Outdoor Walking Nativity

Come and join the celebration

Come and join the celebration
It’s a very special day
Come and share our jubilation;
There’s a new King born today! 

1. See, the shepherds
Hurry down to Bethlehem,
Gaze in wonder
At the Son of God who lay before them

2. Wise men journey,
Led to worship by a star
Kneel in homage
Bringing precious gifts from lands afar, so

3. “God is with us”
Round the world the message bring
He is with us
“Welcome”, all the bells on earth are pealing

Little Donkey

  1. Little donkey, little donkey on the dusty road
    Got to keep on plodding onwards with your precious load
    Been a long time, little donkey, through the winters night
    Don’t give up now, little donkey, Bethlehem’s in sight

Ring out those bells tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Follow that star tonight
Bethlehem, Bethlehem

  1. Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
    Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way
    Little donkey, little donkey, journey’s end is near
    There are wisemen waiting for a sign to bring them here.

Chorus

  1. Do not falter little donkey, there’s a star ahead
    It will guide you, little donkey, to a cattle shed
    Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
    Little donkey, carry Mary, safely on her way.

Chorus

Little donkey, little donkey, had a heavy day
Little donkey, carry Mary, safely on her way.

Away in a manger

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 you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay
close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

O come, all ye faithful

1. 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.

2. God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo, he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God,
Begotten, not created:

3. Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest: