Music - Saturday, 25 December 2021 – Christmas Day

Introduction

There are extra music suggestions provided for both Proper 2 and Proper 3.

Top 4 Public Domain

If you enjoy traditional hymn singing or your congregation does not have a copyright license, Mark Simpfendorfer from the Music and Song team recommends the following:

Proper 2: LHB 29 Come your hearts and voices raising - Backing track
Proper 2: LHS 625 Christians awake - Backing track
Proper 2: LHS 632 Once in royal David’s city - Backing track
Proper 2: LHS 627 Joy to the World - Backing track
Proper 3: LHB 487 Wake awake for night is flying - Backing track
Proper 3: LHS 822 God has spoken - Backing track
Proper 3: LHS 633 O Little town of Bethlehem - Backing track
Proper 3: O Come All Ye Faithful – LHB 34 - Backing track

Top 5 All Together/LHS Songs

There are many great songs and hymns to choose from each week. This list has been compiled by Mark Simpfendorfer from the Commission on Worship's Music and Song team. Please make sure you check the copyright on any songs you use.

Proper 2: LHS 733 Daughter of Zion - Backing track
Proper 2: LHB 29 Come your hearts and voices raising - Backing track
Proper 2: LHB 625 Christians Awake - Backing track
Proper 2: LHS 632 Once in royal David’s city - Backing track
Proper 2: LHS 627 Joy to the World - Backing track
Proper 3: LHB 487 Wake awake for night is flying - Backing track
Proper 3: LHS 822 God has spoken - Backing track
Proper 3: LHS 633 O Little town of Bethlehem - Backing track
Proper 3: AT 141 (blue) Born in the night (CCLI, One Licence)
Proper 3: LHS 783 Christ is the world’s light (CCLI, One Licence)

Top 4 Contemporary Music Suggestions for this week

Please note, the hyperlinked Youtube clips are provided to give you a sense of how music can be performed or for personal use. You must always obtain permission from the creators of the music videos and the creators of the song before using clips in worship, unless permission is explicitly stated beneath the video.

Glory (Let There Be Peace)- Matt Maher - CCLI by Chris Stevens, Matt Maher, Rachel Taylor Popadic
Light Of The World - Lauren Daigle - CCLI by Lauren Daigle, Paul Duncan, Paul Mabury
O Holy Night - The Sing Team - CCLI by Brian Eichelberger, John Sullivan, Dwight Placide Cappeau
Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) - Phil Wickham - CCLI by George Frideric Handel, Isaac Watts, Phil Wickham

Song/Hymn suggestions based on the Lectionary readings

Some LHS hymns have modernised lyrics. Click on underlined hymns to see the new lyrics.

Please click here to go to the Modernised Hymns page.

G3, G4 . . . = Guitar chords available in the Music Package 3, 4 . .ro.; GS = Guitar chords in the Supplement to LH

First Reading: Isaiah 62:6-12

LHS

733         Daughter of Zion G6
737         Prepare the royal highway G4

AT

221         They were waiting (CCLI, One Licence)
434         Sing out with joy (CCLI)

 

TIS

279         The king of glory comes (v 1)
346         Prepare the royal highway

First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10

LHS

243         How beauteous are their feet* G5
487         Wake, awake for night is flying (v 2)* G6

AT

TIS

266         Wake, awake for night is flying (v 2)

Second Reading: Titus 3:4-7

LHS

20          O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee* G4
21          Of the father’s love begotten G7
29          Come, your hearts and voices raising* G4
154    Amazing love that rent the heavens asunder* G4
510         May the grace of Christ our Saviour G7
828         I am baptised – O blessed day GS
831         O baptised people, one and all G3

 

AT

316         From the air and from the light (CCLI, One Licence)

 

TIS

290         Of the Father’s love begotten
297       Come, your hearts and voices raising
777         May the grace of Christ our Saviour

 

Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4(5-12)

LHS

20          O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee* G4
21          Of the Father’s love begotten G7
822         God has spoken by his prophets G6

AT

244         We have seen the Word of Life (CCLI, One Licence)

TIS

113         Now to the Lord a noble song
158         God has spoken by his prophets
290         Of the Father’s love begotten
308         To us a child of noble birth

