Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE more videos coming soon. A new Christmas carol for everyone. It's modern yet traditional, fun to sing, folk and baroque and memorable. It's a thought and reminder of what Christmas is really all about.
At home or where ever you spend your Christmas you can download free everything needed from www.refuse-to-lose.co.uk just click on 'The Age Old Reason for Joy' , scroll down and select the full carol, the score, the words, the melody or the piano chords and, hopefully, singalong.
Singing this version is 'IL CAMPANE' see picture. Left to right - Briony Laker, Eliza Scott, Bethan Jenkins, Victoria Amos, Amber Hill, Rebecca cooke (teacher and organizer), Sophie Bosley and Nicola Brown.
Also singing is Rosie Vinter (organist and teacher)who helped with the score. The Age Old Reason for Joy ( key A Minor) Verse 1 Some know very well the age old story of the birth and life of Christ. It's hard to believe all that's been narrated in our modern world of light. Magic stories, Christ ascending All give some a cause to doubt But faith is the thing you must develop To give you heart and sing it out. This to hold with chorus start under
Chorus Let us sing our praise On this special day Young and old as one Full of love and fun It's that time of year To be so full of cheer One divine birth And our Saviour is here. (Hold in harmony)
Verse 2 Before He was born the Ten Commandments were known by almost every man. God gave them to Moses well before to underline His wondrous plan. But man had stumbled from the path So God sent his Son. To give to the world an understanding Of what is right and what is wrong.
Chorus Let us sing our praise On this Christmas day Young and old as one Full of love and fun. It's that time of year To be so full of cheer One divine birth And Jesus is here.
Verse 3 Gather all of your loved ones close around and sing of the joy this Day does bring. Make friends and wish them all the best and teach them all the words to sing. Tell your children And their children Everything thing you know that's right For faith and love is born at Christmas Through God's son Jesus Christ.
Chorus Let us sing our praise (There's so much to sing about) On this Christmas day (Makes you want to shout it out) Young and old as one. (There's so much to celebrate) Full of love and fun. . (On this very special date) It's that time of year (Let us make it very clear) To be so full of cheer (Only joy and never fear) One divine birth (Happiness and merriment) And Jesus is here.
Reprise So there is the age old reason for This wondrous joy at Christmas time. (Hold in harmony)
Words and Music by Robin Mayhew 2012 all copyright reserved PRS Reg. No. EJNW-081012-0101-00