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  Mister Santa I've Been Good
  Deo
  Father Christmas
  Waiting Patiently for Santa
  Christmas A to Z    
          Rap It Up To Go
  Joyful Bells

*** CD also includes instrumental tracks for all songs

It's Christmas Time
partial score

Sleigh bells and snowflakes and cold frosty air,
Secrets and presents are stashed everywhere,
Starry-eyed children and lots of good cheer;
It's Christmas time, it's Christmas time.

Travel and planning and journeying far,
Airplane and train rides and going by car,
Visiting loved ones wherever they are;
It's Christmas time, it's Christmas time.

    Only once a year, glad it's finally here,
    Wishing that it could stay Christmas all the time.
    Wouldn't that be fine, feeling like this every day?
Time spent with family and fun things to do,
Laughter and friendship and happiness too,
Gift wrapped with love as we send it to you
This Christmas time, this Christmas time.
    Only once a year, glad it's finally here,
    Wishing that it could stay Christmas all the time.
    Wouldn't that be fine, feeling like this every day?
    (Every day!)

Peace and goodwill and kind thoughts everywhere,
People so loving and willing to share,
These things we wish for you now and all year;
This Christmas time, this Christmas time.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1996, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer/ Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com





Deo
partial score

    Deo Deo in excelsis. Deo Deo gloria !
    Deo Deo in excelsis, in excelsis gloria !

    repeat

Peace,
Peace for all nations.
Joy,
Joy of the season.
Love,
Love to last to the end of time.
Faith,
faith everlasting.
Hope,
Hope for the future.
Light,
Light of a bright new day dawning.

Deo Deo . . .

Sing,
Sing without ceasing.
Be
Loving and giving.
Live,
Live together in harmony.
Care,
Care for each other.
Give,
Give what you can and
See,
See why we all will celebrate.

    Deo Deo . . .
Deo Deo in excelsis. Deo Deo gloria !
Deo Deo in excelsis, in excelsis, in excelsis Deo.

Deo gloria ! (Deo Deo) Gloria !
Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1998, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
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Star Above
partial score

Star above, shine down your light on me.
Star of love, you speak to all who see.
Come, share with me the light,
feel the hope in this dark night.
Star above, shine down your light on me.

*Christmas star way up yonder,
Christmas star way up yonder,
Christmas star way up yonder,
all around the world gonna shine, shine.
All around the world gonna shine, shine.*

Star above, like you I want to be,
shining bright for all the world to see.
Sharing with all my might,
hope and love will be my light.
Star above, like you, I want to be.

Star above, shine down your light on me.
Star of love, you speak to all who see.
Come, share with me the light,
feel the hope in this dark night.
Star above, shine down your light on me.

*American Spiritual Great Big Stars
(The lyrics Christmas star replace the original Spiritual lyrics Great big stars)

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 2001, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
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Sing, "Gloria!" (Also See alternate lyrics below)
partial score

See the baby asleep in the manger.
See the baby asleep in the hay.
See the baby asleep in the manger.
Jesus was born on Christmas day.

    Oh sing Gloria! Sing Gloria!
    Sing Gloria! Amen.
    Sing Gloria! Sing, Gloria!
    Sing Gloria! Amen.

See the shepherds who came to the stable.
See them worship the baby King.
See the shepherds who came to the stable.
They heard the heavenly angels sing.

Chorus

See the Wise men who came on their camels.
Bringing gifts to the baby boy.
See the Wise men who came on their camels.
They are smiling with Christmas joy.

Chorus

Sing Gloria! Amen.

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1991, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com


I'm Waiting for Christmas
(alternate lyrics for "Sing Gloria)

Christmas pudding and Christmas stockings
Hiding presents beneath the bed.
Christmas pudding and Christmas stockings
Visions of sugar plums in my head.

I'm waiting for,
I'm waiting for,
I'm waiting for Christmas.
I'm waiting for,
I'm waiting for,
I'm waiting for Christmas.

Watch for Santa Claus and his reindeer
Wake up early on Christmas day.
Watch for Santa Claus and his reindeer
Hurry up Christmas and don't delay!

Refrain

Go to Gramma's for Christmas dinner
Lots of turkey and gravy too.
Go to Gramma's for Christmas dinner
It is my favourite thing to do.

Refrain

I'm waiting for Christmas!

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 2012 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com




One Small Voice
partial score

One small voice
in a world full of voices.
One small part of an infinite plan.
One small child
breathing one small prayer
asking only one more voice somewhere
to be one small voice
in a world full of voices.

One by one, notes make a symphony.
One tiny raindrop falls
and meets the sea.
Each voice though small,
when intertwined,
creates strength as you add yours to mine.
Your small voice
may make the difference to us all.

One small voice
in a world joining voices.
Each, tiny part of the infinite plan.
One small child.
One small prayer
asking one more voice to join
until we know that everywhere;
each small voice helps to fill
all the world with song.

One small voice.
One
small voice.


