CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Combined Youth Chorus members Jett Johnson, Megan Underwood, Keeley Schloss and Karl Macasaet are ready for the 2019 Kingaroy Town Carols on Sunday, December 1. Photo: Contributed
CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Combined Youth Chorus members Jett Johnson, Megan Underwood, Keeley Schloss and Karl Macasaet are ready for the 2019 Kingaroy Town Carols on Sunday, December 1. Photo: Contributed

FULL GUIDE: Kingaroy Christmas Carols

CHRISTMAS cheer will be heard throughout Kingaroy this afternoon as the community gathers for the annual Kingaroy Town Carols.

The 2019 Community Christmas Carols will be held in the Kingaroy Town Hall from 6pm on Sunday, December 1.

It will feature local talent, including a community choir of 60 voices, from school-aged children to adults.

Food stalls will kick off the event from 5pm in the town hall forecourt, before the carols begin.

Here’s the full program below:

1. Look to the Light

2. Angels We Have Heard on High

3. O Little Town of Bethlehem

4. Reindeer Pokey

5. Deck the Halls

6. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night

7. O Come All Ye Faithful

8. A Christmas Fantasy for Jazz Band

9. Mary Did You Know

10. Away in a Manger

11. Silent Night

12. Oh Holy Night

13. The First Noel

14. Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star

15. We Three Kings

16. The Little Drummer Boy

17. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

18. Go Tell it on the Mountain

19. Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah

20. Joy to the World

21. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

PROUD WINNERS: Winners of last year’s Christmas lights competition, Ivy St residents Geoff and Veronica Hartwig, with mayor Keith Campbell. Photo: Matt Collins
PROUD WINNERS: Winners of last year’s Christmas lights competition, Ivy St residents Geoff and Veronica Hartwig, with mayor Keith Campbell. Photo: Matt Collins

Have you got your Christmas lights display set up?

Judging for the Santa Claus Lane will be from Monday, December 2, to Monday, December 9.

In the spirit of community carols, here are some of the lyrics to the carols so you can sing along:

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why these songs of happy cheer?

What great brightness did you see?

What glad tidings did you hear?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see

Christ whose birth the angels sing,

Come, adore on bended knee,

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting Light

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight

O morning stars together

Proclaim the holy birth

And praises sing to God the King

And Peace to men on earth

For Christ is born of Mary

And gathered all above

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wondering love.

How silently, how silently

The wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of His Heaven.

No ear may hear his coming,

But in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive him still,

The dear Christ enters in.

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night

While shepherds watched

Their flocks by night

All seated on the ground

The angel of the Lord came down

And glory shone around

“To you in David’s Town this day

Is born of David’s line

The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign.”

“The heavenly Babe You there shall find

To human view displayed

And meanly wrapped in swaddling-clothes

And in a manger laid.”

Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels praising God, who thus

Addressed their joyful song

“All glory be to God on high

And to the earth be peace;

Goodwill henceforth from Heaven to men

Begin and never cease!”

Kingaroy Bunnings store manager Chris Carter with Nancy Ryder from Share the Dignity. Photo: Madeline Grace
Kingaroy Bunnings store manager Chris Carter with Nancy Ryder from Share the Dignity. Photo: Madeline Grace

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Oh 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!

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 Heaven above.

Glory to God, in the Highest;

Joyful and triumphant

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 be 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

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger

No crib for His bed

The little Lord Jesus

Lay down His sweet head

The stars in the sky

Look 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 side

‘Til 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 take us to Heaven

To live with Thee there

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin, Mother, 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

Heavenly 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 They birth

XMAS SPIRIT: Cr Kathy Duff and Graham House appeal co-ordinator Lauren Ryan with the ladies who run the Murgon Target putting the first present for the appeal under the Christmas tree.
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Oh Holy Night

O holy night the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Saviour’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 world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new glorious morn

Fall on your knees, O hear the angels’ voices

O night divine, O night when Christ was born

O night divine. o night, O night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming

With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand;

Led by the light of a star sweetly beaming

Here comes the Wise Men from the Orient land;

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger

In all our trials born to be our friend

He know our need,

to our weakness no stranger

Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Behold your King; before Him bend

The First Noel

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!

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!

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,

That hath made Heaven and Earth of naught,

And with His blood mankind has bought.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!

We Three Kings

We three kings of orient are,

Bearing gifts we traverse afar

Field and fountain, moor and mountain,

Following yonder star.

Chorus:

Oh, star of wonder, star of night,

Star with royal beauty bright.

Westward leading, still proceeding,

Guide with thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,

Gold I bring to crown him again

King for ever, ceasing never

Over us all to reign.

Chorus

Frankincense to offer have I, incense owns a Deity nigh

Pray’r and praising, all men raising,

Worship him, God most high, oh

Chorus

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume

Breathes of life of gathering gloom

Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying

Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

Chorus

Glorious now behold rise

King and God our Sacrifice

Alleluia, Alleluia

Earth to the heav’n replies

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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!

Christ, by highest heaven adored:

Christ, the everlasting Lord;

Late in time behold him come,

Offspring of the favoured one.

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;

Hail, th’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 son of earth,

Born to give them second birth.

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 world, the Saviour 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.

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