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

LHS

20          O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee* G4
23          From heaven above to earth I come* G4
24          All my heart this night rejoices (vv 1,4-6) G7
25          To shepherds as they watched* G4
29          Come, your hearts and voices raising* G4
33          Hark! the herald angels sing G4
34          O come, all ye faithful G7
46     Angels from the realms of glory (vv 1,2) G7
624    While shepherds watched their flocks by night G7
625    Christians, awake, salute the happy morn G7
626    Come hither, ye children* G7
628         The happy Christmas comes once more G4
629   Silent night, holy night G7
630         O thou holiest, O thou happiest G7
632         Once in royal David’s city G7
633         O little town of Bethlehem G4
634         Away in a manger G7
741   Infant holy G7
742   Jesus, tiny Jesus GS
744         The first Nowell G7
746         What child is this GS

 

AT

128         I am the light of the world (CCLI, One Licence)
141         Born in the night (CCLI, One Licence)
317         Glory, glory, glory (Public Domain)
318         Glory to God (Public Domain)
338         God in human shoes (v 1 and chorus) (Please use freely for religious purposes, with the following acknowledgement: © Matthew Thiele, 1997. Used with permission from Matthew Thiele.)
371         Singing glory

TIS

292         Infant holy
296         From heaven above
297         Come, your hearts and voices raising
299         While shepherds watched their flocks by night
300         On Christmas night
301         The first Nowell
303         Hark! the herald angels sing
304         O come, all ye faithful
306         Christians awake, salute the happy morn
309         Angels from the realms of glory
311         Silent night
312         Once in royal David’s city
316         O little town of Bethlehem
318         Away in a manger
323         Born in the night
330         O how joyfully (vv 1,2)
773         Glory to God (Taize)

Gospel Reading: John 1:1-14

LHS

19          Come, Thou Saviour of our race * G4
20          O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee * G4
21          Of the Father’s love begotten G7
26          Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men  G4
31          Arise, my soul, sing joyfully * G7
33          Hark! the herald angels sing G4
34          O come, all ye faithful  G7
632         Once in royal David’s city G7
633         O little town of Bethlehem G4
783         Christ is the world’s light G6
822         God has spoken by his prophets G6

AT

128         I am the Light of the world (CCLI, One Licence)
132         Lift this Child to the sun (CCLI, One Licence)
141         Born in the night (CCLI, One Licence)
217         Shine, Jesus, shine (CCLI, One Licence)
244         We have seen the Word of life (CCLI, One Licence)
329         This kingdom (CCLI, One Licence)
431         Goodness is stronger than evil (contact Ateliers et Presses de Taizé  – see Copyright Listing document for details)

TIS

158         God has spoken by his prophets
246         Christ is the world’s light
255         O Laughing Light, O first-born of creation
258         Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour
290         Of the Father’s love begotten
295         Saviour of the nations, come
298         Let all together praise our God
300         On Christmas night all Christians sing
303         Hark! the herald angels sing
304         O come, all ye faithful
305         Let earth and heaven combine
312         Once in royal David’s city
316         O little town of Bethlehem
323         Born in the night
497         Let all mortal flesh keep silence
675         Lord, the light of your love (Shine, Jesus, shine)

Other Suitable Hymns and Songs: 'Glory to God in the highest'

LHS

136         All glory be to God on high* G7
895         Glory be to God in heaven G6

AT

317         Glory, glory, glory (Public Domain_
318         Glory to God (Public Domain)
431         Glory to God (contact Ateliers et Presses de Taizé  – see Copyright Listing document for details)

TIS

142         Glory be to God the Father
221         Glory to God on high
773         Gloria, gloria, in excelsis Deo
775         Gloria, gloria, gloria

Psalms

PSALM 98

The following paraphrase of Psalm 98 by David Schütz may be sung to the tune Wir pflügen (‘We plough the fields and scatter’, LH 563, TIS 130). If reproducing this version, please put ‘Words (c) David Schütz’ at the beginning or the end of the psalm.

 Sing to the Lord a new song,
great wonders he has done!
For he has shown the victory
his mighty power has won.
The ends of earth have all seen
the saving acts of God.
Let all the earth shout praises;
ring out your song with joy!

Sing the Lord a new song,
from earth to heaven above:
‘Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia.’

Sing psalms and play the harp, and
with music praise the Lord!
Come, blow the trumpet! Sound the horn!
Acclaim the Lord your King!
Let seas and all that fills them,
with earth rise up and roar,
let rivers clap their hands, and
let hills ring out their joy!

For musical settings of Psalm 98, see Psalm_98_p163.pdf ; Psalm_98_p164.pdf ; Psalm_98_p165.pdf

See also TIS 56 O sing a new song to the Lord and 57 Sing to the Lord a new song.

The chorus of ‘Sing a new song unto the Lord’ (ATA 150) by Dan Schutte is based on Psalm 98. The song could be used for the psalm, although the verses are not really a translation of the psalm itself.

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