9 Lessons and Carols Service 2021 @ St John the Baptist, Capel


A recording of the ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ Service held at St John The Baptist Church, Capel on 19 December 2021. This video has been produced for those who are currently either unable or not ready to come to church services at this time. Details below:

Officiant: Rev Liz Richardson
Organist: Anthea Smallwood

Choir Introit: ‘A Christmas Round’

Carol 81: ‘Once In Royal David’s City’

First Lesson: Genesis 3 : 8 -15 Adam and Eve are afraid of God because they have eaten from the forbidden tree.

Choir: ‘Adam Lay Ybounden’ (John Ireland)

Second Lesson: Isiah 9: 2b, 6-7 Christ’s birth and kingdom are foretold by the prophet.

Carol 68: ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’

Third Lesson: Isiah 11: 1 – 9 The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Choir: ‘Amid the Silence’ (Polish carol)

Fourth Lesson: Luke 1: 26 – 38 The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary.

Carol 85: ‘The Angel Gabriel’

Fifth lesson: Matthew 1: 18- 23 St Matthew tells of the birth of the Emmanuel.

Choir: ‘Kneel and Adore Him’ (Howard Thompson)

Sixth Lesson: Luke 2: 1 – 7 Luke tells of the birth of Jesus

Choir: ‘Myn Lyking’ (C. Upton)

Carol 79: ‘O Little town of Bethlehem’

Seventh Lesson: Luke 2 : 8 – 16 The shepherds go to the manger

Choir: ‘A sound of angels’ (Christopher Tye)

Carol 84: ‘Silent Night’

Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2: 1 – 12 The wise men are led by the star to Jesus

Choir: ‘Behold that Star’ (Thomas W. Talley)

Ninth Lesson: John 1: 1 – 14 John unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation

Carol 66: ‘Hark the herald angels sing’

Carol 78: ‘O come all ye faithful’

Choir Extroit: ‘Ring Christmas Bells’ (Mykola Leontovich)

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