Town Carol Service 2015

HYMN Once in royal VV 1 & 2 solo/choir

Welcome and Bidding prayer

CAROL Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – Gardiner

First LESSON (Creation)

CAROL  O magnum Mysterium – Victoria

Second LESSON (The Fall)

HYMN God rest you, merry gentlemen

CAROL  Adam lay y bounden – Ord

Third LESSON (Prophecy of birth)

HYMN It came upon a midnight clear

CAROL  Hymn to the Virgin – Britten

Fourth LESSON (Kingdom of peace)

CAROL  Lux aurumque – Whitacre

Fifth LESSON (Annunciation)

HYMN O Little town

CAROL  Sussex Carol – arr. Philip Ledger

Sixth LESSON (Birth)

CAROL  Small wonder – Edwards

Seventh LESSON (Shepherds)

HYMN While Shepherds (tune: Ilkley Moor Baht’ at)

CAROL  Ding dong, merrily on high – Willcocks

Eighth LESSON (Magi)

CAROL  I wonder as I wander – arr. Rutter

Ninth LESSON (Gospel according to John)

HYMN O Come all ye faithful

Prayers and Blessing

HYMN Hark the herald