Expository Songs

Gentle Mary laid her child (Luke 2:1-14)
Joseph S. Cook
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Luke 2:1-14)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Luke 2:1-14)
Edmund H. Sears
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

A Great and Mighty Wonder (Luke 2:1-20)
Germanus, John Mason Neale
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Once in Royal David’s City (Luke 2:4-7)
Cecil Frances Alexander
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The First Nowell (Luke 2:4-15) (1833)
Anonymous
Lyrics | Sheet Music

A King in a Cattle Trough (Luke 2:7)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Dear Little Stranger (Luke 2:7)
Charles Gabriel
Lyrics | Sheet Music

No Room at the Inn (Luke 2:7)
Popularized by Mahalia Jackson
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:8-14)
Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

While humble shepherds watched their flocks (Luke 2:8-15)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Glorious Light (Luke 2:8-16) (2004)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ian Hannah | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Shepherd’s Watch (Luke 2:8-16)
Michael Card, Scott Brasher | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Advent Carol (Luke 2:8-17) (2014)
Popularized by Aaron Shust
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Luke 2:8-18)
Nahum Tate, George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Angels We Have Heard on High (Luke 2:8-20)
James Chadwick
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Angels, from the Realms of Glory (Luke 2:8-20)
James Mongtomery
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Go, Tell It on the Mountain (Luke 2:8-20)
John W. Work
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Luke 2:8-20)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Holy night! peaceful night! (Luke 2:8)
Jane Montgomery Campbell, Joseph Mohr
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Luke 2:8)
Edith M. G. Reed
Lyrics | Sheet Music

To Shepherds as They Watched by Night (Luke 2:10-11)
Richard Massie, Martin Luther
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Do Not Be Afraid (Luke 2:10)
Popularized by Carolyn Arends
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Hark! what celestial sounds (Luke 2:10)
L.V. Wheeler
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:13-14)
Samuel Medley
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Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:13-14)
Thomas MacKellar
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The Song Of The Angels (Luke 2:13-14)
Fanny Crosby
Lyrics | Sheet Music

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks (Luke 2:13-14)
J. C. Fisher
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Angels rejoiced and sweetly sung (Luke 2:13)
William Hurn
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:13)
Fanny Crosby, Joanne Barrett, Ron Long
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:14) (2001)
Popularized by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
YouTube

Glory, Glory to God in the highest (Luke 2:14)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Great Our Joy! (Luke 2:14)
Theodore Baker
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Praise For the Incarnation (Luke 2:14) (1779)
John Newton | Popularized by Olney Hymns (1779)
Lyrics

Wake, O my soul, and hail the morn (Luke 2:14)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:16) (2006)
Popularized by Third Day
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Didst thou, O Savior! condescend (Luke 2:21)
Lyrics

Go in Peace (Luke 2:25-32) (1993)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Now That I’ve Held Him In My Arms (Simeon’s Song) (Luke 2:25-35)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Simeon (Luke 2:25-35) (2005)
Popularized by The Crabb Family
YouTube | Amazon

Lord, at thy temple we appear (Luke 2:27-32) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Benediction Hymn (Luke 2:28-32)
Lyrics

Now Have Our Hearts Embraced Our God (Luke 2:28) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Light of the Gentile world! (Luke 2:29-30)
Johann Franck, Catherine Winkworth
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-30)
Lyrics

The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-31)
John Barnard
Lyrics

Now, Lord! according to thy word (Luke 2:29-32)
Lyrics

Lord, Now Let Your Servant Depart in Peace (Luke 2:29) (2013)
Popularized by The Gospel Coalition
YouTube | Amazon

Tis enough—the hour is come (Luke 2:29)
James Merrick
Lyrics

Lord, Now Let Your Servant (Luke 2:32)
James Seddon
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Within the Father’s House (Luke 2:41-52)
James R. Woodford
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Voice Of The Child (Luke 2:42-52)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

When Jesus in the temple stayed (Luke 2:42-52)
Lyrics

O Master Workman of the Race (Luke 2:49)
Jay T. Stocking
Lyrics | Sheet Music

In stature grows the Heavenly Child (Luke 2:51)
Santolius Victorinus, John Chandler
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Jesus is Here (Luke 2) (2008)
Jamie Soles | Popularized by Jamie Soles
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Messiahmas Carol (Luke 2) (1976)
Stuart Dauermann, Steffi Rubin | Popularized by Liberated Wailing Wall
Lyrics | Amazon

Other References

From heaven high I come to you (Luke 2:1-14)
Martin Luther, Catherine Winkworth
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men (Luke 2:1-14)
August Crull, Nikolaus Herman
Lyrics | Sheet Music

From Heaven High I Come to Earth (Luke 2:1-20)
Martin Luther, Roland H. Bainton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Come, Little Children (Luke 2:1-20)
Christoph von Schmid, Edward C. Currie
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Between Twelve and Thirty-Three (Luke 2:3-7)
Rusty Golden, Jerry Salley, Jim McBride | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Luke 2:4-14)
Phillips Brooks
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Joy Has Dawned (Luke 2:5-9) (2004)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Silent Night (Luke 2:5-20)
Joseph Mohr, John Freeman Young
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

From the Squalor of a Borrowed Stable (Immanuel) (Luke 2:7-13) (1999)
Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

A Way in a Manger (Luke 2:7)
Ray Vaughn | Popularized by The Inspirations
YouTube

