Ring Out The Good News – 2015

The St. Peter Lutheran School Christmas Service is December 16th this year and it is approaching quickly!  I have put some of the song lyrics on this page to help with memorization.  Thank you for your help!
 
Ring Out the Good News (ALL children)
(RingOut  Accomaniment)

Refrain:

Ring out, ring out the Good News and

Sing out, sing out the Good News then

Bring out, bring out the Good News

This glorious Christmas time.

 

Come, strike, strike every bell ’cause there’s

Something, something to tell as you

Sing out, sing out the Good News

This glorious Christmas time.

 

K & 1st: We’ll chime in with angel chorus,

Turning each page one by one.

Glad tidings ringing for us,

New life has just begun.

Refrain

2nd – 4th : We stand here before you telling,

Hear our glad tidings unfold.

United voices swelling

Good News that must be told.

Refrain

5th – 8th: Dust off the brass bell and ring it;

Strike out with jubilant glee.

Sin’s bondage has been ended,

The captive’s been set free.

Refrain

 


 Hark! The Glad Sound

 

Solo 1:

Hark the glad sound! The Savior comes,

The Savior promised long;

Let every heart prepare a throne

And every voice a song.
 
Solo 2:

He comes the pris’ners to release,

In Satan’s bondage held.

The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.

 
Solo 3:

He comes from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray

And on the eyeballs of the blind

To pour celestial day.
 
Solo 4:

He comes the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure,

And with the treasures of His grace

T’enrich the humble poor.

 
Solo 5:

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim

And heav’n’s eternal arches ring

With Thy beloved name.
 

Good Christian Men Rejoice (V. 1)

Solo:  Good Christian men, rejoice

With heart and soul and voice;

Give ye heed to what we say:

ALL:  News!  News!  Jesus Christ is born today!

Solo:  Ox and lamb before Him bow,

For He is in the manger now;

ALL: Christ is born today!  Christ is born today!

 
 

Born to Be Our King 

Solo 1:

In the town of Bethlehem a child was born

Of the line of David, born to be a King.

An angel came to shepherds in the fields nearby

And this is what he said:

 

3rd – 8th

For unto you is born this day,

A Savior who is Christ the Lord.

For unto you is born this day,

A Savior who is Christ the Lord.

 

Solo 2:

This will be a sign to you you’ll find the child

In a humble setting wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Suddenly a host appeared all praising God,

And this is what they said:

 

3rd – 8th

Sing glory to God in the highest,

Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

Sing glory to God in the highest,

Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

 

Solo 3:

The shepherds hurried to the site and found the child

With his loving parents lying in the hay.

They told all of their friends about the joy they’d found,

And how the angels said:

 

3rd – 8th:

For unto you is born this day,

A Savior who is Christ the Lord.

For unto you is born this day,

A Savior who is Christ the Lord.

 

3rd – 8th:

Sing glory to God in the highest,

Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

Sing glory to God in the highest.

Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

Peace on earth and goodwill to men.

 

Solo 4:

In the town of Bethlehem a child was born

Born to be our King.

 

 

The Manger Bed 

K: ‘Twas on a still, dark night, so very long ago.

Mary and Joseph with heart aglow

Looked on the blessed Babe, a prayer of thanks was said,

As they knelt before the manger bed.

 

K-2: Bring Him a crown, a crown for His head;

Worship the King lying in that manger bed!

 

1st: ‘Twas on a still, dark night, the skies all filled with mirth.

Angels announced the Savior’s birth.

The shepherds filled with awe, to Bethlehem they sped,

And they knelt before the manger bed.

 

K-2:  Bring Him a crown, a crown for His head;

Worship the King lying in that manger bed!

 

2nd: And on this still, dark night, we come before you now.

Hearts full of faith our heads we bow,

With love complete and by the Spirit led

As we kneel before the manger bed.

 

K-2:  Bring Him a crown, a crown for His head;

Worship the King lying in that manger bed!
 

 

 

Silent Night

Octet: 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. (Repeat) 

 

Boys:

Silent night, holy night,

Shepherds quake at the sight;

Glories stream from heavens afar,

Heavenly hosts sing alleluia,

 

Girls:

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!

 

All: Silent night, holy night,

Son of God loves pure light.

