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THE  MARINERS'  CLUB
HONG  KONG


CHRISTMAS  CAROL  SERVICE


SUNDAY, 9TH DECEMBER 2012


AT 7.30 PM


All        PROCESSIONAL HYMN                                                                   (stand)

            Once in Royal David’s City (1st verse choir only)


1.      Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for his bed:
Mary was that Mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.

1.      He came down to earth from heaven
Who is God and Lord of all,
And his shelter was a stable,
And his cradle was a stall:
With the poor and mean and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.


2.    And through all his wondrous childhood
Day by day like us he grew,
He was little, weak and helpless,
Tears and smiles like us he knew:
And he feeleth for our sadness,
And he shareth in our gladness.

3.    And our eyes at last shall see him
Through his own redeeming love,
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And he leads his children on
To the place where he is gone.

4.   Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see him: but in heaven,
Set at God’s right hand on high,
Where like stars his children crowned,
All in white shall wait around.


WELCOME                                                                                                               (sit)

BIDDING PRAYER
              The Reverend Stephen Miller, Senior Chaplain
                                            
The Mission to Seafarers
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever.   Amen.



INSTRUMENTAL        Deck the Halls                                               Flute Solo

1ST LESSON
   READER      Ms Mette Hald Mikkelsen,
                                         
Assistant to Chaplain
                                         
Danish Seamen’s Church

ANTHEM                     Mummers’ Carol                              Men’s Ensemble

2ND LESSON
   READER      Mrs. Lis Hamark, Parish Assistant
                                          
The Church of Sweden
                                           
in Hong Kong & China


All        HYMN                                                                             (stand)
          In the bleak mid-winter     
                                               

1.      In the bleak mid-winter

Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen,
snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter,
Long ago.


2.    Our God, heaven cannot hold him

Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When he comes to reign
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.


3.    Enough for him, whom Cherubim

Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk,
And a mangerful of hay
Enough for him, whom an angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.


4.   Angels and archangels

May have gathered there,
Cherubim and Seraphim
Thronged the air
But only his mother
In her maiden bliss
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.


5.    What can I give him,

Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give him
Give my heart.

3RD LESSON    READER      Captain Luca Ferrerio, Chaplain’s Assistant             (sit)
                                           
The Mission to Seafarers     

ANTHEM                     For to us a child is born (J. Purifoy)      Adult Choir

                              
4TH LESSON
   READER      The Reverend Martina Platte,
                                          
Port Chaplain
                                          German Seamen's Mission

INSTRUMENTAL        O Holy Night                                              Cello Duet



All        HYMN                                                                                                   (stand)
           While Shepherds watched their Flocks by night  
              

1.      While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.

2.    ‘Fear not,’ said he (for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind);
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind.

3.    To you in David’s town this day
Is born of David’s line
A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
And this shall be the sign:

4.   The heavenly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid.’

5.    Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God, who thus
Addressed their joyful song:

6.    ‘All glory be to God on high,
And on the earth be peace;
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men
Begin and never cease.’

5TH LESSON
   READER      Mr Colin Shaftesley, Hon. Secretary                         (sit)
                                        
Sailors Home & Mission to Seafarers


INSTRUMENTAL        Mary, did you know                             Hand Chimes

All        HYMN                                                                                                   (stand)
          The Angel Gabriel    
                                                         

1.      The Angel Gabriel from heaven came,
his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame;
‘All hail,’ said he, ‘thou lowly maiden Mary,
most highly favoured lady.’
Gloria!

2.    ‘For known a blessèd Mother thou shalt be,
all generations laud and honour thee,
thy son shall be Emmanuel by seers foretold;
most highly favoured lady.’
Gloria!

3.    Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head,
‘To me be as it pleaseth God,’ she said.
‘My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name’:
most highly favoured lady.
Gloria!

4.   Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ was born
in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
and Christian folk throughout the world will ever say,
‘Most highly favoured lady.’
Gloria!

