Carols by the Lake is proudly
hosted by The Link Church


Join us for our Christmas Day service - 9:15am at Uniting Venues Elanora,
19a Wesley Street, Elanora Heights.

The service will be outdoors - BYO chair and/or picnic rug!

The Link Church is all about passion, purpose and people. A Church focused on community, relevance and service. A Church so inclusive, relaxed and well-formed within its culture, friendly, welcoming, simple and active. A Church passionate about seeing the purposes of God fulfilled in people’s lives.

Check our website to find out more, including our weekly service times and locations.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles away
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
They gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bow
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing over the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

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

See Him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

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 the 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

O holy Child of Bethlehem descend to us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell
O come to us abide with us our lord Emanuel

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 hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the angels sing
Hark the angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Christ by highest heaven adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of a virgin's womb

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate deity
Pleased as Man with man to dwell
Jesus our Emmanuel

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

Jingle Bells

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
Over the fields we go laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

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Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

We Three Kings

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

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

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and sacrifice
Heaven sings Alleluia
Alleluia earth replies

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 heaven and nature sing

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

No more let sin and sorrow grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the earth 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 and wonders of his love

Mary Did You Know

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Would someday walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy
Has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy
Has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby
You've kissed the face of God

The blind will see
The deaf will hear
The dead will live again
The lame will leap
The dumb will speak
The praises of the Lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy
Is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy
Will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy
Is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the Great I Am

Jingle Bell Rockin' Rudolph Medley

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas Party Hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
And we'll do some carolling

You will get a sentimental feeling
When you hear
Voices singing Let's be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin' merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

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 all the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air

What a bright time it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feat
That's the jingle bell rock

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry
You’d better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list and checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry
You’d better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

Donations go to Link Community Care

The object of Link Community Care is to provide direct relief from poverty, suffering, misfortune and distress on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and surrounding communities in NSW and Australia. One of the ways we do this is through Link Community Food Care.

The Link Community Food Care Program provides affordable groceries, fruit and vegetables at a low recovery fee.

Services can be accessed by any low income earner and holder of a Centrelink benefit card. Registration is conducted at the location and secondary identification (eg. drivers licence) will be required.

Open every Friday, 10am-1pm
(except public holidays)
Cromer Community Centre
150 Fisher Road North, Cromer
And on the road with our Mobile Food Care Service

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The First Noel

The first Noel the angel 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 all 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

Now let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
Who brought forth heaven and earth from nought
And with his blood mankind has bought

My heart has found no greater love
Than a King who would offer his only son
To save us all from the shadow of sin
Oh light of the world may our praise never end

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 you Lord Jesus look down from the sky
And stay by my side until 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 the virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in Heavenly peace, sleep

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 loves pure light
Radiant beams from thy Holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at thy birth
Jesus Lord at thy birth

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone I’ve been set free
My God my saviour has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love amazing Grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine

O 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
'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world 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

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
And we shall ever praise Him
His power and glory evermore proclaim
O Night divine
O night, O night divine

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