Here are all the words to the carols featured on the CD "Starlight"

A Starry Night

It was on a starry night,

When the hills were bright,

Earth lay sleeping,

Sleeping calm and still,

Then in a cattle shed,

In a manger bed,

A boy was born,

King of all the world.

 

And all the angels sang for him,

The bells of heaven rang for him,

For a boy was born,

King of all the world.

 

As with gladness

As with gladness men of old,

Did the guiding star behold,

As with joy they hailed its light,

Leading onward, beaming bright,

So, most gracious Lord may we,

Ever more be led to thee.

 

As with joyful steps the sped,

To that lowly manger bed,

There to bend the knee before,

Him whom Heaven and earth adore,

So may we with willing feet,

Ever seek the mercy seat.

 

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 cradle 'til morning is nigh.

 

Calypso Carol

See him lying on a bed of straw,

A draughty stable with an open door,

Mary cradling the babe she bore,

The prince of Glory is his name,

O now carry me to Bethlehem,

To see the Lord appear to men,

Just as poor as was the stable then,

The prince of glory when he came.

© Jubilate Hynms

 

Coventry Carol

 Lullay, thou little tiny child,

By, by Lullee, Lullay,

Lullay thou little tiny child,

By, by Lullee, Lullay.

 

O Sisters Too how may we do,

For to preserve this day,

This poor youngling for whom we sing,

By, by Lullee, Lullay.

 

Deck The Halls

 

Ding Dong Merrily on High,

In heaven the bells are ringing,

Gloria Hosanna in excelsis,

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,

Gloria Hosanna in excelsis,

And i,o i o, i o,

By priest and people swungen,

Gloria Hosanna in excelsis.

 

God rest you merry gentlemen

 

God rest you merry gentlemen,

Let nothing you dismay,

Remember Christ our saviour,

 was born on christmas day,

To save us all from satan’s pow’r,

When were gone astray.

 

O tidings of comfort and joy,

Comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and Joy.

 

From God our Heavenly Father,

A blessed angel came,

And to uncertain shepherds,

Brought tidings of the same,

How that in Bethlehem was,

Born the son of God by name. 

 

Good King Wenceslas

 

Good King Wenceslas looked out,

On the feast of Stephen,

When snow lay round about,

Deep and crisp and even,

Brightly shone the moon that night,

Though the frost was cruel,

When a poor man came in sight,

Gathring winter fuel.

 

Hark The Hearald 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 the angelic host proclaim,

Christ is born in Bethlehem.

 

Chorus

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.

 

In the Bleak mid-winter

 

In the bleak mid-winter,

Frosty wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron,

Water like a stone,

Snow had fallen snow on snow,

Snow on snow,

In the bleak mid winter long ago.

 

It Came upon a Midnight Clear

 

It came upon the midnight clear,

That glorious song of old,

From angels bending near the earth,

To touch their harps of gold,

Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,

From Heaven's all-gracious King!

The world in solemn stillness lay,

To hear the angels sing.

 

Still through the cloven skies they come,

With peaceful wings unfurled,

And still their heavenly music floats,

O'er all the weary world,

Above its sad and lowly plains,

They bend on hovering wing,

And ever o'er its Babel-sounds,

The blessed angels sing.

 

For lo! the days are hastening on,

By prophet bards foretold,

When with the ever-circling years,

Comes round the age of gold,

When peace shall over all the earth,

Its ancient splendors fling,

And the whole world give back the song,

Which now the angels sing.

 

Jingle Bells

 

Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

 

Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh,

O’er the fields we go laughing all the way,

Bells on bob tail ring making spirits bright,

What fun it is to ride, and sing a sleighing song tonight.

 

Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

 

O Come all Ye Faithful

 

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, Christ the Lord!

 

God of God, Light of Light,

Lo! He abors not the virgins womb,

Very God begotten, not created,

O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

 

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.

 

For Christ is born of Mary,

And, gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep,

Their watch of wondering love,

O morning stars, together,

Proclaim the holy birth,

And praises sing to God, the King,

And peace to men on earth.

 

Once in Royal David’s City

 

Once in royal David's city,

Stood a lowly cattle shed,

Where a mother laid her baby,

In a manger for his bed.

Mary was that mother mild,

Jesus Christ her little child.

 

He came down to earth from Heaven,

Who is God and Lord of all,

And his shelter was a stable,

And his cradle was a stall,

With the poor and mean and lowly,

Lived on earth our Savior holy.

 

Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose,

And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows,

 

All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names,

They never let poor Rudolf Join in any Reindeer games.

© St Nicholas Publishing, Admin by Warner Chappell, London

 

See Amid the Winters Snow

 

See, amid the winter's snow,

Born for us on earth below,

See the Lamb of God appears,

Promised from eternal years.

 

Chorus

Hail, thou ever blessed morn!

Hail, redemption's happy dawn!

Sing through all Jerusalem,

Christ is born in Bethlehem.

 

Say, ye holy shepherds, say,

What your joyful news today,

Wherefore have ye left your sheep,

On the lonely mountain steep?

 

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.

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight,

Glories stream from Heaven afar,

Heav'nly hosts sing alleluia,

Christ the Savior 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.

 

The First Noel

 

The first Noel the angel did say,

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay,

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

 

Chorus

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.

 

They looked up and saw a star,

Shining in the east beyond them far,

And to the earth it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night.

 

The Holly and the Ivy

 

The Holly and the Ivy, when they are both full grown,

Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown,

 

Chorus

The rising of the sun and the running of the deer,

The playing of the merry organ,

Sweet singing in the choir.

 

The Holly bears a blossom as white as Lily flower,

And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour.

 

We three Kings

 

We three Kings of orient are, bearing gifts we traverse afar,

Field and fountain , moor and mountain, following yonder star,

 

Chorus

O star of wonder star of night, Star with royal beauty bright,

Westward leading, still proceeding, guide us in thy perfect light,

 

We wish you a merry Christmas

 

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas,

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

Chorus

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin,

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

While Shepherds Watched Their flocks by Night

 

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.

 

Fear not! said he; for mighty dread,

Had seized their troubled mind;

Glad tidings of great joy I bring,

To you and all mankind.