Christmas Carol word sheet

picture of christmas bell with holly - Christian christmas carols only
This one-sheet (two pages) A4 document has the words to some well-known sacred English-language Christmas carols.

These are all religious carols:  see non-religious carol wordsheet for a page of secular carols.

This page can be printed either single or double sided:  it's designed as a one-page handout for church services, or in area where people cannot see the usual display, and for carol-singing.

Both the words and the commonly-used tunes for them are in the public domain.  This means the sheets may be freely copied and the carols sung anywhere without worring about copyright or performance licences.


To download a file, click a link above. You’ll be taken to a page were can either print it or save a copy of it onto your own computer.


The carols which are included, and their numbers on the sheet, are:

1 Angels we have heard
2 First Noël - the
6 Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
13 Ding Dong! merrily on high
7 Joy the the World
12 O Come, all ye Faithful
10 O Little Town of Bethlehem
4 Once in Royal David’s City
11 Silent Night
8 Unto us a boy is born
9 We Three Kings
3 While Shepherds Watched

Suggestions and requests

Are there other carols which you would like to have on a sheet like this? Leave a comment below, and when there are enough suggestions, Page 2 will be added.

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  1. Thank you very much for providing this!


    1. Editor, LiturgyTools.netDecember 23, 2017 at 12:16 PM
      Glad you found it helpful Trish - this was one of the very first which I put together years ago and thought "I should find a way to share this, other people are probably looking for the same thing".

  2. Brilliant!! Just what I was looking for. Our group are having a celebration evening on 10th December and this will help us all to have a very happy time. Thank you.

  3. Is it possible to exchange 1. "Away in a manger" for 1. "Angels we have heard on high"?
    This would make the sheet more useful to me. We are planning a carol service for the 18th December, so if you were able to respond soon I would be most grateful!


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