Jesus Came To Show It's True! Lyrics
Many families will have small bells available, as part of seasonal decorations, Christmas hats, etc.. These can be rung for the bell-like introduction to this tune and at the words "God loves us" and "For Jesus came to show it's true" The words are sung twice and it is effective if a soloist sings them, first time around, with everyone joining in the exclamation, "God loves us!"
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Procession of the Kings Audio
Procession of the Kings Lyrics
The three 'Kings' or 'Wise Men' can form a 'caravan', while other family members add their real or improvised percussion instruments to the accompaniment. Tiny bells can be played, continuously, to the rhythm "trot-ting, trot-ting." This part would also be suitable for shakers, of various kinds. Tables, chairs, boxes, etc., can be tapped to the rhythm "It's Christ-mas." See at the end of the score for suggestions for real instruments, if these are available.
A Christmas Round (D major)
D Version Sheet Music Download
C Version Sheet Music Download
See if you can all sing the Voice 1 together. Each part is played by a different instrument. Focus on each instrument, in turn, and then see if you can all sing along with a different instrument.
Often, children receive presents of musical instruments which play the notes CDEFGABC (the white notes on a piano/keyboard). This is the scale of C major. If you wish to use one of these instruments, you will need to play the C major version of the round. A child can play the notes on the instrument, from top to bottom, to make a bell-like introduction to the round. Playing freely on the notes of the scale will sound quite reasonable, especially if F and B are left out. The notes C and G can also be used, throughout, as an accompaniment.
Silent Night Melody (Bb Version) Download
Silent Night Melody (C Version) Download
The original score is in the Key of Bb. In this key, the recorder part is fairly easy and it is within the range of most treble voices. However, if you want to play the simple accompaniment parts on instruments pitched in C major, you will need to use the C major version.
The First Nowell (C major)
The original score is in the key of D major. If you wish to accompany it with instruments pitched in C major (the white notes on a piano/keyboard), you will need to use the C major version.