6TH LESSON
   READER      Ms. Sol Paderagao                                                    (sit)
                                       
A Flying Angel           

ANTHEM                     One Child                                            YOUTH CHOIR

7TH LESSON
   READER      Mr Anthony Nightingale, Chairman
                                       
Sailors Home & Mission to Seafarers

CHOIR                          聖誕歌  Stars of Ice (in Chinese)            Adult Choir

1.     一輪明月,數點寒星,             
映照羊身色如銀,                         
數位牧人,和藹可親,               
圍坐草地敘寒溫;                          
奇光燦爛,歌聲嘹亮,                
牧人俯伏愕且驚!                          
雲中天使,報告同聲,                  
神子已生伯利恆。   
                     
2.     歌聲完畢,奇光漸斂,             
牧人躍起同欣然,                         
拋棄羊群,向前飛奔,                  
尋覓聖嬰去拜參;                          
人聲鼎沸,佳報頻傳,                  
滿城歡樂齊頌讚;                         
農工良友,平民救星,                  
今日降生人世間。                          

3.     旅店數椽,兀立古城;            
幾度滄桑廢與興!                          
今日何幸,聖母投宿,                
降生救主在其中;                          
東方學者,不遠千里,                  
來獻禮物豐且隆;                          
博愛救主,和平真神,                 
今日降生伯利恆。﹙阿們。﹚      

1.  Stars of ice, wheel of moon-light bright,
Shine on sheep with silvery light;
Humble shepherd chatting circled round,
Sit content on grassy height;
Sudden light! Hark, the angels sing!
Shepherds crouch in awe.
Mid the clouds the angels proclaim:
God’s Son is born in Bethlehem.

2.  Dies the song, star and moon gently fade,
Shepherds leap for very joy;
Leave their quiet flocks homeward quickly fly,
Worship then the Holy Boy.
Wondrous news thro’ the streets resounds,
Glad praises fill every home.
Poor man’s Saviour, peasant’s Friend,
Comes today to Bethlehem.

3.  Leaned men from far eastern lands
Kneel before the Holy Child,
Bring abundant gifts rare, luxuriant,
Crowd the age-worn village inn.
Miles on miles had they come to adore
No distance seemed too far.
Boundless, saving, peaceful Love,
Now has come to Bethlehem. (Amen.)


All        HYMN                                                                                                   (stand)
          Silent Night
                                                                     

1.      Silent night! Holy night!
Heaven is near, earth is bright,
Angel songs are heard above
As the Child of peace and love
Sleeps in Mary’s arms,
Sleeps in Mary’s arms.

2.    Silent night! Holy night!
Skies are clear, stars are bright,
Now the shepherds wend their way,
Homage to this Child to pay:
He is Christ the Lord,
He is Christ the Lord.

3.    Silent night! Holy night!
Christ is here, all is light,
Shadows of the past are gone
With the advent of the Son,
Born to save us all,
Born to save us all.

8TH LESSON
   READER      Father Valan Arockiaswamy, SVD, Port Chaplain
                                       
Apostleship of the Sea

ANTHEM                     What can I give him?                             Adult Choir


9TH LESSON
   READER      The Reverend Catherine Graham, Chaplain
                                       
St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong

CAROL                         Light one candle                              Children’s Choir
                                  Sing Noel

All        OFFERTORY HYMN
During which the collection will be taken for the Chaplain’s Christmas Appeal for Christmas gifts for seafarers.

            O come, all ye faithful                                              (stand)

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 to Light,
Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God,
Begotten, not created:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

3.    See how the Shepherds,
Summoned to his cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear;
We too will thither
Bend our joyful footsteps:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

4.   Lo! star-led chieftains,
Magi, Christ adoring,
Offer him incense, gold, and myrrh;
We to the Christ Child
Bring our heart’s oblations:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

5.    Child, for us sinners
Poor and in the manger,
Fain we embrace thee, with awe and love;
Who would not love thee,
Loving us so dearly?
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

6.    Sing, choirs of Angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God
In the Highest:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!


PRAYERS   
                   The Reverend Stephen Miller, Senior Chaplain
                                        The Mission to Seafarers

All        RECESSIONAL HYMN                                                                                    

            Hark, the herald angels sing                                     (stand)


1.      Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

2.    Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come
Offspring of a Virgin’s womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel:
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King.

3.    Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen 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 new-born King.

BLESSING





NOTICES

We are most grateful to all Saints’ Cathedral Choir for leading the singing in our worship.  Our thanks too to those who read the lessons.


We  wish  you  and  you’re  family  all  the  blessings  of  Christmas.


Merry Christmas           聖誕快樂


Glædelig jul        Maligayang Pasko


Frohe Weihnachten    Καλά Χριστούγεννα


Selamat Hari Natal   Buon Natale

メリークリスマス   
  메리 크리스마스


Wesołych Świąt         Crăciun fericit


С Рождеством   Feliz Navidad


God Jul     Mutlu Noeller


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