Watchnight Service Intimations

Christmas Service and Intimations at Greenbank Church Clarkston

WATCHNIGHT SERVICE 24th December 2016 at 11.30pm


HYMN 301 Hark! the herald angels sing

Hark! the herald angels sing,

‘Glory to the new-born 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 new-born King’.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,

Christ, the everlasting Lord,

late in time behold him come,

offspring of a virgin’s womb.

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;

hail, the Incarnate Deity,

pleased as Man with man to dwell,

Jesus, our Immanuel!

Hark! the herald angels sing,

‘Glory to the new-born King’.

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 man no more may die,

born to raise the sons of earth,

born to give them second birth:

Hark! the herald angels sing,

‘Glory to the new-born King’.


HYMN 304 O little town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem,

how still we see you lie!

Above your deep and dreamless sleep

the silent stars go by;

yet in your streets is shining

the everlasting Light;

the hopes and fears of all the years

are met in you tonight.

O morning stars, together

proclaim the holy birth,

and praises sing to God the King,

and peace to all on earth.

For Christ is born of Mary;

and, gathered all above,

while mortals sleep, the angels keep

their watch of wondering love.

How silently, how silently,

The wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts

the blessings of his heaven.

No ear may hear his coming;

but in this world of sin,

where meek souls will receive him, still

the dear Christ enters in.

O holy Child of Bethlehem,

descend to us, we pray;

cast out our sin, and enter in;

be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels

the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us,

our Lord Emmanuel.

READING: Luke 2:1-20



HYMN 309 Still the night

Still the night, holy the night!

Sleeps the world; hid from sight,

Mary and Joseph in stable bare

watch o’er the Child beloved and fair,

sleeping in heavenly rest,

sleeping in heavenly rest.

Still the night, holy the night!

Shepherds first saw the light,

heard resounding clear and long,

far and near, the angel-song,

‘Christ the Redeemer is here!

‘Christ the Redeemer is here!’

Still the night, holy the night!

Son of God, O how bright

love is smiling from thy face!

Strikes for us now the hour of grace,

Saviour, since thou art born!

Saviour, since thou art born!


HYMN 306 O come all ye faithful

O come, all ye faithful,

joyful and triumphant,

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.

God of God,

Light of light,

Lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;

very God,

begotten, not created;

O come……

Sing, choirs of angels,

sing in exultation,

sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,

‘Glory to God

in the highest’:

O come…..

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,

born this happy morning;

Jesus, to thee be glory given:

Word of the Father,

now in flesh appearing:

O come…..


We in Greenbank would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

AT ALL GREENBANK CHRISTMAS SERVICES A RETIRING OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN IN AID OF C.H.A.S. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland [CHAS] provides the only hospice service in Scotland for children and young people with life limiting conditions. A children’s hospice offers professional care, practical help and emotional support to the whole family usually from the day of acceptance to the death of their children and beyond.

ON CHRISTMAS DAY everyone is invited to Christmas family worship at 10.30am.

NEW YEAR’S DAY everyone is invited to family Worship at 10.30am.


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