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Away in a manger
Ding dong! Merrily on high
Hark! the herald angels sing
O come, all ye faithful
O little town of Bethlehem
Silent Night

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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 for ever,
and love me, I pray 
bless all the dear children
in thy tender care 
and fit us for heaven
to live with thee there.

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Ding dong! Merrily on high

Ding dong! Merrily on high,
in heav’n the bells are ringing,
Ding dong! Verily the sky
is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
let steeple bells be swungen,
And io, io, io,
by priest and people sungen.
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you dutifully prime
your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rhyme
your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!

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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 Hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King.”

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting lord
Late in time behold Him come,
Off-spring of a Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail, the incarnate deity
Pleased as Man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace,
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His Wings.
Now 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!”

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 O come, all ye faithful (vv 1,2, 3, 6)

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.

God of God, Light of Light,
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb;
Very God, begotten not created,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

See how the shepherds,
summoned to his cradle
leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear.
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps.

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;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

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O 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 tonight.

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.

How silently, how silently,
the wondrous Gift is giv’n;
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of His Heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming,
but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
the dear Christ enters in.

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!

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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,
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia;
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour 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.

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