9 Lessons and Carols


Introit:                               “Magnificat in C minor”

George Dyson (1883-1964)

The Opening Hymn:          Irby “Once in Royal David’s City”

First Lesson:                     Genesis 3: 3-15

Carol:                               “For Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth”

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Second Lesson:                Genesis 22: 15-18

Carol:                               “Hark! A Herald Voice is Calling” tune: LEINAD

Daniel Cooper (b. 1997)

Third Lesson:                    Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7

Carol:                               “The People That Walked in Darkness…”

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Carol:                               “Unto Us is Born a Son”

Piae Cantiones, 1582, Arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015)

Fourth Lesson:                  Isaiah 11: 1-9

Carol:                               Sans Day Carol

John Rutter (b. 1945)

Hymn:                              Silent Night

Fifth Lesson:                     Luke 1: 26-38

Carol:                               “For behold, a virgin shall conceive…”

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Carol:                               “Angels’ Carol”   (all sopranos and altos)

John Rutter (b. 1945)

Sixth Lesson:                    Luke 2:1-7

Offertory Hymn:                The First Noel

Seventh Lesson:               Luke 2: 8-16

Carol:  1. “There were shepherds abiding in the field…”2. “And lo, the angel came upon them…” 3.“And the angel said unto them…” 4. “And suddenly there was with the angel…” 5. “Glory to God”

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Eight Lesson:                    Matthew 2: 1-11

Carol:                               “Star Carol”

John Rutter (b. 1945)

Ninth Lesson:                    John 1: 1-14

Carol:                               “O Holy Night”

Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

Hymn:                              Adeste Fideles  “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Carol:                               “Magnificat in C Major”

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)