DEAR PARENTS & TEACHERS…

We are excited to have the children participate in this year’s Christmas Carol Service! Our Carol Service which will take place at 10.30am on Sunday 23rd December at Botley School.

This year, the children will be performing two songs, and we need your help! The two songs are “For God So Loved the World”, and “Go Tell it on the Mountain”. The children will be learning and practicing these songs during Sunday School on 2/12, 9/12 and 16/12, but it would be great if you could help them practice at home too!

To help you help them, below you will find audio tracks and lyrics for each of the two songs. Both are also available to download. Please practice with them as often as you can!

Thank you for your help & God bless you!

Amber & Victoria


1/FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD by Josh Rios

LYRICS

Verse 1
It’s not about the presents, it’s not about the tree
It’s about the gift of Jesus, who died for you and me
So I’ll tell it on the mountain, sing the angel’s song
Singing Holy is the Lord God, who was and is to come

Chorus
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that
Whoever would believe in, would believe in Him
Would not perish but have everlasting life and…
He gave His life for me, this is what Christmas means to me

Verse 2
He was born to save the world, He became a sacrifice
He took all the sins upon Him on the cross He bled and died
Then He rose up three days later and He lives inside of me
His kingdom reigns forever, only Jesus Christ is King

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For unto us a Child was born, unto us a Son was given
And His name shall be called 
Wonderful, Counsellor, Almighty God, Prince of Peace

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He gave His life for me, this what Christmas means to me


2/Go Tell it on the Mountain by Tommy Walker

LYRICS

Chorus
Go tell it on the mountain over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born
(repeat)

Verse 1
While shepherd kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens, there shone a Holy Light

Verse 2
And lo, when they had seen it, they all bowed down and prayed
They traveled on together to where the Babe was laid

Verse 3
The shepherds feared and trembled when lo above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Saviour’s birth

Verse 4
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born
And brought us God’s salvation that blessed Christmas morn