12 Beautiful Christian Christmas Songs - Videos & Lyrics

These famous Christmas songs and their lyrics will remind you of the true meaning of the holiday season! Listen and be blessed by these carols that celebrate Jesus' birth.

While we love 'Mary Did You Know?' as much as the next person, there is something timeless about a tried and true classic hymn that just warms the heart as nothing else can. Many of these hymns were written well before we were even born, and there is comfort in knowing that worshippers will still be praising Him and celebrating His birth long after we have joined Him in Heaven. Here are a few of our favorite Christian Christmas songs with videos and lyrics. Enjoy!

 

Christian Christmas Songs with Videos & Lyrics

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Dave's Highway - O Come, O Come Emmanuel from daveshighway on GodTube.

1 O come, O come, Immanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
shall come to you, O Israel.

2 O come, O Wisdom from on high,
who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show
and teach us in its ways to go. Refrain

3 O come, O come, great Lord of might,
who to your tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times did give the law
in cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain

4 O come, O Branch of Jesse's stem,
unto your own and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
and give them victory o'er the grave. Refrain

5 O come, O Key of David, come
and open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
and bar the way to death's abode. Refrain

6 O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
and bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
and turn our darkness into light. Refrain

7 O come, O King of nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
and be yourself our King of Peace. Refrain 

 

2. The First Noel

Artist - Pentatonix

Writers - Kevin Churko, Maria Brink, Chris Howorth

 

1 The first Noel the angel did say 
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; 
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep, 
on a cold winter's night that was so deep. 

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
born is the King of Israel. 

2 They looked up and saw a star 
shining in the east, beyond them far; 
and to the earth it gave great light, 
and so it continued both day and night. [Refrain]

3 And by the light of that same star 
three Wise Men came from country far; 
to seek for a king was their intent, 
and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]

4 This star drew nigh to the northwest, 
o'er Bethlehem it took its rest; 
and there it did both stop and stay, 
right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]

5 Then entered in those Wise Men three, 
full reverently upon the knee, 
and offered there, in his presence, 
their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain]

 

3. Joy To The World

Artist - Boney M.

Album - Christmas Party

 

1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King!

Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,

and heaven and nature sing,

and heaven and nature sing,

and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

 

2 Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! 

Let men their songs employ,

while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

 

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,

nor thorns infest the ground;

He comes to make His blessings flow

far as the curse is found,

far as the curse is found,

far as, far as the curse is found.

 

4 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.

 

Source: Hymns to the Living God #106

 

4. O Holy Night

David Phelps - O Holy Night [Live] from david-phelps on GodTube.

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,

It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.

Long lay the world in sin and error pining,

Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

 

Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!

O night divine, O night when Christ was born;

O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

 

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,

With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.

So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,

Here come the wise men from the Orient land.

The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;

In all our trials born to be our friend.

 

He knows our need, to our weaknesses no stranger,

Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!

Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!

 

Truly He taught us to love one another;

His law is love and His gospel is peace.

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;

And in His name all oppression shall cease.

Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,

Let all within us praise His holy name.

 

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,

His power and glory evermore proclaim.

His power and glory evermore proclaim.

 

5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Artist - Amy Grant

 

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 host proclaim:

"Christ is born in Bethlehem"

Hark! The herald angels sing

"Glory to the newborn 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 Emmanuel

Hark! The herald angels sing

"Glory to the newborn King!"

 

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!

Hail the Son of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings

Ris'n 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 newborn King!"

 

6. Silent Night

Artist - Kelly Clarkson ft. Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire

1 Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

’round yon virgin mother and child!

Holy infant, so tender and mild,

sleep in heavenly peace,

sleep in heavenly peace.

 

2 Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight.

Glories stream from heaven afar,

heav'nly hosts sing: “Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!”

 

3 Silent night! Holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

radiant beams from Thy holy face

with the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth!

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth!

 

4 Silent night! Holy night!

Wondrous star, lend thy light;

with the angels let us sing

"Alleluia" to our King:

“Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born.”

