Christmas Caroling

Angels We Have Heard on High Key: F

1. Angels we have heard on high sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply echo back their joyous strains. Gloria in excelsis Deo!
3. Come to Bethlehem and see him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Away in a Manger Key: F

1. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky look 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 cradle till morning is nigh.

Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) Key: C

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa’s on his way, he’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.

Deck the Halls Key: D

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! ‘Tis the season to be jolly!
Don we now our gay apparel, Troll the ancient yule-tide carol!

Go Tell It On the Mountain Key: F

Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere, go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.
1. While shepherds kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night,
behold throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. (refrain)
3. Down in a lowly manger our humble Christ was born,
and God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. (refrain)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Key: Bb

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light, From now on your troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay, From now on your troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days Happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow, Hang a shining star upon the highest bow,
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Hark – the Herald Angels Sing Key: F

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 the angelic host proclaim: “Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!”
3. Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings Ris’n 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 us second birth (refrain)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Key: G

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, good will to men, from heaven’s all-gracious King,”
the world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Key: G

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go, Take a look in the five-and-ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes that glow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door.
A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben,
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen,
and Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go, There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart.

Jingle Bells Key: G

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go laughing all the way!
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, O, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Joy to the World Key: C

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, (x3)
4. He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove
the glories of His righteousness, and wonders of His love! (x3)

Let it Snow Key: D

Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go…
It doesn’t show signs of stopping And I’ve bought some corn for popping, The lights are turned way down low…
When we finally kiss goodnight How I’ll hate going out in the storm
But if you’ll really hold me tight All the way home I’ll be warm
The fire is slowly dying, And my dear, we’re still goodbying, As long as you love me so…

O Little Town of Bethlehem Key: F

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 tonight.
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.

O Come All Ye Faithful Key: G

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; O come let us adore him (x3) Christ the Lord.
4. Yea, Lord we greet thee, born this happy morning, Jesus to thee be all glory given,
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing, (refrain)

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Key: C

Rocking around the Christmas Tree at the Christmas party hop 
Mistletoe hung where you can see every couple tries to stop;
Rocking around the Christmas Tree Let the Christmas Spirit ring.
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie, and we’ll do some caroling.
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing “Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”
Rocking around the Christmas Tree Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way.

Silent Night Key: Bb

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.
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.

Silver Bells Key: A

City sidewalks busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing people passing meeting smile after smile and on every street corner you’ll hear
Silver bells, silver bells it’s Christmas time in the city, ring-a-ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day
City street lights even stoplights blink a bright red and green as the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch see the kids bunch this is Santa’s big scene and above all the bustle you’ll hear…

We Wish You A Merry Christmas Key: G

We wish you a merry Christmas (x3) – and a happy New Year!
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin. Good tidings of Christmas and a happy New Year!
Now bring us some figgy pudding (x3) and bring some out here
We won’t go until we get some (x3) so bring some out here

What Child Is This Key: Em
1. What child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping,
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet while shepherd’s watch are keeping?
This , this is Christ the King whom shepherd’s guard and angels sing
haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary.
2. So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh, come peasant, king, to own him
the King of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone him.
Raise, raise the song on high the virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born, the babe, the son of Mary.

White Christmas Key: C
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white

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