Carols in the Park 2023

Canberra Baptist Church welcome you to
Carols in The Park 2023

Sing-along Booklet


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!

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw near to gaze;
We too will thither
bend our joyful footsteps:

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



Verse 1 sung by soloist

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 Saviour holy.

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 his children gather round,
Bright like stars, with glory crowned.


Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev’ry heart
prepare him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods,
rocks, 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,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, wonders of his love.


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.

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 we no more need die;

born, to raise us from the earth;

born, to give us second birth.


Ding dong merrily on high
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
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,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!
Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;

Pray you beautifully rime

Your evetime song, ye singers.

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!


Child in the manger, infant of Mary;
outcast and stranger, Lord of all;
child who inherits all our transgressions,
all our demerits on him fall.

Once the most holy child of salvation
gently and lowly lived below;
now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
see him victorious over each foe.

Prophets foretold him infant of wonder;
angels behold him on his throne;
worthy our Saviour of all their praises;
happy for ever are his own.


Verse 1 sung by soloist

How silently, how silently,
the wondrous gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heav’n.
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 Emmanuel.


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails 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, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh


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 side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care.
And fit us for heaven to live with thee there.


The north wind is tossing the leaves.
The red dust is over the town;
The sparrows are under the eaves,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.

The tree ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by;
The joy bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-child the heavenly King.


Across the plains one Christmas night,
Three drovers riding blythe and gay,
Looked up and saw a starry light,
More radiant than the Milky Way;
And on their hearts such wonder fell,
They sang with joy “Noel! Noel!”

The air was dry with summer heat,
And smoke was on the yellow moon;
But from the heavens, faint and sweet,
Came floating down a wond’rous tune;
And, as they heard, they sang full well,
Those drovers three, “Noel! Noel!”

The black swans flew across the sky,
The wild dog called across the plain,
And starry lustre blazed on high,
Still echoed on the heavenly strain;
And still they sang “Noel! Noel!”
Those drovers three, “Noel! Noel!”


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 quake 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 from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth

Christmas at CBC and Wesley

Sunday 24 December

Christmas Eve

CBC + Wesley combined Christmas Eve Service, 11:00pm @ Wesley Uniting

Monday 25 December

Christmas Day Service, 9:00am @ Canberra Baptist Church
Christmas Day Service, 9:30am @ Wesley Uniting Church

Thank you for coming and we hope you have very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!