Christmas Carols for the Tree Lighting
5 December 2021

Welcome to the Preston Christmas Tree Light Switch On.
We won’t be singing every verse from our chosen carols,
simply the ones on these sheets – we hope you have a lovely evening.

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Away in a Manger

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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 Thy tender care,
    And fit us for heaven, to live with Thee there.
     

We three kings of Orient are

  1. We three kings of Orient are,
    Bearing gifts we travel 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.

  1. Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
    Gold I bring to crown Him again
    King for ever, ceasing never
    Over us all to reign.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy Perfect Light.

  1. Glorious now behold Him arise,
    King and God and Sacrifice!
    Heaven sings, “Alleluia!”
    “Alleluia!’” the Earth replies.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy Perfect Light.

Silent Night

  1. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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

O Little Town of Bethlehem

  1. 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.
     
  2. O morning stars, together
    Proclaim the holy birth!
    And praises sing to God the King,
    And peace to men on earth.
    For Christ is born of Mary
    And gathered all above,
    While mortals sleep the Angels keep
    Their watch of wondering love.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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!

We wish you a Merry Christmas –

(One verse and Chorus, twice through)

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

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

The Preston Trust wishes you, your family, your friends and all your loved
ones a peaceful and happy Christmas.
May the New Year hold the things you hope it will, bringing good health, happiness, smiles and laughter.