Carols in the Park Songbook

Carols in the Park with Anthony Callea. Featuring Pevan & Sarah Christmas Show, Melbourne Gospel Choir, and the Glen Eira Band. 

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Main stage entertainment

  • 5.30pm Welcome: Host Anthony Callea
  • 5.35pm City of Glen Eira Band
  • 6.15pm Pevan & Sarah Christmas Show
  • 6.40pm Official welcome by Glen Eira City Council Mayor and Christmas message from Young Citizen of the Year
  • 6.55pm Anthony Callea and surprise guest
  • 7.10pm Anthony Callea
  • 7.30pm Melbourne Gospel Choir
  • 8.05pm Finale with all artists

Roving performers: Space Ballerina’s

City of Glen Eira Band

Songs performed by the City of Glen Eira Band.

Song list

  • Angles for the Realms of Glory
  • Mary's Boy Child
  • Christmas Swing-A-Long
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow
  • Joy to the World
  • What Child is This

Pevan & Sarah Christmas Show

Songs performed by Pevan & Sarah Christmas Show.

Song list

  • Get Up!
  • Hands
  • It's OK to Make Mistakes
  • Walk Like Me
  • Christmas Roo Rock
  • I like it Loud
  • Three Days Til Christmas
  • Please & Thankyou
  • Give it a Go
  • Moves Like Santa

Santa

Songs performed by Santa.

Song list

  • Holly Jolly Xmas
  • Let it Snow

Anthony Callea

Songs with lyrics performed by Anthony Callea.

Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’, coming to town

He’s making a list
He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out
Who’s naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’, coming to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

So you better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’, coming to town

Hey!
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Hey!

He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
so be good for goodness sake

Oh! You better watch out
you better not cry
you better not pout
I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’ to town
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
Santa Claus is comin’
I said he’s coming to town

Do You Hear What I Hear

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite (Tail as big as a kite)
With a tail as big as a kite (Tail as big as a kite)

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do you hear what I hear)
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear
(Do you hear what I hear)
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
(Voice as big as the sea)
With a voice as big as the sea
(Voice as big as the sea)

Here we go
Do you see (Do you see)
Oh! (Do you see what I see)
Do you see (Do you see what I see)
Oh, (Do you hear)
Do you hear it (Do you hear what I hear)
Do you hear it (Do you hear what I hear)
Key change
Oh, (Do you know)
Do you know it (Do you know what I know)
Do you know it (Do you know what I know)
Oh, (Do you hear)
Do you hear it (Do you hear what I hear x2)
Oh!

To the people everywhere
(Do you hear what I hear)
The reign for peace everywhere
(Do you see what I see)
Do you know what I know
(Do you know what I know)
Hey! (Do you hear what I hear)
My child, the child
sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
(Do you hear what I hear x2)
To the people everywhere
(Do you hear what I hear x2)
The reign for peace everywhere

Higher Love

Think about it, there must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is a wasted time
Look inside your heart, I’ll look inside mine
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what’s fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

Worlds are turning and we’re just hanging on
Facing our fear and standing out there alone
A yearning, and it’s real to me
There must be someone who’s feeling for me
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring be a higher love
I could rise above on a higher love

I will wait for it
I’m not too late for it
Until then, I’ll sing my song
To cheer the night along
Bring it... Oh bring it...

I could light the night up with my soul on fire
I could make the sun shine from pure desire
Let me feel that love come over me
Let me feel how strong it could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where’s that higher love I keep thinking of?

The Prayer

I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

La luce che tu dai nel cuore restera
A ricordarci che L’eterna stella sei
Nella mia preghiera quanta fede c’è

Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

Sogniamo un mondo senza violenza piu
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Ogniuno
Simbolo di pace, di fraternita

La forza che ci da
We ask that life be kind
And watch us from above
And hope each soul will find
Another soul to love
Let this be our prayer,
Just like every child

E la fede che
Hai acceso in noi,
Sento che ci salverà

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yule tide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow
Hang a shining star up on the highest bow
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
Have a wonderful, wonderful merry little Christmas now

Oh, here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow
Hang a shining star up on the highest bow
And have yourself a merry, merry little Christmas now
Oh have yourself a merry little Christmas
Have yourself a very merry Christmas
Everybody around the Christmas wheel
Oh! Merry, Merry little Christmas now

Melbourne Gospel Choir 

 Songs with lyrics performed by Melbourne Gospel Choir.

