Religious Christmas Songs


The following song is by Fr Modupe Taylor-Pearce, and Anglican Priest from Sierre Leone. Its not technically about Jesus being born, but since it is to the tune of Jingle Bells, we sing it at Christmas time!

1. J-O-Y, J-O-Y,

This is what it means:

Jesus first

Yourself last

And others in between

2. J-O-Y, J-O-Y,

Romans Thirteen Nine

Love your neighbor as yourself

And this will give you Joy

3: Learning about Jesus, listening to his voice

Obeying his word, joyful all the way.

Listening to his voice, Obeying his word.

O what fun it is to have Christ Jesus in my heart – Oi!

(Repeat whole song)

Modupe and Olive Taylor-Pierce Copyright © 1996 Modupe and Olive Taylor-Pierce


To the tune of three blind mice.

“Three Wise Men”

Three wise men ,three wise men,

traveling a far, seeing a star,

the found the savior in Bethlehem,

the fell on their knees and the worshiped him, never before has there ever been a baby like him, three wise men, three wise men repeat 3 times


Take Me Out to the Stable

(tune/”Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Take me out to the stable,

out to where Christ was born.

Show me the manger he

used for his bed.

Show me the sweet doves

who cooed by his head.

And let’s look way up

at the heavens,

look for the star where He lay.

For it’s why — we — have

Christmas morning.

It’s Jesus’ birthday!

For it’s why — we — have

Christmas morning.

It’s Jesus’ birthday!


The Baby in the Manger (tune of “Wheels on the Bus)

The cow in the manger went moo-moo-moo, moo-moo-moo, moo-moo-moo, the cow in the manger went moo-moo-moo, all through the night.

The hay on the ground went crunch-crunch-crunch, crunch-crunch-crunch, crunch-crunch-crunch, the hay on the ground went crunch-crunch-crunch, all through the night.

The baby in the manger went waa-waa-waa, waa-waa-waa, waa-waa-waa, the baby in the manger went waa-waa-waa, all through the night.

His mother Mary went shh-shh-shh, shh-shh-shh, shh-shh-shh, his mother Mary went shh-shh-shh, all through the night

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