Christmas: what we will sing

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Join us for Christmas at Sacred Heart Church.

Christmas Eve (8pm) First Mass of Christmas
112 O come O come Emmanuel
Verse 1 – solo, 2 – women, 3 – men, 4 – all, 5 – women, 6 – men, 7 – all
Like A Candle Flame
Like a candle flame, flick’ring small in our darkness. Uncreated light shines through human eyes. R/. God is with us, alleluia, come to save us alleluia, alleluia! 2. Stars and angels sing, yet the earth sleeps in shadows; can this tiny spark set a world on fire? R/….. 3. Yet his light shall shine from our lives, Spirit blazing, as we touch the flame of his holy fire. R/…..
O Little town of Bethlehem
1. 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.
2. O sad and troubled Bethlehem we hear your longing cry For peace and justice to be born and cruel oppression die. How deep your need for that great gift of love in human form, Let Christ in you be seen again and hearts by hope made warm.
3. While morning stars and evening stars shine out in your dark sky, despair now stalks your troubled streets where innocents still die. And Jesus child of Mary, whose love will never cease, Feels even now your pain and fear, longs with you for your peace.
4. Amazingly and lovingly Jesus, the child has come and brought to birth through human pain, makes broken hearts his home. He comes to comfort all who weep, to challenge every wrong And living with the weak and poor, becomes their hope, their song.
134 The Sussex Carol
159 O come all ye faithful
522 Storrington Penitential Rite
532 Storrington Gloria
Psalm: Today a Saviour is born to us, he is Christ the Lord
Gospel acclamation: Celtic. Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Gifts: 152 Unto us is born a Son
Holy, holy: 584 Storrington
585 Memorial Acclamation
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
128 Once in Royal David’s City (verse 1 solo, 2nd verse all, 3rd verse women, 4th verse men)
Born in the Night
1. (solo) Born in the night, Mary’s child, a long way from your home;
Coming in need, Mary’s child, born in a borrowed room
2. (all) Clear shining light, Mary’s child, your face lights up our way.
Light of the world, Mary’s child, dawn on our darkened day.
3. (all) Hope of the world, Mary’s child, you’re coming soon to reign;
King of the earth, Mary’s child, walk in our streets again
Night of Silence/ 136 Silent Night
Spirit among us, shine like the star,
Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar,
Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely,
Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love,
Star unknowing of night and day,
Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
…Silent Night
155 Hark the Herald

Christmas Day (9.30am)
Gathering song:
R/. Come and join the celebration,
It’s a very special day.
Come and share our jubilation;
There’s a new King born today.
1. See the shepherds hurry down to Bethlehem
Gaze in wonder, at the Son of God who lay before them R/…
2. Wise men journey, led to worship by a star.
Kneel in homage, bringing precious gifts from lands afar. So … R/.
3. God is with us, round the world his message bring.
He is with us. Welcome! All the bells on earth are pealing. R/…..
Penitential Rite: 522 Storrington Mass
Spoken verses and sung response – repeat after the cantor
Glory to God: 532 Storrington Mass
LITURGY OF THE WORD
Psalm 95: sung. R/. Today a Saviour is born to us. He is Christ the Lord
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic . Cantor: I bring you news of great joy, Today a Saviour is born. He is Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Preparation of the gifts: 137 Away in a manger (first verse children only)
Holy, Holy: 584 Storrington Mass
Memorial acclamation: 585 Storrington Mass
Doxology: Traditional All: Amen
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion:
128 Once in Royal David’s City
(verse 1 solo, 2nd verse all, 3rd verse women, 4th verse men)
Raise a song of gladness, peoples of the earth.
Christ has come bringing peace, joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
Alleluia, alleluia! Joy to every heart.
Night of Silence/ 136 Silent Night
Spirit among us, shine like the star,
Your light that guides shepherds and kings from afar,
Shimmer in the sky so empty, lonely,
Rising in the warmth of your Son’s love,
Star unknowing of night and day,
Spirit we wait for your loving Son.
…Silent Night
Closing song: 155 Hark the Herald

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