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‘Carols in the Bush’ Goornong, Dec 9th, 2011 Proudly brought to you by the Goornong Guide Committee.

You are invited to celebrate Australia Day, Thurs January 26th 2012

Thank you for attending this event, it is our fund raiser to enable us to purchase equipment to keep the Goornong Guide going.

Announcing the Goornong Citizen of the Year and the launch of the Goornong & District Community Plan at our www.

Beach Party in the


WHERE: ‘Gold Fields’, the property

to our inaugural Christmas event

221 Campaspe Road, Fosterville. Ph: 54132 2446 or E:

Our aim is to grow this event each year to encourage community cheer and good will

TIME: 4pm start DRESS: Beach wear

We hope you all enjoy yourselves and that you will sing as if no-one is listening!


We wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas

run by the

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The Goornong Guide


would like to acknowledge the support and donations of the following organisations, it is greatly appreciated.

‘Carols in the Bush’ Fri, Dec 9th 2011 6.30pm BBQ & stalls 7pm MC Welcome 1) Joy to the World Mary is hanging out her washing when Gabrielle arrives to tell her that she is going to have a baby. Mary is shocked.

McInnes Innovative Signs & Designs P 5443 9007 M 0407 809 819

2) The Drummer Boy

Huntly-Spring Gully

Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem on their donkey .

Pony Club Ph: 0400 170 468

3) Little Donkey 4) O Little Town of Bethlehem Three wise men appear and see the bright, new star.

Drovers Arms

Hotel, Goornong Ph: 5432 2210

5) We three kings Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem. 6) Silent Night Mary has her baby and lays him in a manger. 7) Away in a manger

5668 5225

The shepherds see the angels and travel into town. 8) While shepherds watch their flocks by night

Horse & Country Saddlery

The three wise men arrive to see Jesus.


9 ) Hark the herald angels sing

48-50 McIvor Rd, Bendigo

03 5444 5555

10) Santa Claus in coming to town

Ph: 5441 2388

Bendigo Donkey & Mule Club 5446 1211

11) Aussie Jingle Bells 12) We wish you a merry Christmas Thanks and best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas. Drovers Arms Hotel, Goornong ~ Meals, Bar & Entertainment 5432 2210



The Goornong Guide Committee would like to thank the following people    

MC and PA system supplied by Ken Moroney Donkeys supplied by Chris and Ken from the Bendigo Donkey & Mule Club ph: 5446 1211 All the participants of the Nativity Scene especially the Huntly Spring Gully Pony Club, MJ and Stuie Williams The singers from Bendigo Studio of Vocal Art & Music—John Clancy ph: 5442 6649 and Jess Williams The people around us for their encouragement and support

Our nativity script was developed by Nancy Hawkins, The author of: O my God! Where are You? a journey through St. Luke’s gospel with over 200 cartoons by Dennis Garlick. AND Dreams for a World in Harmony which travels through St Luke’s Book of Acts. Available from Signed copies of books written by Nancy Hawkins will be available on the night with all proceeds going to the Goornong Guide



Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing X 2. And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Come they told me, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum. A newborn king to see, Pa-... Our finest gifts we bring, Pa-… To lay before the King, Pa-... x 3 So to honour Him, Pa-rum-papum Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns: When we come. let men their songs employ while fields and floods, rocks hills Baby Jesus, and plains Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum repeat the sounding joy x 2, I am a poor boy too, Pa…. Repeat, repeat the sounding joy x 2 I have no gift to bring, Pa…. That’s fit to give a king Pa….x 3 He rules the earth with truth and Shall I play for you , Pa…. grace, On my drum? and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness Mary nodded, and wonders of his love x 2 Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum And wonders, wonders of His love. The ox and ass kept time,Pa... I played my drum for him, Pa... I played my best for him Pa... x 3 Then he smiled at me, Me and my drum.


$3 each ALSO PLEASE BUY A TICKET TO OUR RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE: $100 Christmas Hamper $50 Meal voucher at the Drovers Arms, Goornong $30 Voucher at Horse and Country (Clothing & saddlery) WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN ON THE NIGHT 10



4. O LITTLE TOWN of Bethlehem

Little donkey, little donkey On the dusty road Got to keep on plodding onwards With your precious load. Been a long time, little donkey Through the winter's night Don't give up now, little donkey Bethlehem's in sight.

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie! Above your deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight.