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 2001, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com



Huron Carol
partial score

'Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds had fled,
That mighty Gitchi Manitou sent angel choirs instead;
Before their light the stars grew dim,
And wandering hunters heard the hymn:

    Jesus your King is born,
    Jesus is born, in excelsis gloria.

Within a lodge of broken bark the tender babe was found,
A ragged robe of rabbit skin enwrapped his beauty round.
But as the hunter braves drew nigh,
The angel song rang loud and high:

Chorus

O children of the forest free, O sons of Manitou,
The holy child of earth and heav'n is born today for you.
Come, kneel before the radiant boy,
Who brings you beauty, peace, and joy:

    Chorus
    in excelsis gloria, in excelsis gloria.
Words: Jean de Brébeuf
Music: Traditional 16th century French melody

Arrangement © Copyright 1996, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
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Mister Santa I've Been Good
partial score

Mister Santa, I've been good,
I have done the things I should.
I have worked hard all year long,
Check your list I can't be wrong.

(Instrumental)

Mister Santa, I confess,
Everyone has been impressed.
Make your list and check it twice,
You will find that I've been nice.

(Instrumental)

Mister Santa, I've been good.
I can't wait till Christmas!

Mister Santa, it is true,
I have done what I should do.
Let me give it to you straight,
My behaviour has been great!


(Instrumental)

Mister Santa, listen well,
All these things I have to tell.
When you come on Christmas night,
Mine's the stocking on the right.

(Instrumental)

Mister Santa, Ho Ho Ho!

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 2001, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com





Father Christmas

Father Christmas, did you get my letter?
Father Christmas, this is what I want.

I would like a clarinet,
I would like a clarinet,
Clarinet, clarinet,
Don't forget, don't forget, oh!

Father Christmas, did you get my letter?
Father Christmas, this is what I want.

Add items cumulatively

2. I would like a hula hoop

3. I would like a dinosaur

4. I would like a basketball …

5. I would like a DVD …

Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 2002, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com



Waiting Patiently for Santa

I've been waiting patiently for Santa Claus to come.
I don't know why he is so late; it's twenty-five past one.
I have done most everything I can to stay awake.
I've eaten all his cookies and I even licked the plate.

I have jiggled, bounced and rattled every gift beneath the tree.
I have peeked in all the packages and only opened three.
I have rearranged the ornaments and put them all down low,
So when the tree falls down again they won't have far to go.

I know what disappointment he will feel if I don't wait,
But I'm running out of things to do to try to stay awake.
I am guessing Santa just forgot to do my neighbourhood,
And here I have been trying "hard as nails" to be so good!

Next year when Santa gets my list I'll have to let him know,
If he expects to see me, he cannot be so slow.
I hope that he appreciates I cannot take the strain
Of waiting quite so patiently if he is late again.

I am waiting,
waiting, waiting, waiting,
waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting,
waiting, waiting, waiting patiently.




Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1995, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com





Christmas A to Z
partial score

"A" sing an alphabet for Christmas Day.
"B" for bells on Santa's sleigh.
"C" for Comet flying high,
   pulling Santa across the sky.
"D" for dolls and drums and toys,
"E" for every girl and boy.

"F" for fireplaces bright.
"G" for goodies left at night.
"H" for houses all aglow,
   shining brightly on the snow.
"I" for icicles that drip.
"J" for jolly old Saint Nick.

"K" for keeping secrets, "shhh!"
"L" for looking for a gift.
"M" for Mom and Dad and friends.
"N" for lists that never end.
"O" for opening each box.
"P" for presents, lots and lots!

"Q" for questions we all ask.
"R" for resting and relax.
"S" for singing Christmas songs,
   some are short and some are long.
"T" for trees with lights that glow.
"U" for under mistletoe.

"V" for the village Bethlehem.
"W" for three wise men.
"X" for extra special night,
   with the star that shone so bright.
"Y" for you and me to say,
"Z's the end, Merry Christmas day!"


Words and music by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1991, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com





Rap it Up to Go
partial score

Listen to the pitter patter of the feet,
It's Santa and his reindeer jiving to the beat.
They're getting really hip,
They've ditched the sleigh;
A concord jet is now the Santa way.

    Ho Ho Ho, yo Santa yo.
    Ho Ho Ho, go Santa Go!
The reindeer used to pull the sleigh,
But now they golf on Christmas day.
They go with Santa on Christmas Eve,
But just for the ride I do believe.
    Ho Ho Ho…
Taking 'round the presents to the girls and boys,
They have a new way to deliver the toys.
The elves don't work to fill those sacks,
They're ordered on the 'net and sent by fax!
    Ho Ho Ho…
1-800-triple Ho
Is the number to call if you want to know
Just what presents Santa Claus will bring.
He no longer does the "live appearance" thing.
    Ho Ho Ho…
Christmas isn't quite the same
Since Santa's quit the present game.
Progress may not be all bad,
But I miss Christmas like we used to have!
    Ho Ho Ho…

Words by Donna Rhodenizer

© Copyright 1996, 2010 by Donna Rhodenizer / Red Castle Publishing
    www.redcastlepublishing.com



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