Saturday 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Also see readings selected for Christmas Day

Isaiah 9: 2-7

Community of Christ, who make the Cross your own (StF 681)
It came upon the midnight clear (StF 205)
O little town of Bethlehem (StF 213)

Psalm 96

Hymns echoing psalmist’s theme

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)
Sing we the King who is coming to reign (StF 185)
When a young unmarried couple (StF 220)

Titus 2: 11-14

* Love came down at Christmas (StF 210)
Night of peace: hail the holy child (StF 211)

Luke 2: 1-20

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (StF 191)
Angels, from the realms of glory (vv.1&2) (StF 190)
Beneath the paper wrappings (StF 192)
Born in the night, Mary’s child (StF 193)
Child of joy and peace (StF 194)
Cradled in a manger, meanly (StF 197)
Glory be to God on high (StF 199)
God is born among us (StF 200)
Good news, good news to you we bring (StF 201)
Heaven’s come so close tonight (website only)
I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside (StF 203)
In the bleak midwinter (StF 204)
It was on a starry night (StF 206)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (StF 591)
Let me tell you about a baby (StF 209)
Let my Saviour sleep (website only)
Like a candle flame, flickering small in our darkness (StF 176)
* Love came down at Christmas (StF 210)
Once in royal David’s city (StF 214)
Remembering Mary (website only)
See, amid the winter’s snow (StF 215)
See him lying in a bed of straw (StF 216)
Silent night, holy night (StF 217)
We do not look for angel choirs (website only)
We see the eyes of Mary shine (StF 219)
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (StF 221)
Who would think that what was needed (StF 222)
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