153. In Bethlehem a Newborn Boy

Text Information
First Line: In Bethlehem, a newborn boy
Title: In Bethlehem a Newborn Boy
Author: Rosamond E. Herklots (1969, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 2:7-23
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Jesus Christ: Birth
Language: English
Copyright: © 1981 Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Name: IN BETHLEHEM
Composer: Wilbur Held (1983)
Meter: LM
Key: a minor or modal
Copyright: © 1983 Wilbur Held
Notes: Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.


Text Information:

The Slaughter of the Innocents (Matthew 2:16–18) is not an event we like to think about, but this text shows how it connects to the ongoing suffering of parents and children in our world today. Only the love that led Christ to the cross can bear the weight of such human anguish.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)




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