Radiant beams from Thy holy face,

With the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

 
 

Go Tell It on the Mountain 

Solo

While shepherds kept their watching

O’er silent flocks by night,

Behold throughout the heavens

There shone a holy light.

 

Refrain:

Go, tell it on the mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

 
Trio:

The shepherds feared and trembled

When lo, above the earth

Rang out the angel chorus

That hailed our Savior’s birth.

 

Refrain

 

Choir:

Down in a lowly manger

The humble Christ was born;

And God sent us salvation

That blessed Christmas morn.

Refrain
 
 

Good Christian Men, Rejoice!

Solo:

Good Christian men, rejoice,

With heart and soul and voice.

Now ye need not fear the grave:

ALL: PEACE! PEACE!

Jesus Christ was born to save!

Solo:

Calls you one and calls you all

To gain His everlasting hall.

ALL: Christ was born to save.

Christ was born to save.

 

This Is He

Choir:  In a lowly manger born,

Humble life begun in scorn;

Under Joseph’s watchful eye,

Jesus grew as you and I;

Knew the sufferings of the weak,

Knew the patience of the meek,

Hungered as but poor folk can;

This is He. Behold the man.

 

3rd – 8th:  Visiting the lone and lost,

Steadying the tempest-tossed,

Giving of Himself in love,

Calling minds to things above.

Sinners gladly hear His call;

Publican before Him fall,

For in Him new life began;

This is He. Behold the man!

 

ALL:  Then, to rescue you and me,

Jesus died upon the tree.

See in Him God’s love revealed;

By His passion we are healed.

Now He lives in glory bright

Lives again in power and might;

Come and take the path He trod,

Son of Mary, Son of God.
 
 
 
 

Let All The World Sing Praises

If we keep silent, the rocks will cry out,

Blessed be the King.

And if we don’t praise Him, the earth will shout:

Blessed be the King.

 

Sing hallelujah,(hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

 

We call Him Father, we trust in Him,

Blessed be the King.

We are His children, we worship Him,

Blessed be the King.

 

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

Sing hallelujah,

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

 

God sent us Jesus, our Savior, our Lord,

Blessed be the King.

Sing out His glory and join in one accord,

Blessed be the King.

 

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

Sing hallelujah,

Sing hallelujah, (hallelujah)

Let all the world sing praises to the King.

 

Joy to the World:

Joy to the world! The Lord is come:

Let earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare Him room,

And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing,

And heaven and heaven and nature sing.

 

Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns:

Let men their songs employ,

While fields and floods,

Rocks, hills, and plains,

Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy,

Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

 

He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove,

The glories of His righteousness,

And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders of His love.
 
 


The Christmas Gift

Christmas Treble ClefThis year, Kindergarten through 8th grade are doing The Christmas Gift for our annual Christmas Service.  The service will be on Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30.  The students need to memorize the following music for the performance!  You can open the lyric pages with the following links!
 
Lyrics:
 
Accompaniments:
 
Away_In A Manger
 
 
 


November Performance

Rejoice!  K-8 will be singing on November 9th, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church 9:00 service.  Please bring your child to the music room by 8:40 to warm-up and practice.  We will be singing “Behold, Bless Ye The Lord” and “Rejoice!”  Your child can practice with the lyric sheets by clicking on the titles!
 
Your child will need to return the Performance Attendance Form by Thursday, November 6th.  If it is missing, feel free to print one by following the link!


Meet the Teacher- Mrs. Ness

Mrs. Amanda Ness is the seventh & eighth grade teacher as well as the  music teacher at St. Peter. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University. Mrs. Ness has been teaching at St. Peter since 2009. In addition to teaching music class Mrs. Ness leads the choir, directs the annual Christmas Service, and the Spring Special (Fine Arts Fair / World Fair / Musical). During the school day when she is not teaching music she works as the Para professional for our school. 
 
Mrs. Ness and her husband have two school age children that they enjoy spending time with. She enjoys all sorts of crafts and reading. Her favorite color is teal. 
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 96:1 “Sing a new Song to the Lord, Sing to the Lord all the world!”
Special memory from when you were in school: My first solo performance was in 1st grade and I was costumed in a big, wrapped box and sang “Good Things Come In Little Packages” for our Christmas Program.