Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Traditional French Carol
Janet Drew
2006-11-00
Traditional Appalachian Carol, lyrics by Janet Drew

Lyrics

Come Draw near and rest here

On this Wintry night

May your heart find His peace

This blessed Christmas time.

 

Come draw near to the Child

On this Holy night

For our God has come

to us this Christmas time

Little Child so Holy

Bringing perfect peace

God incarnate dwelling

Setting captives free

 

Come draw near to the Child

On this Holy night

For our Hope has come

To us this Christmas time

This blessed Christmas time.

Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Greensleeves, traditional tune. Words by William DIx

Lyrics

What Child is this who laid to rest

On Mary's lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping

 

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring Him laude

The babe, the son of Mary

 

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh

Come rich and poor to own Him

The King of Kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone Him

Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Traditional Appalachian Melody
Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Janet Drew

Lyrics

Silent, sacred night, dark and wintry hush

I have seen the rising of light and shadow

Swept across the sky, emblazoned in the night

Cast upon the heavens, brilliant, shining

Filling my soul with wonder, filling my soul with hope

 

Chorus:

Starlight, Shining through the ages

Starlight, illumining our darkness

The Light of Life has come

 

Wisemen and the shepherds following the star

Through the darkness guiding to the Savior

How far do we travel, and how long must we search

To finally find the Light of Life?  Hope is rising,

Filling my soul with wonder, filling my soul with hope

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Silent, sacred night, dark and wintry hush

I have seen the rising of Light.

Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Traditional English Carol

Lyrics

The first Noel, the angels did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep

On a cold winter's night that was so deep

 

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel

 

When they looked up and saw the star

Shining in the East that was so far

And to the earth it gave great light

And so it continued both day and night

Janet Drew
2006-12-00
Music by Johnny Marks, Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Lyrics

I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old familiar carols play

And wild and sweet, their words repeat

Of peace on earth goodwill to men

 

And in despair I bowed my head

There is no peace on earth I said

For hate is strong, and mocks the song

Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.

 

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep

God is not dead, nor does He sleep

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

With peace on earth, goodwill to men.