2018 Christmas Cantata

2018 Christmas Cantata

The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating

Christ’s Birth

By Lloyd Larson

Presented to the glory of God by Hartwood Presbyterian Church on December 9, 2018

The Glory of Christmas

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

(Please sing when directed)

Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains, And the mountains in reply Echo back their joyous strains Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo!

(The Choir responds)
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
On Christmas Night, all Christians Sing Angels from the Realms of Glory



The Hope of Christmas

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (the time is drawing nigh)

The Promise of Christmas

Prepare the Way of the Lord!

The Wonder of Christmas

Child of Promise, Child of Love Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

The Majesty of Christmas

Angels are Singing, Heavens are Ringing, Jesus is Born Tonight!

(sung by the Children of Hartwood Presbyterian Church)

The Congregation Joins in a new song:

(Please stand as able and sing when directed)



Hark! The herald angels sing,“Glory to the newborn King!Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” Joyful, all ye nations rise,

Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic host proclaim, “Christ is Born in Bethlehem!” Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King”(remain standing as able)
The Children sing again: Jesus is Born tonight!
(Please join in singing)

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by,

Born that we no more may die, Born to raise us from the earth,

Born to give us second birth.


Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

The Mystery of Christmas

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Still, Still, Still
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

The Brilliance of Christmas

Offertory: Guide Us to the Perfect Light During the offertory, the ushers will collect our gifts and tithes

Response to Offertory: Hymn #28 in the Blue Hymnal, verse 2
Good Christian friends, Rejoice!

Good Christian friends, rejoice With heart and soul and voice; Now ye hear of endless bliss: Jesus Christ was born for this! He hath opened heaven’s door,


And we are blest forevermore, Christ was born for this! Christ was born for this!

The Glory of Christmas

Gloria , Hosanna in excelsis! He is Born, the Divine Christ Child

(Please sing when directed) 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! 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!
O sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!


Glory to God,
All glory in the highest!
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,(slower) O come, let us adore Him, Christ………the Lord!

(Please remain standing as able, as the choir concludes)

He is Born, the Divine Christ Child Gloria! Hosanna in excelsis! GLORIA!


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