308. O Sing a Song of Bethlehem

1 O sing a song of Bethlehem,
Of shepherds watching there,
And of the news that came to them
From angels in the air:
The light that shone on Bethlehem
Fills all the world today;
Of Jesus’ birth and peace on earth
The angels sing alway.

2 O sing a song of Nazareth,
Of sunny days of joy,
O sing of fragrant flowers’ breath,
And of the sinless Boy;
For now the flowers of Nazareth
In every heart may grow;
Now spreads the fame of His dear Name
On all the winds that blow.

3 O sing a song of Galilee,
Of lake and woods and hill,
Of Him who walked upon the sea
And bade the waves be still:
For though, like waves on Galilee,
Dark seas of trouble roll,
When faith has heard the Master’s word,
Falls peace upon the soul.

4 O sing a song of Calvary,
Its glory and dismay;
Of Him who hung upon the tree,
And took our sins away:
For He who died on Calvary
Is risen from the grave,
And Christ, our Lord, by heaven adored,
Is mighty now to save.

Text Information
First Line: O sing a song of Bethlehem
Title: O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson (1899)
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Luke 2:8-15
Topic: Jesus Christ: Life
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Arranger and Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: CMD
Key: e minor
Source: English Country Songs, 1893
Copyright: Arrangement and harmonization from the English Hymnal, 1906. Used by permission of Oxford University Press.



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