 

7. O Come All Ye Faithful

Artist - Martina McBride

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, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

 

God of God, light of light,

Lo, he abhors not the Virgin's womb;

True God, begotten, not created:

O come, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

 

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above!

Glory to God, glory in the highest:

O come, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord.

 

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, let us adore Him, (3×)

Christ the Lord

 

8. Go Tell It On The Mountain

Keith and Kristyn Getty - Go Tell It On The Mountain from universalmusicgroup on GodTube.

Refrain:

Go, tell it on the mountain, 

over the hills and everywhere;

go, tell it on the mountain 

that Jesus Christ is born.

 

1 While shepherds kept their watching 

o’er silent flocks by night, 

behold, throughout the heavens 

there shone a holy light. [Refrain]

 

2 The shepherds feared and trembled 

when lo! above the earth 

rang out the angel chorus 

that hailed our Savior‘s birth. [Refrain]

 

3 Down in a lowly manger

the humble Christ was born, 

and God sent us salvation 

that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

 

9. What Child Is This

1 What Child is this, who, laid to rest,

On Mary's lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,

While shepherds watch are keeping?

 

Chorus:

This, this is Christ, the King,

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:

Haste, haste to bring Him laud,

The Babe, the Son of Mary!

 

2 Why lies He in such mean estate,

Where ox and ass are feeding?

Good Christian, fear: for sinners here

The silent Word is pleading.[Chorus]

 

3 So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,

Come, peasant, king to own Him.

The King of kings salvation brings;

Let loving hearts enthrone Him.[Chorus]

 

10. O Little Town of Bethlehem

Artist - Nat King Cole

1 O little town of Bethlehem, 

how still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 

the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

the everlasting light;

the hopes and fears of all the years 

are met in thee tonight.

 

 

2 For Christ is born of Mary 

and, gathered all above,

while mortals sleep, the angels keep 

their watch of wond'ring love.

O morning stars, together

proclaim the holy birth,

and praises sing to God the King,

and peace to men on earth.

 

 

3 How silently, how silently

the wondrous gift is giv'n!

So God imparts to human hearts

the blessings of His heav'n.

No ear may hear His coming,

but in this world of sin,

where meek souls will receive Him still

the dear Christ enters in.

 

11. We Three Kings of Orient Are

Artist - Jennifer Avalon

1 We three kings of Orient are; 

bearing gifts we traverse afar, 

field and fountain, moor and mountain, 

following yonder star. 

 

Refrain: 

O star of wonder, star of light, 

star with royal beauty bright, 

westward leading, still proceeding, 

guide us to thy perfect light. 

 

2 Born a King on Bethlehem's plain, 

gold I bring to crown him again, 

King forever, ceasing never, 

over us all to reign. [Refrain]

 

3 Frankincense to offer have I; 

incense owns a Deity nigh; 

prayer and praising, voices raising, 

worshiping God on high. [Refrain]

 

4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume 

breathes a life of gathering gloom; 

sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, 

sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain]

 

5 Glorious now behold him arise; 

King and God and sacrifice: 

Alleluia, Alleluia, 

sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]

 

12. Ave Maria

Artist - Stevie Wonder

 

Ave Maria, gratia plena,

Maria, gratia plena,

Maria, gratia plena,

Ave, Ave, Dominus,

Dominus tecum.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus,

Et benedictus fructus ventris (tui),

Ventris tui, Jesus.

Ave Maria!

 

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,

Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

Ora, ora pro nobis;

Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,

Nunc et in hora mortis,

In hora mortis nostrae.

In hora, hora mortis nostrae,

In hora mortis nostrae.

Ave Maria!

 

Discover the Stories behind these Christian Christmas Songs:

  1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  2. The First Noel
  3. Joy To The World
  4. O Holy Night
  5. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  6. Silent Night
  7. O Come All Ye Faithful
  8. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  9. What Child Is This
  10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  11. We Three Kings of Orient Are
  12. Ave Maria