We don't mean to be the people who blast the Christmas tunes as soon as the calendar flips to November... but for those of us involved in putting together the Christmas services, we're already sweating about the six thousand carol services we have to organise. Here are some song ideas to help you in your service planning, but most of all, to keep pointing us to the true and wonderful meaning of Christmas.
Come and Stand Amazed - Citizens and Saints
Come and stand amazed, you people See how God is reconciled See his plans of love accomplished See his gift, this newborn child
This is an edgy recording of a translated medieval Dutch hymn. You could do this a little more low key as an item, or even introduce it across December in your services. Chord chart available here.
When I Think Upon Christmas - Hillsong Worship
For the joy of the world You were born Bringing peace to us all For the gift of Your love Now the darkest of ages are done For the Saviour of heaven has come
This is a sweet little Christmas number, complete with a soaring choral backing vocal, string section and tambourine! This could work as a choir item, or a stripped back solo. Sheet music is available on Song Select.
O Holy Night (The Gospel Story) - Sovereign Grace Music
In towering grace, He laid aside His glory, And in our place, was sacrificed for sin. Fall on your knees! O hear the gospel story! O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
Sovereign Grace has written two new verses to this well-loved Christmas favourite. No need for Mariah vocals, either! Sheet music is available here.
One Of Us - Emu Music
Glory to God in the highest The light has come to shine through the darkness The darkness will not overcome For our God has come to his own As one of us
An oldie but a goodie! What amazing truths to be singing and listening to at Christmas time - God became one of us! Sheet music available here.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas as we sing and celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus. Do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns!