192. 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)
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: John 18:37; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6; Matthew 21:11; Luke 2:51; Luke 23:33
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: e minor
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press



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