Kids sang festive classics such as 'Away In A Manger
' and the show ended with a rousing rendition of 'Wake Up'.
According to one Poll, "Away in a Manger
" was voted the second most popular carol.
Lynn Rodgers, 58, a hairdresser, said: "Away in a Manger
has to be my favourite Christmas carol, because it's the first one you learn when you are little.
The children then gave out the Christingles which were then lit, and the whole congregation sang the popular carol Away in a Manger
"I always find it a slightly bizarre sight when I see parents and grandparents at a nativity play singing Away in a Manger
as if it actually related to reality," he wrote in a book Why Wish You a Merry Christmas?
The Herald Angels Sing, Away in a Manger
and OCome, All Ye Faithful," she says.
These wonderfully performed tunes include god's Care; I'm So Glad for Sunday; Jesus Loves Me!; A Child's 'Thank You'; God Takes Care of me; We Thank You, God; The Happy Way; Away in a Manger
; Little Baby Jesus; Silent Night; happy Christmas; The Child Jesus/Jesus, Our Friend; Helping Hands and Feet; God's Gifts; Spring Song; Easter Day; Praise Him, Praise Him; Summertime; Walking in the Sunshine; A Happy Day; Little Redbird in the Tree; Counting Song/Let's Love Each other; I Want To Be Just Like Jesus; Can't Keep Quite When I'm Singin' 'bout Jesus; and the title piece, Sing, Little Children, Sing.
Practising his songs for his Nativity play, my three-year-old brought a tear to my eye with a beautiful rendition of Away In A Manger
The survey reveals the music of Slade is as synonymous with Christmas as turkey and crackers, featuring alongside Victorian carols such as Away in a Manger
Songs include traditional children's songs like "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" and "Eency Weency Spider;" spirituals like "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "All My Trials;" and standards like "After the Ball is Over," "Funiculi, Funicula" and "Annie Laurie." Other songs include "America, the Beautiful" and "Star-Spangled Banner," folk songs like "Freight Train" and "Hava Nagila," Christmas songs like "Away in a Manger
" and "Jingle Bells," and favorite hymns like "Amazing Grace" and "Be Thou My Vision," among many others.
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The traditional pieces comprising this enthusiastically recommended CD album include Little Drummer Boy (1:48); Jingle Bells (2:24); Joy to the World (1:18); Deck the Halls (1:36); Silent Night (2:32); The First Noel (2:32); Angels We Have Heard on High (1:50); O Holy Night (3:47); O Little Town of Bethlehem (2:01); Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2:39); Frosty the Snowman (2:05); The Twelves Days of Christmas (4:07); O, Christmas Tree (1:41); It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (2:21) Away in a Manger
(2:10); We Wish You A Merry Christmas (2:29); What Child is This?