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! 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
Find out more at https://www.corringhamchurch.co.uk/
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
Find out more at https://www.smarg4god.org.uk/
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
Find out more at https://ubocaf.org.uk/
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
Find out more at https://ubocaf.org.uk/