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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Some new "all age" Christmas Songs

My colleague and hymn writer Brenton Prigge, visit him at NewHymn, has written 2 lovely Christmas songs which will work well for All-Age worship or any intergenerational setting.

Ring the bells, Sing and tell
Words by Brenton Prigge © 2015
May be sung to Jingle Bells

Ring the bells, sing and tell everyone the news
Christmas is the birthday of a very special friend
Ring the bells, shout  and yell,  celebrate the news :
Jesus is the Christmas  gift our God with love did send. 

Shepherds with their sheep hear an angel’s yarn
Of a baby born in a back-yard barn
They have come to see, look what they have found
baby in a feed trough and the mum and dad so  proud. 


 Words by Brenton Prigge © 2011
 (May be sung to "Santa Clause is coming to town" J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie © 1934)

1.  No room in the Inn, so he was born in
a stable instead, a manger his bed:
what a messy way to be born!

2. Not much of a door, and straw on the floor
donkey dung too (I hope they wore shoes):
what a messy place to be born!

     A messy, messy business 
that long ago first Christmas 
It goes to show – and it's good to know - 
God is with us in the mess  

3.  When... it's going all wrong and life is a mess
gotta hold on, be certain of this:
God is not afraid of our mess.

4. When we're losing our way and we get it all wrong
then this is what gives us strength to go on:
God is not afraid of our mess. 

     A messy, messy business 
that long ago first Christmas 
It goes to show – and it's good to know - 
God is with us in the mess 

5.  The mess in our homes, the mess in our hearts,
messes we make or find as we go
God is not afraid of our mess  
God is with us here in the mess

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