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Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample programme

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample programme. See also Sample of Christmas Carol and 9 Lessons Program for the Church.

It is that time again in the season when the Christmas carol is in the air. Oh, sorry, it is called nine lessons and Carol. This service is performed b y the Christian denominations both in the church and in the schools. What am I even saying, it can be done anywhere.

The radio stations, and Television stations do organize nine lessons and carol. It is celebrated in the hospitals among the staff and in the government houses. If you are planning one and wondering how to go about the program, here is one.

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program

ORDER OF SERVICE for Nine Lessons and Carol

  1. Processional Hymn – Abu 59 – Kraist nabia! K’ih’eker’eke
  2. Bidden Prayer – by the Archbishop
  3. Carol: Ding Doing Merrily on High – (Choir only)
  4. 1st Lesson: The Fall of Man – Gen. 3:1-21
  5. Carol: Joy to the World – (Chair and Congregation)
  6. 2nd Lesson: The Seed of Abraham – Gen.2:15 – I8
  7. Carol: While Shepherds watched their flocks by night A&M 62 – (Choir Only)
  8. 3rd Lesson: The Birth of Christ foretold – Isaiah 9:2-7
  9. Carol: Angels from the Realms of glory: (A&M 49) (Choir only)
  10. 4th Lesson: The Stem of Jesse: Isaiah 11: 1 – 10 by
  11. Carol: O Come! O come! Emmanuel A&M 49 (Choir and Congregation)
  12. 5th Lesson: The Annunciation – Luke. 1: 26 – 36 by
  13. Presentations; Talk show on foundations of character
  14. 6th Lesson: The Birth of Jesus Christ – Matt. 1:18 – 25 by
  15. Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing A&M 60 (Choir Only)
  16. Lesson: The Shepherd’s Visit – Luke. 2:8-16 by
  17. Presentation (i) Bible Recitations (ii) Drama on Birth of Jesus
  18. 8th Lesson: Wise Men from the East visited the new born King – Matt. 2:1-9 by
  19. Carol: Once in Royal David’s City A&M 432 (Choir and congregation)
  20. 9th Lesson: The Mystery of the Incarnation – John. 1:1-14 by the priest/pastor (All to stand)
  21. Message, Prayer and Ministration by the pastor/Priest
  22. Offering (General)
  23. Order of Harvest Thanksgiving: (optional)
  • Nursery with their Class teachers Class by Class
  • Primary with their Teachers Class by Class
  • Parents
  • School Board
  1. Speech by the Proprietress
  2. Prayer
  3. Benediction
  4. Processing out Hymn: D come all ye faithful – A&M 59
  5. Refreshment

Processional Hymn – Abu 59 – Kraist nabia! K’ih’eker’eke

  1. Ghara is’ude ozo;

K’ayi wer’okwukwe sir’ike

Nele anya-Ya mgbe dum!

Kraist nabia kwa!

Bia, Ez’udo di ngọzi.


  1. Ugbu a anako akuku

Nke obe-Gi di ilu;

Ma agahu otuto-Gi

Mgb’I gabia ibu  Eze.

Kraisty nabia kwa!

Ka obi nile nuria.

3.      K’olil’anya nka di ngọzi

Me k’ayi bua ab’otuto;

K’ayi welie olu-ayi elu,

Neto Eze nke nabia.

Kraist nabia kwa!

Bia, Jisus, biko bia ngwa! Amen.


Bidden Prayer- By the Presiding Priest/Bishop

In the name of Christ, and His Church 1 bid you welcome to Bethel Home Convent. We have come together as the family of God in our father’s presence to prepare for the festival of Christmas. In this service, we hear and receive the story and message of the birth of Christ, and we offer to God our thanksgiving in the joyful singing of carols.

But first let us pray: for all Christian people, that by this festival they may be renewed to fulfill Christ’s work in the world, for the world, which is already Christ’s, that those who bear responsibility for its future, in politics, in industry, in commerce for the establishment of justice, freedom and peace everywhere; for all in special need, the sick, the anxious, the unemployed, the lonely, the fearful and the bereaved. We commend all whom we love, or who have asked for our prayers, to the unfailing love of our heavenly father, and say together as Christ Himself taught us:

Our Lord’s Prayer.,  Our father…………………

May the humility of the Shepherds, the faith of the wise men, the joy of the angles and peace of the child, Christ be God’s gifts to us and to all men, this Christmas and always, Amen.

