Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christingle with our brand new Christingle Song – available from the end of September – as well as an old favourite

A happy girl sitting in church holding a Christingle

We have commissioned an original song to mark 50 years since we brought Christingle to this country. 

Christingle Song has been composed exclusively for us  by Louise Drewett, a young composer currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. The words have been specially written for our anniversary year by British  poet Clare Shaw. 

Whether you are a school choir, amateur singing group,  professional, cathedral or church choir, or just love signing, Christingle Song is the perfect way to raise your voice in celebration of Christingle 50.

From the end of September you'll be able to download the score and piano accompaniment and be part of our special 50th Christingle celebration.

A familiar favourite

Many of you will be familiar with Sing Christingle! This song has been sung at Christingle services for years and, with its well-known tune, is very quick to pick up.

Tune: Give me oil in my lamp (Sing Hosanna)

The Christingle begins with an orange,
telling us of the world God made.
For creation is full of his glory;
all around we see his love displayed.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!
Sing Christingle, it’s the light of Christ.
Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!
Sing Christingle, light of Christ.

Every year we give thanks for the seasons,
and the fruits of the earth to share.
The Christingle is here to remind us
that the love of God is everywhere.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!…

God of love, we give thanks now for Jesus;
we remember his birth again.
But the red ribbon round the Christingle
tells the story of his cross and pain.

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!…

To complete the Christingle:
a candle, shining out in the darkest night.
Jesus promised to lead us and guide us;
come and celebrate the world’s true light!

Sing Christingle! Sing Christingle!…

Alternative

For a shorter song, replace verses 1 and 2 with this verse:

The Christingle begins with an orange,
telling us of the world God made.
By the fruits of the earth in their seasons,
we can see the love of God displayed.

Mark Earey (1998, 2003)
May be reproduced freely for use in Christingle services

Christingle hymns and other music

For more songs and hymns to sing at Christingle, try using our book of Christingle songs and hymns.

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