I don’t like carols nights where there are five or six carols and a bunch of other songs, and where verses are lopped off carols willy-nilly.
So, each year we have a lot of carols and readings.

Here’s this year’s:
1. Welcome and prayer
Come and sing the Christmas story (Rejoice 186)
2. Genesis 3: 8 – 15
God rest ye, merry gentlemen (100CC 31)
3. Genesis 22: 15-18
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Rejoice 175 + 2 extra verses)
4. Isaiah 7: 10-14
O little town of Bethlehem (Rejoice 180, tune Forest Green)
5. Isaiah 9: 2-7
I cannot tell (Rejoice 127)
6. Micah 5:2-5a
Once in royal David’s city (Rejoice 190)
7. Luke 1: 26-38
Away in a manger (Rejoice 172)
Silent night (Rejoice 182)
Offering and prayer
8. Luke 2: 1-7
In the bleak midwinter (The Hymnal 134)
9. Luke 2: 8-16
Angels from the realms of glory (Rejoice 188)
10. Matthew 2: 1 – 12
Still, still, still (100CC 81)
Sun gleams bright – Merry Christmas (100CC 80)
11. Isaiah 11: 1 – 10
The holly and the ivy (100CC 99)
12. John 1: 1 – 14
Go, tell it on the mountain (100CC 30)

Tomorrow morning we sing:
O Come all you faithful
Child in the manger
Good Christian men rejoice
Joy to the world

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