Payette United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 24, 2020
Carols for Christmas Eve
This Christmas Eve service includes several carols. The organist and pianist will play a verse of each carol and we hope you will sing along; the words are provided here.
The final carol is Silent Night. Before the service begins, have a candle ready to light for that carol and consider turning off your electric lights.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
God rest ye, merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay.
Remember, Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray.
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.
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.
O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.
O’er yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees; oh hear the angel voices.
O night divine; O night when Christ was born!
O night divine; O night, O night divine!
What Child is This?
What Child is this, who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthem 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.
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
I have traveled many moonless nights;
Cold and weary with a babe inside.
And I wonder what I've done?
Holy Father you have come
And chosen me now to carry your son.
I am waiting in a silent prayer.
I am frightened by the load I bear.
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now; be with me now
Breath of heaven, hold me together.
Be forever near me, Breath of heaven.
Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness;
Pour over me your holiness, for you are holy,
Breath of heaven.
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.
Merry Christmas and many Blessings to you and your loved ones!
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