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DECEMBER 2014 / ANNUAL REPORT MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
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A Scandinavian Christmas
Sing-Along Texts
Christmas Medley
Jingle Bells
Refrain:
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh!
Dashing through the snow,
In a one-horse open sleigh;
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright;
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight! (Oh,)
Refrain
—James Lord Pierpont
Joy to the World
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing.
—Isaac Watts
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King”;
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
—Edmund Sears
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 th’ angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
—Charles Wesley
Silent Night
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.
—Josef Mohr
Away in a Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His
sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked
down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
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.
—Anonymous
Deck the Hall
Deck the hall 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.
—Traditional
O Come, All Ye Faithful
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;
Refrain:
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;
Refrain
—John Francis Wade
Jeg er så glad hver Julekveld,
for da ble Jesus født,
da lyste stjernen som en sol,
og engler sang så søtt.
I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth;
Then like the sun the star shone forth,
And angels sang on earth.
The little child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down fromheav’n above
To help a world in need.
I am so glad each Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens now for ev’ry child
The palace of the King.
—Marie Wexelsen
translated by Peter Andrew Sveeggen
Jeg er så glad hver Julekveld (I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve)
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