Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols songbook

While enjoying the Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols, sing along to your favourite festive songs with the lyrics from our songbook. 

Songs include:

Ruldolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Words and music by Johnny Marks

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games
Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say
“Rudolph, with your nose so bright
Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Then how the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You’ll go down in history”

(Repeat from the top)

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Jingle Bells

Words and music by James Lord Pierpont.

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Hey, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

(Repeat from the top)

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We Three Kings of Orient Are

Music and words by John Henry Hopkins Jr.

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

Chorus:

O star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light
Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

(Repeat chorus)

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Pray’r and praising, all men raising,
Worship him, God most high, oh

(Repeat chorus)

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

(Repeat chorus)

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Earth to heav’n replies

(Repeat chorus)

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Christmas Waltz

Music and words by John Williamson.

I don’t want a thing for Christmas’
I already have your love
Just be here beside me in the Summer
Surely that’s more than enough
Come out on the porch, hear them singing
I think I can hear Noel
Just feeling the spirit of Christmas
On the night we remember well
There you were beneath the stars
My eyes could not believe
That was the night we fell in love
And it was on Christmas Eve
Oh what a diamond memory
Oh what a crystal night
You came to me like a Valentine
By the flickering candlelight
So I don’t want a thing for Christmas’
I already have your love
Just be here beside me in the Summer
Surely that’s more than enough
Come out on the porch, hear them singing
I think I can hear Noel
Just feeling the spirit of Christmas
On the night we remember well
Just feeling the spirit of Christmas
On the night we remember well

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Silent Night

Words by Joseph Mohr. Music by Franz Xaver Gruber.

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
Heav’nly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour 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

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O Come All Ye Faithfull

Words by John Francis Wade. Translated by Frederick Oakley. Music by John Reading.

O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord
Yea Lord, we greet thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus, to thee by glory giv’n
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord
Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of Heav’n above
Glory to God
In the highest
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

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O Holy Night

Music by Adolphe Adam. Words by Placide Cappeau.

Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine, Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine, Oh night, Oh night divine
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!
His Name forever praise we
Noel, Noel, Oh night, Oh night divine
Noel, Noel, Oh night, Oh holy night

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year

Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
Oh bring us some figgy pudding
And bring some out here

We won’t go till we’ve got some
We won’t go till we’ve got some
And we won’t go till we’ve got some
So bring some out here

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year

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Last updated:4 December 2019