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Welcome to Carols by the Lake, we hope you have a wonderful night. Merry Christmas from The Link Church! 

 

The event has grown from humble beginnings to now being a fantastic community event on the Northern Beaches. 'Carols by the Lake' is presented by Link Events and hosted by The Link Church. We wish to thank Northern Beaches Council for supporting the event and Pittwater RSL for being a major sponsor and providing the Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake!

Carols by the Lake is a free community event and we thank you for coming. If you would like to donate toward assisting a family in need this Christmas - that would be amazing too. Donations can be made at The Link InformationTent or via the donate button.

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

 

oooh oh oh

Oooh oh oh
 

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 
 

oooh oh oh

Oooh oh oh

 

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

 

Gloria in excelsis Deo   (drums)

Gloria in excelsis Deo  

Gloria in excelsis Deo 

Gloria in excelsis Deo
 

oooh oh oh

Oooh oh oh

oooh oh oh

Oooh oh oh

Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum (rum pum pum pum )
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum (rum pum pum pum )
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum (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, (rum pum pum pum )
When we come 


oh oh oh oh whao oh oh x2

 

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 (rum pum pum pum )
On my drum? 

oh oh oh oh whao oh oh x2


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

 

oh oh oh oh whao oh oh
       

rum pa pum pum!

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day,
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray;
 

O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

We’ll sing forever

We’ll sing of comfort and joy

We’ll sing forever

We’ll sing, we’ll sing

From God our heavenly Father
The blessed angels came.
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name:

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
the merry time of Christmas
is drawing on apace:

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year

With the kids jingle belling

And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"

It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the hap-happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

When friends come to call

It's the hap- happiest season of all

 

There'll be parties for hosting

Marshmallows for toasting

And carolling out in the snow

There'll be scary ghost stories

And tales of the glories of

Christmases long, long ago

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistltoeing

And hearts will be glowing

When love ones are near

It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be parties for hosting

Marshmallows for toasting

And carolling out in the snow

There'll be scary ghost stories

And tales of the glories of

Christmases long, long ago

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year

There'll be much mistltoeing

And hearts will be glowing

When love ones are near

It's the most wonderful time

It's the most wonderful time

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

It Came Upon a 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 and goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing

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: (Ho-Ho-ho)

"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!

 

Well Rudolph he didn't go for that
He said "I see through your silly games"
How could you look me in the face
When only yesterday you called me names?

 

Well all of the other reindeers man
Well they sure did feel ashamed
"Rudolph you know we're sorry,
We're truly gonna try to change"

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.

 

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.

Joy to the world, joy to the world

Joy joy joy joy to this broken world

Our saviour is here and with us

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come all ye faithful

Joyful and triumphant,
Oh 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

Glory in the highest

 

Chorus

       Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ooooh

Oh oh oh oh oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh ooooh

 

Yea Lord we greet thee

Born this happy morning

Jesus to thee be all glory given

Word of the Father

Now in flesh appearing

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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,

 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the Yuletide gay

From now on your troubles will be miles away

 

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, ooh

 

Through the years we all will be together and

If the fates allow

Hang a shining star upon the highest bow,

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 and

If the fates allow

Hang a shining star upon the highest bow

And have yourself a merry little Christmas

And have yourself a merry little Christmas

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow

In a one-horse open sleigh

o’er 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.

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh, O

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way,

Oh what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh.

 

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Tis the season to be jolly

Dorn we now our gay apparel

Fa la la la la la la la  bar

Sing the ancient yule tide carols

Fa la la la la la la la la

Jingle Bell Rock

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,)

(That's the jingle bell,)

That's the jingle bell rock.

Rockin' around the Christmas tree         Rock rock Christmas Tree

At the Christmas Party Hop                    Party hop

Mistletoe hung where you can see

Every couple tries to stop                      Bop shoop

 

Rockin' around the Christmas tree         Rock rock Christmas Tree

Let the Christmas spirit ring                   Spirit ring

Later we'll have some pumpkin pie

And we'll do some carolling                   Fa la la

 

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear (Oooh’s)

Voices singing, "Let's be jolly, (Oooh’s)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

 

Rockin' around the Christmas tree         Rock rock Christmas Tree

Have a happy holiday                             Holiday

Everyone dancin' merrily

In the new old-fashioned way

(last time only- New old fashioned)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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

Santa’s coming to town


He's making a list        
And checking it twice; 
Gonna find out            

Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

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

Santa’s coming to town

 

 

Santa Claus is coming to town,

Santa Claus is coming to town,

Santa Claus is coming to town,

Santa’s coming to town

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.

 

Ha -le-lu hallelujah x3

 

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.

 

Ha -le-lu hallelujah x3

     

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

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 herold 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.

           

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.

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.

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

 

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

 

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

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.

 

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.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel (Keep it light)
Shall come to thee, O Israel

 

O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

O come, desire of nations, bind

In one the hearts of all mankind

Bid Thou our sad divisions cease

And flood the earth with heavens perfect peace

And flood the earth with heavens perfect peace

And flood the earth with heavens perfect peace

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

We Three Kings

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

Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,

Gold I bring to crown Him again;
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign

O, star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

 

Glorious now behold Him arise,
King and God and sacrifice,
hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Sounds through the Earth and skies.

 

I’m gonna need, gonna need that perfect light

Yeah I’m gonna need gonna need that perfect light

Let your light shine

let your light x6

 

Star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.

Guide us to thy perfect light

Guide us to thy perfect light

 

Yeah I’m gonna need gonna need that perfect light

Let your light shine, let your light shine

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

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

His power and glory evermore proclaim

 

X2 He shall reign for ever and ever

He shall reign for ever and ever

He shall reign for ever and ever

He shall reign forever

 

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

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 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!

 

Oh Jesus our Lord and saviour

How can this be the high King of heaven

asleep in the straw

Oh Jesus our hope and salvation

The hope of the nations

asleep in this manger

 

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

 

Oh Jesus our Lord and saviour

How can this be the high King of heaven

asleep in the straw

Oh Jesus our hope and salvation

The hope of the nations

asleep in this manger

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