Away in a Manger (Luke 2:7)
Anonymous
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Fullness of Grace (Luke 2:7) (2004)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Gentle Mary Laid Her Child (Luke 2:7)
Joseph Simpson Cook
Lyrics | Sheet Music

His Father’s Eyes (Luke 2:7)
Carolyn Bradford-Lane | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

No Room at the Inn (Luke 2:7)
Popularized by The Spencers
Lyrics | YouTube

No Room at the Inn (Luke 2:7)
Popularized by Cumberland Quartet
YouTube

One Little Manger (Luke 2:7)
Powell, Matterhorn | Popularized by Bill Gaither Trio
Amazon

There’s a Song in the Air (Luke 2:7)
Josiah Holland
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Luke 2:7)
Emily E.S. Elliott
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Vacancy (Luke 2:7)
Popularized by Carolyn Arends
YouTube | Amazon

Who’s That in the Manger There? (Luke 2:7)
Popularized by The Paynes
YouTube | Amazon

Calm On the Listening Ear of Night (Luke 2:8-9)
Edmund H. Sears
Lyrics | Sheet Music

One Still Night (Luke 2:8-14) (2014)
Neil DeGraide, Kate DeGraide | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

There Blooms a Rose in Bethlehem (Luke 2:8-14) (2014)
Neil DeGraide | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God (Luke 2:8-16) (1990)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

How Suddenly a Baby Cries (Luke 2:8-16) (2011)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionán de Barra | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Joy Has Dawned (Luke 2:8-16) (2004)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Exult in the Savior’s Birth (Luke 2:8-17) (2016)
Popularized by Matt Boswell
YouTube | Amazon

Go Tell it On the Mountain (Luke 2:8-18)
John Work
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Shepherds Found a Lamb (Luke 2:8-18)
Rodney Griffin | Popularized by Greater Vision
Amazon

Our Day of Joy Is Here Again (Luke 2:8-20)
A. L. Skoog
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Sing We Now of Christmas (Luke 2:8-20)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Those holy Voices (Luke 2:9-11)
John Cawood
Lyrics | Sheet Music

From a Star to Stripes (Luke 2:9)
Neil Enloe | Popularized by The Couriers
YouTube | Amazon

A Great Joy (Luke 2:10) (1992)
Popularized by Babbie Mason
Amazon

Behold, the grace appears! (Luke 2:10)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Shepherds, rejoice, lift up your eyes (Luke 2:10) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Horæ Lyr­i­ca (1706-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Have a Great Savior (Luke 2:11)
Rebecca Peck | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God (Luke 2:14)
Ray Scarbrough | Popularized by The Talleys
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:14)
Daryl Williams | Popularized by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:14) (2006)
Stephen Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God in the Highest (Luke 2:14) (1986)
Popularized by Matthew Ward
YouTube

In Excelsis Deo (Luke 2:14) (2016)
Popularized by Matt Boswell
YouTube | Amazon

The Angels’ Song (Luke 2:14)
Robert Lowry
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hymn In E Minor (Luke 2:15) (2010)
Popularized by Matt Papa
YouTube | Amazon

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Luke 2:15)
Edward Caswall, Anonymous, Philip Schaff
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Everybody Come See Jesus (Luke 2:17-18) (2016)
Popularized by Tribute Quartet
YouTube | Amazon

Christians, Awake (Luke 2:17)
John Byrom
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Suddenly a Baby Cries (Luke 2:19) (2011)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionán de Barra | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

What Her Heart Remembered (Luke 2:19)
Michael Card, Scott Brasher | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

In His Temple Now Behold Him (Luke 2:22)
Henry J. Pye
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Suddenly a Baby Cries (Luke 2:25-35) (2011)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionán de Barra | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

It’s True (Luke 2:26-38) (2008)
Popularized by Sara Groves
YouTube | Amazon

Hail to the Lord Who Comes (Luke 2:29-32)
John Ellerton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Ye who in night and dimness stand (Luke 2:29)
Lyrics

Eyes of Man (Luke 2:30) (1987)
Don Francisco | Popularized by Don Francisco
YouTube | Amazon

O Thou from all eternity! (Luke 2:33-40)
Lyrics

How Suddenly a Baby Cries (Luke 2:36-38) (2011)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Fionán de Barra | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Between Twelve and Thirty-Three (Luke 2:39-40)
Rusty Golden, Jerry Salley, Jim McBride | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

Picture This (Luke 2:41-50) (2014)
Dianne Wilkinson | Popularized by 11th Hour
YouTube | Amazon

He Is Lord (Luke 2:41-51) (2017)
Popularized by The Diplomats
YouTube | Amazon

It’s Jesus (Luke 2:41-51)
Dianne Wilkinson | Popularized by Mark Trammell Trio
YouTube | Amazon

Go Tell The People (Luke 2:52)
Rodney Griffin | Popularized by Greater Vision
YouTube

Quotes

There were shepherds abiding in the field (Luke 2:8) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

And Lo, the Angel of the Lord came (Luke 2:9) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

And the Angel said unto them (Luke 2:10-11) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

And suddenly there was with the Angel (Luke 2:13) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Gloria (Luke 2:14) (2014)
Popularized by Aaron Shust
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Glory to God (Luke 2:14) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

And Jesus Grew (Luke 2:52) (1991)
Frank Hernandez | Popularized by Steve Green and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

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