Thrice Welcome Christmas, 20th December 2009
Readers: Bill & Marie Morley, Chris & Doreen Hairs
Christmas Choir directed by Fr Bryan
The programme
Welcome and opening prayer (Fr Bryan).
Carol: Once in royal David's city p17, verses 1, 2 and 5.  (All – please stand)
St Luke chapter 2, verses 1-7 (readers).
A Christmas hymn by Alfred Domett.
Joseph by Gilbert Thomas.
BC:AD by U A Fanthorpe.
Carol: Away in a manger, p3.  (All – please stand)
Choir: Gabriel's Message (Basque carol).
Choir: Mary's Lullaby by John Rutter.
Twelfth Night by Laurie Lee.
At nine of the night I opened my door.
Christmas in Cornwall by Rosalind Wade.
The Snowman by Roger McGough.
Carol: Silent Night, p19.  (All – please stand)
Choir: Polish Carol
Lullaby, sweet Jesus, pearl very precious, Lullaby sweet Jesus, sleep now, your cries hush.  Lullaby, sweet Jesus, lullaby baby, sleep infant beloved, Mother will lull thee.
Close now your wee eyelids, blinking with soft tears, still your wee lips trembling, for slumber time nears.  Lullaby sweet Jesus, lullaby baby, sleep , infant beloved, Mother will lull thee.
Choir: Ding Dong Merrily on high.
A Christmas glee.
Holly Pie for Christmas by Adrian Henry.
The Reverend Sabine Baring Gould.
Carol: Hark, the herald angels sing, p9.  (All – please stand)
Choir: Myn Liking by R R Terry (words 15th century).
Choir: Candlelight Carol by John Rutter.
Poor Robin's Almanack.
The Christmas Hamper.
Just the Two of Us.
Good Housekeeping Advert.
Choir: Angel's Carol by John Rutter.
Closing Prayer and Blessing (Fr Bryan).
Carol: O come, all ye faithful, p15, verses 1, 2 and 3.  (All – please stand)
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Social Centre.
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