angels sing again.
Glory, glory in the highest,
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

Lo! the morning star has risen
O’er a dark and ruined earth;
And from out the heavenly portals
Is proclaimed a Saviour’s birth.

Chorus:
Glory, glory in the highest,
Hear the angels sing again.
Glory, glory in the highest,
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

Lift your heads, ye heavy hearted,
Shout for joy! ye captive souls;
Christ, the great Deliverer cometh;
How the heav’nly music rolls.

Chorus:
Glory, glory in the highest,
Hear the angels sing again.
Glory, glory in the highest,
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

Now the Lord of glory waiteth
To redeem a world from sin;
Throw each heart’s door wide to greet Him,
Bid the King Immanuel in.

Chorus:
Glory, glory in the highest,
Hear the angels sing again.
Glory, glory in the highest,
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

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