Chorus Ring out those bells tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem Follow that star tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem. Little donkey, little donkey Had a heavy day Little donkey Carry Mary safely on her way. Little donkey, little donkey On the dusty road There are wise men waiting for a Sign to bring them here. Do not falter, little donkey There's a star ahead It will guide you, little donkey To a cattle shed. Chorus Ring out those bells tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem Follow that star tonight Bethlehem, Bethlehem.

O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. For Christ is born of Mary; And gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love. How silently, how silently, The wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming; But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him till The dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend on us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in; Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.

Communication dying within country community This event is to celebrate Christmas and to raise some much needed funds to keep the Goornong Guide, our local paper alive. Goornong has a population of about 300 people and the surrounding district is home to a further 400 people. The Goornong Guide publication has been providing residents with local communication, information and education for more than thirty years. It is produced by a committee of hard working volunteers who compile and print more than 270 copies every month which are delivered free into local homes. The Goornong Guide committee has become challenged by the logistical reality of producing a free paper with minimal income being derived from small donations and some local advertisers. The communal photocopier and computer are ancient and no longer sufficient, even with a dedicated few standing next to it all day! The committee would like to invite advertisers from a wider area to utilise the low cost option of advertising in the Goornong Guide and reaching a direct target audience. We would really appreciate your support with the purchase of a candle, a raffle ticket or even a donation. Many thanks, Janet Filbey PRESIDENT, Goornong Guide Committee



11. AUSSIE JINGLE BELLS Bashing through the bush in a rusty Holden Ute, Kickin’ up the dust, Esky in the boot. Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs, It’s summer time and I’m in my singlet, shorts and thongs. Chorus: Oh! Jingle Bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer's day. Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut, Oh, what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute. Engine’s getting hot; We dodge the kangaroos, The swaggie climbs aboard, He is welcome too. All the family’s there, Sitting by the pool, Christmas Day the Aussie way, By the Barbecue. Chorus.

4. OWE LITTLE 12. WISHTOWN YOU of Bethlehem A MERRY CHRISTMAS O little town of Bethlehem Howwish still you we see thee Christmas, lie! We a merry Above andChristmas, dreamless sleep We wishyour youdeep a merry Thewish silentyou stars go by;Christmas We a merry Yet a in happy thy dark streets and New Yearshineth . The everlasting Light; The hopes and tidings fears ofwe all bring the years Chorus: Good Are met in thee tonight. To you and your kin; We wish you O morning stars, together a merry Christmas ProclaimAnd the aholy birthNew Year. happy And praises sing to God the King, Andall peace menfiggy on earth. We want to some pudding, For all Christ born of Mary; We wantissome figgy pudding, Andall gathered all above, We want some figgy pudding, While mortals the angels keep So bring some sleep, right here! Their watch of wondering love. Chorus



We three kings of Orient are; Bearing gifts we traverse afar, Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star.

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round ‘yon Virgin Mother and child Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.

How silently, howwe silently, We won’t go until get some, Thewon’t wondrous giftwe is given! We go until get some, So God human hearts We won’timparts go untiltowe get some, Thebring blessings hishere! heaven. So some of right No ear may hear his coming; Chorus. But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him till The dear Christ enters in.

Frankincense to offer have I; Incense owns a Deity nigh; Prayer and praising, voices raising, Worshipping God on high.

O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend on us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in; Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.

O star of wonder, star of light, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light. Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain Gold I bring to crown Him again, King forever, ceasing never, Over us all to reign. Chorus

Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight, Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia, Christ our Saviour is here, Christ our Saviour is here. Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light, Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom; Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone cold tomb. Chorus Glorious now behold Him arise; King and God and sacrifice; Alleluia, Alleluia, Sounds through the earth and skies.





Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus, lay down his sweet head, The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes, I love you, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my side till morning is nigh.




While shepherds watched their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around.

Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the new-born King. Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled. Joyful, all you nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies. With the angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.”

You better watch out, You better not cry; Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town.

Fear not, said he (for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind) Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all man kind. To you in David’s town this day Is born of David’s line A saviour who is Christ the Lord And this shall be the sign.

Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord, Late in time behold him come, Offspring of a Virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail, the Incarnate Deity, Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel! Chorus:

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask You to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in Your tender care And fit us for heaven, to live with You there.

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the new-born Kings”

He's making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice: Santa Claus is 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! O! You better watch out! You better not cry, Better not pout ; I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town.



Carol Sheet (Goornong)  
Carol Sheet (Goornong)  

Our carols and program for Carols in the Bush