Episode 41: A Christmas Eve Like No Other

Episode 41: A Christmas Eve Like No Other

Order of the Service
– Introduction
– Lessons and carols
– Prayer
– Communion
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Sharing the Light of Christ
– Thought for the Season
– Blessing
– Hymn
– Closing

Click on a carol name to view the lyrics at SmallChurchMusic.com.
(Scroll down on the web page to see the lyrics.)
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Away in a Manger
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Angels We Have Heard On High

Advent Song: A Candle is Burning
Author: Sandra Dean
Lyrics used with permission. Sung to the tune of “Away in a Manger.”

We honor Messiah with Christ’s candle’s flame.
Our Christmas Eve candles glad tidings proclaim.
O come all ye faithful, rejoice in this night
as God comes among us, the Christian’s true light.

Silent Night! Holy Night!
Author: Josef Mohr

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 allelulia;
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, 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.

Joy to the World
Author: Isaac Watts

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let all 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.