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THE FIRST CHRISTMAS MORNING 1999

the first christmas morning

At Christmas Time

At Christmas time
We raise our hearts and celebrate the solstice
At Christmas time
We raise our hearts and celebrate the solstice
At Christmas time
We welcome friends and give good cheer of the season
At Christmas time
We welcome friends and give good cheer of the season
At Christmas time
We lift our glass and toast the health of our loved ones
At Christmas time
We lift our glass and toast the health of our loved ones
At Christmas time
We join the feast and give our thanks for the bounty
At Christmas time
We join the feast and give our thanks for the bounty

(Bridge)
At Christmas time, at Christmas time, at Christmas time
At Christmas time, at Christmas time, at Christmas time
At Christmas time....
At Christmas time

We join the feast and give our thanks for the bounty
At Christmas time
We sacrifice and give to those who are needy
At Christmas time
We sacrifice and give to those who are needy
At Christmas time
We dance and sing and let our spirits be merry
At Christmas time
We dance and sing and let our spirits be merry

(Bridge)

At Christmas time
We dance and sing and let our spirits be merry
At Christmas time
We praise the Lord and count His blessings so many
At Christmas time
We praise the Lord and count His blessings so many

(Bridge)

At Christmas time
We praise the Lord and count His blessings so many
At Christmas time
We praise the Lord and count His blessings so many


Winterskol
(Instrumental)

The First Christmas Morning

Away in the east shines a star in the sky
That leads us to where He is born
And bearing good tidings and gifts we shall give
To Him on this first Christmas morning
To Him on this first Christmas morning

Holy our journey and holy our love
That takes us to find and adore Him
And blessed the baby that sleeps in his bed
And wakes on this first Christmas morning
And wakes on this first Christmas morning

Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle
Ahhh-Ahhh Alle
Ahhh-Ahhh Alleluia

The Lord in His wisdom, the Lord in His grace
Has given to man a redeemer
To save us from sin and to show us the light
That shines on this first Christmas morning
And will shine ever each Christmas morning
(Repeat Alleluia)


This Endris Night

This endris night I saw a sight
A star as bright as day
And 'ere among a maiden sang
Lullay bye bye lullay
This lovely lady sat and sang
And to her child did say
"My son, my brother, father, dear
Why liest thou thus in hay"

The child then spoke in his talking
And to his mother said
"Yea, I am known as Heaven's King
Though I in crib be laid"
Methinks it right that king or knight
Should lie in good array
And then among, it were no wrong
To sing bye bye lullay

Mary, mother, I am that child
Tho' I be laid in stall
For lords and dukes shall worship me
And so shall kinges all
Now tell, sweet son, I thee do pray
Thou art my love and dear
How should I keep thee to thy pay
And make thee glad of cheer
My dear mother, thou hold me warm
And keep me night and day
And if I weep and may not sleep
Thou sing bye bye lullay
Thou sing bye bye lullay

An English medieval lullaby
Words - Late 15th Century
Music - around 1600


Feast Of Fools
(Instrumental)


I Saw Three Ships

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Chrismas Day in the morning

And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
And what was in those ships all three
On Christmas Day in the morning

'Twas Joseph and his lady fair
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
'Twas Joseph and his lady fair
On Christmas Day in the morning (Hey)

Oh he did whistle and she did sing
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
Oh he did whistle and she did sing
On Christmas Day in the morning

Saint Michael was the steersman
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
Saint Michael was the steersman
On Christmas Day in the morning

Pray, whither sailed those ships all three
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
Pray, whither sailed those ships all three
On Christmas Day in the morning

O they sailed into Bethlehem
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
O they sailed into Bethlehem
On Christmas Day in the morning

And all the bells on earth shall ring
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
And all the bells on earth shall ring
On Christmas Day in the morning
(Repeat First Verse)


Snowfall
(Instrumental)



In The Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak mid-winter, the frosty wind did moan
The earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone
Snow had fallen softly, snow on snow on snow
In the bleak mid-winter, oh so long ago

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him nor the earth sustain
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign
In the bleak mid-winter a stable place sufficed
For the Lord almighty, Jesus Christ

Oh what can I give Him, woeful as I am
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb
If I were a wiseman, oh I would do my part
Yet, what can I give Him -- I will give my heart
Oh what can I give Him -- I will give my heart

Music by Gustav Holst 1905
Words Christina Rosetti


Yule Dance
(Instrumental)



What Child Is This

What child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring Him laud
The Babe, the Son of Mary

Why lies He in such mean estate
Where ox and ass are feeding
Good Christian fear for sinners here
The silent word is pleading

Nails, spears shall pierce Him through
The Cross be borne for me, for you
Hail, hail, the Word made flesh
The Babe, the Son of Mary

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

Lyrics by William Dix 1865


O, Tannenbaum

(Old German Rendition)
Words: Ernst Ansch├╝tz, 1824
Melody: old German folk tune



We Three King s

We three kings of orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

Born a king on Bethlehem's plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

Oh...
Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light

(Repeat)
Guide us to thy perfect light

Words & Music by Dr. John H. Hopkins 1857



Christ The King

Christ the King, born in a manger
Christ the King is born on this day
All of nature joins the rejoicing
Banish misfortune away
Banish misfortune away

Lift your voice, join in the singing
Lift your voice in a song of goodwill
Lift your heart to the glorious season
Bid all your sorrows be still
Bid all your sorrows be still
(Repeat First Verse)