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program

Carol – Ding-dong-merry on high – (Choir only)

  1. Ding dong merrily on high

In heaven the bells are ringing

Ding dong verily the sky

Is rin’g with angel singing

Chorus: Gloria, Hosanna in Excelisis

2. E’ en so here below, below

Let steeple bells be swung

And I – o, I – o, I – o

By priest and the people be swung


3. May you dutifully  prime

Your mat in choir ye singer

May you beautifully rhym

Your eve-time song, ye singers



1st lesson: The Fall of man. Gen 3:1 – 21 by a Pupil or Student

Carol: Joy to the world – (Choir & Congregation)


  1. Joy to the World, the Lord is come

Let earth receive her King

Let every heart prepare Him room

And Heaven and nature sing

And Heaven and nature sing

And Heaven and Heaven nature sing

2.        He rules the world with truth and grace

And makes the nations prove

The glories of His righteousness

And wonders of His love

And wonders of His love,

And wonders, wonders of His love.

2nd lesson: The Seed of Abraham – Gen. 2:15 – 18 by a Student or Pupil

Carol: While Shepherds Watched their flocks A&M 62 (Choir)

  1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
    all seated on the ground,
    an angel of the Lord came down,
    and glory shone around.
  1. “Fear not,” said he for mighty dread
    had seized their troubled mind
    “glad tidings of great joy I bring
    to you and all mankind.


  1. “To you, in David’s town, this day
    is born of David’s line
    a Savior, who is Christ the Lord;
    and this shall be the sign:

4 “The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all simply wrapped in swaddling clothes
and in a manger laid.”

5 Thus spoke the angel. Suddenly
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

6 “All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
to those on whom his favor rests
goodwill shall never cease.”

3rd lesson: The Birth of Christ foretold – Isaiah. 9:2 – 7 by Student

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program

Carol: Angels from the Realms of Glory: A&M 64 (Choir Only)

1 Angels from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye who sang creation’s story
now proclaim Messiah’s birth:

Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant light:

3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star:

4th lesson: The Stem of Jesse – Isaiah. 11:1 – 10 by Student

Carol: O Come! O Come! Emmanuel: A&M 49 (Choir & Congrgation)

  1. 0 Come, 0 Come, Emmanuel,

and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here

until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, 0 Israel.


  1. 0 come, thou Rod of Jesse, free

thine own from Satan’s tyranny;

rom depts. of hell thy people save,

and give them victory over the grave.

Rejoice, etc

  1. 0 come, thou Dayspring come and cheer,

our spirits by thine advent here;

disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

and death’s ark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice, etc.

4. 0 come, thou Key of David, come,

and open wide our heavenly home,

make safe the way that leads on high,

Rejoice, etc.


5. 0 come, 0 come, thou Lord of might,

who to thy tribes on sinai’s height

in ancient times didst give the law.

in cloud and majesty and awe.

Rejoice, etc.

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program

5th lesson: The Annunciation – Luke. 1:26 – 36 by Student

Presentation: Talk shown foundations of Character

6th lesson: The Birth of Jesus Christ – Matt. 1:18 – 25 by Student 

Carol: Hark the Herald Angels Sing A&M 60 (Choir Only)

  1. Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn 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 hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”


Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the ‘incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel. [Refrain]

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 we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth

7th Lesson: The Shepherd Visit –Luke 2: 8 – 16 by Pupil.

Presentation: (i) Bible Recitations (ii) Drama on birth of Jesus.

8th Lesson: Wise Men from the East visited the New born king – Matt 2: 1 – 9 by Pupils

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program

Carol: Once in Royal David’s City A&M 432 (Choir & Congregation)

  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 stall:

With the poor, and meek,

and lowly Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

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;

When like starts His children crowned,

All in white shall wait around


9th Lesson: The Mystery of Incarnation – John 1:1 – 14 by the Proprietress/Proprietor (All to stand)

Message, Prayer and Ministration by the Priest/ Pastor

Offering (General)

Speech by the Proprietress/ Proprietor



Processing Out Hymn – A&M 59

O Come! All Ye Faithful

  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!

  1. God of God,
    Light of Light,

Low, abhors not the Virgin’s womb, very God

Begotten, not created;

O come, let us adore Him etc.

3.      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 etc.


4.      Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory give; Word of the Father,

Now in flesh appearing: O come, let us adore Him, etc

Carol of Nine Lessons Program for the School – Sample program



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