BE LED BY THE STAR THIS CHRISTMAS (Christmas Song Lyrics)

Mary and Joseph

Be led by the star this Christmas
Be led every day of the year
See the life that He has given you
And how He holds you oh! so near

Be led by the star this Christmas
Be led and He’ll show you the way
Hear the sweet and angelic praises
And how He turns nighttime into day

Be led by the star this Christmas
Be led by the Light ever true
Feel the warmth of the wonderful Son
And the heart of the One who loves you

Be led by the star this Christmas
Be led and follow wherever He goes
Tell of the purity of His salvation
And the fragrance of Heaven’s Rose

Be led by the star this Christmas
Be led and you’ll forever be free
Believe on the beautiful Gift from above
And then you’ll have eyes to see

© 2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

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WHO WILL RING THE CHRISTMAS BELLS (A Song)

Kids Signing Christmas Carols

Who will ring the Christmas bells
And fill the streets with cheer
Little children, do gather round
And break silence from off the year

Who will ring the Christmas bells
And fill our hearts with joy
Little children, do gather round
Calling every sweet girl and boy

Who will ring the Christmas bells
And fill our homes with hope
Little children, do gather round
And dance along with skipping rope

Who will ring the Christmas bells
Tinkle – ling – ling – ling – ling – ling
Christmas bells oh! let them ring
Tinkle – ling – ling – ling – ling – ling

© 2013 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

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THE CHRISTMAS SING – A – LONG (A Family Christmas Song)

Christmas Family

Singing round the piano on Christmas Eve
Snow is gently falling in amongst the leaves
Soon ‘twill be midnight and all will be in bed
Sing softly, so softly women first and then the men
Lift voices, lift praises little children now join in

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

Red Christmas Bow

And all through the night, those melodies released
Fill Christmas hours with sweet love and sweet peace
Presents wait silently for the children to awake
And when sunshine floods the home with Christmas morn
Treasures light up the decorations we so yearly adore

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

Red Christmas Bow

Now we sing round the piano on Christmas Day
And into our hearts the music has again found its way
Overnight the snow has left a winter’s dream
The children run outside and laugh with Christmas glee
And love is captured on the notes so lovingly set free

Red Christmas Bow

Sing softly, so softly
Women first and then the men
Lift voices, lift praises
Little children now join in

Red Christmas Bow

And we sing la la la la hallelujah
La la la la hallelujah

© 2013 – current Liana Wendy Howarth

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FROM ME TO YOU … MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Dear family and friends,
It’s been a very busy, beautiful year filled with much love; but also life’s tears.
The highlight for us was the stunning wedding six months ago, where two precious hearts became one.
Life is a gift.
A gift we are given.
To find another to love, is a blessing beyond love.
Some of you don’t celebrate Christmas.
I still send wishes to you for a wonderful season.
Some don’t celebrate because they don’t know Jesus.
Others because they do, and believe it’s too worldly.
I’ve been in both places.
We have a very simple one now.
In saying all of this, I send Christmas blessings, and much love across the miles.
The oceans that separate us, or the few streets around town.
I want you to know how very much you mean to me.
Each of you in different ways.
Some I’ve grown very close to, you know who you are.
You’ve walked with me through the valley.
You’ve shared the joy on the mountaintop.
Others … just a hello here and there.
But you are all precious, and I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.

Have a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.
Know that you are loved.
You have a heavenly Father.
He’s waiting for you.
He wants to bring Jesus into your life, as your Lord and Saviour.
May you hear Him calling your name.
May 2019 bring much healing where needed.
Love Liana.

PS … I’ve attached a little ‘surprise’ for you. You’ll certainly be surprised when you hear it lol!!
I absolutely love the hymn ‘O Holy Night’ … rarely a time goes past, and a tear doesn’t fall. So I wanted to sing it, and add it to my Christmas letter. I found some instrumental music with the lyrics on YouTube and sang over it. Then I was concerned about copyright. So back to the drawing board. I thought maybe I could just have the lyrics on the screen, and mute it. That was a mission in itself. Between trying to push the record button on my phone, and the play button on YouTube, only to find each and every version played at varying speeds, and with different lyrics. I kept getting ahead of myself. Sounds like my life. Anyway between that issue, I had these to also contend with … trying to record, so that no cars passed by our house, the cats or family didn’t want something, messages didn’t come in (with their arrival ping on the phone) etc etc at the same time … Like I said, a mission. On top of that I haven’t operatic lungs lol!! Finally it came to me, why don’t I just look for the lyrics on Google, and sing it at my own pace, which I did. Isn’t that just like … ‘All I need to do is look at the Word’. Big lesson in all of this. I hope you like it. It took quite a few attempts.

© 2018 Liana Wendy Howarth

O 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 appear’d and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from the Orient land.

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

He knows our need, to our weaknesses no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

John Sullivan Dwight’s version 1855

CHRISTMAS IN YOUR HEART (Song Lyrics)

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Is there joy deep within
Is there reason to sing
When those Christmas hymns touch
Your life’s sweet memories

Let the music begin
Let the carollers bring
All the warmth and love’s touch
Of Christmas jubilees

O Christmas in your heart, in your heart
Melts the coldness, and sheds a soft glow
Upon the sadness of the past year
Upon the gladness, all of the cheer
Brings the long drawn out days to a close
Kisses the season, with love to show
Kisses the season, sets hearts aglow

May the blessings find you
Dispel all shades of blue
That heart, if out of touch
Renewed by One who sees

Find yourself surrounded
Find yourself surely loved
Let the Saviour’s heart touch
And bring you to your knees

O Christmas in your heart, in your heart
Melts the coldness, and sheds a soft glow
Upon the sadness of the past year
Upon the gladness, all of the cheer
Brings the long drawn out days to a close
Kisses the season, with love to show
Kisses the season, sets hearts aglow

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

IT’S CHRISTMAS MORNING (A Song)

Little Girl with Christmas Tree in the Snow

Dear Papa, dear papa
Wake up, wake up
It’s Christmas morning
And I hear the carollers calling
Singing and praising in the streets all aglow
Dear Papa, please sing and praise with me
And we’ll join in the street harmony
Oh! We’ll join in the street harmony

Dear Mama, dear mama
Wake up, wake up
It’s Christmas morning
And I’ve been awake all night
Wondering if there’s a present for me
Dear Mama, is there a present for me
Under the glistening Christmas tree
Oh! Under the glistening Christmas tree

Dear child, dear child
We’re awake, we’re awake
And yes, it’s Christmas morning
Let’s first bow our heads
Give thanks for everything we have
Dear child, let’s give thanks, then we’ll see
See what’s under that old Christmas tree
Oh! See what’s under that old Christmas tree

Tall Stack of Christmas Gifts

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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DREAMING OF A CHRISTMAS SO LONG, LONG AGO (A Song)

Christmas Angel

Sometimes I go to a place
I have been
And remember the sweet joy
Of yesteryear
That is when
Forgotten melodies arise
Dreaming of a Christmas so long, long ago

Christmas Candle

And log fires a-crackling
And snowflakes a-dancing
And church bells a-ring-ring-ring-ringing
And carollers singing
Little children with eyes brimming
Fill precious dreams of love and giving
Of a Christmas so long, long ago

Christmas Candle

Dreaming of a Christmas so long, long ago
I bring these December memories
Those distant sweet memories
To each and every Christmas Day
‘Cause each year’s sweet memories
Will always become
The Christmas dreams of so long, long ago

Christmas Angel

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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