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.
|First Line:||O sing a song of Bethlehem|
|Title:||O Sing a Song of Bethlehem|
|Author:||Louis F. Benson (1899)|
|Scripture:||John 18:37; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6; Matthew 21:11; Luke 2:51; Luke 23:33|
|Arranger:||Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)|
|Copyright:||Music used by permission of Oxford University Press|