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CHRISTMAS PRAISE - 25 DECEMBER 2019

Praise

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 - 60 minutes

A traditional celebration of the Birth of Jesus in Bible verses, poetry and some of the most beautiful carols and seasonal music. In the space of one hour you will hear :

Once in Royal David's City (The Choirboys)

Bible Reading - Isaiah Ch9 Vs 1-7 read by David Suchet

For Unto Us Child Is Born (from Handel's Messiah, performed by the Glasgow Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Bible Reading - Isaiah Ch9 11 Vs 1-9 read by David Suchet

Unto Us Is Born A Son (Huddersfield Choral Society)

Bible Reading - Luke Chapter 1 - The Annunciation - read by David Suchet

The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came (Celtic Christmas Collection)

Bible Reading - Luke tells of the Birth of Jesus - read by David Suchet

The Nativity Carol (John Rutter - performed by the Clare College Singers and Orchestra)

Poem - Mary's Burden by Eleanor Farjeon - read by Anne Clarke

Coventry Carol (Celtic Christmas Collection)

Poem - BC - AD by U.A. Fanthorpe - read by Anne Clarke

O Little Town of Bethlehem (The Coventry Singers and The St Michael Singers)

Bible Reading - Luke Chapter 1 - The angels appear to the shepherds - read by David Suchet

The First Nowell (Choir of Royal Holloway - arrangement from Winter Songs by Ola Gjeilo)

Bible Reading - Luke Chapter 1 - The shepherds go to the manger - read by David Suchet

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night (The Coventry Singers and The St Michael Singers)

Bible Reading - Gospel of Matthew - The coming of the Kings - read by David Suchet

Poem - Kings Came Riding by Charles William - read by Anne Clarke

We Three Kings of Orient Are (The Coventry Singers and The St Michael Singers)

Bible Reading - The Gospel of Matthew - The Kings are warned about Herod - read by David Suchet

Poem - Innocent's Song by Charles Causley - read by Anne Clarke

In The Bleak Midwinter - Instrumental by Peddyr Cubberley (whistles) and Mera Royle (Harp)

with poem - A Christmas Carol - by Christina Rossetti read by Anne Clarke

Poem - Oxen by Thomas Hardy - read by Anne Clarke

Tra Va Ruggit Creest - Manx Carol by Curjin Cooidjak

Poem - What The Donkey Saw by U.A. Fanthorpe - read by Anne Clarke

Silent Night (The Coventry Singers and The St Michael Singers

Poem - Cathedral Carol Service by Wendy Cope read by Anne Clarke

O Come All Ye Faithful - sung by Susan Boyle