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Corringham Christmas Carols

Please join with as we sing these Christmas Carols. Click on the song title to show the song lyrics:

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 meek and lowly
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

And through all His wondrous childhood
He would honour and obey,
Love and watch the lowly maiden
In whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all must be
Mild, obedient, good as He.

For He is our childhood's pattern:
Day by day like us He grew;
He was little, weak and helpless;
Tears and smiles like us He knew:
And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.

And our eyes at last shall see Him
Through His own redeeming love;
For that child, so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above;
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
Set at God's right hand on high;
When like stars His children crowned,
All in white shall wait around.

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth:

Come... and worship
Worship Christ, the King.
Come... and worship
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant-light:

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord descending
In His temple shall appear:

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 the angelic host proclaim,
`Christ is born in Bethlehem.'
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.
Hark! the herald angels sing:
`Glory to the new-born King.'

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings,
Mild, He lays His glory by;
Born that men 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 new-born King.'

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas-day,
To save us all from Satan's pow'r
When we were gone astray:

O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our Heav'nly Father
A blessed angel came,
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name:

The shepherds at these tidings
Rejoiced in heart abd mind,
And on the darkened hillside
They left their flocksbehind,
And went to Bethlehem straightway
This Holy Child to find.

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 quail at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly 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 Thy holy face
With the dawn of saving grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

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 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.

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 Immanuel!

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.

`To you in David's town this day
Is born of David's line
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign.

`The heavenly babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swaddling bands,
And in a manger laid.'

Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song:

`All glory be to God on high
And on the earth be peace;
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.'

We Three Kings Of Orient Are

We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse 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.

Born a king on Bethlehem plain,
Gold I bring, to crown Him again -
King for ever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign:

Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh:
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God most high:

Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb:

Glorious now, behold Him arise,
King, and God, and sacrifice
Heaven sings alleluya
Alleluya the earth replies:

Joy To The World!

Joy to the world! The Lord has come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing!

Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns;
Your sweetest songs employ.
While fields and streams and hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
The wonders of His love,
The wonders of His love,
The wonders, wonders of His love.

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,
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:

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the highest:

Local Church Services This Christmas

All of the local churches of Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope warmly invite you to join them for their services this Christmas. See below for details of the individual churches and their services:

Corringham Baptist Church

Saturday 10 December – 7.00pm – Informal Carol Service

Saturday 17 December – 10.00am-2.00pm – Christmas Fayre

Saturday 17 December – 7.00pm – Christmas Film Night in aid of charity (tickets £3)

Sunday 25 December – 10.30am – Christmas Day 30 Minute Service

Corringham Evangelical Church

Sunday 18 December – 11.00am – Christmas All-Age Service & Nativity

Sunday 18 December – 6.30pm – Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 24 December – 4.00pm – Christmas Eve Service

Sunday 25 December – 10.00am – Christmas Day Service

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Stanford-le-Hope Methodist Church

Sunday 18 December – 10.30am – Carol Service at Hassenbrook Academy School Hall

St Margaret’s Church, Stanford-le-Hope

Sunday 4 December – 4.00pm-5.00pm – Stanford Lights Switch On with Carols on The Green

Sunday 11 December – 4.30pm – Christingle service, aimed especially for children

Sunday 18 December – 6:30pm – Carols by Candlelight service

Saturday 24 December – 11.30pm – Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion

Sunday 25 December – 10.15am – Christmas Day Holy Communion

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St Mary and St Michael Churches, Corringham

Sunday 18 December – 6.30pm – Carol Service at St Mary’s followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Saturday 24 December – 4.00pm – Children’s Christingle Service at St John’s

Saturday 24 December – 9.30pm – Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord at St Mary’s

Sunday 25 December – 9.00am – Eucharist of Christmas Day at St Mary’s

Sunday 1 January – 10.00am – Eucharist United Benefice Sunday at St Michael Fobbing

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St Michael’s Church, Fobbing

Sunday 4 December – 6.30pm – Carol Service followed by mince pies and mulled wine  

Saturday 10 December – 4.00pm – Children’s Christingle Service  

Saturday 24 December – 11.30pm – Midnight Mass Nativity of the Lord  

Sunday 25 December – 10.15am – Eucharist of Christmas Day 

Sunday 1 January – 10.00am – Eucharist United Benefice Service

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