17 Christmas Worship Songs Perfect for Your Church

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I love Christmas music but sometimes it can be a challenge to find great Christmas worship songs that a congregation can truly worship with. Sometimes we sing songs just because they are traditional and they have a Christmas theme but they really aren’t worship songs. They cover the bases by being about Christmas but really don’t point our hearts toward the Author of Christmas.

One of the ways that I have worked to overcome that problem is to write Christmas lyrics for some of the top worship songs. Below I have put a list of my favurite Christmas songs and also songs from my regular worship list that I have added Christmas lyrics to. I would love your feedback! (I’ve also put in YouTube links to the original versions.)

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SONGS

Angels We Have Heard On High ~ Chris Tomlin | James Chadwick

Away in A Manger ~ Traditional version (this is the Billy Gilman version)

10,000 Reasons ~ Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
This Child was born as a gift from heaven
A gift from God sent to save the world
The angels sang His praise as the star shone all around them
‘Glory to God and peace on earth to men’
Chorus
Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, O my soul
I worship Your holy Name.
Verse 2
The shepherds came on that glorious ev’ning
They came to see the Child sent down from God
They knelt and worshipped in that lowly manger
The promised gift of the Messiah come
Verse 3
And Lord today I give all my worship
I give my life as an offering
For You are worthy of all praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore
 
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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus ~ Chris Tomlin version

Glory to God Forever ~ Steve Fee | Vicky Beeching (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
You sent Your Son to earth
A baby born this day
A light for all the world
Yeah You were, yeah You were
And now You reign on high
Enthroned above all things
Angels and saints cry out
We join them as we sing
Chorus
Glory to God, glory to God
Glory to God forever
Glory to God, glory to God
Glory to God forever
Verse 2
The shepherds came to see
This great gift sent from God
The babe in swaddling cloths
Yeah You were, yeah You were
The star shone bright that day
A blazing star of hope
A light that shouts and sings
The greatness of our King
Bridge
Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours
 
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Happy Day ~ Ben Cantelon | Tim Hughes (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse
The greatest gift in history
God sent His Son, a Child to set us free
What a gift, Love came down to earth
In Bethlehem the manger lay
The heavens rang, the angels gave Him praise
They shouted out, ‘Glory, peace on earth’
‘Peace on earth’
Chorus
And oh happy day, happy day
The Savior born this day
Oh happy day, happy day
I’ll never be the same
Forever I am changed
Bridge
Oh what a glorious day
What a glorious way
This love You sent down
And oh, what a glorious day
What a glorious Name, yeah!
 
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Hark The Herald ~ Jeremy Camp version

Here I Am To Worship ~ Tim Hughes (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
Emmanuel, You stepped down walked among us
Born as a child, yet a King
Angels proclaimed of the birth of a Savior
Hope of the world sent from God
Verse 2
Light of the world, oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor
Chorus
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re all together lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me
Bridge
I thank You Lord this Christmas day
For love came down my debt was paid
I thank You Lord this Christmas day
For love came down my debt was paid
 
© 2000 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
 

Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin | Daniel Carson | Ed Cash | Jesse Reeves (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
He came as a Child, Who knew no sin
God’s Son was sent down, all for love
He humbled Himself, the Light of the world
Love so amazing, love so amazing
Chorus
Jesus Messiah
Name above all names
Blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from heaven
Jesus Messiah, Lord of all
Verse 2
This Child was a gift, the price for sin
A gift sent from God, all for for love
The angels sang, ‘God’s peace on earth’
Love so amazing, love so amazing, yeah.
Bridge
All our hope is in You
All our hope is in You
All the glory to You, God
The Light of the world
 
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Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) ~ Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | George Frideric Handel | Isaac Watts | Matt Gilder

Let This Christmas Be Mark Cole | Ryan Dahl | Toby Baxley

Verse 1
Creator of the heavens
Majesty unknown
Behold the newborn Infant
The Savior alone
Fully God and fully man
Help me Lord to understand
The power of Your grace
Now given to me
Chorus
Let this Christmas be
Christ in me
The love of God sent down
For the world to see
Let the grace You’ve shown
Be evident in me
Let this Christmas be
Christ in me
Verse 2
Chosen to be holy
Adopted as Your child
Tho’ once I lived in darkness
Now I’m reconciled
God in Christ and Christ in me
I embrace this mystery
Your gift of grace and love
Now given to me
Bridge
Oh Christ in me
The hope of glory
More precious than
The gifts beneath the tree
For the lights and gifts will fade
But Your word will remain
And the greatest gift of all
Is a life that’s been redeemed
 
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Let Us Adore Reuben Morgan (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
The angel proclaimed, ‘I bring good news
Messiah is born in Bethlehem, the Saviour the Lord’
Verse 2
The armies of heav’n gave glory to God
For now He has sent His only Son
The Light of the world
Chorus
Let us adore Him, Let us adore Him
Jesus Christ is the Lord
Verse 3
The shepherds gave praise and glory to God
For all they had seen that starry night
The Child sent from God
Bridge
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
You are worthy of all praise 
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O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Chris Tomlin Version

Christmas Offering ~ Paul Baloche

Our God Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
A Child in a manger You came
A Child sent to rescue the lame
There’s no one like You, none like You
Verse 2
You are the Hope of the world
The light that shines into the dark
There’s no one like You, none like You
Chorus
Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is healer, awesome in power
Our God, our God.
Bridge
And if our God is for us
Then who could ever stop us
And if our God is for us
Then what could stand against
 
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Silent Night ~ Traditional (My favorite performance version is Mariah Carey’s)

What A Beautiful Name ~ Ben Fielding | Brooke Ligertwood (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Christmas Verse 1
You were the Child born in a manger
Sent from God the Lord Most High
The Holy One sent down from heaven
Born to set the captives free

Chorus 1
What a beautiful Name it is
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Christmas Verse 2
You didn’t want heaven without us
So Jesus You brought heaven down
The angels sang of Your arrival
Good news of great joy for mankind

Chorus 2
What a wonderful Name it is
What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a wonderful Name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus
What a wonderful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Christmas Bridge
The gift sent from heaven
The Child in a manger
The hope of the world, the gift for all
The heavens are roaring
The praise of Your glory
Messiah, the Saviour of the world

Bridge
You have no rival
You have no equal
Now and forever God You reign
Yours is the kingdom
Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name above all names

Chorus 3
What a powerful Name it is
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a powerful Name it is
Nothing can stand against
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Ending
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus
What a powerful Name it is
The Name of Jesus

Your Name ~ Glenn Packiam | Paul Baloche (Christmas lyrics: Mark Cole)

Verse 1
Humbly to the earth You came
Born into this world to save
God with us, Emmanuel
Now we adore Your Name
Chorus
Your Name… is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name… is a shelter like no other
Your Name… let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save
But Your Name
Verse 2
Jesus in Your Name we pray
Come and fill our hearts today
Lord give us strength to live for You
And glorify Your Name
 
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