WaterFire Providence

A Christmas Waterfire

Music Program

December 14th, 2012

 

 

Please join us in singing songs of the season:

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6:30  Waterplace Stage

7:30  GTECH Bridge Overlook

8:30  Jackie’s Bridge Overlook

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Away in A Manger

 

Away in a manger,

No crib for His bed,

The little Lord Jesus

Laid down His sweet head.

The stars in the heavens

Looked down where He lay,

The little Lord Jesus

Asleep on the hay.

 

The cattle are lowing,

The poor Baby wakes,

But little Lord Jesus,

No crying He makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus;

Look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle

Till morning is nigh.

 

Be near me, Lord Jesus;

I ask Thee to stay

Close by me forever

And love me I pray!

Bless all the dear children

In Thy tender care,

And fit us for Heaven

To live with Thee there.

 

Away in a manger,

No crib for His bed,

The little Lord Jesus

Laid down His sweet head;

The stars in the heavens

Looked down where He lay,

The little Lord Jesus

Asleep on the hay

 


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

 

God rest ye merry gentlemen.
Let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our savior,
Was born on Christmas day.
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy! 

From God our heavenly father
The blessed angel came.
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same.
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy! 

Fear not said the angel
Let nothing you affright.
This day is born a savior
Of the pure virgin bright.
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's power and might.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy! 

 

Good King Wencelas

 

Good King Wenceslas looked out,

On the feast of Stephen.

When the snow lay round about,

Deep and crisp and even.

Rightly shown the moon that night,

Though the frost was cruel.

When a poor man came in sight,

Gathering winter fuel.

Hither, page, and stand by me.

If thou know it, telling,

Yonder peasant, who is he?

Where and what his dwelling?

Sire, he lives a good league hence,

Underneath the mountain.

Right against the forest fence

By Saint Agnes Fountain.

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine.

Bring me pine logs hither.

Thou and I will see him dine

When we bear them thither.

Page and monarch, forth they went,

Forth they went together.

Through the rude wind's wild lament

And the bitter weather.

Sire, the night is darker now,

And the wind blows stronger.

Fails my heart, I know not how,

I can go no longer.

Mark my footsteps, my good page,

Tread thou in them boldly.

Thou shalt find the winter's rage

Will freeze thy blood less coldly.


Deck the Halls

 

Deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!

Tis the season to be jolly.

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!


Don we now our gay apparel.

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol.

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!


See the blazing Yule before us

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!

Strike the harp and join the chorus

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!


Follow me in merry measure

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!

While I tell of Yuletide treasure

Fa la la la la; la la; la la!

 

 

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

 

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King.
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"


Joyful, all ye nations rise!
Join the triumph of the skies!
With angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"


Hark! the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ the everlasting Lord.
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the favored one.


Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel


Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"

Hail! the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.


Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

 

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"

 

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King"

 

 

Joy to the World

 

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 earth, the Savior reigns!

Let men 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!

 

 

Jingle Bells

 

Dashing thro' the snow,

In a one horse open sleigh,

O'er the hills we go,

Laughing all the way.

Bells on bob tail ring,

Making spirits bright.

Oh, what sport to ride and sing

A sleighing song to night.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way;

Oh! what joy it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way;

Oh! what joy it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.

 

A day or two ago

I tho't I'd take a ride.

And soon Miss Fannie Bright

Was seated by my side.

The horse was lean and lank

Misfortune seem'd his lot

He got into a drifted bank

And we - we got upsot.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way;

Oh! what joy it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way;

Oh! what joy it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.

 

 


 

Come all Ye Faithful   

 

Oh, come all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant.
Oh, come ye, Oh come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels.


Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultations,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;

Glory to God
Glory in the highest.


Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!

See how the shepherds,
Summoned to His cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze.

We too will thither
Bend our joyful footsteps.

Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!


Oh, Holy Night

 

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O 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!

 

Silver Bells

 

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

Dressed in holiday style

In the air there's a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing

Meeting smile after smile

And on every street corner you'll hear,


Silver bells, silver bells

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring a ling, hear them sing

Soon it will be Christmas day


Strings of street lights, even stop lights

Blink a bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch

This is Santa's big scene

And above all this bustle you'll hear,

 

Silver bells, silver bells

It's Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, hear them sing

Soon it will be Christmas day


The First Noel

 

The first Noel the angel did say.
Was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay.
In fields where they lay a’keeping their sheep 
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. 


Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.
Born is the King of Israel. 

They looked up and saw a star 
Shining in the east beyond them far.
And to the earth it gave great light 
And so it continued both day and night. 


Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.
Born is the King of Israel. 

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from the country far.
To seek for a King was their intent, 
And to follow the star wherever it went. 


Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.
Born is the King of Israel. 



White Christmas

 

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleighbells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleighbells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white.

 

 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

 

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,

In the lane, snow is glistening,

a beautiful sight,

We're happy tonight.

Walking in a winter wonderland.

 

Gone away is the blue bird,

Here to stay is a new bird

He sings a love song,

As we go along,

Walking in a winter wonderland.

 

In the meadow we can build a snowman,

And pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say, “Are you married ?”

We'll say, “No, man!”

But you can do the job when you’re in town.

 

Later on, we'll conspire,

As we dream by the fire.

To face unafraid,

The plans that we’ve made

Walking in a winter wonderland.