Joyful, Joyful

Joyful, joyful
Lord we adore Thee
God of Glory, Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day

Joyful, joyful
Lord we adore Thee
God of Glory, Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Clearly as the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin, sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Drive it away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us
Fill us with the light of day
Light of day

Come and join the chorus
The mighty, mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began
The Father of Love is reigning over us

By the way!
What have you done for Him lately
He watches over everything
So we sing!
Joyful, joyful
Lord we adore Thee
God of Glory, Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day

Fill us
(Fill us with the light of day Lord,
oh fill us)
Fill us (Oh we need you yes we do,
ooh fill us)
Fill us
Fill us with the light of day
Light of day!

Oh Happy Day

Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
When Jesus washed (when Jesus washed)
He washed my sins away (oh happy day)

Oh happy day (oh happy day)
He taught me how to watch, fight and pray, fight
and pray
And live rejoicing every, everyday

Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)

That's Christmas to Me

The fireplace is burning bright
Shining all on me
I see the presents underneath
The good ol’ Christmas tree
And I wait all night til Santa comes
To wake me from my dreams, Oh, why?
cause that Christmas to me

I see the children play outside
Like angels in the snow
While mom and daddy share a kiss
under the mistletoe
And we’ll cherish all these simple things
Wherever we may be, oh why?
Cause that’s Christmas to me

I’ve got this Christmas song in my heart
I’ve got the candles glowing in the dark
I’m hanging all the stockings
By the Christmas tree
Oh, why?
cause that’s Christmas to me
Oh, why?
cause that’s Christmas to me
I listen for the thud of reindeer
Walking on the roof
as I fall asleep to lullabies
the morning’s coming soon
the only gift I’ll ever need
Is the joy of family
Oh why? Cause that’s Christmas to me

I’ve got this Christmas song in my heart
I’ve got the candles glowing in the dark
I’m hanging all the stockings by the Christmas
tree
Oh why?
Cause that’s Christmas to me
Oh why?
Cause that’s Christmas to me
[BREAK]

The joy that fills our hearts and makes us sing,
Oh why?
Cause that’s Christmas to me ...
I’ve got this Christmas song in my heart
I’ve got the candles glowing in the dark
and then for years to come we’ll always know
one thing
that’s the love that Christmas can bring,
Oh why?
Cause that’s Christmas to me

Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum
pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum

Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride, In a one horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow, In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring, Making spirits broight
What fun it is to ride and sing, A sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride, In a one horse open sleigh
In a one horse open sleigh

Rudolf

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it glows.
All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
play in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

Then one foggy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!

Anthony Callea and Melbourne Gospel Choir

Song with lyrics performed by Anthony Callea and Melbourne Gospel Choir.

O Holly Night

O Holy Night!
The stars are brightly shining;
it is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world, in sin and error pining.
Till he appeared, 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!
Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born;
O night divine!
O night, O night divine!

Truly he taught us to love one another
His law is love and his prosper is peace
Chains shall he break for the slave is a 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 (Christ is the lord)
Then ever! ever praise we
Noel (Noel)
Noel (Noel)
O night, O night divine (O night, O night divine)
Noel (Noel)
Noel (Noel)
O night, O night divine

Finale with Anthony Callea, Melbourne Gospel Chior and all cast

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We with you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring,
To you and your kin,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

O bring us some figgy pudding.
O bring us some figgy pudding.
O bring us some figgy pudding

And bring it right here!
Good tidings we bring,
To you and your kin,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

We won’t go until we get some.
We won’t go until we get some.
We won’t go until we get some
So bring it right here!

Good tidings we bring,
To you and your kin,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We with you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

Good tidings we bring,
To you and your kin,We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!