Do You Know Him BetterI can’t believe its December another year has slipped away It seems like I was taking down this tree just yesterday Another busy frantic season all my presents bought and paid Am I closer to the reason that we celebrate this day Do you know Him better than you did last year Is your song a little brighter filled with Christmas cheer When you hear joy to the world does it make you want to sing Does your heart so long to celebrate the season Are you walking talking captivated with the reason Sing glory in the highest it’s Christmas time again Finally sitting by the fire thinking back on what has been My life begs the question what is lasting in the end Has my purpose been to serve Him to share His gift with all my friends Will I know and love Him better when Christmas comes again When the celebration of His birth has come and gone Let us live our lives to know Him all year long Words and Music by: Daniel Johnston and This Hope © 2007 This Hope Inc. / BMI / All rights reserved.
Angels From The Realms Of GloryAngels 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 newborn 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 alter bending watching long in hope and fear Suddenly the Lord descending in His temple shall appear Words by James Montgomery Music by Henry T. Smart
Glory In The HighestAnother evening another star-filled sky The shepherds kept their watch into the night The still of silence hung in the air And the men grew restless as they waited there Then silence vanished and the sky was bright as day As the night resounded with the angels as they sang Glory, glory in the highest peace on earth good will to men Join with us and lift your voices praise the gift of heaven Holy, Holy is the Baby Son of God and Son of Man Come and worship Christ the Savior Come behold the Great I Am Another infant another mother’s joy The wise men came to see her baby boy They carried treasures for the little one A royal offering for God’s only Son In humble reverence they bowed before the Babe And the greatest treasure was the worship that they gave Words and Music by: Daniel Johnston, Mikah Boudreaux and This Hope © 2007 This Hope Inc. / BMI / All rights reserved.
Angels We Have Heard On HighAngels we have heard on high sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo Shepherds why this jubilee why your joyful strains prolong Say what may the tidings be which inspire your heav’nly song Come to Bethlehem and see Him whose birth the angels sing Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord the newborn King Traditional French Carol and Melody
Oh Holy NightO holy night the stars are brightly shining It is the night of the 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 For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn Fall on your knees O hear the angel voices O night divine O night when Christ was born O holy night O holy night O night divine Led by the light of faith serenely beaming With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming Here come the wise men from Orient land The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger In all our trials born to be our friend He knows our need to our weakness is no stranger Behold your King before Him lowly bend Behold your King before Him lowly bend Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His name all oppression shall cease Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we Let all within us praise His holy name Christ is the Lord O praise His name forever His power and glory evermore proclaim His power and glory evermore proclaim Words by John S. Dwight Music by Adolphe Adam
What Child Is ThisWhat 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 Christians fear for sinners here the silent Word is pleading So bring Him incense gold and myrrh come peasant, king to own Him The King of Kings salvation brings let loving hearts enthrone Him Words by William C. Dix Music: Traditional English Melody
Daddy Won't You Read It AgaintFamily circled round the firelight snowflakes fall as it turns to night And we sit together on another Christmas Eve We read the story that started it all Close the Bible and say goodnight And everyone makes their way to their beds When a tiny hand slips into mine and I hear Daddy won’t you read it again Tell the story from beginning to the end How the angels came to tell the shepherds that night About a baby born in Bethlehem Tell me about the men from afar Following the light of a star How they came to worship the newborn King The one who came to change our hearts Oh Daddy won’t you read it Daddy won’t you read it again Thirty years later the telephone rings dad I can’t make it there’s just too many things But we’ll get together on another Christmas Eve I read the story that started it all close the Bible and say a prayer Then just as I turn to go up to my bed I hear a knock at the door and he’s there and I hear Words and Music by: Jeane Bope, Tim Inabnit and This Hope © 2007 This Hope Inc. / BMI / All rights reserved.
I Wonder As I WanderI wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor orn’ry people like you and like I I wonder as I wander out under the sky When Mary birthed Jesus t’was in a cow’s stall With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all And high from God’s heaven a starlight did fall And the promise of ages it then did recall If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing A star in the sky or a bird on the wing Or all of God’s angels in heaven to sing He surely could’ve had it ‘cause He was the King Appalachian Carol; Adapted by John Jacob Niles Music by John Jacob Niles © 1945 by G. Schirmer, Inc. © Renewed. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Hark The Herald Angles SingHark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled Joyful all ye nations rise join the triumph of the skies With angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem Hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King Christ by highest heav’n 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 men to dwell Jesus our Emmanuel Hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace hail the Son of Righteousness Light and life to all He brings ris’n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by born that man 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 newborn King Words by Charles Wesley Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Peace On EarthQuiet your heart tonight know that the Lord is near In the midst of the twinkling lights He can give Christmas cheer Be still and gaze at Him Rest now and come again To the place where your heart can meet your Maker your safe retreat Peace on Earth proclaimed by angels long ago Given by the Baby who came to make men whole Emmanuel our God is with us in each storm Our Savior came to us on Christmas morn Hope in your Lord this day trials are hard to bear Kneel before Him and pray cast on Him every care He will give all you need Counselor Prince of Peace Turn from your circumstance look to Him hope at last God’s peace given to you A gift to last your whole life through Words and Music by: Carrie Inabnit and This Hope © 2007 This Hope Inc. / BMI / All rights reserved.