One Holy Night in Bethlehem

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One holy night in Bethlehem
the air was filled with song.
Angelic voices sang on high
and shepherds piped along:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid, Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Their music echoed through the town
into the stable stall,
where Mary sang a lullaby
and rocked her baby small:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

As Joseph touched the lamb's soft wool,
and fed the donkey hay,
he whistled his own happy tune
and thanked God for this day:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Be still, and you will hear tonight
these melodies of old.
Then join your voice in harmony
until the tale is told:
Sing glory, glory, gloria!
God's love is given birth!
Be not afraid! Sing gloria,
and peace to all the earth!

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One holy night in Bethlehem
Title: One Holy Night in Bethlehem
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 with refrain
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing glory, glory, gloria!
Notes: Hymn appears in The Faith We Sing (Abingdon, 2000) and Sing the Faith (Geneva Press, 2003). It is also included in Faith Songs (Abingdon, 2003). An anthem setting is available from Abingdon #0687094984.

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Sing the Faith #2097
The Faith We Sing #2097
Time Now to Gather #2Text



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