Wilton Carols is a Christmas Festival and Carols singing event for the local community.
4:30-6:30pm – Christmas Festival: rock climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable obstacle course, giant jenga, garden games, dunk-a-friend, face painting, kids craft, balloon animals, BBQ, drinks, hot donuts and more…
7-8:30pm – Carols Singing: will be a great time of singing traditional carols together, interspersed with musical items, engaging Kids songs, and a Christmas message about Jesus. Bring a rug or chairs.
Don’t bring your car unless you have to – parking is limited.
Alcohol free event.

Wilton Carols Programme click here to download 2021 programme, (or read below).

1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Verse 1
God rest ye merry gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our Saviour
was born on Christmas day.
To save us all from Satan’s power
when we were gone astray.

Chorus
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.

Verse 2
In Bethlehem in Jewry
this blessed Babe was born.
And laid within a manger
upon this blessed morn.
The which his mother Mary did
nothing take in scorn.

Verse 3
From God our heavenly Father
a blessed angel came.
And unto certain shepherds
brought tidings of the same.
How that in Bethlehem was born,
the Son of God by name.

Verse 4
Fear not, then said the angel,
let nothing you afright.
This day is born a Saviour
of a pure virgin bright.
To free all those who trust in Him
from Satan’s power and might.

Verse 5
The shepherds at those tidings
rejoiced much in mind.
And left their flocks a-feeding
in tempest, storm and wind.
And went to Bethlehem straight-way
the blessed Babe to find.

Verse 6
And when they came to Bethlehem
where our dear Saviour lay.
They found Him in a manger
where oxen feed on hay.
His mother Mary kneeling down
unto the Lord did pray.

Verse 7
Now to the Lord sing praises,
all you within this place.
And with true love and brotherhood
each other now embrace.
This holy tide of Christmas all
other doth deface.

2. Aussie Jingle Bells

Verse 1
Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It’s summertime and I am in
My singlet shorts and thongs

Chorus
Oh Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia
On a scorching summer’s day
Hey
Jingle bells
Jingle bells
Christmas time is beaut
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a rusty Holden ute

Verse 2
Engine’s getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggie climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas Day the Aussie way
By the B-B-Que

Verse 3
Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and Uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car
And all shoot through
before the washing up.

3. O Come All Ye Faithful

Verse 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

Chorus
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Verse 2
Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens
Of heav’n above
Glory to God
Glory in the highest

Verse 3
Yea Lord we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus to Thee be all glory giv’n
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing

Bridge
We worship Christ the Lord
And we will come and adore

4. Silent Night

Verse 1
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
Sleep in heavenly peace

Verse 2
Silent night holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heav’nly hosts sing alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born

Verse 3
Silent night holy night
Son of God love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus Lord at Thy birth
Jesus Lord at Thy birth

5. Angels We Have Heard on High

Verse 1
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Chorus
Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Verse 2
Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Verse 3
Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

Verse 4
See Him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

6. On That Very First Christmas

Verse 1
Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem
Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem
On that very first Christmas

Verse 2
Baby Jesus born that night
Born that night, Born that night
Baby Jesus born that night
On that very first Christmas

Verse 3
The wise men come to worship Him
Worship Him, Worship Him
The wise men come to worship Him
On that very first Christmas

Verse 4
The shepherds told that the King is born
The King is born, The King is born
The shepherds told that the King is born
On that very first Christmas

Verse 5
The angels singing glory to God
Glory to God, Glory to God
The angels singing glory to God
On that very first Christmas

Verse 6
Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem
Baby Jesus born that night
The wise men come to worship Him
The shepherds told that the King is born
The angels singing glory to God
On that very first Christmas

7. It’s Christmas (Medley)

Verse 1
Away in a manger no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down
His sweet head, the stars in the sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

Verse 2
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus,
No crying He makes
I love Thee Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky and stay
By my cradle till morning is nigh

Chorus
It’s Christmas!
The angels are singing
And I know the reason,
The Saviour is born
It’s Christmas!
The bells are ringing
And I feel like shouting
Joy to the world!

Verse 3
Be near me, Lord Jesus I ask Thee 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

Bridge:
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere!
Go, tell it on the mountain that
Jesus Christ is born!

8. O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Verse 1
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

Verse 2
For Christ is born of Mary
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep
The angels keep their watch of wondering love
O morning stars together
Proclaim the holy birth
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth

Verse 3
How silently how silently
The wondrous gift is given
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven
No ear may hear His coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive Him still
The dear Christ enters in

Verse 4
O holy Child of Bethlehem
Descend to us we pray
Cast out our sin and enter in
Be born in us today
We hear the Christmas angels
The great glad tidings tell
O come to us abide with us
Our Lord Emmanuel.

9. Joy to the World

Verse 1
Joy to the world the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room
And heav’n and nature sing
And heav’n and nature sing
And heav’n and heav’n and nature sing
Verse 2
Joy to the earth the Saviour 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
Verse 3
No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as far as the curse is found
Verse 4
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

10. The First Noel

Verse 1
The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Verse 2
They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Verse 3
And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from the country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Verse 4
Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind hath bought
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

11. Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Verse 1
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 th’angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 2
Christ by highest heav’n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of the Virgin’s womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail th’incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell
Jesus our Emmanuel
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Verse 3
Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Sun of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Ris’n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

12. O Holy Night

Verse 1
Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth
Long lay the world, In sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks, A new and glorious morn

Chorus
Fall on your knees!  Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine, Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine.  Oh night, oh night divine

Verse 2
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by his cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of Orient Land.
The King of kings lay thus a lowly manger;
In all our trials, born to be our friends.

Verse 3
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts, we praise His holy name.

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