356. 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 F. Benson (1899)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CMD
Scripture: John 6:19; Luke 8:24; Luke 2:15; Mark 4:39; Matthew 9:26
Topic: Jesus Christ: Epiphany and Youth; Jesus Christ: Life and Ministry; Jesus Christ: Passion and Cross
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Arranger: R. Vaughn Williams (1906)
Meter: CMD
Key: e minor
Copyright: Coll. Lucy Broadwood; from the English Hymnal; used by permission of Oxford University Press



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