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Christmas reading for end of school play

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lirael Sat 29-Nov-14 18:53:33

I need a short reading to give a period of reflection after the Nativity tableau that ends our school Christmas play, before we all launch into Santa Claus is Coming to Town. It's a secondary special school, so the reading shouldn't use very complex language. I really need something that sums up the wonder of the first Christmas.

Any ideas?

Scotlandfordogs Sun 30-Nov-14 00:22:27

Softly the night is sleeping on Bethlehem's peaceful hill,

Silent the shepherds watching their gentle flocks are still.

But hark the wondrous music falls from the opening sky,

Valley and cliff re-echo glory to God on high.

Glory to God it rings again,

Peace on earth, goodwill to men.


Come with the gladsome shepherds quick hastening from the fold,

Come with the wise men bringing incense and myrrh and gold,

Come with our hearts of sunshine and sing the angel's song

Glory to God tell out again,

Peace on earth, goodwill to men.


Wave ye the wreath unfading, the fir tree and the pine,

Green from the snows of winter to deck the holy shrine;

Bring ye the happy children for this is Christmas morn,

Jesus the sinless infant, Jesus the Lord is born.

Glory to God, to God again,

Peace on earth, goodwill to men.

lirael Sun 30-Nov-14 12:28:57

Perfect! Thank you so much

Scotlandfordogs Wed 03-Dec-14 20:04:50

smile

Littlemousewithcloggson Wed 03-Dec-14 20:28:26

I love that hymn but you've missed a line in the second verse. 3rd line is "come to him poor and lowly around the cradle throng" (then the 4th line "Come with our hearts... " completes the rhyming couplet)

Scotlandfordogs Sat 06-Dec-14 22:47:50

Oops! blush

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