Therese’s Carols for Las Posadas

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(Go to Las Posadas – Advent Novena Pageant – December 16-24)

1. Away in the Manger
2. Ave Maria
3. Alma Redemptoris Mater
4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
5. O Come All Ye Faithful/Adeste Fideles
6. O Come Divine Messiah
7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
8. People, Look East
9. Silent night
10. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
11. Ye Clouds of Heaven

Microsoft Publisher 2010 production file for lyrics


1. Away in a manger Video | Audio
Away in a manger,
no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus
laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus
asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh.

Be near me Lord Jesus I ask thee to stay.
Close by me forever, And love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children, In thy tender care.
And take them to heaven, To be with thee there.

avemariagregorian2. Ave Maria Video | Audio
Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesu
Sancta Maria mater Dei
ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in ora mortis nostrae.
Amen.

almaredemptorismater3. Alma Redemptoris Mater Video | Audio
Alma Redemptoris Mater,
quae per via caeli porta manes,
et stella maris,
succurre cadenti,
surgere qui curat, populo:
tu quae genuisti,
natura mirante,
tuum sanctum Genitorem
Virgo prius ac posterius,
Gabrielis ab ore
Sumens illud Ave,
peccatorum miserere.

4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Video | Audio
Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.

By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

5. O Come All Ye Faithful/Adeste Fideles Video | Audio
O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him, Born the King of angels;

(Chorus)
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O Come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God In the highest;
(Chorus)

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing;
(Chorus)

6. O Come Divine Messiah Video | Audio
O come, divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph, And sadness flee away.

Refrain:
Dear Savior haste;
Come, come to earth,
Dispel the night and show your face,
And bid us hail the dawn of grace.
O come, divine Messiah!
The world in silence waits the day
When hope shall sing its triumph,
And sadness flee away.

O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come break the captive fetters;
Redeem the long-lost fold.

Refrain

You come in peace and meekness,
And lowly will your cradle be;
All clothed in human weakness
Shall we your Godhead see.

Refrain

7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Video | Audio
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave.

Refrain

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight!

Refrain

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Refrain

O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud, and majesty, and awe.

Refrain

8. People, Look East Video | Audio
People look east The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the guest, is on the way.

Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
One more seed is planted there:
Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
That in course the flower may flourish.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the rose, is on the way.

Birds, though you long have ceased to build,
Guard the nest that must be filled.
Even the hour when wings are frozen
God for fledging time has chosen.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the bird, is on the way.

Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the star, is on the way.

Angels, announce with shouts of mirth
Christ who brings new life to earth.
Set every peak and valley humming
With the word, the Lord is coming.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Lord, is on the way.

9. Silent night Video | Audio
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

10. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came Video | Audio
The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame:
“All hail to thee, O lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favored lady.”
Gloria!

“For know a blessed mother thou shalt be,
All generations laud and honor thee;
Thy son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold,
Most highly favored lady.”
Gloria!

Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head;
“To me be as it pleaseth God,” she said.
“My soul shall laud and magnify God’s holy name.”
Most highly favored lady.”
Gloria!

Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say:
“Most highly favored lady.”
Gloria!

11. Ye Clouds of Heaven Video | Audio
Ye Clouds of heaven open wide
And once again this Adventide
Rain down the Savior from above
Who comes to teach his way of love.
Behold a virgin bearing Him
who comes to save us from our sin
The prophets cry “Prepare His Way!”
Make straight His path to Christmas Day.

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